How to Replace Negative Energy In Your Office in the New Year

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It’s normal for employees to have their moments of venting or lacking motivation, but a pervasive negative attitude can take its toll.  Even if the work is getting done, low morale among your team can affect the factors that make your organization succeed, such as creativity, problem solving, and teamwork. Replace negative energy in your… Read more »

The Best Way to Research a Company Before You Walk In for Your Interview

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One of the most key steps to being prepared for a job interview is to research the company beforehand. Not only does this demonstrate your professionalism and give you the background information needed to provide the most tailored responses to the interview questions, but it also benefits you by giving you a preliminary idea of… Read more »

What’s Next for Staffing Agencies in 2018?

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With low unemployment rates, the changing job market’s pendulum has swung to favor candidates. While open positions once could be expected to receive numerous applications from qualified candidates, now top talent is more in demand. What does this mean for staffing agencies and how they work with their clients? Learn more about what’s next for… Read more »

Setting Employee Goals: 4 Tips for a Good Performance Evaluation

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Setting Employee Goals- 4 Tips for a Good Performance Evaluation

Performance evaluations tend to be universally dreaded by employees and management alike. Sitting down with an employee to critique him can be uncomfortable, but if approached correctly, can ultimately be a positive experience. For performance evaluations to be effective, managers must use them with specific intent—to coach your staff in order to achieve their best… Read more »

How to Pay Temp and Contract Workers

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The recent recession has flooded the job market with highly qualified, recently laid-off employees, which has in turn opened the door to two new realities that may be here to stay: First, many of these laid off employees have taken to the new “gig-economy” like fish to water, and are now working as full time… Read more »

Should you Consider a Contingent Workforce?

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Hiring and labor management are an essential cost of doing business, of course, and any company that isn’t ready to hire and maintain qualified workers probably isn’t ready to do business in an open marketplace. But within that rigid framework, there are plenty of ways to meet your company’s staffing requirements that bend traditional arrangements… Read more »

The Fastest Ways to Kill Morale

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Inexperienced managers often assume that salary issues lie at the root of most high turnover problems.  After all, why would a fairly paid employee ever leave a stable job to pursue something else, especially if the new position offered the same—or even lower—compensation?  As it turns out (and as experienced managers already know quite well),… Read more »

Meaningful Employee Recognition…On a Budget?

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Most experienced managers know that employee recognition is an important component of productivity and morale. And it’s easy to act on this when revenues are flowing and the future looks bright. But what happens when your business moves into a period of uncertainty, payroll budgets shrink, hiring stalls, and bonuses dry up? How can you… Read more »