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What to Know About Contingent Workers NOW

November 16, 2016

Contingent workers like freelancers and temporary contract workers can be great resources for employers needing to ramp up from time-to-time. But if you intend to pay them as independent contractors (using 1099s), you may be committing a misclassification sin which could get you in trouble with the IRS and labor groups. Here’s how both sides can win.

Most Data Breaches Are Employee Mistakes

November 15, 2016

Did you know most data breaches happen not because of sophisticated hacking but because of common employee mistakes like losing a laptop, emailing the wrong person or not updating software? Here we take a look at those mistakes, and how to avoid them.

How NOT to Dress to Impress at Job Interviews

A wrinkled t-shirt with “SLACKER” embroidered across the front. You might imagine the item of clothing is among the wardrobe for a software developer in the Austin, Texas, gaming industry. And you’d be right. But it is also one of many horrifying examples of what job candidates have worn to job interviews. Velour track suits…

The Power of “Thank You”  

November 8, 2016

Thanking employees. Yes, it may be a nice thing to do, but research shows there’s even more power behind the act of gratitude than meets the eye. Here’s why thanking employees—and even job candidates—can really pay off.

Wrapping Your Brain Around Big Data for HR

October 26, 2016

Big data is all the rage. But how do you gather and measure it usefully without filling with rage yourself? Is there a way to get a leg up on HR analytics without finding yourself knee deep in data you can’t use? Let’s find out!

Successful Recruitment: 8 Reasons You’re Not Filling Critical Jobs

October 25, 2016

An epidemic is sweeping across the nation. Critical jobs are being left unfilled because top talent just isn’t biting. If your jobs are among those affected, what can you do to help remedy the situation? We asked The HT Group recruiters for their advice.

Social Media Recruiting: 3 New Trends

October 11, 2016

Move over Facebook and LinkedIn, microsites like Github are driving change in the ways employers source top talent online. These social tools are igniting recruiting around conversions, visuals and niche groups. Are you in? 

Run Away! Scariest Job Interview Red Flags

October 8, 2016

Employers know the risks of taking on a “bad hire.” It costs them valuable time and money (up to five times the employee’s annual salary, on average).  But what about the risks to you, the job seeker? You can’t afford to choose the wrong employer, either. So why, then, do so many job seekers ignore…

5 Trends Improving Time-to-Hire

September 28, 2016

The average employer takes 27 days to hire a new employee. But at what cost? Many organizations are finding that, in order to stay competitive for top talent, they need to improve their time-to-hire. Here’s how they’re doing it.

Job Candidates Don’t Trust You. Here’s Why It Matters.

September 27, 2016

Fewer job candidates these days are willing to take a risk or relocate for a job offer. One reason for this trend is a lack of trust. Our recruiters explain how they build trust during the recruiting and hiring process to get ahead of the competition.

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