People who enjoy wearing many hats often thrive at small businesses. The opportunity to perform a variety of tasks can make for an exciting day. However, this juggling act also can get overwhelming, even for the best employees. They may require assistance on figuring out what to do first and how to get everything done.
As their leader, you can help employees at your small business learn how to work smarter to boost productivity.
If you feel as if you’re not getting as many resumes for your job postings as you used to, it may not be your imagination. There’s increased competition for in-demand talent out there. The latest BLS employment report shows the unemployment rate to be a remarkably low 4.7 percent. Even counting those workers who’ve “fallen off,” these numbers are still low and reflect a tighter labor market.
During the course of conversing with a job candidate, asking a question such as “Are you married?” can seem perfectly natural. In the eyes of the law, however, the question is not innocent – it is illegal. Regardless of intention, hiring managers who venture into “off limit” territory put their company at risk for legal action because an applicant can argue that certain questions were used to discriminate against him or her.
According to CareerBuilder’s 2016 Candidate Behavior Study, the question on 76% of job seekers' minds is, “What would my day-to-day job be?”
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