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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021
Although it often dominates the dinner table, compensation is more than just a dinnertime topic – it’s one of the most personal aspects of employment for every employee, at every level. So as an employer, you want to make sure the conversation is a good one.
Article Categories: Compensation, Human Resources
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021
Having an understanding of your turnover rate is an essential part of any HR function – monitoring the movement of employees out of your company will allow you to better minimize the causes of turnover and increase your employee retention.
Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021
Employees want to be thought of as people with individual needs, not cogs in the machine. You’ll gain productivity and boost engagement by offering a safe and healthy workplace and putting yourself in employees’ shoes. Adapt your approach to hiring to address these factors, and your recruiting job is likely to get a little easier.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021
When filling an open position, it can be difficult to know which candidate is the right one. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know for sure which candidate is the “right” one until they’ve spent some time in the role, but there are some signs to watch for that show the candidate might be a great fit.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Friday, March 5, 2021
Like most employers, you want to see a variety of additional candidates before making a final hiring decision.
While we agree that interviewing different candidates is the best way to ensure you’re making the best hiring decision, we believe wanting to keep seeing more candidates is a mistake… here’s why:
Posted on Friday, February 5, 2021
As an employer, you want to provide the best culture to keep your team as happy and healthy as possible. It’s impossible to eliminate every stressor within the workplace, but some common stressors can be, and the rest can be managed. Check out these best practices to help make your work environment less stressful:
Posted on Friday, January 15, 2021
5 Trends in Employee Benefits for 2021 Open Enrollment
Article Categories: Human Resources, Leadership
Posted on Monday, January 11, 2021
It’s no secret the challenges HR professionals face are constantly evolving. Throw in a global pandemic and those challenges rise to a whole new level – now HR professionals are having to solve problems they never dreamed possible.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Monday, January 4, 2021
Miscommunication can be blamed for a significant amount of workplace conflict, and it would be unrealistic to think it could be entirely prevented. However, with a better understanding of some of the causes and possible solutions, the chances of a miscommunication decrease.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Leadership, Business Tips
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2020
While things may not be slowing down at work, especially if you’re working in Human Resources, we want to not only bring you a little extra cheer but also make some of your to-do list items a little easier with the 12 Days of HR.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020
Employee retention among the millennial generation is a growing concern as they are known for job hopping. So how do you keep millennials around? We have come up with a few retention strategies to help.
Article Categories: Employee Retention, Leadership
Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020
Whether temporary furloughs due to COVID-19, other related employment separation, or even re-hiring boomerang employees, how do you effectively bring your employees back-on-board?
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring, Human Resources
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Employee handbooks that are purposeful, detailed, and well-written have the ability to minimize many of the HR challenges business owners dislike taking on.
Posted on Monday, October 19, 2020
Whether you’re new to the game or are just starting out, keep these ‘7 Deadly Recruiting Sins’ in mind and use them to help determine your attitude, mindset, daily activities, and goals as well as preserve your reputation as a great partner for job seekers.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Monday, October 12, 2020
In the last few years, McKinsey, Corporate Executive Board, PwC and others have concluded that HR still has "far to go" until it reaches the status of a true business enabler.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Leadership
Posted on Monday, September 28, 2020
Terminating an employee is a difficult decision to make, but sometimes it’s the best decision for the company. Consider utilizing these suggestions to cover your bases and put yourself at low risk for any backlash.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Leadership
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2020
It’s impossible to know for sure you’re hiring the best person to fill that open position, but by doing thorough research, involving your team, and conducting working interviews, you can put yourself and your organization in the best position possible when hiring.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Monday, July 27, 2020
Have you ever known anyone who seemed to think that trust was a sign of weakness, and that putting themselves in a vulnerable position would make them needy? The truth is entirely the opposite.
Article Categories: Leadership
Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020
With unemployment still at record levels, you would think that recruiting would be easy right now... but nothing could be further from the truth. The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has caused a ton of challenges that many companies are struggling with. However, these three easily to implement tactics can help to give you a leg up on the competition.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Monday, August 17, 2020
It’s the first day of your new leadership role and just a few hours in, an employee who is 10 or 20 years your senior stops you and asks point blank, “Just how old are you?” As someone in a leadership position in their twenties, you probably anticipated getting that question at some point, but it still stops you in your tracks.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Leadership
Posted on Monday, August 3, 2020
The privilege of leadership is getting to believe in people before they believe in themselves. It’s a commitment to make a difference in the lives of your employees. As a leader, it’s not only your job to ensure your team meets goals and achieves success, but also to ensure you’re helping the individuals on your team be the best they can be.
