Here’s Why Your Company Should Offer “Mental Health Days”

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  Most companies offer a range of paid days off to their employees. Typically, this includes vacation and sick leave, and possibly options like maternity or paternity leave, and bereavement or compassionate leave. However, even though most organizations know that mental health is important for a person’s overall wellbeing, not all businesses give workers access… Read more »

One Foolproof Way to Improve Employee Engagement

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  Whenever unemployment is low, it automatically becomes more difficult to recruit new talent and retain your current employees. Often, salaries can only be raised so far, and traditional benefits packages made only so sweet before you reach the edge of what your company can offer. But, there is one alternative that can help you… Read more »

Improve Your Workplace Communication Skills

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Even though the last recession began almost 10 years ago, one thing was made abundantly clear in the aftermath; people want their employers to communicate more effectively. This goes well beyond simply scheduling regular staff meetings and sending out generic newsletters. In fact, ineffective and archaic approaches to information sharing can actually yield negative results… Read more »

A Bigger Paycheck Doesn’t Guarantee a Better Hire

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  It wasn’t long ago that the best way to attract top candidates was to offer the biggest paycheck possible. While having a competitive compensation package is still important, there are other factors that carry more weight than you may realize. And this is especially true if you are looking to lure employees away from… Read more »

What Are Millennials Looking for in Their Careers?

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Work-life balance and job flexibility have become hallmarks of what millennials crave from their employment experiences. They also crave the ability to travel. While salary is still a top concern, failing to meet their other desires for flexibility at work can lead to missed opportunities when trying to land the best talent. With millennials now… Read more »

5 Great Questions to Ask All Accounting Candidates

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One of the primary jobs of a hiring manager is to get to know the accounting candidates who were scheduled for interviews. The best way to manage the task is to make sure you ask the right questions. While resumes and social media profiles provide an excellent introduction to their experience and education, there is… Read more »

Make Sure Your First Hire of 2017 Is Your Best Hire!

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Your business couldn’t work without your employees. Often, the people working for you are one of your most prized assets. When choosing new people to join the team, it is important that you find the best match possible for both the position and current culture. Whether you are filling an existing vacancy or looking to… Read more »

Mind the Skills Gap in Your Light Industrial Workplace

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A combination of changing technology and a shifting workforce can lead to skill gaps in a low of workplaces. Some of the most impacted business are those operating in the industrial sector, like manufacturing and warehousing companies. As older worker retire, they take with them a career’s worth of knowledge in the field. The younger… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Workplace for Generation Changes

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Concern about the impending retirement of baby boomers across the workforce has been expressed for years. Many companies received an unofficial extension when the recession in 2008 kept many older workers involved in the job market landscape for longer than planned. Now that signs of economic recovery have stabilized various industries, and retirement accounts, baby… Read more »

How to Successfully Onboard New Temporary Employees

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While many businesses work diligently to create a process for bringing on new permanent employees, many companies neglect to take the same care with their temporary employees.  In order to set your temporary employees up for the same level of success as your permanent ones, consider these tips to get your onboarding process in shape…. Read more »