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April 29, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

The point of an interview is for the employer to get to know the candidate and for the candidate to gain a better understanding of the job. That being said, there are certain personal qualities that by law cannot play a factor in whether a person gets a job. According to Business Insider, questions that…

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April 29, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Even in a tough economy, talented job candidates will always have several options. If you want to attract the cream of the crop to your company, you have to offer more competitive incentives. If a skilled applicant isn't satisfied with what your business offers, she can just accept a different position. Here are four ways…

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April 28, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Negativity can be pretty common in the workplace. According to a Gallup poll, only 31.5 percent of American employees were engaged in their jobs in 2014. Whiny employees do not just get on a manager's nerves; they also can put other workers in bad moods. Although it may seem easy to just ignore these types of workers, it's…

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April 27, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

No business likes to lose good workers. If one of your staff members quits, you have to spend time and money looking for another candidate. According to a recent Center for American Progress study, for all positions earning less than $50,000 a year, the average cost of replacing an employee is 20 percent of a person's…

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April 24, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

When making the decision to bring on a temporary workforce, it's important for employers to consider the effect it will have on current employees. According to Team Global, permanent workers may experience discomfort at the thought of temporary employees joining a company, and some may consider it a sign their positions are in jeopardy. It…

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April 22, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Whether your employees are working on a huge project or dealing with a difficult client, they're bound to get stressed sometimes. However, if your staff members seem overwhelmed all the time, it can have have a negative effect on the entire workforce. According to The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, stressed workers can experience fatigue and lose motivation,…

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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: 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

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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