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April 22, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Employee burnout, which according to the Association for Psychological Science is characterized by fatigue and cynicism accompanied by work-related stress, is a serious issue faced by employers across the U.S. According to a 2013 survey by Statista, 62 percent of people living in North America report high levels of stress at work. Of those, 41…

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April 22, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Making the decision to hire temporary employees is a big step that should be undertaken with the utmost care and consideration. A need for temps can indicate company growth or a desire for flexibility in the workforce. Acquiring temporary workers through a staffing agency can be a way to maximize time and company output. According…

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April 20, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its "Employment Situation Summary" on April 3, reporting that nonfarm payroll employment was up 126,000 jobs in March. Unemployment remained steady at 5.5 percent.Despite the static unemployment rate reported by the BLS, Business Insider showed that the rate is actually dropping. March's number of 8.575 million unemployed Americans compared with February's…

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April 20, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

There are many reasons a company may want to hire temporary workers, but it all boils down to the interview process. To maintain the highest performing temporary workforce, the meeting between a employer and potential temp should be informative: It should ascertain how the employee would fit in with the culture of the workplace and determine whether…

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April 17, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

According to a recent report by Staffing Industry Analysts, the health care field enjoyed the fastest-growing temporary employee revenue in the U.S. in February. Three staffing segments in health care showed significant growth in a year-over-year analysis: travel nursing, per diem nursing and allied health care.The health care field in general is undergoing a period…

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April 17, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

One of the many advantages of hiring temporary employees is the eventual possibility of shifting a contract worker into a full-time, permanent role. According to CareerBuilder, in the second quarter of 2015, 31 percent of employers expect to transition temp workers into permanent roles. There are many advantages of doing so, including temps' training and knowledge…

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April 15, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Parts of HR services involve fostering employee relationships and building the success of your company. Employee incentives are an excellent tool for achieving these goals in the workplace. According to the Houston Chronicle, the purpose of employee incentives is to break up the monotony of everyday tasks that decreases employee motivation. Rewarding accomplishments and commendable…

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April 15, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

A March survey by Staffing Industry Analysts reported that temporary staffing revenue rose 10 percent between February 2014 and the same month this year. This upward tick continues the trend of increase in revenue growth, which has maintained the pace of 10 percent for the last five months.The top three increases in temp staffing revenue growth came…

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April 15, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

The question of how to motivate workers is important to the overall performance of a company. Just like full-time staff, seasonal employees need motivation. Here are some tips on how to maintain a high level of satisfaction and keep employees engaged at work:Don't do training all at once In an interview with Forbes contributor Kevin…

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April 13, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

This past winter was not kind to the Northeast, and as a result of people being stuck at home in front of their computers, online sales spiked. Weather.com reported that the winter of 2014-2015 was the snowiest on record for Boston, which received at a total 110.6 inches of snow throughout the season. According to…

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