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April 15, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

A March survey by Staffing Industry Analysts reported that temporary staffing revenue rose 10 percent between February 2014 and the same month this year. This upward tick continues the trend of increase in revenue growth, which has maintained the pace of 10 percent for the last five months.The top three increases in temp staffing revenue growth came…

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April 15, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

The question of how to motivate workers is important to the overall performance of a company. Just like full-time staff, seasonal employees need motivation. Here are some tips on how to maintain a high level of satisfaction and keep employees engaged at work:Don't do training all at once In an interview with Forbes contributor Kevin…

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April 13, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

This past winter was not kind to the Northeast, and as a result of people being stuck at home in front of their computers, online sales spiked. Weather.com reported that the winter of 2014-2015 was the snowiest on record for Boston, which received at a total 110.6 inches of snow throughout the season. According to…

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April 10, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

On March 5, 2015, CareerBuilder released its latest study on temporary jobs and employment growth. The study reported on growing temporary jobs and divided them into two groups: jobs that pay $15 or more per hour, and those that pay less than $15 per hour. CareerBuilder found that 3 million people are employed in temp jobs today, and the…

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April 8, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

When companies are undergoing periods of change, they will no doubt need to find skilled, capable workers to fit their projected growth. One way to meet this need within an organization is to hire temporary workers. Here are a few reasons a growing company should consider contacting a staffing agency to fill temporary positions:Temp workers…

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April 6, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

An employee's first day on the job can be pretty nerve-wracking. Learning the ropes of a new role and meeting everyone in the office can be stressful for even the most confident individuals. As an employer, you have the opportunity to help your new worker feel comfortable and happy on his first day. If you make a…

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April 3, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

Recent data released by CareerBuilder states that the number of temporary jobs is going to grow 13 percent by 2019. This hiring trend follows previous years, as during the recession, temporary jobs grew 15 percent from 2009 to 2010, and 57 percent from 2009 to 2014.At the beginning of the year, CareerBuilder collected data that…

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April 1, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

No matter what industry you're in, employee turnover is not good for business. If workers quit all the time, it can cost your business a lot of money. According to a study conducted by the Center for American Progress, for all jobs earning less than $50,000 annually, the average cost of replacing an employee is…

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March 26, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

The IT sector has experienced explosive growth in the past 10 years. The Labor Department expects technology-related jobs to continue to be one of the fastest-growing occupations for the next decade. The U.S. has 500,000 tech positions that the White House says currently remain unfilled, and the number of new IT jobs rose at twice the rate…

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March 25, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

As the U.S. economic recovery accelerates and the country moves closer to full employment, companies face increasing challenges from a shortage of qualified workers across all industries. More than half of the nation's businesses have vacant positions for which they cannot find skilled talent, according to a 2014 CareerBuilder study. Positions that remain unfilled for…

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