Article Categories: Leadership, Career Advice
Posted on Monday, July 6, 2020
A citation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is no laughing matter. Citations often include multiple items, which multiplies figures quickly and can result in some serious financial consequences.
Article Categories: Safety and Wellness
Posted on Monday, June 29, 2020
You’ve worked hard recruiting and training your team, so it hurts when one of them leaves. Focusing inward and working to retain the talent you already have one of the best ways to stay ahead of the game. We have a few ideas to get you started:
Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020
While many companies have a business continuity plan in place, some have recently learned quickly that their plan was lacking provisions specific to workforce continuity when, in the matter of just a few weeks, millions of Americans were not able to go to a physical work location.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Business Tips
Posted on Monday, June 15, 2020
The first days, weeks, and months are crucial to the success of your new employees, making your onboarding strategy extremely important. Creating an effective onboarding process starts with knowing the most common mistakes and how to avoid them.
Posted on Monday, June 1, 2020
Neglecting to consider an open-door policy may severely hurt your company culture, leading to poor productivity levels and low employee morale. Implementing such a policy strengthens relationships and promotes better teamwork, which will lead to a happier and more successful team dynamic.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Leadership
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a serious toll on everyone, and expecting the stress to just blow over may place your employees and business in harm’s way again.Now is the time for leaders to act. Getting the response right might define your career—and serve as your organization’s defining moment. Here are a few steps to take right now to post-pandemic-proof your business.
Article Categories: Business Tips, Human Resources
Posted on Monday, May 4, 2020
As we start getting back to work during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are wondering how to best ensure their employees return safely. To assist with the transition of returning to work and managing our “new normal,” we’ve put together some key considerations based upon the most recent federal and state guidelines:
Article Categories: Business Tips, Human Resources
Posted on Monday, April 13, 2020
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of the electronic, fillable Form I-9 for all employers to use starting May 1, 2020.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020
Whether your business is on modified operations or temporarily on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely your entire team could use a morale boost. With current social distancing protocols, business shut downs and economic uncertainty, it’s more important, and also more difficult, than ever to keep your employees’ morale up.
Article Categories: Business Tips, Leadership
Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020
While you are maintaining social distancing protocols and/or working remotely for the next few weeks, communicating regularly with your team is more important than ever, and maintaining a regular company meeting schedule during normal business operations is important to your overall success moving forward.
Article Categories: Business Tips
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2020
If an employee approaches you thinking they’re underpaid, don’t simply dismiss them believing it’s untrue – even if their salary is based on market research and you know they aren’t underpaid. Compensation is tied directly to perceptions and feelings, so you need to navigate the conversation carefully.
Article Categories: Compensation
Posted on Monday, March 2, 2020
Running a small business has plenty of challenges to contend with, but finding the right talent doesn’t have to be one of them. Use these tips to enhance and tailor your recruiting strategy to make the talent acquisition process as streamlined as possible so you can focus on your core business.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020
Employee turnover is normal at any company, but if you’re losing employees more often than expected, it may be time to take a look at what you can do differently.
Article Categories: Employee Retention
Posted on Monday, January 6, 2020
Whether you decide to follow these resolutions or resolutions you have created on your own, there is always room for improvement within your business. Make 2020 all about what you can do for your employees and your business.
Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2019
How many millions have been spent trying to retain the best of the best? Is it working in your company? While benefits and perks go a long way to keeping you competitive, in the end, retention almost always boils down to employee engagement and that ALWAYS boils down to the individual’s immediate supervisor.
Article Categories: Employee Retention
Posted on Monday, December 16, 2019
Your human resources department has serious compliance responsibilities, so instead of the traditional “12 Days of Christmas”, we have created “The 12 Months of HR Compliance” to guide your HR department through the most important policies and procedures that should be reviewed on a regular basis.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019
Safety needs to remain a top priority for both employers and employees to ensure the best working environment for everyone. To help you better asses where the most risk to employees may be, OSHA has released the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations in 2019:
Article Categories: Safety and Wellness
Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019
Reviewing your employee handbook on an annual basis will ensure your policies are up-to-date regarding both employment regulations and your company culture. Failing to review and potentially update your handbook could result in far more harm to your business than you think.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Employee Handbooks
Posted on Saturday, November 16, 2019
Holiday hiring is essential to managing the busiest season, but it doesn’t have to be a hassle. For the most part, you should treat your seasonal workers the same as you would your regular workforce. There are some key differences for your seasonal employees however, that you need to keep in mind to ensure your success.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Monday, October 21, 2019
Recruiters engage with multiple candidates for a variety of job positions on a daily basis. Over the course of their careers, every recruiter comes across a situation or two that they’ll never forget. With Halloween right around the corner, we’ve complied some of the craziest recruiting nightmares we could find.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Sunday, September 22, 2019
Employee experience is critical in today’s work environment because providing only basic benefits isn’t enough to make employees want to stay. As the employment market continues to boom, a negative work experience is one of the top reasons employees leave.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Business Tips
Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019
The future simply came too fast for HR. As new technology is increasingly introduced in the workplace, HR faces an existential moment—it’s time for HR departments to stand up and fight to keep the Human in HR. But that doesn't mean HR should resist technology adoption.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2019
Like large companies, small businesses face a variety of HR challenges. Unlike large companies however, small businesses aren't always well equipped to deal with those challenges. While small business is a major economic driver, many don’t survive long – especially if blunders in HR hurt profits and prevent growth.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Business Tips
Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019
How can something that sounds so simple, be so important? In reality, job descriptions aren’t as simple and are much more important than many employers realize.
