Employer Tips

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Hiring In a Tight Labor Market

It can be quite challenging to hire top-notch candidates in a tight labor market; however, putting some or all of these strategies into place will help your company lead in the competition for outstanding candidates.

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How Many Employees Do You Need? 

Determining the number of employees you need is extremely important for your company’s success. This article will give you a few tips when trying to figure out whether your business is ready to hire more employees or if downsizing is necessary.

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How to Start a Mentor Program

A mentor program should begin at the hire date of a new staff member, including a training checklist for specific job duties that are itemized to their particular position. Creating a welcoming process that provides mentorship through developmental and sustainable work procedures is essential to maximize new-hire success.

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Great Questions to Gauge Employee Engagement

Your average employee will not go out of their way to give you feedback about the company. Many employees fear the backlash of “complaining.” This makes it difficult for employers to gauge employee engagement.

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How To Provide Effective Employee Feedback

Over the years, feedback has developed a negative image. Most people who think of feedback automatically imagine negativity or criticism. However, feedback is essential in most people’s everyday life, not just at work. From a routine dental checkup to an annual job review, feedback is a neat little way to determine if we are doing a good job or need to work on some things.

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How to Lead Without Micromanaging

Micromanaging can lead to an unmotivated workforce that doesn’t give their best effort. Strong leaders demonstrate trust and support to improve employee morale and inspire a staff that lacks enthusiasm and purpose. An energized employee more connected to purpose is more likely to take the initiative, which frees you to take on more urgent matters. Let’s find out more about how managers can hold their employees accountable – without doing the work for them.

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Why is Work-Life Balance Important to your Employees?

In a demanding world that appears to look for perfection and 100% commitment, stress is at an all-time high. Pair that with a pandemic that we are trying to recover from and a war overseas that is affecting the economy, and it is easy to see why employers are putting so much on their employee’s shoulders. However, employers must keep in mind that for their business and operations to keep running smoothly, the health and attitude of their employees are also important things to maintain.

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How to Spot an Employee Ready for a Promotion 

Most business owners are invested in their employees and want to see them thrive and grow. Not only is this a reflection of outstanding leadership, but it is also a clear sign that the organization is moving in the right direction. But how do you know when an employee is ready for a promotion, and what key moments should you be looking for as their manager? This article will explore some of the things that may signify a promotion is due and some tips on rewarding outstanding performers within the company.

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Keep Employee Momentum Going in 2022 

When you started your business or took on a management role, there is a good chance that you had set clear and defined goals about what you wanted to achieve. While things may have gotten off to a great start, it is easy to quickly fall back into old patterns. The truth is, sticking to your goals can be challenging for anyone – especially your employees. But what can you do as an employer to set them up for the best chances at success so they can keep the momentum going into 2022?

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Be the Best Version of You as an Employer

Modern businesses face a common threat – finding and retaining top talent. To compound this problem further, it has never been more challenging to find the right candidates for vacancies as skills gaps have become much more common. But what do employers need to know to ensure they are meeting headcounts with the right candidates, and what factors contribute to a successful recruitment strategy in competitive industries?

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Possible Solutions for High Turnover

Modern businesses need to be able to focus on targeted recruitment and retention strategies that provide meaningful results. If an organization can retain its valued employees, it can often decrease the need to recruit new ones.

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Possible Solution for Injuries in the Workplace

It isn’t uncommon for employees within certain roles to receive increased compensation based on the danger they face each day in many industrial and manufacturing industries. Often known as “Hazard Pay,” this additional compensation is offered to assist with potential physical discomfort or distress that can occur while on the job.

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Possible Solution for Long Ramp Up

Employees are generally considered one of the most valuable resources that a company can have. Unfortunately, while many businesses have graduated pay plans for their employees, they may be garnering high employee costs unnecessarily.

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Possible Solution for High Employee Cost

When an organization pays an employee more money than they should, it can often create a ripple effect among the employees around them and the organization as a whole. In many instances, this hinders employee development and can eliminate resources that could be used in other areas of the business that need it most. Overpayment is a common problem nationwide that doesn’t get enough attention. However, high employee costs can easily be offset when a wage analysis is completed to determine what fair wages may be – even if employee salaries can’t be decreased.

