Assembling Your Team: Utilizing Talent Assessment to Hire A & B Players

Posted by Employer Flexible on August 3, 2022

In a perfect world your hiring managers would only select top talent to join your organization.

These are not perfect times, however, as HR teams must navigate one of the tightest labor markets in memory while being buffeted by external factors such as the pandemic and rising inflation which have changed both workplace and salary expectations.

In this challenging environment, assembling your team with “A” and “B” players is harder than ever. While business leaders never want to see their positions go unfulfilled, settling for less-than-stellar hires can be a costly move.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, Recruiting

Employer Flexible Named a 2022 Best Places to Work by the San Antonio Business Journal

Posted by Employer Flexible on August 1, 2022

Employer Flexible has been named one the Best Places to Work 2022 by the San Antonio Business Journal.

“We are excited to be recognized as one of the best places to work in San Antonio. As a PEO, we understand how important employee engagement and first-rate benefits are to the recruitment and retention of talent that allows smaller businesses to grow and thrive,” said Employer Flexible San Antonio Market Manager John Seybold. “This award demonstrates that at Employer Flexible we practice what we preach to our clients.”

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Topics: HR Trends, Human Resources, HR

Gritty Approach for Bobcats Translates to Business for Rider

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 19, 2022

Employer Flexible opened their first office in the state Montana earlier this year.

We are excited to help companies based in Montana reach their full potential by assisting with all of their HR needs. Below is an article we shared recently about one of our our team members in Montana - Mikey Rider. You can find more about the Montana team here.

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Topics: HR, Leadership

“Screening In” Gains Ground vs. “Screening Out” in Tight Labor Market

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 18, 2022

Much of the HR playbook has been rewritten, if not completely run through the shredder, since the COVID-19 pandemic started, and talent acquisition is certainly no exception.

Hiring experts at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) recent Talent Conference & Expo 2022 highlighted a shift in HR tactics during a historically tight labor market.

“The experts on the panel agreed that the typical recruitment practice of screening out—or eliminating candidates because they don't meet all criteria—is not workable in the present environment,” wrote SHRM’s Roy Maurer. “Instead, talent acquisition teams should practice more “screening in” or hiring for competencies and training on the particular role.”

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, Recruiting

Minimum Wage Boost & Social Security COLA Bump Could Help Fight Inflation

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 15, 2022

Americans at all ends of the spectrum are looking for ways to get more cash in their wallets to fight the effects of the highest inflation since 1981.

For some low wage earners, minimum wage rate increases in some states and jurisdictions that went into effect July 1, 2022, will provide some immediate relief.

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Topics: Human Resources

How Business Leaders Handle Employee Compensation in Inflationary Times

Posted by Employer Flexible on July 1, 2022

Small business owners can be forgiven if they hear the echoes of carnival barkers during these inflationary times:

“Around and around, it goes, where it stops, nobody knows!”

Unlike a “Wheel of Fortune”, however, the current economic climate is more like a “Wheel of Mis-Fortune” for small businesses as rising costs across the board have them in a vice grip with higher prices for goods, raw materials, rent and transportation on one side and escalating salary and benefit demands by employees on the other.

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Topics: HR Trends, small business, Leadership

Going for the Green: Iverson Brothers’ Passion and Focus Translates to Business

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 15, 2022

Employer Flexible has opened their first office in the state Montana in 2022.

We are excited to help companies based in Montana reach their full potential by assisting with all of their HR needs. Below is an article we wrote and distributed recently about two of our team members in Montana - Larry and Logan Iverson.

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Topics: HR, Leadership

Challenges Businesses Need to be Prepared for Now & in the Future

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 9, 2022

In the two years since the sudden start to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic no industry has been left unscathed as business leaders have had to navigate a tumultuous economic and social climate unlike anything witnessed since World War II.

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Topics: Human Resources, HR, The Great Resignation

Spiraling Gas Prices are Pumping the Breaks on the Return to Office

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 6, 2022

For many businesses this was to be the summer where employees returned to the office from remote and hybrid work as the country got a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: HR Trends, Remote Work, Working Remotely

Keep the Door Open: Consider Former Employees to Tackle Worker Shortage

Posted by Employer Flexible on June 3, 2022

The Great Resignation, far from abating, hit historic levels in March as a record 4.5 Americans quit their job while employers posted a record 11.5 million job openings.

“A gap between the number of job openings and of people unemployed but seeking work has persisted since last spring. In February, there were 1.79 job openings for every unemployed person, according to Labor Department data,” reported the Wall Street Journal.

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Topics: HR Trends, Recruiting

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