Posted on Friday, July 26, 2019
Many employers understand the strain of the skills gap. Here are 7 approaches to help businesses make adjustments and bridge the gap.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Business Tips
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2019
Human Resource departments have a big role in creating and maintaining safety procedures and standards by assisting management in ensuring employees are trained in and appropriately following organizational safety procedures. Here are 8 workplace safety guidelines to help your HR department better promote workplace safety practices.
Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2019
The number of workers quitting their jobs is steadily increasing, as their confidence in being able to find a new job and higher pay rates is increasing. With all this in mind, how are you supposed to recruit and hire candidates to fill the possibly numerous open job positions you have?
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2019
Some of these skills may come to you more naturally than others, but keeping in mind the top soft skills employers and managers consider when making employment decisions will help keep you on track for both personal development and professional success.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2019
Imagine if you exercised only once each year. Or meditated annually rather than daily. Positive habits could never be built. And because the same holds true for career development, many leaders are missing an opportunity to powerfully help people (and their organizations) grow.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019
Company culture remains a hot topic. It encompasses a company’s basic core values, workplace norms, communication styles and even decision-making processes. Culture begins with the HR department and management team, as they directly impact the dynamics of a work environment.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
As an HR professional, the challenges you face are constantly evolving as society, government, technology and the legal landscape shift. It’s impossible to plan for every issue, but knowing the top challenges allows you to prepare potential solutions as different problems inevitably arise.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Still searching for that unicorn candidate? You know, the one whose resume sparkles with the perfect qualifications and turns every project they touch into gold from the moment of hire? If so, you’re not alone in your quest… but you’re also not alone in your efforts coming up short.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2018
In today’s market, it’s no secret that it’s easier than ever for employees to job hop, making one of the best ways for your company to stay ahead of the game is to focus inward and retain the talent you already have.
Article Categories: Employee Retention
Posted on Sunday, December 2, 2018
He was told that it’s common for an enterprise organization to not do business with “Independent Contractors” (IC) because of the risk factors, but they will do business with a “Subcontractor” that is an S Corp or C Corp, thinking this protects the company from worker misclassification risk.
Article Categories: Human Resources
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018
Recruiting the right candidate is a challenge. So challenging in fact, that it can be heartbreaking to lose the dream candidate due to easily avoided internal mistakes. The truth is, many companies step on their own toes and miss out on that perfect candidate all too often.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2018
The rise of the gig workforce has changed how, why, and where we work. A new term “the side hustle” is not just for millennials (50% participating currently), now baby boomers are the fastest growing participants; 24% have a side hustle to mitigate the retirement crisis and lack of cushion.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring, Human Resources
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018
Every business is different so it is difficult to simply plug policies into a handbook template. Instead, you are best served by investing time and resources to developing a well-written, purposeful, and detailed employee handbook tailored specifically to your business.
Article Categories: Human Resources, Employee Handbooks
Posted on Monday, June 4, 2018
71% of workers are either unengaged or actively disengaged from their jobs, meaning a healthy majority of the workforce is just killing time when on the clock. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can create an environment where engagement comes naturally.
Article Categories: Leadership, Human Resources
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018
In today’s competitive and legal environment, safety compliance is a necessity. Internal safety assessments serve not only to keep your company safe from noncompliance of organizations such as OSHA, but also serve to ensure the safety of your biggest asset: your employees.
Article Categories: Safety and Wellness
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2018
There are numerous benefits to developing and updating job descriptions, such as ensuring legal compliance, assisting with recruitment, hire, and onboarding new employees, and setting performance standards, and virtually no downfalls.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring, Job Descriptions
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2018
Employee handbooks are not the most exciting project to take on, nor are they extremely important in day-to-day operations. When purposeful, detailed, and well-written, however, employee handbooks have the ability to minimize the HR challenges you might face in the future.
