Monthly Archives: June 2018

Client Spotlight – C.A. Hull Co., Inc.

June 29, 2018

For 60 years, C.A. Hull Co., Inc. has built its sterling reputation and grown into a multi-dimensional Company with expertise in bridges, concrete, heavy-highway, earthwork, and painting. C.A. Hull excels in delivering the most complex and expedited projects in the heavy-highway and civil construction industries. EctoHR, Inc. has proudly worked with C.A. Hull since 2010, providing guidance in HR strategy, recruiting and general HR functions. Creating strong relationships with the whole team at C.A. Hull has allowed EctoHR to refine its approach to working with the Company and have a more significant impact overall. One example of this valued relationship ...

Formal vs. Informal Interviews

June 22, 2018

In-person interviews are a valuable tool in assessing a candidate’s communication skills, ability to handle pressure, and most importantly the ability to perform the essential job functions. Regardless of the interview format, the main objectives of the interview process are to make sure the candidate has the proper skill set and to determine whether this person will fit within the team and Company culture on a long-term basis. While there are a variety of methods and interview styles, it most often boils down to two styles – Formal and Informal. A formal interview is a more traditional approach to in-person ...

Offering a 401(k) has More Employer Benefits than Many Realize

June 21, 2018

A 401(k) plan is a critical benefit in today’s employment market. A 401(k) is an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan that helps employees invest money from their paychecks toward retirement. While the employee benefit of a company retirement plan is clear, the employer benefits are less well-known. Cost and administration are the two most common concerns employers site when choosing not to offer a 401(k). In reality, however, these are misconceptions that hold many employers back from offering a benefit that can have nearly as much upside to the employer as it does the employee. Below are some less recognized reasons ...

Employers Should Hire More Interns

June 14, 2018

Aside from providing employers the opportunity to have a trained and experienced pipeline of future full-time employees, an internship program provides a wide range of benefits to employers. Hiring students can alleviate workloads during busy periods, help an organization tackle projects that often get moved to the back burner, strengthen employee relationships and energize the team. With a new (and often younger) teammate comes a new perspective to help solve problems and generate different ideas which contributes to the overall productivity of the company. From the students’ perspective, they have the opportunity to gain real-world experience before starting their careers. ...