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August 4, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a recruiter, meeting with client companies means you have to promote yourself and your services. However, this is not always easily done. Learn how to put yourself at ease during interviews by focusing more on others and less on yourself. Show Gratitude Regularly practicing gratitude, especially before interviewing with client companies, increases your optimism…

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August 2, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a recruiter, placing the right candidate in the right position for your client companies is how you make your living. Therefore, you’ll want to do everything you can to enhance your relationship with each job seeker. By properly communicating with each candidate through every step of the recruiting process, you’ll properly place more job…

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August 1, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Trevor Foster, Vice President of Finance As companies begin their annual strategic planning and budgeting process for the new year, many executives dust off perhaps the most ubiquitous acronym in strategy – SWOT! We do this analysis at Innovative Employee Solutions (IES) and many things are learned from it, but the process of compiling…

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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: 3 minutes

By Jennifer Maynard, Human Resources Manager As employers seek to make the workplace more flexible, there is an increasing need for work arrangements involving the contingent workforce.  Contingent employees may include temporary employees, part-time employees, on-call employees, consultants, seasonal employees and interns. The Staffing Industry Analysts estimates that the average company’s contingent workers currently make…

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July 21, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Tania Fiero, PHR, SHRM-CP When onboarding a new employee there are a barrage of forms that must be completed and the Federal Form I-9 is one that has specific timeframes to adhere to or risk penalties of $110-$1,100 per violation. This is fairly easy for employers to manage when the employee hired is working…

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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 18, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a recruiter, you can often tell by reading a candidate’s resume whether you’ll recommend them to your hiring manager. As long as the candidate is professional who seems to fit in with the culture and has the skill set you are looking for they’ll most likely move forward in the hiring process. However, it’s…

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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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