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It’s good business to control staffing costs in order to get the best return on your investment. But sometimes, extra projects or customer demand necessitate extending the work hours of your regular full-time employees. When this happens, your company may face inflated overtime costs. If this is a concern, you may want to bring in… Read more »

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You won’t be surprised to hear that mid-May is the time of year when employee productivity hits it low point – as opposed to September, when it peaks. Who doesn’t get distracted from their routine when summer rolls around? Not only does the temperature rise, but often, team members’ minds are on vacations and other… Read more »

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Adding new members to your workforce on a temporary basis may not seem that important at first. But, when they are effectively managed, temporary employees can be a true asset and perhaps even an investment in your future. Here are some tips on best practices for managing temporary employees: Treat temps like regulars. Inclusion will… Read more »

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Stress in the workplace is far from a new concept, but an increasing number of employees believe it’s necessary to be overworked to feel like they’re doing a good job. Sixty-five percent of people are stressed about work, according to the 2015 Stress in America Survey, conducted by the American Psychological Association. Generally speaking, millennials… Read more »

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Building your dream team starts with attracting the talent you need to move your business forward. And the best talent is often the most elusive – those passive candidates who in today’s market, often have many options as to their next career step. Your employer brand is what shapes the perception of former, current and… Read more »

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Today, it seems like a smartphone or similar mobile device is a necessity for everyone, from childhood on. But this dependency on the latest technology can pose a serious safety threat in an industrial workplace setting. As a responsible employer, you need to set technology usage rules to protect your employees from injury and your… Read more »

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Situational interview questions provide more than just a synopsis of a candidate’s job-related skills. When you ask the right questions, they provide insight into a prospective hire’s personality, how they think, solve problems, handle conflict and naturally conduct themselves – even under pressure. And that pretty much sums up some of the key traits you’re… Read more »

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If your company is experiencing an expanding client base and rapid growth as a result, it’s a good problem to have … but as you celebrate your success, don’t lose sight of the very people who made it happen: your employees. Change – even change for the better – is never easy, and for some… Read more »

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Searching for the right person to fill an open position at your company is incredibly stressful and time-consuming, so finally finding your dream candidate feels amazing. What doesn’t feel great is having that generous job offer rejected by your top choice. Unfortunately, this happens rather frequently, as the best and brightest candidates often receive multiple… Read more »

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Did you know according to the most recent HR industry estimates, the average cost of a lost employee is 38 percent of their annual salary? And, since the average income in the United States is about $50,000 a year, this adds up to $19,000 per person – or higher in top-level jobs. It’s uncommon for… Read more »