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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 as 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.

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Topics: Interview, Job Interview, HR, Human Resources, Wages

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, Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, HR, Human Resources

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 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: Workplace Behavior, Down to Earth, Employee Motivation, Keeping Your Employees Motivated, Company Culture, Millenials, Management

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 essential. However, the role supervisors play in employee retention appears to make the most impact.

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Topics: Employee Retention, Employee Motivation, Keeping Your Employees Motivated, HR, Human Resources, Company Culture, Management

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 an excellent incentive for them. But, finding balance is vital in allowing employees to work overtime. On the 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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Topics: Employee Retention, Employee Motivation, HR, Human Resources, HR Compliance, Wages, Management

How First Impressions Impact Employee Retention

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Jul 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Active 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 significantly change how you conduct your employees’ first day of work.

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Topics: Staffing, Employee Motivation, HR, Human Resources, Mentorship, Management

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 essential 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: Employee Retention, Workplace Behavior, Down to Earth, Employee Motivation, Keeping Your Employees Motivated, Improve Company Culture, HR, Human Resources, Company Culture, Millenials, Management

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