A lot of businesses deal with increased demand during the holidays and need to quickly find the labor to help deliver the goods. Especially in specific industries like retail, delivery logistics, and seasonal recreation, businesses need to have a plan for how to fill holiday staffing needs.
Nov 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM
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Good business leaders understand that cross-training employees can yield several benefits for both the employees and the company that they work for: it offers flexibility within a company by giving your employees the abilities they need to temporarily fill in roles outside their primary job responsibilities.
As you can imagine, cross-training is very appealing to employees and employers alike. A business should think of cross-training as contingency plan to accommodate unplanned happenings; when utilized correctly, it will help a business run more smoothly in the case of an absence. The employees themselves should view cross-training as opportunities to become more valuable in their career and their company.
Nov 2, 2017 7:27:00 PM
Any great business knows that the long-term success of any company is heavily dependent on worker quality and worker loyalty. As hard as it is to measure the true value of quality workers, we all know that who you hire is very important. The economic value of workers is staggering: they not only influence the hard numbers in terms of a company’s profit - but also things that are hard to quantify like customer relations and customer satisfaction.
Sep 27, 2016 8:33:00 AM
When it's time to fill a position in your business, one of the best ways to find a new hire who is both a great fit and a right fit is using a staffing agency. After all, a staffing agency has the expertise needed to understand your industry, learn the needs of your business, and have access to a large body of skilled professionals ready and willing to begin working. What's more, a staffing agency is well versed in the regional and federal laws that apply to the hiring process and the needs of new hires.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.