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September 7, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Studies show that the majority of workers would prefer benefits such as paid time off (PTO) over a pay raise. Learn the benefits of having a generous PTO policy and how you can provide additional PTO for employees in your small business. Companies with Generous PTO Policies Twitter provides 10 holidays and unlimited PTO for…

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August 24, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

There is an ongoing debate as to whether emojis are appropriate for staffing firms to use in their social media posts. The short answer is that you need to be using emojis in your posts to promote your business and increase your bottom line. Emojis Positively Impact Your Social Media Content  Because people process pictures…

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July 27, 2016 Read time: 5 minutes

By Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance When you need to hire quickly for jobs that are non-traditional, specialized or temporary, it may seem like paying someone as an independent contractor is the easiest choice. You negotiate a rate, describe what things you need done and then issue payments directly to the contractor – no…

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July 21, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

By: Jennifer Maynard, Human Resources Manager Summer is a busy time of year to hire temporary or contingent employees.  Many companies utilize the contingent workforce for contracts and projects or business growth opportunities. Other companies may utilize the contingent employee, throughout the year, to gauge how they might fit into the company and to support…

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July 17, 2016 Read time: 5 minutes

By Sean Ring, Business Development Manager Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been a popular business term for at least 20 years now, and although most people would say that they understand the premise, the vast majority of us would struggle to actually define it off the top of our head.  CSR can take many shapes,…

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July 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Your employees are a necessary part of growing your business. However, keeping them loyal to your company may be an issue. Here are some ways you can retain your workers for longer periods of time. Consistently Give Small Amounts of Recognition  Duo, a digital security provider based in Ann Arbor, MI, has staff acknowledge team…

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June 30, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As an entrepreneur, the demands on your time are endless. With limited hours in the day, it’s easy to focus on activities other than documenting your business processes. However, if one of your key employees leaves your organization and knowledge and responsibilities of the worker’s role are undocumented, you won’t have a roadmap for training…

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June 24, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

According to poll results released in May 2016, more than 7 in 10 U.S. adults don’t think private companies should disclose employee wages internally. However, Americans do want salary or wage ranges included in new job postings. Learn how these factors affect your small business.  Poll Results More than 530 people responded to the Marist…

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June 21, 2016 Read time: 6 minutes

By: Sean Ring, Business Development Manager One of the most powerful and undeniable trends in the global economy is the perpetually transforming nature of the workforce. We have already experienced a vast shift over the past decade and experts in this field unanimously forecast the continued movement towards increased leverage of contingent labor. Contingent labor…

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June 7, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Tania Fiero, PHR, Vice President, Human Resources – Part II In part one of this two part article (click here for part I), I summarized some of the reasons why it is a good business strategy to have a strong safety program in place.  In this article, I share some of the things you…

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