Spotting a Bad Hire During an Interview

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Hiring a new employee is something that must be done thoughtfully. The cost of hiring the wrong person for the job can be surprisingly high, both in terms of lost productivity but also lost time in having the right person in the role. That’s why it is so critical to spot those warning signs in… Read more »

Make the Most of Your New Hire With These 5 Training Tips

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Inevitably, turnover becomes something employers need to address strategic hiring practices and a robust talent pipeline. Employers generally keep the bar high when making the decision on who to hire, but often new hires are expected to hit the ground running. As a manager, it’s important to accept this reality and pave the way with… Read more »

How Working with a Staffing Partner can Help Find You the Best Passive Candidates

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As an employer, you likely default to interviewing candidates who appear proactive and fully engaged in their job search. But did you know that job-seekers who are currently employed but passively seeking new opportunities can also be an excellent source for high quality hires as well? It’s often one of the least considered hiring strategies,… Read more »

Ways You Can Keep Your Employees Motivated As the End of Year Approaches

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The end of the year can bring a loss of productivity, as motivation wanes and holidays approach. But the end of the year is just as critical a time to get work done as any other time. Here is how you can combat this seasonal slowdown for your employees and make sure your team is… Read more »

How the Staffing Industry is Evolving and Why You Need to Use it As a Resource

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The world of work has changed dramatically in response to the business’s technological revolution. The way we do work is different, but also the way we find work and workers has changed significantly. If you are not currently aware of the resources available to you in partnering with a staffing expert, you are missing out… Read more »

The Benefits to Retraining an Employee Rather Than Firing Them

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The decision to fire an employee has a significant cost, to both the employee and the employer. It can be devastating for someone to lose their job, but it can also be tough for a business who needs people to do the work the correct way. If you are in a situation where you are… Read more »

Limiting Liability When Conducting Background Screenings

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Background checks are a regular part of the hiring process, but it’s essential to educate yourself and your hiring team around the limits of what can be done based on individual background screenings. There are complex liability concerns involving a background check, particularly related to FCRA.   Understanding the Connection between Liability Risks and Background Screenings … Read more »

Considering a Career in Project Controls? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Interested in exploring a career path in Project Controls? Project Controls are the data gathering, data management and analytical processes used to predict, understand and constructively influence the time and cost outcomes of a project. It’s through the communication of this information that drives effective management and decision making. But breaking into this role doesn’t… Read more »

Balancing Profitability and Your Workforce

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Building and sustaining a profitable company is hard. Building and sustaining a company that is profitable and socially responsible and can recruit and retain the industry’s top talent may seem impossible. But more and more that is what is being demanded of modern employers. Employees want to work for the good guy, especially young employees…. Read more »

Humility: A Leadership Quality to Master

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Great leaders are many things. They have a vision. They are inspiring. They are excellent communicators and have the ability to motivate others to help them achieve great things. But one character trait that is clearly important for true leaders is humility. Ego rarely serves leaders well, particularly when it comes to inspiring others to follow them. Here are… Read more »