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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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July 13, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

As a small staffing firm, you most likely have challenges competing with larger staffing firms. Fortunately, there are simple ways that you can provide solutions to larger client companies’ biggest needs so they retain your services longer.  Time Clock Technology  It’s important your client companies have real-time access to what their workers are doing. This…

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July 11, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Hiring workers for your startup involves a large investment of time and money. It’s important you know when it’s best to employ new staff and when you should wait. Here are some tips from seasoned professionals on how to know when the time is right for bringing on new hires. When Your Startup Has a…

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July 7, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Many workers are changing jobs multiple times over the span of their career rather than staying loyal to one company for life. People want a greater work-life balance so they can spend more time doing what they love with their family and friends. On average, workers are staying at their jobs less than five years…

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July 5, 2016 Read time: 2 minutes

Studies show that in the U.S., the majority of the workforce is unhappy with their jobs, leading to decreased productivity and a lower bottom line. However, few employees are motivated to work harder by being offered more money. Learn four low-cost ways you can increase productivity in your organization without spending a lot of money…

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