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Let’s face it. While hiring can bring good things (more employees, more revenue), it also carries with it significant stress.   Hiring stress can exist for many reasons.   If you have junior managers, for instance, the entire hiring process — from writing job descriptions to interviewing to making a final decision — may be… Read more »

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It’s not ideal, but it happens. An employee is not performing well, and it must be mentioned. Maybe they’re showing poor work ethic or low productivity. It could be their skills don’t seem up to par, or perhaps they’ve been calling in sick a lot. Maybe the employee rubs everyone on the team the wrong… Read more »

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The current unemployment rate, at just over 4 percent, is the lowest it’s been in 17 years. That’s great news for people looking for jobs. But it can mean companies can have trouble finding top talent. A vibrant employment picture means top talent may be able to pick and choose positions.   Is Your Hiring… Read more »

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Now that 2018 is here, it’s time to think about what you’ll do once you graduate. And that’s especially true if you’re graduating early.   Many college grads find temporary assignments a good fit. Why? Because they give you real opportunities to test your job options and get on-the-job experience before accepting a permanent position…. Read more »

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A job description is a golden opportunity to recruit great candidates to your company. Yes, crafting them can be time-consuming, and you may find yourself wishing that you had one already written.   Fear not. Writing a job description can clarify for managers what they want to see in the position. It’s an opportunity to… Read more »

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As the year draws to a close, it’s a good time to show your employees you’re thankful for them.   The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day emphasizes how much we appreciate what we have. The winter holidays are a way to show our appreciation for the uniqueness of family and friends. Why not… Read more »

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During the winter season, you have to put considerable effort into a good work-life balance. Christmas and Hanukkah are coming up and with the parties, events, and preparation for many people. Your to-do list is longer than it’s ever been, with shopping for festive foods and gifts.   At the same time, the approaching end… Read more »

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If you’ve recently hired a new temporary employee or have several new temps in the organization, be sure to welcome them! Although temps may be hired to help out for a short time, it’s just as important for them to know the daily processes and company culture as it is for permanent employees.   Here’s… Read more »

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Every business and organization faces legal issues. Employment, discrimination, and other laws and regulations are complex. Busy managers and supervisors don’t always have time to ensure their own familiarity with laws. They may not know best practices or easily avoided pitfalls.   But using the expertise and experience of a staffing service can ensure that… Read more »

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If you’re like many managers, you might hesitate to bring up issues regarding an employee who came to you through a staffing firm.   When the employee is temporary, the issue for the manager might be unfamiliarity with how to approach the situation. But don’t hesitate to provide feedback to your staffing service. Help them… Read more »