Controlling IT Personnel Costs with Temporary Employees

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Any IT project has the potential for going over budget, even the best managed one. Things can quickly change, necessitating the need for more resources to get the job done on time to meet client demands. The cost of recruiting, screening and bringing on specialized IT staff can be astronomical, especially with the availability of… Read more »

8 Quick Tips for Successful Annual Employee Evaluations

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The annual employee evaluations you do play a significant role in your investment in your biggest asset: your employees. Evaluations are incredibly important because they provide direction to employees. Are they doing a good job? What do they need to improve on? Where do you need them to be in three months, six months or… Read more »

5 Ways to Get Ready for Your Annual Performance Review

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Your annual employee performance review is coming up. Is there anything you can do right now to ensure you get the results you want? Most employers make this a time to discuss both what you think of your job and what they think of the job you are doing. While much of the development of… Read more »

Harnessing the Power of LinkedIn Recruiting

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LinkedIn is “the world’s largest professional network”. That fact along with the resources the popular social media site offers really can enhance the abilities of any HR professional to find the talent their business needs. For those in the business of hiring others, there is no doubt that using this outstanding feature can change virtually… Read more »

Weeding Out the Root Cause of Low Employee Morale

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Maintaining positive employee morale has long been known to help with productivity and output of employees. Morale also assists with sustaining good attendance which helps the bottom line. A company that engages in proactive policies that help workers does this by giving incentives to employees to work harder and support to the employer. If you… Read more »

A Cure For Workplace Woes: Wellness Programs

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President John F. Kennedy once said “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” Many companies have developed wellness programs to promote healthy lifestyles for employees. Healthier employees help maintain productivity. They also keep premiums low for companies… Read more »

Increasing Numbers of Employers Using E-Verify According to a Recent Study

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E-Verify is a widely used voluntary Internet verification system operated by the US Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration, allowing employers to check for the validity of personal identification information furnished by applicants. Current US law requires that all employers only employ individuals who are legally authorized to work in… Read more »

Why Top IT Companies Use Executive Recruiters

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If your organization is trying to grow in a highly competitive information technology market, the use of executive recruiters to find quality people can be your best bet. Just consider that many of the world’s biggest IT companies, such as Google, Microsoft and more, actively pursue candidates through smart staffing initiatives and the use of… Read more »

Employee Retention Ideas From HR Professionals

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Keeping great employees is a number one priority of most companies. This takes effort and strategy, just like any other aspect of doing business. How people are managed in an organization from the time they are hired on to how they are groomed for higher levels of achievement has much to do with a successful… Read more »

Is Your Employee Experiencing a Mental Health Problem?

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At some point in your career as an HR professional, you may encounter an employee who begins to act out of normal character. You may notice a normally productive employee suddenly start to have trouble at work. Or you might notice an increase in tardiness or absenteeism from an employee who otherwise has had no… Read more »