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Possible Solution for Poor Quality of Employees

It’s no secret that many employers find it hard to increase wages. Between organizational changes, economic conditions, and a laser focus on corporate growth, certain factors make it difficult for an employer to offer highly competitive salaries.

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Possible Solution for Meeting Headcount

When modern businesses expand, wages and other associated benefits are often left behind in the growth process. This, in turn, results in non-competitive wages and high levels of employee turnover that make meeting headcounts even more difficult.

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Possible Solutions for Meeting Headcount Goals

Manufacturers nationwide, from New York to California, are facing a common problem – meeting headcounts while controlling the cost of labor to meet designated profit and loss (P&L) targets.

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When Should I Hire More Employees?

Knowing the best time to bring on additional employees is often an ongoing struggle for business owners. While getting busy means more profit; it also means that not having enough staff will mean that your current employees have to work even harder.

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How Can You Make Sure You Hire the Right Employee?

If you are a business owner, there is a good chance that you are constantly looking for the best talent possible to add to your existing teams. And while your HR teams may know the best places to post your job listings,

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How Can You Make a Temp Employee Permanent?

In the modern job market, it is not uncommon for businesses to take the time needed to ensure a candidate is a right fit for not only the position they are working but that they also fit into the company culture as a whole.

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Questions Every Manager Should Ask a New Hire

Onboarding a new hire is often a critical period of any business. The faster a new employee can be assimilated, the sooner they will start being able to make a positive impact on the company’s goals and returning the investment that has been put into them.

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When Should a Business Hire a Staffing Agency?

Business leaders are always looking for ways to improve processes and ensure their business is as efficient as possible. And, although many businesses already outsource their advertising and marketing, they tend to not think of recruiting or hiring new talent in the same way.

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Steps to Creating a Successful Partnership with Recruiters

For most hiring managers, recruiters are an invaluable part of their employee discovery process. And, in an ideal world, these two will work in tandem to find and retain the best hires possible for an organization’s needs.

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How Do Professional Staffing Agencies Find Candidates?

Although many businesses have invested in applicant tracking systems to automate resume storage and find candidates that demonstrate desired skills, these systems are often unable to make a judgment call of which candidates are the best fit for a position.

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How to Give Constructive Feedback to Candidates

Although many employers do not realize it, many candidates are looking for honest feedback after an interview to determine how they could make a better impression in future endeavors if no position is extended.

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Should Employers Be More Involved in Employee Wellbeing?

As the workplace continues to evolve, company culture as well as new benefits and employee programs are taking the forefront when enticing the top talent to join your team.

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Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout

In recent years, the corporate world has seen a major influx of employees who quit or stop performing to their full capacity due to employee burnout. To counter this, many companies have adopted various systems and ideas

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Getting the Most from Remote Workers

Coronavirus has led many employers to adapt wherever possible to allow their workers to work at home. And, though this may have just seemed like a temporary side effect, many industries are not integrating new positions into their company or transitioning previous positions to accommodate remote workers.

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How to Review Resumes

Whether you are a new hiring manager or you have been reviewing resumes for a long time, there is often an art to quickly sifting through potential candidate submissions to see which stick out and which should be passed on.

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The Costs of Onboarding a New Employee

Although many businesses may equate the cost of hiring a new employee to the salary and benefits that they offer them, there is likely more to the equation than meets the eye.

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5 Ways to Control Costs with Staffing

Any business looking to improve operating margins within their organization will inevitably need to look at their current staffing strategy. From entry-level positions to the CEO, maximizing profitability begins with ensuring that effective staffing is being utilized as best as possible.

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What Do Employees Actually Want?

As society continues to evolve, the demands that employees have from their respective employees have also seen a dramatic shift. Unfortunately, this has made a challenging situation for employers that are trying to keep up with the demand to attract top talent while also retaining their best employees.

