2016 is Half Way Over! Time to Evaluate Your Hiring Needs

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2016 is already half way over, and it’s the perfect time to analyze various aspects of your business to determine what’s going right and what needs tweaking. June is typically a time where mid-year reviews are given and is an opportune time to evaluate your hiring needs. Consulting your staff with surveys regarding the following… Read more »

3 Signs an Employee is Unhappy

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Although it’s probably not realistic to expect every single employee to be happy 100 percent of the time, seriously unhappy, disengaged employees can have some adverse effects on your business. In fact, research has found that “70 percent of U.S. employees are disengaged, and this costs the U.S. $450 to $550 billion per year.” Here… Read more »

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 »