3 Tips for Making a Temp Feel Welcome

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The first few days of a new job can feel overwhelming and even a little intimidating for temp workers. They’re trying to get up to speed as well as form connections with regular employees, which can leave them feeling a bit out of place and discombobulated. In order to gear them up for success, it’s… Read more »

Prepare for Hiring “Spring Cleaning”

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Periodic staff evaluations are key for getting the most from your employees and optimizing productivity and profitability. With Q2 just around the corner, it’s a great time to evaluate your staff and fire/hire accordingly. Here’s how to spot “a bad seed” and ditch any dead weight before it brings the rest of your team down…. Read more »

How to Prevent Performance Reviews from Going Wrong

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Periodic performance reviews are essential to effectively running a business and getting the most from your employees. But let’s face it – they’re not always easy, and sometimes they’re downright uncomfortable. In order to properly give feedback and improve communication, it’s necessary to follow some performance review best practices to prevent them from going wrong…. Read more »

Make Your Meeting Count – How to Make Your Meetings More Productive

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In many instances, workplace meetings can have a positive impact on your company and increase productivity. However, other times they can actually be more trouble than they’re worth and end up being a hindrance to productivity. In fact, studies have found that “professionals lose 31 hours per month to unproductive meetings, which is equivalent to… Read more »

4 Hiring New Year’s Resolutions for 2016

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The New Year is usually a time when there’s a strong demand for fresh talent and when many hiring managers are looking to bring new employees on board. Consequently, the needs of many companies will often exceed the pool of qualified candidates. Fortunately, you can streamline the hiring process by making one or more of… Read more »

Cover Your Tracks: Why You Must Have an Employee Handbook

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There are several reasons why companies should provide their staff with an employee handbook. For starters, it helps streamline the onboarding process, explains company policies and provides employees with relevant resources. But more importantly, a handbook helps protect management against possible lawsuits in case of an incident. Let’s now go over some specific ways that… Read more »

Born to Lead: 4 Traits of a Successful Leader

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For almost any business to function at a high level and experience long-term success, it’s necessary to have a strong leader at the helm. When you look at some of the top companies in the world such as Apple, Amazon and Google, they all have one thing in common: Competent leaders. Let’s now examine four… Read more »

Give Your Staff a Holiday Gift: Temporary Employees

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Q4, and the holiday season in particular, are often a busy time for many businesses where they may struggle to keep up with consumer demand. To compound the problem, it’s common for permanent employees to request time off so they can travel, spend time with family and friends, etc. As a result, it can create… Read more »

How to Know if Your Candidate is a Team Player

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For a business to be successful, it usually requires a team of individuals who work in unison and who have the same objective in mind. When there’s selfishness or a lack of cohesion, it tends to inhibit productivity; so spotting a team player is important when sifting through job candidates. In terms of a formal… Read more »

Why Post-Interview Reviews are Crucial

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Post-interview team review

Sifting through a long list of job candidates to find the best match for your company can be arduous and time-consuming. In order to progress the interview process, it’s important to have some sound strategies in place that allow you to better identify high-quality candidates. One effective technique is performing post-interview reviews where you assess… Read more »