The Importance of Allowing Your Employees to Take Time Off This Holiday Season

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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 »

Is Your Business Offering Internships? Here’s Why You Should!

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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 »

The Spooky Side of Hiring: Dispelling 4 Hiring Myths

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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 »

The Importance of a Solid Company Culture

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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 »

How to Prepare Your Business for Seasonal Staffing Shortages

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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 »

How to Maintain a Positive Relationship With Your Staffing Agency

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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 »

Having Trouble Filling Open Payroll Positions? Here’s How to Fill Them Fast!

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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 »

How Often Should You Have One-on-Ones With Your Staff?

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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 »

Be a Better Manager For Your Team With These 5 Tips

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There’s no question that being a manager is difficult. Managers spend countless hours attending meetings, designing presentations and understanding data. As a manager, you are responsible for the well-being and career progression of your employees. These responsibilities, among others, can seem overwhelming.   Being a successful manager requires patience and strong leadership abilities, not to… Read more »

Build Trust

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »