Recruiting & Retaining Employees For Dummies?

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Recruiting & Retaining Employees For Dummies helps HR professionals, managers and small business owners determine how the job opportunities and compensation packages they offer stack up to the competition.

This book gives you extensive advice on how your company can better sell your image -- via print-ad placements, online job boards, Web sites, trade publications, industry shows, etc. This friendly guide breaks down advanced recruiting tactics such as industry networking, employee incentives for referrals, snaring graduates at job fairs, and unusual sources for star recruits. And it provides strategies on how to reel in hot prospects-the best way to screen resumes, interview, and make offers to get the top candidate.

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Retention Checklist Have you implemented these techniques for keeping your employees happy? The more programs, activities and perks you provide, the lower your turnover rate will be.
* Recognition programs
* Employee referral programs that offer cast rewards and prizes
* Free training and education
* Social and charitable activities
* Flextime, job-sharing, and/or telecommuting options
* Casual dress days
* Mentors for new employees
* Perks – dry cleaning pickup and delivery service, free food, and so on
* Employee satisfaction surveys to uncover and correct problem areas
* A strong corporate culture that treats employees as valuable team members

Top Recruiting Methods
While we discuss using everything from movie trailers to blimps to promote your jobs, you can use this quick checklist to ensure that you’re covering the basics.
* Internet job posting
* Internet resume banks
* Company Web site
* Internet searches for passive candidates
* Newspaper, magazine, and journal advertising
* Employee referral program
* Job fairs
* Campus recruiting
* Sponsorship of charitable activities
* Local radio or television advertising
* Company billboards and rolling billboards

Advanced Internet Recruiting Techniques
We outline these powerful techniques in Chapter 6. If you already know how and why to use them, here’s a quick list of commands for flipping, x-raying, and searching for titles or URLs that will help you uncover resumes of candidates on the Web. (Note: Commands may vary by search engine.)

To Flip a Web site:
(title:resume or title:resumes or URL:resume or URL:resumes) and link:companyname.com

Or, to add the skill set you’re seeking:
(title:resume or title:resumes or URL:resume or URL:resumes) and link:companyname.com and “network administrator”

To x-ray a Web site:
Domain:xyzcorp.com
Domain:yale.edu

To run a title or URL search:
(title:resume or url:resume) and “civil engineer”

From the Back Cover:

"This book helps you attract talented people and keep them motivated." Stuart M. Page, CEO, NetworkOil, Inc. Praise for Recruiting & Retaining Employees For Dummies "This is the book every employee hopes management has read." — Robert Mangin, Manager of Java Software Technologies, Sun Microsystems "A quick, reliable resource for the busy recruiting professional." — Alysia Shahady, Senior Recruiter, NetIQ Corporation

Your practical guide to winning the recruiting battle

Wow 'em and keep 'em the fun and easy way™ with this essential companion Scared of your staff leaving you in the lurch? Relax! Let two experts show you proven techniques for attracting the best employees and keeping them happy. From savvy strategies for beating the competition to practical tips on creating career development plans that'll make your employees want to stay, this friendly guide is your ultimate recruiting resource.

Discover how to: Recruit successfully — online and off Screen and interview candidates Promote your company's image Create a snappy, user-friendly Web site Keep your employees happy and reduce turnover

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