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Me Too
November 30, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development, Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) Published by: Training Magazine Companies need to be vigilant about maintaining a safe working environment, and workers can help mitigate negative scenarios by keeping in mind these suggestions. Women and men everywhere are speaking up about inequality, injustice, and sexual harassment—all topics that have…

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Performance Review
November 29, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Tania Fiero, Vice President of Human Resources Published by: Entrepreneur It’s not uncommon for "performance review season" -- which many companies are about to embark on -- to cast a shadow over a company’s employees. Almost everyone who participates in a performance review is dissatisfied with the process. There's evidence of that: Deloitte recently conducted…

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July 26, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, Vice President of Business Development Published By: Staffing Industry Analysts - The Staffing Stream  Many Americans spend the majority of their waking hours at their workplace, so it is no surprise that relationships can often begin between colleagues. However, in the wake of the #MeToo movement involving shifting social attitudes and holding…

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July 10, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Jennifer Maynard, Human Resources Manager Published By: HR.com  Agile is probably not the first word you would use to describe the traditional model for hiring and staffing your organization. Typically, human resources departments hire candidates for defined roles with rigid criteria for lateral moves or promotions. But ignoring the agile approach hinders organizations from…

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April 6, 2018 Read time: 4 minutes

By: Peter Limone, CFO & President  Published By: Business.com Instead of driving a wedge between contingent and full-time employees, recognize that everyone brings something to the table. Welcome and onboard temporary workers just as you would full-timers, and make them feel like a valued part of the team, regardless of their contract length. When I…

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April 5, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Peter Limone, President & CFO of Innovative Employee Solutions  Published By: Entrepreneur. From Google, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to HubSpot, Glassdoor’s annual list of the  best places to work-- 2018 all bring something a bit different to the table. The one thing they all share? A culture and value set that employees can’t get…

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January 19, 2018 Read time: 3 minutes

Want to hear something that will make you feel old? From this year on, everyone crossing that magic 18-year-old threshold into adulthood will have been born in the new millennium.  But these individuals aren't the much-maligned Millennials; they're Generation Z. Gen Z represents anyone born after 1995 — or, according to some sources, after 1998. They may not…

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January 5, 2018 Read time: 5 minutes

By: Tania Fiero  Published By: The San Diego Business Journal.  Mention corporate America in some circles, and the first word you'll hear is "greedy." Look to the media, and you'll see no shortage of stereotyping there, either. And this holiday season, you'll again watch Ebenezer Scrooge bully his employee Bob Cratchit. Honestly, I'm sick of…

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December 20, 2017 Read time: 3 minutes

By: Sara Jensen, VP of Business Development  Published By: Observer.com.  From 16th-century monks making hay about the printing press to the 1980s phenomenon of “computerphobia,” new ways of working have always been met with suspicion. Today’s growing gig economy is no exception to this rule of human nature. Despite the fact that more than a third of America’s workforce…

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December 13, 2017 Read time: 4 minutes

Imagine you're at a holiday get-together with your extended family. Multiple generations — so many backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and opinions — are gathered in one room. Now, figure out a one-size-fits-all job offer you could make that would perfectly entice each and every person to join your company. If that task seems impossible, that’s because…

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