PeopleMatter Blog

July 16, 2014

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Emma Whittemore

Sometimes a blood drive goes beyond giving blood. Today, PeopleMatter and The Post and Courier hosted a blood drive to help a local high school graduate earn a scholarship to college.

Jimmy Hepburn, a recent Academic Magnet High School graduate, hopes to win the American Red Cross Bloodstock Scholarship Challenge to help pay for his upcoming tuition at the University of South Carolina. “I chose to work with PeopleMatter because I heard they had an easy-going work environment,” Hepburn...

July 15, 2014

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Nate DaPore

If you’re like most business folks I talk to, finding and holding on to great people is one of your toughest challenges. Let’s be honest. Work isn’t always fun. It’s called “work” for a reason. Most people spend at least a quarter of their time at work every week. And that’s exactly why it’s so important to embrace what makes your company special and let your culture shine. We all know referrals are one the best recruitment avenues, and nothing says “come join our team” like a team member...

July 09, 2014

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Nate DaPore

The Hiring Big Bang Theory. Sounds pretty complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. Last week we hosted a webinar that focused solely on this theory, but in case you missed it, I think it’s a message worth sharing. The truth is, we’re all looking to recruit, hire and retain the best talent, yet we’re not so sure we have the right resources.

Over the next three weeks, I’m going to share three bold steps you can take to make sure your applicants walk away as fans, regardless of...

February 18, 2014

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Ryan Glushkoff

If you’ve read Diffusions of Innovations, then you’ve probably heard the terms innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards used to reference how people adopt technology. Or you may have seen them together in a what is commonly known as a “Roger’s Curve”.

The earlier you find yourself on the Roger’s Curve, the more you tend to be open to new ideas...

February 10, 2014

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Smiley Guy

 

Last week’s #PeopleChat got us thinking. When we asked the question “What is your biggest struggle right now in HR/Recruiting?”, the overwhelming responses was talent. Some companies are growing too fast to keep up with hiring demands, while others are still struggling to find the “right fit” candidate instead of someone just looking for a job – any job.

Based on this, we dare to ask:  while searching for the best candidates from your...

January 24, 2014

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Keegan Peterson

Eighty percent of companies indicate that finding high quality talent is a difficult challenge. According to AMR Research, a consumer will abandon your brand after approximately 2.3 negative experiences. High Quality Talent = Good Customer Experience, which results in Customer Loyalty!

We all have a goal of gaining market share and profit margins. With the creation of online reviews, positive customer experience has become more important everyday. In order to give every customer a...

January 18, 2014

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Cat Carlos

We’ve heard all about the trends, what we should be doing, how to have a successful HR department. But now what? How do we actually implement it? Let’s say we are a part of the many HR Directors that don’t have a lot of support or budget. It’s time to get scrappy and creative. Think like an entrepreneur. What do you need most to get your HR department going in 2014?

Social is not an option anymore. We’ve been talking about it for years and have warned that recruiting is going social....

January 18, 2014

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Smiley Guy

 

What does the future hold for HR? Glad you asked. We don’t use on our crystal ball to find the answer – instead we looked at the cold hard stats, trend growth and insights from HR managers. The answer is good news – it’s “opportunity”!

There are 10 big trends affecting HR in 2014 – all of which provide the perfect opportunity for business growth if you know how leverage them correctly. In a recent webinar, Kay Lucas, Vice President of Product Management for PeopleMatter...

January 18, 2014

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HireVue

 

When it comes to creating a positive company brand, nothing turns your candidates into fans or haters faster than the hiring process. Every step in the hiring process is key, not only to building the best team you can but to leaving  a great impression with every candidate.

Here are 4 hiring moments that matter the most:

1. The 1st Impression

Will Rogers was dead on when he said, “You never get a second chance to make a good first...