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Pay Rates - averages of the United States

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Feb 27, 2017 8:52:00 AM

Setting the right pay rate for your open positions can help you get more qualified candidates for your jobs. Competitive wages can vary by industry, location and job duties. To help your company get more applications from eligible candidates, educate yourself on the average wages for the job you need to fill.

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Topics: HR, Human Resources, Wage Increase, Wages, Finding Qualified Candidates, Hiring, Pay Rates, Enconomy

How Wages Increase or Decrease the Availability of Quality Candidates

Posted by Erica McEachran

Feb 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When searching for new employees, whether temporary employees, holidays help or full-time staff, determining the right wage for each and position is important. Other than fitting their pay into your budget, the wage should reflect the responsibilities of the job and the quality of the work you expect.

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Topics: Staffing, Temporary Job Tips, Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, Wages

Using a Staffing Agency to Meet Holiday Labor Demands

Posted by Shawna Echebelem

Nov 8, 2016 7:38:00 AM

The holidays are a crazy time for many businesses, from retailers to warehouses to delivery services. Millions of seasonal workers are hired every year to handle the increased demand for products and services. Staffing agencies alone provide more than 3 million workers to employers during the last quarter of the year.

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Topics: Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, Employee Motivation, Wages, Holiday

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

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 compensation plans.

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Topics: Staffing, Employee Retention, Employee Motivation, Wage Increase, Wages, Mentorship

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.

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

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

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