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Is it a Good Idea to Use Social Media to Assist With Hiring Decisions?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2018 7:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Hiring the Best People, Managing Employees, Interviewing

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Using Social Media to Help Make Hiring Decisions-What’s the Risk?

With great risk comes great reward is how the saying goes, but does this great risk and reward apply to social media assistance in the subject of hiring new employees? It absolutely does. Social media is mainstream, it is in use every single day and thousands of people are utilizing it in multiple ways. Hiring candidates while utilizing social media has become an ongoing trend that has its pros and cons.

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Social Media Background Checks, What Are You Actually Looking For?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2018 7:37:47 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People, Interviewing

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Social Media Background Checks and What to Look For

When onboarding a new hire, it can be tough to determine from just a standard background check who these candidates really are. Sure, it can shed light on their past, so an employer can see what they’ve previously been involved with. However, social media background checks can give you an updated idea of what candidates have recently been up to.

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Planning For a Workers’ Compensation Audit

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Laws & Regulations, Company Culture

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Getting Ready for a Workers’ Compensation Audit

People are familiar with tax audits from the IRS, their state tax agency and from state industrial relations when it comes to running a business with employees. However, the one area that tends to confuse new business owners and managers  is the workers’ compensation audit.

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Deciding if you Should be Adding Employees as Friends on Facebook

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2018 7:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Managing Employees

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Employees: To Facebook Friend or Not to Facebook Friend?

Building relationships with employees can sometimes be tiresome. You have to get to know their personal likes and dislikes. Figuring out what they like to do for fun can be time consuming. However, adding an employee on Facebook can streamline this process and maintaining a healthy work relationship can seem simpler. It is best to be careful though; friending an employee on Facebook can become a job in and of itself by having to remain professional and fair to all other employees.

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Modern Methods of Performance Appraisal Explained

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 9, 2018 7:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Managing Employees

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Modern Methods of Performance Appraisal

Performance appraisals have existed in one form or another for decades. They have become more formal over time and, for years, the same methods that were originally developed worked. In today's workplace, however, the types of jobs being performed are different than ever before. In addition, many people don't work onsite but work from home, coming in only occasionally or not at all. New methods had to be developed that would accurately assess work performance.

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Employment Agency vs Staffing Agency: What is The Difference?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 26, 2018 7:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People, Management

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The Difference Between Employment and Staffing Agencies Explained

Undoubtedly you have heard the terms employment agency and staffing agency and wondered if they were simply two different terms for the same thing. No, they are not. There are some very important differences between the two.

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The 6 Fundamentals of Team Building

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 19, 2018 7:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Managing Employees, Company Culture, Motivating Employees

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The 6 Fundamentals of Team Building

Building an employee team of diverse and motivated individuals that enthusiastically engages with colleagues, embraces organization values, and contributes to the bottom line is essential for success.

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Promoting a Positive Workplace Safety Culture

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture

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How to Promote a Positive Workplace Safety Culture

Safety culture involves all the overt and implied rules, expectations, history and rules of thinking that a group of people share and follow. It involves developing both express and implied understanding of safety as it applies to a given workplace or company. It’s not simply a procedure or guidebook; safety culture is about how people live and function safely in a work environment. Obviously, that goes a lot deeper than just a few pages of rules and how-to instructions.

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How to Hire “A” Players During Company Growth

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 11:45:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Hiring the Best People

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How to Hire “A” Players During Times of Growth

Hiring the best and the brightest is not an option – it’s an absolute necessity. It’s vital to identify top performers – “A” Players – who fit your culture and can contribute to the success of the your business.

Companies going through a growth phase face an additional wrinkle in the high priority task of hiring “A” Players – time is of the essence to capitalize on the emerging opportunities that are driving the need for staff growth.

 

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Should Employers Monitor Employees' Social Media Activity?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2018 8:12:53 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Managing Employees

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Should You be Monitoring Your Employees’ Social Media Activity?

An employer’s goal is not only to protect their company, but also to protect their employees.  With social media uprising it may seem impossible to put rules into place, but with proper guidelines and policies, employers and employees can both feel at ease.

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