Article Categories: Business Tips, Employee Handbooks
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018
The culture of a work environment plays a huge part in employee’s daily experiences and directly effects job satisfaction making it critical to create a culture employees enjoy and makes them want to come to work every day, as well as work hard and stick around for the long haul.
Article Categories: Leadership, Human Resources
Posted on Sunday, December 17, 2017
Do you know your temp workers as well as you might think you do? Understanding your contingent workers makes attracting and developing successful relationships with them easier.
Article Categories: Leadership, Staffing Agencies
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2017
If you keep getting candidates that aren't even close to the employee you're looking for, it might be time to take a look at the job’s description.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring, Job Descriptions
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017
It’s a common misconception that safety is something only large businesses or specific industries should worry about. Here are a few budget-friendly tips that apply to all businesses that will help ensure the health and safety of your workforce:
Article Categories: Safety and Wellness, Business Tips
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017
While common factors such as company culture, schedule, and wages often cause employees to leave, there may be another factor involved in an employee’s decision to stay with or leave a job… a factor that's easily overlooked: developmental training programs.
Article Categories: Business Tips, Employee Retention
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017
If a fantastic worker who seemed to love their job suddenly quits, it might be a sign that you need to look within your organization to figure out what went wrong. Before you are handed another resignation letter, consider a few of the top reasons good employees leave a job they love:
Article Categories: Employee Retention
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017
Performing safety audits can be a time-consuming task, but the benefits are more than worth the commitment. Some reasons an annual assessment of your safety management system is necessary to your business success are:
Article Categories: Safety and Wellness
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The cost of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding a new employee can be high – but well worth it for the right hire. But what about the cost of the wrong hire?
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017
According to PayScale’s 2017 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR), there has been a shift in strategy among top-performing companies as well as a noticeable difference between employer and employee perceptions when it comes to pay.
Article Categories: Compensation
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017
Just one of the many reasons for working with a staffing and recruiting agency is their ability to help you control costs, improve production and manage risk. Here are a few ways staffing will help control business costs:
Article Categories: Business Tips, Staffing Agencies
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017
[Several clients] want to compare top candidates before making a [hiring] decision. We’re losing great candidates because it’s taking too long to find more candidates to compare. How do I help them understand we need to move smarter and faster?
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Safety audits are conducted to assess safety management systems, determine policies and procedures, and ensure OSHA compliance. While safety audits may be conducted internally, there are major benefits to bringing in a third-party to conduct the audit for you.
Article Categories: Safety and Wellness
Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Regardless of the reasons behind working with an agency, it is important to understand the services they provide in order to understand their mark-up and fees.
Article Categories: Staffing Agencies
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016
Like larger companies, small businesses face human resource challenges. Unlike larger companies however, small businesses are often not well equipped to deal with those challenges. In an effort to increase the small business success rate, we offer these 10 HR tips for small business:
Article Categories: Human Resources, Business Tips
Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016
Winter has finally arrived and with its arrival comes hazardous weather conditions such as freezing temperatures, snow, sleet, and ice. Stay safe both at home and at work this Winter with these Winter weather safety tips:
Article Categories: Safety and Wellness
Posted on Sunday, November 6, 2016
Like most businesses, you need to find the right candidates quickly so they can get to work right away. Your staffing and recruiting agency will do their very best, however, there are a few ways you as a client could help to streamline the process.
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016
It's everyone’s responsibility to maintain a safe workplace, but many employees aren’t even aware of basic safety practices. Here are ten safety tips that apply to every work environment.
Article Categories: Safety and Wellness
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016
With the unemployment rate nearing a record low, it’s hard not to wonder if there are any job seekers still out there; add in the abundance of entry-level positions and the associated low wages and lack of benefits, finding new candidates seems almost impossible.
Article Categories: Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Hiring new employees can be particularly stressful for companies, especially when trying to fill unique positions. That is why more businesses are turning to staffing and recruiting agencies for workers who can meet their needs and get the job done.
Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016
Strategic staffing solutions offer a more efficient workplace, a more flexible job market, and greater opportunities for both employers and employees. Additionally, improving productivity enhances a company’s bottom line and employee job security.
Article Categories: Staffing Agencies
Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Just like regular employees, temporary workers need to be properly managed in order to be as productive and efficient for your company as possible. Here are some tips on how to best manage your contingent workforce.
Article Categories: Leadership