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At Employment Solutions we’ve seen a lot of situations where business leaders benefited from telling staff up-front about how temporary staffing services can help enhance business operations.   Here are some ways to keep your in-house people fully informed and prepared to embrace working with a temporay staffing service.  1.  Clear Delineation of Work Tasks… Read more »

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How do you know when the time is right to add either temporary work teams or permanent staffers to your organization? These are some of the biggest decisions that leaders make — and they should be made on an informed basis, not just on guesswork. Here are 3 things to consider when adding temporary work… Read more »

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Too many companies cut corners, or don’t really do reference checks the right way. Here are some tips on how to conduct effective reference checks and provide value to the company’s hiring process. Reach out One of the most unfortunate situations is where companies ask for references, but never follow up. The philosophy of some… Read more »

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Getting temporary workers in the door isn’t where a manager’s job ends. Motivation is just as important for these newbies as it is for long-term veterans of a particular business. In fact, it might be more important, because without it, these people are just day workers for hire, with no skin in the game.  … Read more »

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Some of our client companies are changing from an annual review format, and instead, developing review processes every six months. But how does this help businesses? The Benefits of Semi-Annual Employee Reviews Tracking Progress In general, it’s important to keep tracking the progress of individual employees toward concrete goals and objectives. There’s a lot of… Read more »

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  There are thousands of resources available online helping to prepare job seekers for interviews, but there is little help HR managers craft better interview questions. Here are 4 recommendations for improving HR manager interview questions: 1. Explain the Context Employees aren’t generally going to offer their best input unless they can really understand why… Read more »

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  Companies are trying to figure out how to get the best people on the job. So how do you get new people contributing to the company, and how do you maximize your new hires? Employment Solutions New Hire Checklist: Training is Critical Too many companies don’t spend enough time and effort on this obvious… Read more »

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4 Time-Tested Strategies To Minimize Turnover Rate 1. An Ownership Culture One of the most simple and fundamental things that any business can do to increase employee retention is to create an ownership culture where people feel they have skin in the game. Companies can: Provide stock options or other participatory gains Promote a feeling… Read more »

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  Why is it so expensive to keep hiring?                   The Numbers Some findings by recent studies show that in general, replacing a worker will involve around 20% of that person’s annual salary — this is most true for workers earning less than $50,000 a year, which… Read more »

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  A general principle that the smartest companies work on: take time with hiring. There may be a lot of pressure to fill a position quickly, but bowing to that pressure often leads to even worse situations later. That’s because taking time to thoroughly screen and monitor employees gives companies a better chance of making… Read more »