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Interview Nightmares to Avoid this Halloween

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Oct 31, 2016 2:05:00 PM

Going in for a job interview is scary enough even when everything goes right! In the spirit of Halloween, we’d like to share some interview nightmares that you or someone you know might have experienced and some ways to gracefully come out unscathed (and still have a chance at the job).

 

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Topics: Interview, Job Interview, Interviewee, Interviewing Tips

Is using a staffing agency more cost-effective than full time employees?

Posted by Brooke Thielke

Oct 27, 2016 9:57:00 AM

Finding the right people for the right job is a challenge for many small businesses. Between posting the job, interviewing and selecting the right candidate, a lot can potentially go wrong. But if you haven’t considered using a staffing agency, then maybe you should.

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Topics: Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, HR, Human Resources

The Impact of Engaged vs Disengaged Employees on Retention

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Oct 25, 2016 8:35:00 AM

From small businesses to large organizations, employee retention is a metric on which every company has their eyes. Businesses do play a role in affecting their retention rates by keeping their employees engaged in a variety of different levels. This could include offering a competitive salary, attractive benefits package, or a flexible work schedule. For business owners, and those in human resources, engaging employees can also mean career development. What type of training is your operation offering to build upon employee skills sets and how are you developing valuable team members? Think about how you can create programs or initiative for workers to enroll in to develop skills in which they have an interest.  

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Topics: Employee Retention, Employee Motivation, Company Culture, Management

Increasing Job Market Rates Mean There Aren’t Enough Skilled Workers

Posted by Cameron Wooten

Oct 20, 2016 9:08:00 AM

The economy in America is going through some pretty significant changes, that much we know. Technology, globalization and many other factors are affecting what type of and how many jobs are available. But today, there’s not enough skilled workers to fill many positions.

So why are rates increasing? And what should HR managers know to take advantage of this kind of employment environment?

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Topics: Job Search Tips, Finding A Job I Love, Workbox Staffing, Employee Motivation

How far are employees willing to travel for work?

Posted by Dave Grubbs

Oct 18, 2016 8:08:00 AM

When A Long Commute Makes Sense

In a tightening job market, employers have a tougher time filling job positions with qualified candidates. This leaves eligible employees with more flexibility in how they view the workforce. Existing workers find they are more satisfied in their roles because of greater job security, increased wages, other opportunities for movement or promotion, and their employers’ efforts to retain them.

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Topics: October 2016, Workbox Staffing, Employee Motivation

How Pay Rates Impact Employee Retention

Posted by Stephanie Scott

Oct 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Has your company been suffering from high turnover? Are you stumped on why many employees seem to be leaving their positions so often? Are you even having trouble attracting new employees? Read on to learn what you can do.

Why is there employee turnover?

When an employee takes a position with a company, there’s a lot that goes into that decision job details, whether they are in line with the ethics of the company, travel distance, work environment, and more yet the most crucial piece is the compensation package. Many factors contribute to high employee turnover as well, but research shows that compensation is the number one reason employees leave their positions.

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Topics: Employee Retention, Employee Motivation, Wage Increase, Wages, Finding Qualified Candidates, Compensation

Form I-9 Fines and Violations- What you need to know

Posted by Billi Jo Thielke

Oct 7, 2016 9:02:00 AM

When you are running a business, there are quite a few administrative things that you need to take care of to help your business run smoothly and within the confines of the law.  Whether its quarterly tax payments or submitting documentation and receipts to your accountant, there is a lot of paperwork to be done and forgetting to do specific paperwork can end up costing your business a lot of money.  One of the areas that companies need to be concerned about, especially with the cost of noncompliance going up, is filing the proper paperwork with the Federal Government is the I-9.

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Topics: I9 Form, HR, Onboarding, Human Resources, Employee Onboarding, HR Compliance

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