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November 21, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Employees typically dread meetings, especially when they last a long time and leave attendees wondering what they were supposed to have learned. Here are some tips on making your meetings more productive, so your employees learn and apply more information from them. Set an Agenda Having an agenda means everyone understands the purpose and importance…

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November 19, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a recruiter, you’re always on the lookout for ways to find top quality candidates while reducing the time, cost and risks involved with placing contingent workers. Find out how joining our Recruiter Affiliate Program and partnering with us as your employer of record (EOR) will help you attain these goals. Attract More Candidates   When…

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November 17, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Time is essential when you’re a recruiter. If you spend too much time recruiting a candidate, they’ll go work for someone else. Follow these three guidelines for reducing your time recruiting while getting more beneficial results. Hire the Right Candidate  When you hire the right candidate the first time around, you save time and money…

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November 14, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

According to a study by Development Dimensions International, a consulting firm, and Electronic Recruiting Exchange, a web-based recruiting resource, successful companies utilize five specific practices that help them stay ahead of the competition. These practices help find the right workers for the right jobs, which improves employee productivity and retention, the quality of products or…

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November 12, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

When employees remain loyal to your company longer, you save time and money by not hiring new workers. Find out how mentoring can help you retain top talent longer and improve your bottom line. What Mentoring Is  Mentoring occurs when more experienced workers provide training and guidance for less-experienced workers. New hires, especially recent graduates,…

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November 10, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Gamification uses the thinking and strategy involved in playing games to improve worker engagement. Find out how gamification can benefit your company and improve your bottom line. Gamification & Employee Management  Gamification provides employees with recognition and status in a more effective way than other types of recognition. For example, if employees receive gift cards…

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November 8, 2016 Read time: 4 minutes

IESConnect Article – November 2016 The December 1st increase in the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees is rapidly approaching. By now companies should have determined: 1) Which, if any, of their currently exempt employees fall below the adjusted salary threshold; and, 2) How they will address this – either through an increase in compensation…

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November 7, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Being a leader comes with its own unique set of challenges. Here are some aspects of leadership you’ll want to avoid to so you continue being the best leader you can be. Not Mentoring Your Team  Every employee needs help with training to become the best worker they can be. However, most employees won’t seek…

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November 5, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Feedback is vital to reaching your company’s goals. Without proper guidance on your work output, you won’t know what type of effect you’re having on meeting your organization’s objectives. Here are some important aspects of effective feedback, and how they help you prosper. Elements of Feedback  To be most effective, feedback must be specific to…

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November 3, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

 With the widespread use of mobile devices, increasing access to information, and shorter attention spans, chunking new material into short bursts of information, or micro learning, is becoming more common as a means of learning. Find out more about “micro learning” and how it may benefit your company. What Micro Learning Is  Micro learning is…

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