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Interview Questions to Identify Cultural Fit

As a business, are you hiring employees based on not only their talents or skills but also your assessment of their cultural fit within your company? As a significant modern factor of employment

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The Benefits of Working with a Staffing Agency

Onboarding new employees not only takes away precious time that could be used in other facets of your business but it can also leave a lasting impression on your wallet if you don’t hire the right person for the position.

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How to Reduce Employee Turnover

Even the most sought after positions in the nation experience turnover as employees leave or pursue new career advancement opportunities.

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Thinking of Hiring a Recent Graduate?

As a business owner, it’s important to ensure you find a candidate with the skill set you are searching for but also at a reasonable salary that fits in your budget. For this reason, businesses of all sizes are often interested in hiring a recent graduate; however, there are many different considerations you should keep in mind if you want to take this route.

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I Caught My Employee Lying. What Happens Next?

You asked your employee to fulfill a simple task and they claim they have done it. But it turns out later that you find out they weren’t being honest. Once you catch your employee in a lie it can be disappointing, but it can also have further ramifications on your business’ productivity.

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5 Interview Process Evaluation Ideas

As an employer, you likely already know how hard it is to find the top talent due to a competitive and always-changing work environment.

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Is Your Job Description Setting You Up for Failure?

The job description you provide is often the very first impression you make on potential talent looking for a position just like the one you are offering.

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Why Temp to Hire Works

In the modern job market, employers will often have to give up something they really want in order to quickly fill a position.

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The Importance of A Good Onboarding Strategy

If you are responsible for a company budget, you likely already know that employee turnover can be extremely expensive.

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Tips for Checking References

In the modern age of employment, many employers are afraid to ask too many questions to their candidate’s references for fear of the legal repercussions that can arise.

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How to Determine Your Hiring Urgency Level

Just a few years ago, employers could interview a candidate one day, not make an offer until weeks later, and still expect to make the hire. Today, if you wait to make an offer, you will most likely be losing an opportunity to another more savvy company that knows time lost is money lost. There…

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How to Understand Temp Compliance

When you’re hiring, there’s bound to be a lot on your hiring team’s mind. You are analyzing the hiring and talent gaps in your company, perusing resumes, scheduling interviews, and gauging your colleagues’ interest in your favorite candidates. There are multiple meetings, and there is bound to be constant discussion via Slack, Gchat, or over…

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How Blind Recruitment Can Expand Your Talent Pool

Everyone has biases, checked or unchecked. If they’re not known to us, they are called “Unconscious Biases.” Unconscious bias is a concept so ingrained in our culturally-diverse society that one might be tempted to think it doesn’t need further reflection. One might be aware of their biases or prejudices, but still not know how to…

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How Disengaged Employees are Hurting your Business

As a business owner or manager, your responsibilities are multidimensional and far-reaching. Day to day tasks range from customer relations and employee management to, ultimately, driving the bottom line. However, many business owners fail to recognize one of the biggest issues within their organization: the disengaged employee. Recent Gallup polls found 7 in 10 employees…

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Six Steps To Streamlining Your Hiring Process

Does your business have a streamlined hiring process for finding new employees? Do you find that your job listings bring more unqualified applicants than qualified? What may seem like a simple process of hiring often ends up being a major barrier to overall company success, with lost time and revenue due to empty positions? The…

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How to Get Buy In on Workplace Safety

Workplace safety is essential for any business. Individuals who run organizations understand the importance of creating and safe work environment. Leaders are responsible for their staff’s safety and to provide a comfortable and safe work environment. This type of environment promotes company morale and improves overall functionality. It should the focus of any well-oiled business…

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Build a Good Relationship with Your Staffing Specialist

While utilizing a job placement service to find work, it is important to foster a good relationship with your staffing specialist. Having a good relationship will help your staffing specialist more efficiently and appropriately match you to job opportunities. Getting To Know Each Other Before you attend a meeting with a staffing specialist in your…

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Why Workplace Safety is so Important

Workplace Safety The necessity for safety in the workplace can’t be stressed enough. Fatalities in 2014 were up to 4,679 among workers according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.  In the same year, over 3 million people were hurt on the job. Safety awareness and training programs can help save lives and reduce injury…

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