The Top Job Skills to Recruit For

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Recruiting in today’s marketplace can be quite a challenge. It’s difficult to find a few standout candidates in what seems to be a never-ending sea of candidates. Many of these candidates appear perfectly qualified for the position on paper. So, how do you mow through the giant stacks of applicants in order to find the… Read more »

How to Pay your Highly Qualified Temps Fairly

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Your temps are keeping your business running. Perhaps you have found that some of them are very good at their job. They are the type of workforce you want to have. Many temporary workers are doing their job at a high level, often with the hope of moving into positions that are more permanent. What… Read more »

Checklist Before Working with Staffing Agency

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At some point in every human resource manager’s life, a time comes when there are not enough employees available to manage a time sensitive project or a new role. This is when most HR pros turn to a local staffing agency for support. Yet, far too many hiring managers take for granted what services the… Read more »

What Employees Want From Their Bosses This Summer

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The summer months can be a real challenge for employers who are competing with summer vacation plans, employees heading to college, and a lack of skilled candidates to maintain staffing numbers during a busy season. Yet, there are some ways to provide perks that will help keep your employees happy and productive throughout the summer… Read more »

A Review of NCCI’s Workers’ Comp Report

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Each year, the NCCI (National Council on Compensation Insurance, Inc.) puts out a must-read report known as the NCCI Issues Report. It points out issues that impact the market and future for those in the workers’ compensation insurance field. This year, there were more than a few unanticipated and, largely, unwelcomed discoveries made. This review… Read more »

Compensating Outside the Box to Attract Top Candidates

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Believe it or not, you don’t have to spend a lot of money, as a business, in order to offer perks that will net you a great deal of good will with current and prospective employees. In fact, some people will give up higher pay in a job in order to receive a select set… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing

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We live in the Information Age and that means that information truly is the king of the hill. Unfortunately, when there are large volumes of data and information that needs to be shared between multiple people, computers, and/or office locations, storing that data can be costly and time consuming. Enter the modern solution of cloud… Read more »

Keep Your Employees Engaged this Summer!

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Things are heating up outside, and inside, the entire company is cutting out earlier and earlier with every passing Friday afternoon. Summer is here and minds are turning to anything and everything but the company’s bottom line. It’s hard to be the one walking around with the big stick, demanding everyone fall into line. As… Read more »

How to Attract and Retain Generation Y Employees

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Companies today are required to do a little “outside the box” thinking when working to attract young employees who represent Generation Y, or the Millennials as they are often referred to. It’s a task that many businesses compensation and benefit plans aren’t set up for, at this point in time. The good news is that… Read more »

Social Media Policy at Work: What is Reasonable?

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Social media is becoming a driving force in the lives of everyday people. When social media crosses the threshold of the workplace though, it can bring a host of new problems and dilemmas that must be dealt with. That’s why it’s important for companies – large and small – to take the time now to… Read more »