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Recruitment Strategies to Attract Gen Z Workers

In the dynamic landscape of today’s workforce, attracting and retaining top talent requires a deep understanding of each generation’s unique characteristics and preferences. As Generation Z (Gen Z) enters the job market, companies must create hiring policies that meet the expectations and values of this generation. This blog post explores key recruitment strategies tailored to attract Gen Z workers. Embrace Social Media Savvy Gen Z is deeply immersed in the digital world, spending many hours daily on their smartphones and social media platforms. Organizations must establish a strong social media presence to reach and engage Gen Z candidates effectively.  Utilize platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube to showcase your company culture, values, and job opportunities in a creative and engaging manner. Use visual storytelling, interactive content, and employee testimonials to capture the attention of this tech-savvy generation. Adopt Remote Work as a Norm Gen Z values flexibility and autonomy and is increasingly drawn to workplaces offering remote work options. Embracing remote work arrangements aligns with Gen Z’s preferences and expands your talent pool beyond geographical boundaries. Consider offering flexible work arrangements, such as hybrid or fully remote roles, to attract and retain Gen Z talent. Create a Mobile-Friendly Application Process Gen Z is accustomed to using their smartphones for virtually everything, including job searching. Ensure your application process is optimized for mobile devices, making it easy for candidates to apply on the go. Streamline the application process by using clear instructions, asking relevant questions, and providing a seamless user experience. Make Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion a Top Priority Gen Z is passionate about social justice and equality. Demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by highlighting your company’s DEI initiatives, fostering an inclusive work environment, and actively recruiting from underrepresented groups. Gen Z candidates are more likely to consider employers who align with their values and actively promote a culture of acceptance and belonging. Apply AI Tools to Your Screening Process Leverage artificial intelligence (AI) tools to streamline the screening process and identify candidates who align with your company’s values and qualifications. AI can analyze resumes, cover letters, and social media profiles to provide insights into candidates’ skills, experience, and cultural fit. Connect Face-to-Face Despite their digital fluency, Gen Z still values face-to-face interactions. Offer video conferencing options for interviews, allowing candidates to connect with potential employers in a more personal and engaging setting. Use video interviews to

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Need Workers? 7 Reasons To Include Older Adult Applicants

The workforce continues to evolve. That means your approach to hiring practices needs to adapt to those changes. One of those changes should include expanding the age range of your hiring pool. If you are having a hard time filling your job vacancies, look at the older workforce. Older adults can bring a unique value to your company and provide numerous advantages for your business. Discover seven compelling reasons to add older adults to your workforce.  1. Leadership When you own a business, you need employees who can move into leadership positions. Older adults often bring the leadership skills you need for your business. They have often developed the ability to communicate, problem-solve, and delegate. As a result, when you hire older adults, they are likely ready to step right into those leadership positions you need. 2. Experience Older adults often have decades of experience in their respective fields. Their extensive knowledge and expertise can be invaluable to your organization. But, older adults also bring a wealth of practical skills and insights. The experience that older adults bring allows them to mentor younger employees. Mentoring helps encourage continued learning and professional growth.  3. Resilience It is not uncommon for the economy to go through unexpected changes. The US economy has seen a lot of upheaval over the years. Many older adults have dealt with various workplace challenges. These challenges provide resilience that lets them adapt to the changes that occur. This resilience helps older workers navigate the changes that happen in the workplace.  4. Reliability When staffing your company, you need to ensure dedication and reliability. That is where older workers become beneficial. Older adults have fewer outside obligations that can take them away from the workplace. Most older adults have already obtained their education. And, they have already raised

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FAQs About Working in Retail

Is retail the right industry for you? Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time, returning to employment after years of caring for your children, or just want to switch career paths, take a look at what you need to know about finding a job in the retail field. Why Choose a Career in Retail? If you’re not sure which career is right for you, learning about the retail industry can help you to make an informed decision. Careers in retail come with plenty of benefits. These include: A flexible schedule. Does a Monday through Friday nine-to-five day sound ideal? Some retail jobs offer these hours. But if you would prefer to only work evenings, weekends, or partial days, retail jobs often have flexible schedule options. A variety of job positions. Don’t worry if sales isn’t your strong point. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), forty-four percent of retail employees don’t work in sales positions. Other retail jobs include technology, marketing, finance, and management. A social setting. Do you enjoy being around other people? Jobs in retail provide you with the chance to work as part of a team or directly with customers.  Along with these benefits, it’s also possible to work in some retail positions without spending years in school. While specialized retail careers (such as marketing or technology) will require a college degree or beyond, you won’t need this type of formal education to work in an entry-level sales position. This means you can start working in retail right away. How Can You Find a Job in Retail? There are a few different ways that job seekers can find work in a retail setting. The method you choose depends on your experience, the type of position you want, and your personal preferences or comfort level. While you can go

