Local vs National: Why Your Nearby Staffing Agency is Your Best Bet

Posted by Erica McEachran

Sep 20, 2016 9:04:00 AM

National staffing firms may have wide reach and decent brand awareness, but that doesn’t necessarily make them more qualified or better than a smaller local hiring organization. Local staffing agencies have more at stake in the recruiting process, therefore they provide a higher level of customer service. Recruiters from local staffing companies tend to stay late to fill orders and do what it takes to get the job done. Form experience and knowledge, to access and personalized service, local agencies have great advantages over national agencies.

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Topics: Staffing, September 2016

Why Pay Rates Are Increasing

Posted by Erica McEachran

Sep 13, 2016 8:33:00 AM

According to Fast Company, the Korn Ferry Hay Group’s 2016 Salary Forecast stated that most workers in certain regions are expected to see their biggest pay increase over the next three years. Whether it’s due to inflation, legislature pushing for fair wages to match a rising cost of living, or businesses trying to keep good talent, you should be aware of the trends in wage increases and how that affects your own compensation plans.

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Topics: Staffing, September 2016

Checklist for Creating a Motivated Team

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Sep 6, 2016 9:58:00 PM

Making sure your employees are motivated and engaged in their work is one of the most important ways to ensure your business stays successful. A motivated workforce is a happy workforce, and a happy workforce will help your business grow. In this post, we’ll share a checklist you can use of best practices on how to create a motivated team.

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Topics: Staffing, September 2016

OSHA Online Injury Regulations

Posted by Billi Jo Thielke

Sep 6, 2016 8:03:00 AM

Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its final changes to rules governing the reporting of workplace injuries. OSHA periodically changes or updates its rules in furtherance of its mandate to “assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards.” The latest changes deal with how information on workplace injuries is made available both to OSHA and the public. The new OSHA online injury regulations are aiming for more transparency in the way injuries are reported.

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Topics: September 2016

A Good Mentor is Good to Find

Posted by Erica McEachran

Aug 31, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Outstanding businesses large and small use mentoring to tackle complex workplace challenges such as outlining company succession plans, improving productivity, and, perhaps most importantly, increasing employee retention. In fact, mentoring is on the rise  — more than 70% of Fortune 500 companies offer employees access to professional mentoring programs.
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Topics: Staffing, September 2016

I Quit

Posted by Billi Jo Thielke

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

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