It’s impossible to keep up with all the new advice on how to hire the best people and run your business more efficiently. That’s why, each week, Snagajob compiles 5 of the most relevant, helpful and buzz-worthy content specific to small business operators that we’ve read over the last 7 days and puts them together for you in one “Weekly Web Roundup” quick read.

Here are the most important stories you might have missed this week.


 

Don’t let a bad candidate experience cost you.

These days, job seekers have lots of options when searching for work. If your current employees seem disorganized or unprofessional to applicants during the hiring or onboarding processes, it could cost you valuable time and money. Learn candidate experience pitfalls and how to avoid them.


 

Get to the heart of employee negativity.

Negative employees can be a big drain on team morale. The question is, where does this negativity come from? There’s a chance your employee’s intentions are good, but something else is getting in the way. Here’s how to talk to them about it.


 

How to conduct a great first interview.

No matter how or where you conduct your first interview, you’re likely to have a mix of emotions. Interviewing is a stressful and awkward experience for everyone involved, so it helps to be prepared. Use these interviewing tips to make a great impression for your brand and on candidates.


 

It’s time to get engaged.

Employee engagement shouldn’t be at the bottom of your priority list. It can benefit both employers and employees, leading to greater satisfaction, higher profits and better employee retention. Check out these steps to improve employee engagement and start reaping the benefits.


 

Should your employees have more hard skills or soft skills?

It’s easy to say the reason most employees fail is because they just weren’t qualified for the job. But with 89% of new hires actually failing based on temperament and emotional intelligence, it might be time to start thinking differently. Learn what skills you should be looking for in your employees.