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The end of the year is rapidly approaching, which means year-end goals, and the start of a new quarter for many businesses. As we head into the holiday season, many business owners and managers struggle with whether or not to give their employees time off for the holiday season.   Unless there is a specific… Read more »

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Finding quality payroll candidates is a challenge for many companies. The hiring process is often time-consuming, from reviewing applications and screening prospective candidates to interviewing them and checking references. Staffing agencies identify, evaluate and match candidates to employers, which helps to streamline the entire process.   Here are the top four benefits of using a… Read more »

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More and more companies are investing in internship programs due to their numerous benefits. Internships offer students a competitive edge in the job market, and set them apart from other candidates since they gain real-world work experience.   Here are four ways an internship program can benefit your company.   Fresh Perspective and Innovation  … Read more »

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Perhaps the most difficult part of being a business owner or manager is pouring through dozens of resumes and cover letters, attempting to find the right candidates for your open position.   Unfortunately, to simplify the process, many hiring managers choose to follow the guidelines of popular hiring myths. In doing so, they often weaken… Read more »

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More often than ever before, employees expect more than a paycheck from their place of work. In addition, they want affordable healthcare, reasonable hours, tuition reimbursement, training assistance, and (above all else) a solid company culture.   Why has company culture become so important over the last decade? Below are six paramount reasons.   Employee… Read more »

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For many businesses, the busy season means longer hours, more customers, and an increased workload for everyone involved. Of course, the timing of this season can change, depending on your industry.   For example, tax professionals are swamped mid-January. Recreation companies are inundated with orders in June and July. Most retailers are smacked around by… Read more »

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According to the American Staffing Association, over the course of a year, staffing companies hire more than 15 million temporary and contract employees for a variety of industries, including industrial, clerical, managerial and scientific.   More than 76 percent of these employees work full time for companies that prefer to outsource the complex and expensive… Read more »

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In our competitive market, retaining top talent is more important than ever before. A whopping 51 percent of employees are looking to leave their jobs, and the cost of replacement is staggering. Recent estimates place turnover prices at $45,000 to $150,000 per employee.   To avoid losing money and talent, employers want to know: What… Read more »

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Every company has positions that experience high turnover and take forever to fill. Some work is simply undesirable, especially in such a competitive market. Fortunately, there are ways to fill these empty spots on your payroll.   Here are six of our favorites:   Use Social Media   Create social media accounts on platforms like… Read more »

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In any work environment, consistent communication between managers and employees is essential for success. Speaking with your staff individually, through one-on-ones, is perhaps the most beneficial method of communication. Veteran leaders swear by these meetings, which allow for timely feedback and constructive criticism without fear or anxiety.   There’s little doubt that managers should invest… Read more »