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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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September 5, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a small business owner, you probably don’t have the time or money to handle all of your complex HR functions in-house. Fortunately, you can outsource all of your HR needs to Innovative Employee Solutions. Learn five ways that partnering with IES as your employer of record (EOR) will benefit you. Cost Savings  You’ll save…

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August 30, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

HR pros play multiple roles as employee advocates, culture keepers, leaders and more. Here are some reasons why HR staff should also assume roles similar to marketers to help manage their employees more effectively. Focus Messages on Target Audiences  HR reps should study their employees’ demographics, attitudes, and behaviors to create a clearer understanding of…

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August 26, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a small-business owner, whether you properly classify workers as employees or independent contractors (ICs) saves you time and money in the long run. Learn the risks involved with misclassifying workers and how partnering with Innovative Employee Solutions can help mitigate those risks.  Typical Reasons for Misclassification Because employees are subject to more federal, state,…

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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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August 22, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As human beings, we enjoy staying in our comfort zone. However, the only way to truly grow as a leader is by trying things that seem scary or difficult. Here are a few ideas for expanding your comfort zone and growing as a leader. Share Ideas and Skills Proposing ideas that may fail and challenging…

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August 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Because your employees spend so much time adding to your bottom line, it’s important you create the best possible work environment to help them achieve their professional goals and your business goals. Here are a few examples for changing your workplace from mediocre to spectacular. Create a Stronger Feeling of Purpose  Coyote, a UPS company…

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August 17, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

The gig economy is increasingly changing how many workers make money. This is advantageous to your staffing firm in various ways. Increasing Company Revenue  The gig economy is helping the staffing industry grow through the need for gig workers. Some workers would rather pick up temporary jobs than work at just one. Other workers hold…

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August 15, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

In order to spend your days in peak performance as a recruiter, you need to successfully manage your time. Here are five ways that’ll help you stay on task and see more results daily. Work Harder, Not Longer  Your output, rather than your activity level, should measure your productivity. By focusing on busywork rather than…

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August 14, 2016 Read time: 3 minutes

By Sara Jensen, National Business Development Manager Growing a staffing business, as with any new company, takes a lot of time, know-how and at times, money.  Knowing where and how to allocate all of these limited resources can be tough – and can mean the difference between success and failure. As the owner of a…

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