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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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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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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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Thinking of a Workplace Social Media Ban? Read This First

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2018 7:10:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Company Culture, Management

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A Look Into the Pros and Cons of a Workplace Social Media Ban

With social media sweeping the Internet, many businesses wonder whether or not they should ban social media in the workplace altogether. Some companies simply suspect too much wasted time to be at risk, while others worry about liability claims that can arise with misuse that may occur on the clock.

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9 Benefits You'll Love When Using a Staffing Agency

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Dell posted in Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People, Management

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The Main Benefits of Using a Staffing Agency Discussed

When it comes to business, any successful CEO will tell you that what builds you up is great people. Of course, you work hard, build your network and expertise, but the driver behind your growth is the people who help see it through: your staff. As you grow it becomes increasingly harder to hire the right talent while juggling the needs of your business. This is where a staffing agency can come in. As experts in their field, staffing agencies are designed to help you pinpoint great matches that will improve your business. And they do it all without getting in the way of your productivity. We’ve come up with nine benefits of working with a staffing agency.

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3 Techniques You Can Use to Gauge Your Employee's Motivation

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2017 8:05:00 AM / by Michelle Dell posted in Managing Employees, Hiring the Best People, Motivating Employees

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These Quick Techniques Will Assist You in Evaluating Your Team’s Motivation

The most important asset to any company is its human resource. A well performing workforce can enable your company to be profitable. A non-performing one, in contrast, can cause losses and business failure. To ensure your human capital performs optimally, you must ensure it is well motivated. Knowing whether your employees are motivated can be tricky since it is not easy to measure motivation with statistics and numbers. However, you can employ specific time saving and cost effective tips to help you gather valuable information quickly. Having valuable information about the level of employee motivation when you need it will enable you to deal promptly with any situation that may negatively affect your business.

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Understanding the Family Medical Leave Act California

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Dell posted in Laws & Regulations, Managing Employees, Management

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Everything You Need to Know About the Family Medical Leave Act California

California Chamber of Commerce reveals that handling requests for leave is one of the biggest challenges afflicting many human resource (HR) departments in California. The overlapping relationship between the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) can be confusing to many employers who do not fully understand the similarities and differences between the two. Consequently, these two laws have become the most litigated employment law cases that often attract large liabilities. To avoid this fate, enlighten yourself about FMLA leave and how it relates to CFRA.

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