3 Questions to ask During an Exit Interview

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Exit interviews can sometimes seem like an uncomfortable requirement for employees heading out the door. Getting useful information out of exit interviews can be difficult as people about to leave may not care or may not want to burn bridges by giving honest feedback. But when done right, exit interviews can yield valuable information that… Read more »

4 Tips to Keep Employees Motivated During the Summer

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As summer approaches and the weather gets better, keeping employees motivated and productive can get more difficult. The lure of being outside during the summer months can take a toll in the workplace.  Here are some tips to keep employee morale up and make sure work doesn’t suffer this summer. Offer incentives.  The summer is… Read more »

Employing Generation Y

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Generation Y – defined as those born between 1980 and 1997 – represents the future of the workforce.  They are also very different from previous generations, and come with both unique strengths and challenges for employers.  Understanding these characteristics and how they translate to the workplace is key to attracting and getting the most out… Read more »

Implementing Social Media Policies in the Workplace

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There remain very few boundaries between our personal and professional lives, thanks to social media. What happens in Vegas really does not stay in Vegas, not with Twitter, Facebook, Vine or even SnapChat. It is for that very reason; you need to design an adequate social media policy for your business.  These policies are not… Read more »

Accidents Happen: It’s What You Do After That Counts

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Accidents- they are bound to happen in the workplace. No matter how many safety seminars are conducted or precautions taken, employees are all human and mistakes are inevitable. While it is crucial to be as preventative as possible, we cannot ignore preparations for what will happen when an accident does occur. Conducting an accident report… Read more »

How to Write a Great LinkedIn Recommendation

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Everyone needs to know how to write a great LinkedIn Recommendation. It helps others, but also reflects well on you.  If you know how to write a fantastic Linked Recommendation, you are in a better position to help others write great recommendations for you. The problem is that many think view the actual writing as… Read more »

How to use social media to screen and recruit

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LinkedIn is (in many cases) a recruiter’s best friend for both recruiting and screening.  But LinkedIn is not the only social networking site that can be (or should be) leveraged during the hunt for the best possible employee. Facebook is also a viable option. Recruiting Recruiters who use Facebook generally focus on the site when… Read more »

Denver Ranked 10th Best Market in the U.S.

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Denver ranked as the 10th best U.S. market in the On Numbers Economic Index for the month of October. This index, which was published on Thursday October 24th, is designed to be a monthly snapshot of the economic performance of 102 large U.S. metro areas.   G. Scott Thomas, who covers demographic trends in his On Numbers blog for… Read more »

3 Tips for Temp Onboarding

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The holiday season will be here before you know it.  Thirty-nine percent of retailers plan to hire holiday help.  It is up 36% from last year, according to Forbes magazine. However, seasonal hiring is not limited to retailers.  Eighteen percent of IT firms, 16% of companies in the leisure and hospitality sector, and 16% of… Read more »

Colorado Business Index Belies Brisk Hiring

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The Colorado Business Index As mentioned in earlier blogs, the Colorado Business Index is a monthly report of expected Colorado business activity.  This index jumped to 56.5 in August, up from 54.8 in July, before dropping more than 4 points – to 52.2 – in September.  Despite the slip, the state is still poised for… Read more »