Posts Categorized: Employers

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Trying to build a diverse workforce is a valuable and noble mission. Setting the goal represents the first step. But then you have to figure out how to make it happen. It leads to a crucial question: what exactly do you need to do to attract a more diverse workforce?  Diversity provides significant concrete benefits for any company. At the basic… Read more »

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You know those romantic comedies where people realize on their wedding day but they’re marrying the wrong person? There’s a less-funny version that happens in the workplace. That same sinking feeling comes into play when you realize you offered a job to the wrong candidate.   When you come to the conclusion that you’ve made a hiring mistake, it’s crucial to correct… Read more »

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No one enjoys a crisis. Well, maybe a few masochists or adrenaline junkies…but for the most part, a business emergency only sparks stress and visions of potential disaster. Still, a crisis can also lead to unexpected improvements. With the right response, you can use the calamity to make your company better.  This lesson has particular… Read more »

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Workplace stress is often unavoidable. Short term deadlines come up. Customers make surprise demands. Your company launches an aggressive growth initiative that requires you to put in extra hours. Whatever the case, these pressures can take a mental toll. As a result, it’s important to learn how to manage this anxiety.  The stress you experience at work can have a… Read more »

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Recruitment can be hit or miss. You’ll never get the hiring process perfect. However, if you’ve seen more misses than hits lately, it might be time for a review.  Running an efficient and effective process is the key to getting maximum value out of your hiring efforts. Most estimates suggest that the best candidates come off the market in their first… Read more »

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Usually, you can tell rather quickly if a new hire is going to work out. Within a couple of weeks, it becomes obvious whether your chosen candidate is a good fit. At that point, you either pat yourself on the back for another great hiring decision…or you start to get that sinking feeling that you’ll… Read more »

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Just like every other part of your operation, your warehouse can benefit from strong teamwork. Achieving this goal requires a strong culture. With a few simple points of emphasis, you can encourage a welcoming, productive, and forward-looking atmosphere in your warehouse.  A winning culture can significantly improve your day-to-day operations. It boosts productivity and improves morale. You are able to get more done, while… Read more »

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Running a successful staffing firm is a two–pronged process. It requires a complicated balance, making sure you have enough workers to fulfill all of the job orders you get. If you can’t find people to staff those jobs, you could face a threat to your long-term growth.  Luckily, there’s a way to break out of the dilemma. DHR’s Staffing Partners Program lets you deal with those excess job orders, all without… Read more »

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Going into your latest recruiting effort, you thought your biggest risk was not finding a qualified candidate at all. But now you’ve run into a different problem: you’ve met two applicants who seem perfect for the job. How do you break the tie?  The situation can present an agonizing decision. You want to get the most out of every member… Read more »