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Criminal Background Checks: What Hawaii Employers Need to Know

October 28th, 2018

Hawaii criminal background check law is among the most protective in the nation. It’s also a potential minefield for employers. This article provides an overview of key points to consider about criminal background checks for employment in Hawaii. 

Tips for Evaluating a Candidate with Employment Gaps

September 27th, 2018

Employment gaps aren’t always bad news. Here are a few things to consider when assessing an applicant with a gap in work history. 

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5 Signs You Hired the Wrong Employee

September 23rd, 2018

Did you know that bad hiring decisions account for more than 80 percent of employee turnover? Even if you’ve done your due diligence in verifying references, conducting interviews, and performing background checks, there will likely come a time when a bad hire slips through the cracks. 

When Should You Hire Someone Who’s Been Let Go?

September 4th, 2018

Would you consider hiring someone who was fired from a past position? Given the current state of employment in Hawaii, more employers are opting to give employees second chances in order to fill gaps in their workforce. But how do you decide who gets hired and who doesn’t?


How to Protect Your Business from a Hurricane

August 22nd, 2018

If your experience has taught you anything, it’s that relying on luck and good fortune is not a prudent way to run a business. Still, many business owners have a tendency to think that a disastrous event, like a hurricane, will never happen to them. 

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Costly Job Offer Letter Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

August 20th, 2018

Writing a job offer letter seems straightforward. But a small misstep in the offer stage can create costly consequences for a company.  

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5 Hiring Challenges New Businesses Face

August 2nd, 2018

Staffing a small business in Hawaii often follows a predictable pattern: look to family, tap your circle of friends, and finally, delve into the realm of hiring strangers. These are five challenges new businesses need to meet as they begin staffing up. 

How to Spot a Toxic Employee Before You Hire Them

July 26th, 2018

As difficult as it is to find good workers in today’s labor market, weeding out toxic ones is just as challenging. Here are five things to consider when evaluating candidates for your positions.  

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How to Bridge the Skills Gap When Qualified Workers are Scarce

July 18th, 2018

Hawaii's skills gap is creating hiring challenges for local businesses across all industries. Here are five ways your company can bridge the gap to come out ahead.  

When to Cut Ties With an Underperforming Employee

June 25th, 2018

Whether your employee has been there for ten days or ten years, you need to take immediate action when their work performance begins to suffer. Sometimes it’s worth working through it and other times its best to let them go.