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Tips for Onboarding New Employees

You just finished the interview process and have identified your ideal employee. The next step is to onboard the new employee successfully. Use the following tips to get started. Start Preboarding Before the employee reports to work, send them a welcoming message. The message can be in the form of an email and contain relevant forms that the employee must fill out. Also, indicate the location of the company and the time and date when the employee should report to work. Here are other things that you can include in the introduction e-mail: The company’s dress code, including prohibited attire. The documents that the employee should come with on their first day. Details about where the new employee should park their car. The information ensures that the employee knows what to expect on the first day of work. Give Them a Tour of the Workplace The employee should spend their first day at work learning about the layout of the office and the location of key amenities. For example, the employee should know the location of their desk, the breakroom, and the bathroom. The manager, the employee’s team leader, or someone from the Human Resources department can do the job of showing the new employee around. The tour guide should also introduce the new employees to other employees. Meet the HR Department The HR department can help the employee with crucial information such as health insurance and other benefits. The HR department can also inform the employees about the company’s work culture and safety policies. The new employee also gets to know about the company’s code of conduct and who they can contact if they have any questions. In addition, the HR department might also receive the tax forms or banking details that the employee may have brought with them.

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Considering Your First Employee? 5 Reasons to Start With Temporary Workers

Does your small but growing business need to hire help? This stage in any small business’s life cycle is a delicate time. You need to keep up with demand and encourage growth, but you also likely still have a tight budget and are new to many aspects of being a business owner.  Before you rush out to hire your first employee, though, consider adopting another strategy instead: working with a temporary agency first. How can this help you and your business? Here are a few important ways. 1. It Saves Money and Time Many new employers aren’t aware that hiring employees is an expensive and time-consuming task. An employer can spend an average of 33 to 49 days looking at applications, conducting interviews, and vetting candidates. You could be spending that valuable time on their business operations. In addition, you may pay 25% to 40% over the salary offering once you add in things like taxes and benefits.  Temporary workers reduce these business costs by letting the staffing agency take on the work of being an employer. They screen candidates and only present those who fit your needs best, and then they foot the bill for payroll while you pay an agreed-upon amount for their services.  2. It Prevents New Red Tape A small business that has largely gone under the radar of government oversight will find itself subject to much more regulation when they become an employer. You’ll have to register with the IRS and state tax agencies, file new tax forms, and track remittances. You’ll now be subject to state labor boards and the federal employer rules. And you’ll need to keep abreast of employment law changes.  Rather than mire your small company in new layers of red tape, let a staffing agency handle this and concentrate on your business.  3. It

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5 Ways Your Company Benefits From a More Diverse Workforce

As you bring in new workers, you undoubtedly want the most qualified individuals without breaking your payroll budget. And one way to help ensure that you get that talented workforce and improve your company’s effectiveness is to hire a diverse mix of employees. Why does diversity in hiring matter? Here are some ways it benefits the company. 1. A Broader Range of Skills If you only look at one pool of candidates, you may get a much narrower range of skill sets and experience. The more you venture outward to reach other groups, including other age ranges and genders, the more you get different talents and skills. For instance, your company can benefit from an older worker who spent decades working in sales as well as from a young person who’s savvy in social media. By putting these divergent skill sets to work as a team, their potential is much greater than either has alone. 2. Introduction of Fresh Ideas When people look at the same problem in different ways, they are more likely to find different solutions. This helps an employer because employees can think outside pre-established boxes. One staff member may have always handled a particular task — such as the bookkeeping — the same way, but it may not be the most effective or efficient way to do so. When you hire someone who looks at the task differently, they may have a much better solution. You might find that the amount of time that project takes is reduced, the work is more accurate, or you understand it better. 3. A Better Company Reputation Clients value diverse companies and inclusive experiences. One reason is that customers appreciate working with people who both reflect their life experience and those who represent a different way of looking at things.

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Got a Company Project? 4 Reasons to Hire Temporary Staff

Does your company have a big project it wants to or needs to undertake? Perhaps you want to research a new product line, open a pop-up or seasonal location, or conduct a large-scale internal audit. Unfortunately, finding the time, resources, and willpower to complete a project of this size can be daunting when the business is already busy enough.

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7 Important Qualities to Look for in Seasonal Employees

What should you look for when you hire temporary or seasonal workers? While you want many of the same attributes that make good permanent workers, there are some unique differences that any employer should seek when vetting candidates for a seasonal position. Here are seven of the most important.

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