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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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February 10, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Intrinsic motivation results from workers focusing on internal drivers as their reasons for working at top performance levels. By increasing these motivators daily, your workers will feel more challenged, valued, engaged, and accomplished, resulting in greater output and an increased bottom line for your company. Challenge Employees positively challenged intrinsically desire to push to be…

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January 27, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Many American small businesses have been implementing shorter work weeks than the traditional 40 hours to help attract and retain hardworking employees. Many people find this as a sign of laziness rather than being more productive. There are pros and cons however, to having a shorter work week than other countries. Average Global Work Hours…

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January 25, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Terminating an employee is not an easy task. Make the process go more smoothly by preparing for it in advance. Even better, let Innovative Employee Solutions handle everything as your employer of record. Fulfill Legal Requirements Start by covering all legal aspects of firing an employee. Create a paper trail of the worker’s performance reviews,…

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January 18, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Finding and retaining qualified workers for the industries your staffing company serves will be challenging in the new year. Here are some areas CareerCast predicts will have the greatest demand, and how you can proactively prepare to fill your client companies’ needs. Information Technology Millions of data scientists with currently undefined skill sets will be…

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January 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

After meeting its annual goal in December 2015, Hilcorp Energy gave a six-figure gift totaling over $100 million to approximately 1,400 employees. Whereas your company may not be able to top this event, there are inexpensive (but effective) ways to recognize your employees’ achievements. To be most effective, employee recognition must be timely, frequent, specific,…

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January 8, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

An underperforming employee demoralizes colleagues and decreases your company’s productivity. Because this person was originally hired based on their skills, experience, and attitude, it’s important you learn to reengage the worker to help both them and your bottom line. Give Feedback Ensure the employee knows their responsibilities within the organization, why they’re important, and when…

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