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No company is free from turnover. In fact, you’ve probably had a few employees quit their jobs this year. If so, you’re definitely not alone. Nationally, the average turnover rate is 18.1 percent, according to the 2016 Turnover Rate Report, compiled by Compdata Surveys. While inevitable, keeping your turnover rate as low as possible is… Read more »

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The right administrative professional is essential for a manager to keep their office or department afloat. When hiring for this role, you need the candidate with the right knowledge, skills, experience and personality to suit all your business requirements. What to Look For As technology has evolved, so has the role of the administrative professional…. Read more »

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Employers seek candidates with a well-rounded resume, but when the traditional route is used, this can take years to accomplish. If you’re just getting started in your career or are trying to switch into a new one, getting noticed by leading companies can be a challenge. Temporary work is one of the best ways to… Read more »

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An employee’s commitment to safety should begin even before their first day on the job and continue throughout their tenure with your company. Fifty-two percent of workplace injuries occur within the first year of a person’s employment. This statistic calls attention to the significance of onboarding new hires into a safety culture. But the other… Read more »

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Most companies have at least one employee with a spotty attendance record. When this person isn’t late to work, they’re calling in sick with one contrived illness or another. This lack of accountability is tough on the entire team, because everyone has to pitch in when one person doesn’t pull their weight. As a responsible… Read more »

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You probably have a lot on your mind this month – and so do your employees. On top of all the personal holiday busyness, the final weeks of the year can be crunch time at work as well. How do you keep distractions down and productivity up, without turning into Ebenezer Scrooge and giving it… Read more »

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During a job interview, you’ll be asked a variety of questions to gauge your fit for the position. There’s no one right way to answer each one, but the best responses always draw from real job and life experiences. Much more helpful than a hypothetical response, this gives them a glimpse at what it would… Read more »

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A talented workforce is at the core of every successful organization. Key priorities including engagement, retention and a robust talent pipeline, are intrinsically connected to effective performance management … but it may be time to rethink your approach. Traditional annual reviews are rapidly becoming a thing of the past in favor of instant, ongoing feedback… Read more »

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If your company has never employed temporary staffers, you might be a bit skeptical about it. Taking on workers who will only be part of your team for a brief period of time might seem a bit unusual, but it can be an incredible business strategy. Plenty of talented professionals choose temporary employment for a… Read more »

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The best companies are those that quickly adapt to market and industry changes – and have employees who do the same. Team members with the skills to adapt will help your organization grow and thrive. They are more likely to: Stay calm under pressure Try new tools, procedures and techniques Quickly devise solutions Accept new… Read more »