How to Put Together Your Dream Team of Employees

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It is the goal of every business leader to build a dream team of highly effective employees who have the right skills, attitudes, and abilities to propel their business forward. But, this effort often falls short for a number of reasons. Either the right people are too difficult to find, or the wrong people are… Read more »

Getting Your Staff Back on Track After the Holidays – Management Tips!

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Have you ever heard of ‘holiday hangover’? Perhaps, you have experienced it yourself. We aren’t talking about the typical hangover induced by alcoholic drinks but a remnant of the holiday. Whether it is the Christmas & New Year holiday or a vacation, employees often suffer from a holiday hangover. They may not even be aware… Read more »

How to Keep Employees Motivated During the Busy Holiday Season

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Thеrе іѕ generally nо happier time аt thе office thаn durіng thе holiday season. Mауbе it’s bесаuѕе vacation time іѕ coming ѕооn fоr mоѕt employees, there’s lеѕѕ stress аt thе office, оr mауbе it’s bесаuѕе оf thе holiday parties. Whаtеvеr thе reason, you’ll experience а kinder, gentler co-worker іn thе nеxt cubicle. There’s а quote… Read more »

Protecting Your Call Center Employees from Seasonal Stress

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Any job in a call center can wear people down, especially those in high-volume retail, technical or collections departments. It’s no wonder that call center employees have an above-average turnover rate. During the busy holiday season, call center agents can get even more stressed out from the number and type of calls they get. From… Read more »

10 Tips For Keeping Employee Morale High this Fall

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With the fall season upon us, many employees will hit a lull because they miss the summer vacations and the beautiful, warm weather. Because of this, you will need to keep employee morale as high as possible. Here are 10 tips that should help your staff with their morale levels this fall. Schedule an Outdoor… Read more »

Two Great Candidates? How Do You Decide Which One to Hire!?

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Nearly every hiring manager has faced the conundrum of trying to decide between two great candidates for one job. It can be heartbreaking. Yet, time is precious, so one of the candidates needs to move forward while the other is rejected. How can a recruiter make the right decision? If you are faced with this… Read more »

What Costs More: Overtime or Additional Help?

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Since the goal of any business is to increase profit while decreasing costs, controlling the costs of staffing is vital. However, sometimes project demands and deadlines make it necessary for a company to pay overtime to hourly employees – driving up costs. If your HR team is growing concerned over the increased use of overtime,… Read more »

How to Streamline Your New Temporary Workers

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Whether you’ve just started working with temporary workers or you have been using this option for your business for a while, the best way to get the most ROI is to streamline your temp workforce. In this way, your new temps can be brought up-to-speed fast, so they can be productive sooner. But, how do… Read more »

Are Your Reference Checks Doing Any Good?

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A great-looking candidate walks in carrying a well-written resume and smooth talks his way into the company. Then in just weeks the new hire’s true personality starts to emerge. The employee becomes a nightmare, sabotaging the team and taking production levels down with him. Unfortunately, for many companies, this scene replays over and over again…. Read more »

Is Your Workforce Committed? (Can You Tell?)

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When you walk around your workplace, you probably see a lot of happy hardworking people, right? Wrong. A recent story published by CBS network revealed a state worker who had published over 5,000 comments to a newspaper over the span of a year. This averaged out to 25 posts written per day by this particular… Read more »