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The beginning of the year is a good time to pursue alternative staffing solutions, for a number of reasons. During the first quarter, it’s time to begin implementing those plans for the year you worked so hard to develop. Temporary employees can be a tremendous asset as you address the human capital needs related to… Read more »

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The employee landscape is changing, and with it have come new desires, priorities and areas of importance – with flexibility ranking high on the list. There are many advantages to workforce flexibility, in terms of building a leading employer brand. It builds trust and shows you value diversity and recognize every member of your workforce… Read more »

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Knowing which questions to ask candidates during a job interview can be a challenge. To choose the right person, you need to find out as much as possible about them, but all questions don’t garner the same amount of information. One that will likely make your list is asking the candidate to describe their greatest… Read more »

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Today’s job candidates have access to more information than ever before about potential employers and what it’s like to work for a company. It’s critical you not only monitor your organization’s online reputation, but also proactively build your image – beginning before you even make initial contact with a prospective hire. How Your Reputation Affects… Read more »

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In a recent article for the Harvard Business Review, author Claudio Fernandez-Aaroz described a high-potential employee as one who has the “ability to adapt to and grow into increasingly complex roles and environments.” Fernandez-Aaroz, who based the article on his book It’s Not the How or What but the Who, went on to note that… Read more »

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Traditional annual reviews for employees, which use numerical scales and curves to rank people based on their performance, are fast becoming dinosaurs in today’s business world. Referred to as “rank-and-yank” systems by some employers, they assign scores to workers relative to that of their peers. Pay-for-performance still works, as it should, just not through a… Read more »

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Workplaces have become a lot safer in the last 46 years – but that doesn’t mean that as an employer, you should slack off when it comes to keeping your employees injury free in 2017. According to OSHA, there was an average of 38 worker deaths a day in the U.S. in 1970. Thankfully, workplace… Read more »

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As a business leader, one of the most challenging aspects of long-term success is getting employees on board with company goals. It’s tough for people to meet performance objectives and set priorities if they don’t know what’s expected of them – and how they will benefit. In one recent Gallup poll, only about half of… Read more »

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On Dec. 1, the new overtime rule went into effect, meaning you’re now required to pay overtime to most — if not all — of your staffers earning less than $47,476 annually. This marks a huge jump from the $23,660 yearly salary previously required to be considered exempt, so this might mean you’re legally required… Read more »

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Recruitment is exciting and highly rewarding – but it’s rarely easy. Without a robust candidate pool, it can become quite daunting. If a position needs to be filled ASAP, you’ll find yourself at a serious disadvantage unless your talent pipeline is a healthy one. Be ready to hire quickly when the need arises. Capture top… Read more »