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Get Your Hiring Program Up To Speed This Year

If you are like most businesses, you may be planning on adding additional positions to your workforce in the coming months. In fact, according to Business News Daily, 36 percent of businesses have plans on expanding the full-time workforce in 2015, whether it is turning part-time jobs into full-time, or simply creating new positions. If your company falls under this umbrella of hiring statistics, there are a few bits of information you need to keep in mind before you start posting “help wanted” signs.

What to Keep in Mind

First, when working in numbers into your bottom line, you need to remember the minimum wage increase. If you pay minimum wage to workers, the increase is going to affect you. Beyond this, over 50 percent of current employers have stated they are going to increase their worker pay by over $2 an hour. When determining whether or not you need to bring on new help, this is something you need to equate for, otherwise you might bring on an employee and not realize you simply are unable to afford it.

Program Up to Speed

If your company is looking at increasing the number of employees you have on staff, you need to look for improved skill sets held by these different employees. While more businesses are hiring, many of these new jobs require both tech skills and other forms of knowledge and experience. With the previous lull in hiring, a large number of college educated employees are out there, you just need to make sure you are able to locate the job seekers who have the necessary skills your business requires. While expanding your business and bringing on added employees is a good sign towards progress, hiring the wrong employee can set your business back financially and productivity wise.

Applicant Tracking System

An applicant tracking system is something your business needs to invest in. This software allows you to quickly go through applicants and pinpoint those who match the required skills, education and experience you are looking for. Without this kind of software, you are often left trying to dig through dozens, if not hundreds of different applications. All of this takes time, which is time away from other work you could be doing. When integrated into online job posting websites you might use (such as Monster.com), all applications are directly sent into the software, which then informs you whether or not the potential applicant is a fit for your business.

Just because you are looking to expand your business with new employees does not mean you should rush into any hire. You need to make sure they fit your requirements.

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