Onboarding Checklist For Your New Hires: Ways to Prevent Turnover

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Many companies struggle with short-term turnover — they get new people in the door, just to see them leave within a number of weeks or months. So how do you combat this particular type of attrition? ¬†Here’s what we’ve learned talking to many companies about their workforce management strategies. New Hire Onboarding Checklist:¬† Invest in… Read more »

Should I Pay Overtime or Hire Additional Employees?

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One of the trickiest decisions hiring managers have to make is how to handle temporary high labor demand. Finding the right solution requires analysis of finances, a deep look into how departments work and how people feel about their jobs. Pay Overtime-The Money Angle One reason that overtime is a bad word in some companies… Read more »

How Does Your Staffing Agency Think?

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In this industry there’s a wide variety of staffing agencies and solutions to choose from. They are all founded on their own business and operational philosophies, and managed by people with their individual beliefs, perceptions and definitions of success. 2 Schools of Thought Most agencies are either Sales Minded or Operations Minded. But how can you tell… Read more »

What to Say to Employees You Don’t Hire

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Over time, you learn to conduct better interviews, battle turnover and establish morale on a team or in a department. But what about the other side of the hiring process — what about the employees you don’t hire? Here’s advice for informing both the successful applicant, those who didn’t get the job, and handling the… Read more »

Do I Need a Company LinkedIn Page?

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The direct answer is, yes. Most businesses can’t survive without one, but with that said, there are some really good ways that a LinkedIn account can profit nearly any kind of enterprise. Getting the Word Out A lot of business use a company LinkedIn page to show off new products, new contracts or other news… Read more »

Why Hire Millennials for Management Roles

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As the American economy rebounds from the financial crisis of 2008, you’ll start to see millennials advance in the workplace and how they work differently than those that came before them. Confident Use of Technology This is the most obvious reason when hiring millennials for management roles. They tend to be more technically savvy than… Read more »

Lead by Action in the Workplace

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At Employment Solutions, we often talk about the difference between leaders who inspire their teams, and those who just manage departments. Businesses sorely need the kind of leaders who can bring a company forward, rather than just working a desk. Get Involved One of the biggest ways to lead by action is to be constantly… Read more »

Implementing a Social Media Policy in the Office

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For anybody who’s still wondering whether their company should have a social media policy to determine what happens online, the answer is a resounding “yes!”   Here are some reasons to have a social media policy in the office to handle all of the digital communications that go on within a company. Company Reputation (and… Read more »

Notifying Candidates They Didn’t Get the Job with a Courtesy Email

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Here’s a question that sometimes comes up in HR — should human resources departments be notifying candidates that didn’t get the job? In our experience as a temporary staffing services provider, yes, they should. But the question becomes more complicated when you look at the pros and cons of investing in a courtesy email for your… Read more »

4 Ways To Improve Workplace Relationships

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We all know that conflict tends to heat up the workplace from time to time. Even the best-run ship will have conflict over many different issues. Here are four of the best strategies good managers can use to improve workplace relationships. 1. The Open-Door Policy Open-door policies are in place for a reason. They help… Read more »