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3 Tips for Managing Security Guards at Lower Rates

High turnover rates can be common in the contract security industry,..

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6 Tips to Retain Good Security Guards

Turnover is always a challenge in the contract security industry, but not..

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Kwantek 2018 Year in Review: Bringing You More, Better Applicants

When it comes it hiring in the commercial cleaning and security industries,..

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Introducing: The Prospects Tab

Our internal data has shown nearly two out of three candidates will start an..

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Red Flags to Watch for When Hiring Cleaning Staff

If you’re in charge of hiring cleaning staff in the commercial cleaning..

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Why Your Applicant Volume is Decreasing and How to Stop the Bleeding

Today’s world is filled with distractions.

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What We're Watching at the 2018 BSCAI Contracting Success Conference

Our team is in Dallas presenting at the ISSA Show North America in booth..

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Security Guard vs. Security Officer - Which Should You Use?

So, you have a position opening up in your contract security firm. Now is..

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Most Searched Building Services Job Titles of 2018

For Building Services Companies, the first step in getting a job applicant..

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Text Reminders Provide Lift in Applicant Volume

In a world filled with distractions, most people have difficulty completing..

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Kwantek Launches MyGuardJobs.com

LOUISVILLE, KY, September 25th, 2018 - Kwantek has announced the launch of a..

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Establishing a Company Culture Built for Long-Term Retention

Among the most overused buzzwords in business today is “company culture.”..

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Creating a 30-Day Employee Engagement Plan

In the Building Services Industry, 44% of new hires don’t make it past 30..

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How to Hire Candidates for Long-Term Retention

In the BSC and Security Industries, the work for hiring managers and HR..

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Retention Metrics to Monitor

As you know, employee turnover is a major problem in the Building Services..

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Four Steps to Reducing Turnover and Improving Retention

Hiring for private security and building services contractors never stops...

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Kwantek Clients See Growth in Applicant Volume

Over the past several years, there has been a growing consensus among..

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Working Style 2.0 in Action

Recently, we introduced our latest update to our Working Style Assessment..

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Introducing: Working Style Assessment 2.0

Using our working style assessment, we have been able to analyze millions of..

An Exercise in Frustration - Hiring Talent in a Tight Labor Market
Originally posted by Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President – Affinity..
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Mastering Messaging in Your Recruiting Process

This is the final post in a five-part series on the pre-hire process in..

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How to Modify Your Job Application to Increase Applicant Volume

This is the fourth post in a five-part series on the pre-hire process in..

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Google's Impact on Job Boards

Google Hire launched in mid-2017 while every ATS provider held their breath...

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The True Goal of the Phone Screen

This is the third post in a five-part series on the pre-hire process in..

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The Most Important Person in the Interview Process

This is the second post in a five-part series on the pre-hire process in..

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Who's Interviewing Who? A Counterintuitive Approach to the Hiring Process

This is the first in a five-part series on the pre-hire process in..

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Perfecting the Pre-Hire Process: A Five Part Series

For 15 years, Kwantek has served the recruiting needs of thousands of..

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2018 TEAM Client Conference Preview

We are so excited to be at the TEAM Client Conference once again in Omaha,..

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Top Hiring Metrics to Monitor for High Turnover Industries

Your hiring process should be methodical, well-calculated, and driven by..

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When Background Screening Finds Criminal Records: Are You Making These Common Mistakes?

According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), nine out of..

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How to Increase Janitor Applicant Volume

Most BSC companies maintain the need for high applicant volume. High..

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Five Reasons Security Guards Quit (And How to Prevent It)

The annual turnover rate for the average private security firm is over 75%..

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WOTC Explained

For high-turnover industries focused on hiring hourly employees, it’s common..

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How to Hire Security Guards Quickly

Many times when you need to hire security guards, you needed to hire them..

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How to Write the Perfect Job Listing for a Janitor

People always ask me how they can get more long-term candidates interested..

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2018 BSCAI CEO Review

What a great week in Los Cabos! I had such a great experience spending time..

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Kwantek & Indeed Announce Enhanced Partnership

LOUISVILLE, KY | Kwantek has announced a strategic partnership with Indeed,..

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Top Commercial Cleaning Industry Events in 2018

Industry events can be extremely valuable to your business in helping you..

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Top Janitorial Softwares of 2018

Many commercial cleaning companies have a handful of tools they have “duct..

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How to Write the Perfect Job Listing for a Security Guard

Years ago, when the recession was at its peak, it was easy to write a job..

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2018 BSCAI CEO Seminar Preview

The BSCAI CEO Seminar is always a great way to take a step back and get..

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Recruiting for Hourly, Low Skilled Workers

Whenever we ask our clients about their most difficult challenge, they..

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Rethinking Drug Testing for Marijuana

I received a call from a client two weeks ago who was struggling with a..

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Trump & The Workplace - What to Expect

Over the past six months, since the start of the Trump Administration, I..

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5 Tips For Conducting an Effective Job Interview

Much has been written about how ineffectual job interviews can be for..

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Introducing Generation Z!

I am bewildered by the multi-tasking capabilities of my two teenage sons. ..

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An Update on the State of the Employment Union

A Message From Your Friendly, Pessimistic HR Expert

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Your Employees Use Their Own Cellphones at Work. But You Still Need a Policy.

Over the past two decades, cellular telephones have morphed from being..

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Confidentiality, Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation: Protect Your Company, but Tread Carefully

While a cornerstone of employment law is employment-at-will, a doctrine..

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Security America, Inc names Kwantek 2016 Vendor of the Year

Security America, Inc holds annual awards for business partners that help..

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HR Resolutions for 2017

Employment-related lawsuits have been climbing steadily for years, as have..

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Effective January 22, 2017 - New I9 Federal Form Requirements

The federal I-9 form, which verifies an employee’s identity and right to..

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On the Clock Or Off the Clock – What Is Compensable Time?

While most employers understand their minimum wage and overtime obligations..

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Overtime Rules & Hours Worked

Calculating Overtime Pay:  Often Not Such a Simple Proposition

With the..

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Managing a Protected Employee

The most common challenge that our clients face involves navigating how to..

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Avoiding Discrimination Lawsuits

Having been involved in more than a thousand investigations, I have learned..

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Case Study: Digital Recruiting and Hiring Process

Recruiting talent is a challenge in 2016. To address this challenge,..

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Five Common Human Resources Mistakes and How to Avoid Them!

Let’s face it, no one loves human resources. Very few people get excited..

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HR Analytics: Filtering and Keeping Candidates

Using HR data analytics software to make personnel decisions can help any..

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Compliance Tips

With employment laws that are constantly changing and employment lawsuits..

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New Hire Forms: Stay Simple and Compliant

Once an employee is hired, there are many new hire forms to fill out to..

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Ban the Box

With a hit Netflix series dealing with life in prison under her belt, Orange..

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Tips for Computer Safety During the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, you’re probably beginning to bring on..

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The Candidate Experience

According to Forbes, a good candidate experience is brilliant marketing for..

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What Negligent Retention Could Cost You

Are you monitoring employees after they are hired?  Post-hire background..

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How Background Screenings Can Save Your Organization

If your organization is like most, you are always looking for ways to save..

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Hiring The Wrong Person: Security Industry Nightmares

Hiring the wrong person can cost your security company thousands of dollars..

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How Applicant Tracking Systems Change the Hiring Process

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS's) offer software that brings your hiring..

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