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How To Approach A Post-Interview Evaluation

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2018 7:15:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People, Company Culture

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Approaching a Post-Interview Evaluation

Hiring a well-qualified prospect who doesn’t meet expectations is a waste of time, effort, money and productivity. The cost of getting it wrong is why it’s important to get it right – the first time. Just because a candidate has an impressive resume and interviews well doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the best fit for the job.

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Promoting a Positive Workplace Safety Culture

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture, Management

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How to Promote a Positive Workplace Safety Culture

Safety culture involves all the overt and implied rules, expectations, history and rules of thinking that a group of people share and follow. It involves developing both express and implied understanding of safety as it applies to a given workplace or company. It’s not simply a procedure or guidebook; safety culture is about how people live and function safely in a work environment. Obviously, that goes a lot deeper than just a few pages of rules and how-to instructions.

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How to Hire “A” Players During Company Growth

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 11:45:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Company Culture, Management

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How to Hire “A” Players During Times of Growth

Hiring the best and the brightest is not an option – it’s an absolute necessity. It’s vital to identify top performers – “A” Players – who fit your culture and can contribute to the success of the your business.

Companies going through a growth phase face an additional wrinkle in the high priority task of hiring “A” Players – time is of the essence to capitalize on the emerging opportunities that are driving the need for staff growth.

 

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Should Employers Monitor Employees' Social Media Activity?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2018 8:12:53 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Company Culture, Management

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Should You be Monitoring Your Employees’ Social Media Activity?

An employer’s goal is not only to protect their company, but also to protect their employees.  With social media uprising it may seem impossible to put rules into place, but with proper guidelines and policies, employers and employees can both feel at ease.

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Why Do Companies Use Staffing Agencies? [and Why Yours Should Too!]

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People, Management

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Why Are so Many Companies Turning to Staffing Agencies?

The use of staffing agencies is steadily increasing. You may be wondering why this trend is occurring and if it is something you should look into. Here are the top reasons we have been given by staffing agency users and situations where you should consider doing the same.

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Workers' Compensation vs. Employee Liability Explained

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2018 7:06:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations, Managing Employees, Management

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Differences Between Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability

Many new employers, particularly small businesses, make common mistakes due to confusion about workers’ compensation versus general employer liability. Both come with legal exposure for companies, but they operate very differently from each other. Understanding the difference can help a new employer secure the right coverage for the right risk.

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Best Types of Employee Training & How They'll Benefit You

[fa icon="calendar'] May 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Company Culture, Management

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Employee Training Programs: Best Types for Greatest Benefits

Employee training programs come in many different shapes and sizes. Top companies invest in them because they know the investment results in multiple benefits for the staff and the organization.

Let's review employee training programs, starting with the benefits, subject matter to consider including in the training, and the different options available for implementation.

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Is Social Media a Good Place for Hiring? We Weigh the Pros and Cons

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Hiring the Best People, Management

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Is Hiring Through Social Media All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

When looking for proper candidates for a job opportunity, finding that specific candidate can seem nearly impossible. With today’s technology, social media has impacted the job search for both the applicants and the employers. Not only is hiring through social media a faster way of recruitment, but it also gives applicants a chance to create an online platform for multiple recruiters to see and work with.

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10 Enlightening Ways Staffing Agencies Save You Money

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 8:07:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People, Management

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10 Ways Staffing Agencies Can Help Save You Money

When it comes to your business, money and cash flow have a huge impact on your outlook. You’re always looking for ways to improve efficiency and quality—and save money. One of the ways any business can save costs is through a staffing agency. Hiring a professional to help you find quality employees  and temporary workers has many benefits. They range from expertise and knowledge of best practices to opening up the opportunity to hire temporary workers and avoid layoffs. Here are 10 unique ways staffing agencies save you money.

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A Discussion of Social Media and Termination of Employment

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2018 7:04:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Company Culture, Management

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Is Social Media Behavior a Valid Ground for Termination?

When running a business, rules and regulations can sometimes get a bit confusing. Putting rules into place about social media regulations are one of the most tedious tasks because of how tricky it can be to use as grounds for terminating an employee. Things are not so black and white once you are publicly on the web. Depending on each situation, social media misuse can absolutely be grounds for termination, although the scenario has to be thoroughly investigated because not all social media behavior can cause an employee to be terminated.

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