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    John Rossheim

    John Rossheim is a journalist who covers careers, employment and workplace trends, among other beats. Writing for publication on the Web and other online media for 13 years, Rossheim has held staff and contributor positions with outlets ranging from Monster and Workforce Management to MSN City Guides and Internet pioneers like AT&T Interchange, Microsoft Sidewalk and FastCompany.com. He's been interviewed by the New York Times, Newsweek and CNN. Recently Rossheim has delved into healthcare information technology and created bylined and custom content for corporate clients. John can be reached through his web site, Rossheim.com and on Google+.

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    Small Business Wishes that just Might Come True in 2017

    By: John Rossheim

    What tops the 2017 wish list of small business owners and their HR managers? Items on the list include affordable health insurance coverage and improved talent-acquisition processes, among other things. 

    Here’s what the companies we checked in with are wishing for in the New Year to improve their hiring strategies and employee retention.

    Compensation Strategies for Today’s Hottest Labor Markets

    By: John Rossheim 

    Some of today’s hottest labor markets are pushing the boundaries of compensation. Data geniuses in finance can demand a big bump-up in pay. SQL and Java programmers are needed in great numbers, and their pay is rising apace. Healthcare executives who manage to maintain both quality and profits can earn big bonuses. 

    But beyond those and closely related examples, the majority of employers are successfully holding increases in cash compensation to new-normal lows as part of their compensation strategy.

    It’s Time to Recruit a Mall Santa and Ski Instructor

    By: John Rossheim 

    For employers who expect surges in business this winter -- whether it’s holiday retail hiring, winter travel and recreation or year-end accounting -- now is the time to plan winter seasonal staffing. And to start executing on that plan.

    “With ever-improving market conditions in 2016 and opportunities available for candidates, scrambling at the last minute will obviously create issues,” says Dave Benjamin, finance and accounting manager at Addison Group in Austin, Texas.

    Your early investment in seasonal staffing will pay big dividends in the form of satisfied customers who are more likely to come back to you for winter 2017. Here are staffing gurus’ best ideas for recruiting and hiring the best seasonal help

    Recruitment Strategies to Attract the Always-On Candidate

    Job postings are everywhere -- on job boards, on mobile apps, served up in ads, and more. So how can your company or staffing agency maximize the power of these technologies to get the candidate’s attention? 

    How to Train your Recruiters to Be Better Listeners

    There’s broad consensus among recruitment executives that 2016 is the year of listening -- attentive and active listening. 

    Millennial Engagement: Provide a Path to Growth

    What does it take to keep your Millennials engaged in their work -- even at the entry level? 

    Onboarding Millennials: Start by Nurturing Them

    What do you do with newly recruited Millennial employees after you give them a handshake and a tour? If you want to maximize the return on your enormous investment in people, tell them a compelling story -- particularly your brand-aware Gen Y workers

    Here are six ways to successfully onboard Millennials. 

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