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May 11, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Workplace culture affects employee engagement, retention and loyalty. According to a study from The Workforce Institute at Kronos and the research and consultancy firm Workplace Trends.com, HR workers, managers and employees each believe their group is most important in defining corporate culture. However, the groups differ on what they believe to be the most important…

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May 5, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

In order to prosper, your business has to change with the times. Learn about six up-and-coming trends in recruiting and why you need to capitalize on them. SnapChat SnapChat is being used by more companies to learn about job candidates’ passions, thought processes and drive. A company gains more access into candidates’ lifestyle values and…

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May 3, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

  Lemons are great in lemonade, but they might not be your first choice in a gin and tonic. If professional employer organizations (PEOs) and employers of record (EORs) were both garnishes, like lemons and limes, they'd belong in different drinks. Although they seem similar, PEOs and EORs provide different services. An EOR puts a…

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April 22, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Now that millennials are beginning to outnumber baby boomers, millennials are taking over as the majority of your customer base. This generation has shared experiences and cultural upbringings that influence their views and affect their choices, including how and where they spend their money. Learn what’s important to millennials so your business model meets their…

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April 20, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Bosses often unknowingly place stress on staff members through the course of everyday business. Discover five ways you may be slowing down your workers’ contributions and how to effectively change for more positive results. You don’t really know your employees You need to know what makes your staff members unique and what comes naturally to…

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April 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

There are many variables to think about when deciding whether to hire a full-time employee or independent contractor for a specific job. Consider these three factors when choosing which type of worker is right for your company’s needs. Costs Besides covering a salary, hiring a full-time worker means paying for health insurance, vacation days, payroll…

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March 25, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Skilled workers engaging in negative behavior hurts your bottom line. Use the following tips to fix the problem, and get your workforce running smoothly again. Signs Negative cliques and gossipers constantly bring down leadership and company goals by standing around complaining about what they don’t like. De-energized and unmotivated workers who don’t offer ideas, input, creativity,…

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March 1, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Due to expensive sales calls and marketing, it costs more to find new clients than to retain existing ones. Learn four ways you can encourage lost customers to do business with you again. Target Customers Create different campaigns according to customers’ lapses in purchase times. Segment your customer base according to time since their last…

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February 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Millennials are the largest and most highly educated generation in the workforce and are the future of the business world. For your business to properly utilize young people’s knowledge, skills, and experience to stay competitive, modifications to your current business practices may be necessary. Understand Millennials Young executives want their work roles to match their…

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February 12, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

According to a 2015 Jobvite Recruiting Survey, 92 percent of employers utilize social media when finding new employees. Discover reasons why and how your company can effectively use social media for recruiting. According to survey respondents, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are the top three social media sites utilized by recruiters. Approximately three-fourths of respondents recommend…

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