How to Make the First Day Count When Onboarding

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A new hire’s first day is an opportunity, and not just for the incoming employee. It’s a chance to start the relationship off on the right foot, and not all companies take advantage of this unique time. By handling the onboarding process correctly, you can improve retention and build loyalty.     Making the new hire’s… Read more »

Do You Have a Policy in Place for JUULs and Other E-Cigarettes in the Workplace?

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Vaping has become incredibly popular. E-cigarettes – the battery-powered devices that replicate smoking by vaporizing a liquid that contains nicotine – are not classified the same ways as traditional cigarettes and cigars. As a result, many company policies regarding smoking don’t automatically apply to e-cigarette use.  Plus, there is still a lot of confusion regarding the… Read more »

4 Ways to Create the Most Efficient Warehouse Layout

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While designing the layout of a warehouse seems like a simple task, it usually isn’t. The choices you make can have a substantial impact on overall productivity, either enhancing operations or harming them. Plus, poor traffic flow can do more than stymy the efficiency of the warehouse; it can even create safety issues. Luckily, there… Read more »

Which is Better: Hiring for Quality or Speed?

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When you need to fill a vacant position, it isn’t uncommon to encounter a tricky dilemma. Usually, it feels like you have to choose between hiring for quality or hiring fast. Holding out for the right candidate may mean you get a better fit. However, if you don’t find the ideal professional quickly, your company… Read more »

5 Reasons Creating a Flexible Workforce Will Put You Ahead

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Thanks to collaboration technology, offering flexible work arrangements has never been easier. Plus, many millennial professionals prefer employers that provide at least some degree of flexibility, ensuring they can achieve greater work-life balance. However, many businesses are still hesitant to embrace flexibility in the workplace, fearing it will harm productivity. In reality, these arrangements can… Read more »

The Dos and Do Nots of Asking About Salary History

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States are increasingly passing laws that bar companies from asking about a candidate’s salary history. The goal is to eliminate the gender pay gap and compensation bias based on gender, something that can be perpetuated when a business knows how much a job seeker makes. Even if a company believes in equality, most salary offers… Read more »

Recruiting Passive Job Seekers in 2019…Here’s What You Need to Know

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Do you know where your ideal job candidate is right now? There’s a decent chance they are at work. Typically, the best and brightest in their fields don’t have much trouble remaining gainfully employed, and might not be seeking out opportunities if they are generally satisfied. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to pursue… Read more »

Is Your Company Policy Out of Date?

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At the core of every company is its policy manual. This document serves as an operational blueprint, outlining how aspects of the business should be managed as well as other details, including acceptable employee behavior, performance expectations and safety standards. Since your policies guide how the company runs, allowing them to become out of date… Read more »

3 Common Staffing Agency Myths … Debunked!

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Staffing agencies have become a popular method for securing top talent quickly and efficiently. However, there are still a lot of myths that surround recruitment firms, even as more companies use them to manage their hiring needs. Whether you have partnered with a staffing agency in the past or are considering it for the first… Read more »

What Exactly Are Your Hiring Needs? Here’s How to Discover Them

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An effective hiring strategy is based on the answers to two key components. First, you need to understand exactly what you require. Second, you need to know where to find the right person for the job. Figuring out precisely what you need can feel daunting, especially if you need to fill positions outside your area… Read more »