Top 5 tricks to get the best workers

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As a manager, you have a lot invested in finding the right employees. Not only are you literally investing time and money in the hiring process, but you are looking for people who will ultimately contribute to the success or failure of your company. Finding the right employee can sometimes seem difficult, especially with the… Read more »

Are Your Employees Working Hard or Working Smart?

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As a manager, it can be easy to look at an employee putting in long hours and automatically think they are doing good work, or vice versa. In fact, hard work isn’t always the same as good work. Being able to gauge the difference is key to managing productivity. Working smart doesn’t necessarily mean working… Read more »

Team Building Programs Your Employees will Love

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Team building exercises are an important way to bring employees closer together and promote a collaborative, productive environment. If not done right, they can also be tedious, boring or campy for the staff. The key to a successful team building exercise is to find some activity that will promote team building and bring people together… Read more »

Do You Know How the ACA Will Impact Your Business?

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The Affordable Care Act mandates that employers with more than 50 full-time workers provide health care to their employees or pay a penalty. But there are some complications, particularly when it comes to temporary workers. Understanding how the law affects your company is crucial to ensuring you are fulfilling your responsibilities. Here is a breakdown… Read more »

It’s Time For a Safety Audit

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In you haven’t done so recently, consider conducting a safety check of your premises. Conducting a check is crucial to find any issues that may lead to injuries and lawsuits in the future. When conducting your check, be complete and thorough. Look through every part of the building and note anything that seems even a… Read more »

5 Tips for Prepping your Staff for Temp Help

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Bringing on a temp worker can be a great way to maximize productivity or assist with a particular project. It can also be uncomfortable for permanent workers, who may feel like their job and position are threatened. By taking certain steps, you can eliminate these concerns and help make the arrival of temp workers a… Read more »

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 »