A Resource Guide for Employers: Key HR Tools Related to Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining Employees

A guide for corporate recruiters and HR personnel. A collection of the best resources, carefully chosen for their usefulness in helping employers recruit, hire, and retain the best employees.

Other employer-related topics you’ll find here include assessment, motivation, compensation, resume database management, background checks, drug testing, and other employer-employee and staffing-related issues.

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Featured Quintessential Careers Resources:

Featured Employer Resource:

Better Hiring Today — an online publication that’s dedicated to improving the hiring decisions of business professionals everywhere — from entrepreneurs to corporate managers. It strives to be the online resource of choice for hiring managers and business owners who seek better financial returns though improving hiring skills.

Key Resources for Employers:

Ascentis: An HR Management Solutions Firm — creator of HROffice, an innovative human resource and benefits management system (HRMS). Provides an integrated human resources software package for small to medium-sized businesses.

BountyJobs.com — provides employers with unparalleled access to a huge pool of talent through a system that provides access to thousands of professional headhunters.Employers pay only when their jobs get filled.

The Brentwood Group, Inc. — providing research and recruiting to companies and executive search firms in all industries.

B2B CFO — serving mid-market companies (revenues up to $75 million) that want to increase cash, profitability, sales and company value. B2B CFO offers a network of CFOs nationwide to work on a part-time basis for clients that don’t need a full time CFO.

Building Teams — provides team-building workshops and helpful articles for corporate training, team building and leadership development.

CareerLab: Recruiting & Hiring — a good article on how to develop a well-planned hiring project.

The Corporate Learning Institute — specializes in creating interactive team building programs to deliver enhanced results, providing fun to strategic team building events designed to increase the performance of your people and organization.

DRoster Employee Scheduling Software from Kappix — manages employees’ shifts, rosters, availability times, including rule-based scheduling. Kappix offers a free fully functional copy of DRoster, suitable for organizations of all size, needs and industries, unlimited in time and including scheduling support.

eEmpACT Software — staffing software (complete front and back office human capital management solution) for the staffing, recruiting, healthcare, and consulting markets.

Employers Choice Online — offers a complete range of pre employment background screening services to employers of every size and industry throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and abroad — in just about any area, including vendor and nanny screening.

Employment Background Investigations (EBI) — provides employee background checks, drug testing, and occupational healthcare solutions. Average delivery of information results is under 48 hours.

HR-Guide — provides an extensive listing of links to Websites of interest to human resources professionals and students… a portal for HR resources.

HRLady.com — a great site for all things related to human resources, including hundreds of human resource articles, on subjects from resume precautions, to hiring and retaining employees, to welcoming new employees. No cost.

HR-Software Network — a collection of links to Web-based software resources for human resource professionals and students. Categories include: applicant tracking, benefits administration, job posting, payroll, performance appraisal, training and development, and more.

Human Resources Directory — designed to be a one-stop destination for anything related to Human Resources, providing links to sites in these categories: employment agencies, career planning , changing careers, counseling and management, job fairs, recruitment and staffing, training and education, more. No cost to visitors.

Human Resource Executive Online — offering targeted news, columns and features, HR search functions and more. Topics include: human resources, labor relations, benefits, training, staffing, recruiting, leadership, motivation, and more.

Human Systems Development — provides exit interviews, employee surveys, customer surveys, background checking, executive coaching, and more.

illuma, LLC — provides next-generation recruiting support for growing businesses, combining a flexible approach with a full menu of recruiting options that create compelling economic value and deliver guaranteed results — transforming recruitment operations from an administrative, back-office function into front-line strategic asset and source of competitive advantage.

Info Cubic: Employee Background Checks — provides employers with a wide variety of accurate and cost-effective employment screening and background check information — with fast turnaround times. Other services include residential tenant screening, vendor screening, and healthcare employment screening.

Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) — a 100% women-owned company that provides payroll and benefits administration services to companies throughout the U.S. IES assumes responsibility for paying taxes, insurance, and selected fringe benefits.

LegalWorkplace.com — from Alexander Hamilton Institute, provides publications and free information covering aspects of employment law and Human Resources Law, designed to help keep managers and executives from making mistakes that could lead to fines and lawsuits.

Liberty Screening Services — performs pre-employment background screening and drug testing for companies through out the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, specializing in pre-employment background services, drug testing, criminal records, credit reports, and education and employment verification.

Media Partners — provides high-quality corporate training videos on a variety of subjects, including: diversity, harassment, leadership, customer service, management, motivation, sales training, and sexual harassment.

Organizational Culture Center — works with emerging or establishing organizations’ leaders by engaging and training them to understand workplace culture and to assume their responsibilities as the cultural leaders of their own individual subcultures.

OSHA Training – Certification Plus offers online OSHA training courses to teach employees how to maintain a safe work environment — as well as a full catalog of online CE courses and online certifications.

Quintessential Careers: The Best Job Web Sites — a collection of the best full-service employment and recruiting sites on the Web.

Quintessential Careers: Career Assessment Resources — a collection of assessment resources on the Web — for both employees as well as for employers. If you are looking for self-evaluation tools, this is the place to find the best.

Quintessential Careers: Recruiter Directories & Associations — if your company is thinking of using recruiters or executive search firms in the hiring process, find the largest directories and other recruiter resources in this section of our site.

RecruiterSeek.com — a place for employers and recruiting professionals to connect with each other online, where employers can post open contract and full-time recruiting positions, and recruiting professionals can post your resumes, profiles, and availability. Free.

Recruiting Software by BlackDog, Inc. — from BlackDog, Inc., a complete staffing software solution — including resume software and resume database for resume search and applicant tracking.

Retention Connection — providing employers (executives, managers, and human resource professionals) with a wide range of tools to control employee turnover, this site offers dozens of products and services to help you to build employee retention, workplace stability — and profits.

Salestestonline.com — provides a valuable tool for anyone charged with hiring, promoting or managing sales people: an online test that measures the personality traits, temperament and motivational fit of your sales applicants-quickly, accurately and reliably. Proven effective with clients worldwide.

SearchFirm.com — claims to be the largest free marketplace connecting corporate recruiters with leading executive search firms from around the world. Designed to help hiring managers and executives responsible for a company’s recruiting programs to locate search firms specializing in more than 50 particular areas of interest.

Selecting Winners — a consulting and training company that helps organizations with hiring, selection, reference checking, assessment, and interviewing.

Selection.com — where employers can do job applicant background checks quickly and easily (using a cost effective information verification program) online, helping you make the best hiring decision.

Society for Human Resource Management — the organization for the human resources profession, offering education, and information services.

WorldatWork — a not-for-profit professional association dedicated to knowledge leadership in total rewards, compensation, b