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The Fundamentals of Hiring the Right Employees

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Have you had trouble hiring the right kind of people to work at your company? Perhaps you have noticed a trend of new employees leaving within the first six months of working there? Maybe you’ve noticed a trend of negativity in the workplace? These could all be signs of not hiring the right people to work at your company. Have no fear though, Kmet Consulting is here to help. Our HR consulting companyspecializes in training hiring managers and business owners on the fundamentals of hiring the right employees. If you are interested in that service for your company, call Kmet Consulting at 877-783-5638. Here are a few tips for hiring the right kind of employees.


The Fundamentals of Hiring the Right Employees
1. Clearly define the job in the job description
Many employees may leave a job within the first year because it wasn’t what they thought it was going to be. If a job is not clearly described in the description or the interview, then how will an employee know what they are truly getti…

Tips for Scheduling Employees in the Summer

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Scheduling employees in the summer can be challenging at times, due to your employees taking summer vacations and with school being out – your employees with children may have a daycare issue. Combat this challenge and check out the following scheduling tips from our experienced HR consulting company. If you are in need of some key HR advice or help, call Kmet Consulting at 877-783-5638 or visit our website at www.KmetConsulting.com.


Tips for Scheduling Employees in the Summer
1. Develop an efficient, effective vacation policy that works for your business.

An effective vacation policy should state:

•When an employee is eligible for vacation
•How much vacation the employee gets
•How much notice should be given by the employee when trying to schedule vacation
•If the employee gets to keep their vacation time if they don’t use it within a year or another allotted amount of time of your choosing
•If an employee doesn’t get to keep the vacation time, state if they can get it paid out instea…

Stress Relieving Techniques for the Workplace

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As we all know, work can be stressful sometimes. According to SNACKNATION, workplace stress accounts for up to $190 billion a year in U.S. healthcare costs. Whether you fear losing your job, are tolerating a micromanager, or haven’t had a raise in over a year, there are ways to manage how these things make you feel. Our HR consulting firm is here to give you a few stress relieving techniques to try in the workplace. Kmet Consulting is your One Stop HR Shop and we are here to help you with your HR needs. Call us at 877-783-5638 with any HR related questions you may have. Keep reading to learn how to ditch the stress and be happier in your work life.


Stress Relieving Techniques for the Workplace
1. Reach out to your support system.
Don’t let your feelings “bottle up” within you. Expressing them and venting occasionally is healthy, so reach out to your co-workers, friends, and family. Lean on those you care about in order to express your concerns. Just voicing your worries can relieve stres…

5 Tips for Retaining Your Talented Employees

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The key to having a long-lasting, successful company could be traced back to retaining your talented employees. High employee turnover doesn't look good for any company and it's important as a hiring manager, that you do everything in your power to retain as many good employees as you can, but how do you do that? Our HR consulting firm is here to give your a few tips for retaining your top employees. If you need assistance with retaining employees or hiring top talent, give Kmet Consulting a call at 877-783-5638.


5 Tips for Retaining Your Top Employees
Tip #1
Ask the potential employee what their career goals are in the job interview.
Start fresh from the beginning by having any potential employees identify their career goals to you. This allows you to see if their goals align with your company's structure. You can have a better idea of whether or not this person will be happy realistically at your company long term.

Tip #2
Have an “open culture” at your workplace.
By “open cultu…

Top Tips for Recruiting Talent for Your Business

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Recruiting top talent for your company is crucial to having success. You need a bright team that knows how to consistently and efficiently work together to help your company grow. Have a solid plan for recruiting your employees. If you need help with the important task, call our HR consulting firmKmet Consulting at 877-783-5638. Keep reading for a few top tips for recruiting talent for your business.


Top Tips for Recruiting Talent for Your Business
Tip #1
Use social media to your advantage.
Different social media platforms are known for attracting different types of people. For example, LinkedIn is like Facebook but for professionals and we highly recommend you use that knowledge to your advantage. The odds are there are like-minded people searching LinkedIn right now for their dream jobs. The perfect candidate could be one LinkedIn connection away.

Tip #2
Consider more workplace flexibility when recruiting employees.
In today's day and age, there are companies that aren't just fol…

Handling Maternity Leave in the Workplace

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Workplaces are made up of very diverse teams, men and women of many ages. As you know, there are times where “Congratulations” are in order because an employee has announced they are expecting. This news is great! Knowing this happens from time to time, it’s good to have a maternity leave policy in place and to make sure everyone is familiar with it & understands it. Need some HR help putting this policy together? Call Kmet Consulting, your one stop HR shop. Keep reading to learn what the Family and Medical Leave Act says about maternity leave for companies and to learn about some things you can do in the workplace to educate your employees about your maternity leave policy.


The Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA (Maternity Leave)
Source: https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs28.pdf

Specifically, in regard to leave entitlement, the FMLA states:

 “Eligible employees may take up to 12 workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for the birth of a son or daughter or placement of a son …

What Can I Do to Set Myself Apart from the Other Job Candidates AFTER The Interview?

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You've just had your interview for your dream job and you feel like it went fairly well, but you find yourself wondering, what can I do to set myself apart from the other candidates now? Good question – our HR consulting firm is here to give you a few actions to take to set yourself apart from the other candidates AFTER the job interview.


What Can I Do to Set Myself Apart from the Other Job Candidates AFTER The Interview?
1.Ask your interviewer how you may follow up.

Some people prefer to be contacted via e-mail, some may prefer via phone, either way, it's important that you ask so you know how to follow up in a way the interviewer finds acceptable after the interview. You don't want to come off as pushy or as if you are interrupting.

2.Send a thank you card.

Anyone can send a thank you e-mail these days. Set yourself apart and mail them a handwritten thank you card. Be sure to get the mailing address ahead of time and mark “attention: whoever interviewed you.” This can be a ve…