I Quit

Posted by Workbox Staffing

Aug 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

More employees are quitting without giving notice, which leaves a business stuck with having to quickly fill in the gaps. Sometimes people leave due to the lack of training, prospect for promotion, they feel like they’ve been treated unfairly, or a variety of other reasons.

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Topics: Staffing, August 2016

How to Retain Employees

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Aug 24, 2016 9:30:00 AM

You’ve probably read about this “War for talent,” and how it’s getting increasingly harder to find and hire so-called “Rockstar employees.” With the job market making a turn in favor of the interviewee, employers searching for the best-of-the-best have discovered the job market is turning into an arms race.

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Topics: Staffing

Right Culture for the Right Person

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Aug 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

According to Merriam-Webster, “culture” was the most popular word in 2014. And for good reason. If Glassdoor, Linkedin, and Indeed don’t say your company is a great place to work, you might be risking losing your employees to one that is. Now that the economy has turned around, employees have a stronger bargaining power, making the term “company culture” one of the most important words in corporate board rooms to date.

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Topics: August 2016

The Working Interview - Why Staffing Agencies Make It Easy to Try Before You Buy

Posted by Lisa D'Addario

Jul 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

What is a working interview? Think of it like an audition for a job. A working interview is a way to see a potential employee’s skills and abilities before you decide to hire them on.

Temporary employment agencies created the working interview so that employers could try out as many employees as necessary before they settled on the best fit. Many staffing agencies use the working interview as a marketing device to connect workers with businesses.

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Topics: July 2016

6 Things You Should Know About the EEOC and Hiring Felons

Posted by Bret Roberson

Jul 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

You probably are familiar with the question on most job applications that asks, “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” and maybe wondered how often felons actually get hired. Unfortunately, although most felons are willing to work and have received specialized training while incarcerated, only around 12.5% of employers surveyed said that they would take applications from ex-convicts.

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Topics: July 2016

5 Tips for Managing Millennials in the Workplace

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Jul 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM

These days, the question of how to manage Millennials in the workplace has taken center stage for a lot of growing organizations. Millennials have been getting a bad rap for the past several years, and are often described as lazy, unmotivated, and entitled. The problem is that these generalizations don’t take into consideration that perhaps Millennials just need to be managed differently than other generations before them. Here, we’ll discuss some tips on how to manage Millennials in the workplace to ensure that your organization continues to grow successfully with its employees.

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Topics: July 2016

The Role a Supervisor Plays in Increasing Employee Retention

Posted by Bret Roberson

Jul 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Employee retention is a delicate balance between good leadership and healthy relationships within the workplace. Benefits, flexible work hours, a constructive feedback system, and opportunities for growth are definitely important. However, the role supervisors play in employee retention appears to make the most impact.

According to Ere Media, “One-third of new hires quit their job after about six months.” Here are five ways you can retain employees and avoid continued turnover.

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Topics: Staffing

How Overtime Impacts Employee Retention

Posted by Bret Roberson

Jul 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When given the opportunity, workers will typically jump at the chance to work overtime. Think about the man or women, supporting a family or a new child and how being paid time and a half — or more — is a great incentive for them. But, finding balance is key in allowing employees to work overtime. On one hand, the employee and the employer both win in filling much needed demand, but on the other hand, an employee working too much overtime can cause him or her to get burned out and de-motivated. The excitement of bringing home a larger paycheck will eventually wear off and become more commonplace as they work more hours.

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How First Impressions Impact Employee Retention

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Jul 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Effective onboarding processes for new employees can make all the difference in the world when it comes to retaining employees. Understanding how first impressions impact employee retention can greatly change how you conduct your employees’ first day of work.

According to a 2014 survey of employees conducted by BambooHR, one-third of employees quit a job after six months; 15% reported that a lack of an effective onboarding process was to blame. So what can you do to ensure you are onboarding new employees effectively and retaining them sustainably?

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Topics: Staffing

Why Team Outings Make Financial Sense

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Jul 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Your employees are the bread and butter of your company and how well it functions, so it’s important to make them feel like they are an integral part of the team. Team outings can help employees establish a sense of comradery with other employees and upper management, which increases their retention, loyalty, and overall trust towards the company.

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Topics: June 2016

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