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May 26, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

More HR professionals have been leaving tech companies due to professional dissatisfaction. These companies lack active, engaging roles for HR staff beyond administrative tasks. Learn how you can use this lesson for reconfiguring your own HR department to meet your workforce needs.  Lack of Defined Roles Due to the changing nature of work, many companies…

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May 24, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a talent acquisition professional, you’re bringing in your company’s best workers. Because you have limited resources, here are some low- or no-cost ways to ensure you’re making a positive impact on your organization.  Build Transparency  Communicate the value of transparency to leaders and hiring managers. Let them know you want it to be a…

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May 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Motivating, engaging and retaining millennials poses many challenges for small business owners. Learn how you can adapt your business structure to fit millennials’ needs and improve your bottom line.  Immediate Action Because millennials grew up with technology, information has always been available instantly. As a group, they want to utilize their expertise and creativity to…

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May 14, 2016 Read time: 5 minutes

Written by Trevor Foster As the temporary staffing market continues to grow rapidly, many independent recruiters have been considering adding contract placements to their list of services in addition to permanent placements. In doing so recruiters can leverage their existing contacts and clients to add significant revenue that can be very profitable. Of course, with…

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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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