Onboarding Doesn’t Stop After the First Day

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Welcoming newcomers to the team is a great way to make them feel involved for the first day on the job. But how do you continue the process past first introductions? Employee retention is essential – the last thing you want as a leader is to be trapped in a cycle of constant hiring with […]

Trainee of the Month October 2016

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  Jose Garcia, employee since 9/26/16, has won the Trainee of the Month award for October 2016. From the trainers: “During the time in training, Mr. Garcia always remained professional. He always asked questions, never missed a day in training, received high percentages on quizzes, and if there was ever a lesson he did not […]

How Can You Set the Tone on Your New Hire’s First Day?

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In a candidate-driven job market, employers must do all they can to provide a positive experience for new hires during their first day and onward. Studies have shown that when employees are given a positive onboarding experience they are much more apt to stay with their employer longer. For example, Aberdeen Group conducted a study […]

What’s the Best Decision – Paying Overtime or Hiring Temporary Workers?

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It should be the goal of every business to be smart when it comes to staffing costs. At times, it’s necessary for regular employees to work overtime to complete time-sensitive projects. These types of situations are basically unavoidable. With some careful planning, companies can save money and time by hiring temporary employees to augment current […]

Make Your Temporary Workers Feel Welcome

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Any company will need temporary workers from time to time. A sudden rush, peak times, shortage of manpower, employees calling in sick or going on abrupt leaves, sporadic business growth and any other operational demands can call for temporary workers. Now, companies and the temporary workers, both parties are aware that it is a contractual […]

How to Respond to Workplace Bullying

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In our previous article, how to deal with workplace bullies, we shared some tips for preventing bullying at work by employees. Incidents of bullies at work seem to be on the rise, many going undetected for months until a worker goes postal and harms another person. The good news is that human resources leaders and […]

Eliminate Low Morale in the Workplace

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It happens in every work environment at one time or another. People walking around grumbling, not being very productive, missing work days, and having a general bad attitude about things. What are we talking about here? It’s low employee morale. It sneaks in like a virus, infecting one employee and then over a matter of […]

What You Need to Know about Predictable Scheduling

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What kind of schedule does your workplace require? If you have been considering the idea of moving from a flexible schedule to a regular schedule that’s based on production needs, then you must learn something about predictable scheduling. Here is a rundown of what predictable scheduling is and advice on if this is a good […]

How To Optimize Your Job Postings

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When jobs open up, companies like to advertise for new employees as quickly as possible in order to begin the hiring process without much of a delay. Job postings are published in newspapers, magazines, on bulletin boards, in online forums, with internet job sites and on social media sites. However, often these job postings are not fully […]

Should You Ever Hire An Overqualified Candidate?

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Companies have plenty of decisions to make when choosing a candidate for an open job. One of those decisions is whether or not to hire an overqualified candidate. Some companies will say absolutely, while others will refuse to bring an overqualified candidate on as an employee and won’t back down from that sentiment. We will […]