Thirty-six percent of U.S. workers participate in the gig economy through either their primary or secondary jobs and that number is expected to keep growing rapidly—with freelancers projected to become the workforce majority by 2027. There are many attractive benefits to the employee over securing a traditional permanent position, whether they’re a freelancer, independent contractor, consultant or temporary worker—particularly in terms of flexibility and autonomy.[Read more…]
If your company views professional development as a costly line item on an expense report rather than a critical component of a well-rounded human resources strategy—you’re missing the big picture. Countless studies show that organizations who invest in professional development for their staff benefit from boosted employee productivity and engagement, higher profit margins and lower turnover rates.[Read more…]
“Just walk up to the manager, give him a firm handshake, and hand him your resume.”
Hiring has changed. The old ways to find employment are pretty much dead. However, the old ways of hiring can still work, if you’re willing to update your mindset.
ConnectedHR prides ourselves on building multigenerational workforces. We’ve already discussed how to find whom you’re looking for online. Offline hiring is a whole different ballgame.
It’s easy to get applicants, but it’s hard to get employees. The hiring process is complicated and can become expensive, especially when vital rolls aren’t getting filled.
Before you hire a headhunter, consider why you might need one. Chances are you’re getting unqualified applicants or even no response at all. Your role may be ill-defined, though you know you need something. You may be asking for too much or offering too little. These are all things that a hiring firm or headhunter will correct.
Usually, a business will approach us with what they think they need in terms of HR services. We’ll get a call or an email about a specific topic, asking us whether we can fill that need and what we would recommend as the best way forward for that company.
“When should I look at bringing on a Human Resources person or staff?”
In this article we will cover the basics of Human Resources and why your business needs it.