Posts Categorized: HR and Hiring Best Practices

What Do Job Candidates Want? 4 Things You Need to Offer When Hiring

Strong technical skills, the right-fit personality, someone who can tackle hot projects quickly and effectively. When you’re hiring, you’re often focused totally on what you need. But as New England recruiters, Stewart Staffing knows that today’s leading candidates have their choice in terms of where they work. And they’re looking for those companies that invest effort… Read More »

4 Easy Steps to Getting Your Next New Hire Off to a Great Start

The first days and weeks on the job set the tone for a new hire’s time at your company. Make sure you’re getting it right. Otherwise, they could grow frustrated and disengaged from the start, moving onto greener pastures in just a short time. To make the most of this important period – and ensure… Read More »

5 Steps to Retaining Happier Employees in 2019

You put a lot of time and effort into hiring the best employees. What are you doing to retain them? If it’s not a lot, then it’s time to take action and make a change. Your company is only as successful as the people who work there, making retention strategies key for 2019. Here are… Read More »

First Time Interviewing? 6 Tips for Spotting Great Candidates

Gearing up for your first candidate interviews? As one of the leading staffing firms in Hartford County, Stewart Staffing knows it can be a nerve-wracking experience considering all that’s on the line. However, when you take the right approach and employ the proper techniques, you’ll be able to effectively vet each candidate and find the… Read More »

How to Deal with Attendance Issues at Work

Every year, American workers miss over half a billion days in work. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates this can cost companies up to $40 billion in lost productivity and profits. Those are ugly statistics that need to be managed to ensure absenteeism doesn’t hit your company hard, especially during the winter season. So what can… Read More »

5 Quick Tips for Getting More Candidate Referrals

You need to hire. So you hit the ground running, posting jobs, reaching out to your network and getting active on the social media sites. However, the easiest and often most effective way to hire isn’t necessarily from these sources, but rather referrals from your existing team. Not only is this option less expensive, but… Read More »

‘Tis the Season: 5 Tips for Successful Seasonal Hiring

The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year…and the busiest if your company is like many in Connecticut. So how can you stay on top of demand, without adding to your annual fixed overhead? The answer’s easy: with seasonal workers. But before you make a move, there are some steps to consider first,… Read More »

Interviewing? Here’s How to Assess Whether a Candidate is Right for You

Many candidates look great on paper and even perform well during interviews. However, this isn’t necessarily an indicator that they’re going to be successful once on the job. So how can you quickly – yet effectively – assess a candidate to ensure they’re the right fit for you? Here are some tips from Stewart Staffing… Read More »

Getting Spooked About Candidates Applying to Your Company?

It’s the time of year for Halloween, pumpkins and fall foliage. However, despite the season, if you’re in the midst of the hiring process, the last thing you want is scary candidates. What can you do to ensure those who apply to your company are top-quality and hard-working? Partner with a staffing company in New… Read More »

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Hiring Process

If you have a slow hiring process, it can impact your ability to recruit quality candidates. That’s because they’ll get scooped up by your competitor before you make your final decision. Not only that, but word of your sluggish hiring will spread and impact your employer brand as a result. The good news is that… Read More »