Five tips for managing Millennials

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Engagement, respect key to retention The reputation of the newest generation in the national workforce may have preceded it – perhaps unfairly. Millennials – those born between 1982 and 2000 – are widely believed to be entitled know-it-alls who are difficult to manage. But there are challenges inherent in management that span generations. Most traditional… Read more »

These skills pay the bills – and will continue to do so

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Technical and computer-based skill sets top staffing needs in 2017, and that is not expected to change for years to come. LinkedIn analyzed international job postings throughout 2016, and matched skills listed in profiles with the needs and jobs of companies that hired users. The popular job-networking site concluded that staffing demands are highest in… Read more »

Reduce Turnover through Employee Training

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On average, employee turnover costs businesses approximately 21 percent of the leaving worker’s salary. In the U.S., total turnover rates for all industries is nearly 16 percent according to CompData Surveys – a two percent increase since 2011. One of the reasons for high turnover that many business owners overlook are staffing related – chiefly… Read more »

The Benefits of Knowledge Transfer in the Workplace

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Today, the average age of the U.S. workforce is approximately 42-years-old, but it’s the younger generation – millennials – that are getting ready to the take staffing by storm. In the next five years, workers born between 1982 and 2004 will comprise half the global workforce, making it critical for employment managers to recognize the… Read more »

Alternative Ways to Train Your Employees

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Did you know that companies with engaged workers outperform those without by up to 202 percent? Ensuring your employees are engaged is key to profitability, and with a growing generational shift in the U.S. workforce and a lower than average labor force participation rate, business owners need to break away from traditional training methods to… Read more »

How to Train Your Temporary Employees for Success

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The temporary and contingent workforce can be undesirable to business owners. While these individuals are often necessary to meet increased seasonal demand or aid with special projects, they often lack the motivation and loyalty of full-time employees. As these individuals enter the workplace at an increasing rate, business owners need to know the best methods… Read more »

Mutually Beneficial Training

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Most employers have in mind exactly what they’re looking for when they decide to hire talent for a new position. Traditionally, this meant hiring someone who was already experienced and skilled in the field and whose training needs were generally limited to in-house systems and practices. This ensured maximum output from an employee with limited,… Read more »

How to Stand Out in a Crowd of Applicants

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Feeling like the job hunting process is daunting and exhausting? Do you think you’re getting lost in a sea of applicants? The Federal Reserve’s forecasting the unemployment rate to remain steady at 6.4 percent going into 2015, so there are more job seekers, which can make it more difficult to secure a job. As a… Read more »

How to Prep Candidates for an Interview

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It is our obligation as a staffing franchise to guarantee that all candidates are prepared for all aspects of the interview process. The passion that fuels finding the right candidates for our clients, should be channeled toward finding the ideal workplace for candidates as well. The preparation begins before a candidate is even asked to… Read more »