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EmploymentCrossing’s Top 20 Employer Articles of 2016


Summary: The top 20 articles for employers this year are valuable resources for those involved in the hiring process.

Read the top 20 employer articles on EmploymentCrossing for 2016.

Employers face a variety of challenges as they advertise job openings, interview, hire and then retain their employees. The 20 most popular articles of the year on EmploymentCrossing cover these topics, providing employers and hiring managers with the advice they need.
  1. The Three Types of Organizational Commitment of Employees

Employee involvement is a primary goal for all organizations. There are three types of organizational commitments. Failing to understand the three types will lead to a lack of understanding in employee attachment to the organization.
  1. Office Dating Horror Stories: Don’t Let This Happen in Your Office

There is a reason organizations have rules regarding relationships between employees. Take a lesson from these office dating stories to ensure that you don’t have similar ones in your office by establishing your own company policies.
  1. How to Tackle an Employee Morale Problem

A lack in morale among your employees is dangerous. It can spread like a toxic poison, ruining any chance of productivity in your employees. Beat low morale before it becomes a more serious problem.
  1. Do You Know How to Solve Work Conflicts?

There are five specific strategies that can be used to tackle conflicts in the office. Read this Question & Answer article to learn how to combat conflict.
  1. Should Your Company Have a “Bad Weather Policy?”

There are some places where extremes in the weather are possible. Depending on your location, you may decide that implementing a bad weather policy is beneficial to ensure your employees are not taking unnecessary risks in order to make it to work.
  1. Classical Conditioning in Behavior Management

Directly employing principles of classical conditioning is not often done by managers, but they should understand the process. This knowledge can help them know when punitive or disciplinary actions can be avoided or used in moderation. It also helps understand how classical conditioning can be used to modify behavior.
  1. Differentiating Constructive Feedback from Positive Feedback as a Tool for Employee Motivation

Being able to provide constructive feedback in a positive manner will help improve motivation in employees. However, providing too much positive and constructive feedback will deaden its meaning and make it less effective. Finding a balance will build a better environment for your employees.
  1. Should I Update My Company’s Vacation Policy Now?

Benefits are one thing that companies can make up for if their salary isn’t the highest among their competitors. Updating an outdated vacation policy to match trends in your industry can give your company an edge.
  1. How Leaders Cause Stress

Leaders will inevitably cause stress. They are the boss and authority figure, so their presence may cause some stress on the employees. Successful leaders will understand this and foster a relationship of trust and respect between their employees so that this stress is lessened.
  1. What Company Perks Are Trending Today?

Providing perks that are wanted by employees will attract better quality employees to your company. Keeping your benefits in line with popular demands and updating them when appropriate will keep top employees with your company.
  1. Should You Hire People Based on Passion Over Experience?

Knowing which candidate to hire can be a tough decision for hiring managers, recruiters, and other hiring personnel to make. There will be some candidates that have more experience while others will have a greater passion for the job. Knowing which candidate to take a risk on requires some advice to help weigh the pros and cons.
  1. 13 Do’s and Don’ts That Will Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Job Titles

A job title can make the difference between getting a number of qualified candidates and falling short on the number of applicants that meet your criteria. You need to make sure each job title you are hiring for reaches as many qualified candidates as possible so that you the best selection possible.
  1. 7 Ways You Can Create a Great Job Description

After you make sure you have a good job title you also need to have a good job description. Follow these simple tips to make sure your job description is hitting all the right marks.
  1. 5 Job Posting Mistakes to Avoid

Employers have to work just as hard as jobseekers to ensure they are getting the right attention. Making any kind of mistake in your job posting will prevent the right candidates from seeing your posting and being able to apply. These five tips will help employers make sure they are not making the most common mistakes.
  1. Top 3 Ways You Can Help Your Employees Find Work-Life Balance

It is no secret that happy employees are more productive and effective workers. Being able to understand how to help your employees achieve happiness through a better work-life balance will make your company more successful in the long run.
  1. Checklist for Job Candidate Screening over the Phone

As phone interviews become more and more common, having a checklist to help you with the process will eliminate any chances of missing important details. There may be cues to listen for that you are unaware of or important details you need to ask about that get overlooked on the phone.
  1. Attracting Self-Motivated Employees

As an employer, you cannot create a self-motivated employee. They have to do that themselves, so it is best to find candidates that already possess that quality so that you lower the risk of them being unmotivated to work.
  1. Top 6 Things Good Leaders Know

There are six approaches to being a good leader discussed in this article. These approaches are taken from great leaders such as Langston Hughes, Ella Fitzgerald, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and more.
  1. The Methods of Head Hunting for Passive Candidates

A good recruiter is a good judge of character and good at researching. Research is essential to just about every step of the search process. This article even takes you through how to write situation report documentation for head hunting.
  1. Top 3 Tips for Staffing the Office during the  Holidays without Upsetting Employees and Looking Bad

Just about everyone is going to want to take time off during the holidays. In order to keep some staff in your office and keep everyone happy about having to work some of the days, use these tips.