Posts Categorized: Employers

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A well-functioning market is based on competition. It seems to work on a grand scale. Why can’t it work to drive your team to better results? Adding competition to the workplace seems like an obvious way to coax a better performance from your employees. However, you have to proceed cautiously. A little well-managed rivalry might… Read more »

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You need someone now. Let’s face it, you needed them last week. Now it’s a crisis. Projects are backing up, paperwork is mounting, and clients are starting to complain. But you’re nervous about fast-tracking the hiring process. What if you go to quickly and bring in someone unqualified? Things would be even worse than they… Read more »

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The process of finding the perfect fit for your business is expensive and difficult. Each time you need to fill a position, you start from scratch. You go cross-eyed reading resumes and hoarse talking to potential candidates. All the while, you’re losing time and money that could be spent driving long-term growth. However, given how… Read more »

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New jobs should be exciting, for everyone involved. The fresh recruits are entering thrilling and uncharted phases of their careers. Meanwhile, you’ve finished a tedious hiring process, ready to take advantage of the productivity and output promised by the incoming employees. One catch, though…one downer marring the hiring excitement: the onboarding process. Or, to use… Read more »

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Any teacher will tell you kids learn in different ways. Some learn best through reading. Some are audio learners. Others get more out visual presentations. Kids grow up. Eventually, they end up with bills and a mortgage … some of them working for you in order to pay those bills and mortgages. But the differences… Read more »

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There are a lot of moral and personal reasons why you should commit to a stringent safety regime. As a person who cares about the health and happiness of your employees, it’s the right thing to do. Accidents can cause serious, life-changing injuries, not to mention the danger that someone would lose their life in… Read more »

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The U.S. unemployment rate has spent the past year hovering just below the 4 percent mark, reaching as low as 3.7 percent … its lowest level since the go-go tech boom of the 1990s. However, history suggests these levels of employment don’t last forever. Eventually, the jobless rate is likely to start ticking higher. When… Read more »

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The labor market is tighter now than it has been in years. Unemployment rates are low. Worker mobility has entered a new age. The gig economy has given job candidates more flexibility than they’ve ever had before. All these factors conspire to make retention extraordinarily difficult. There are two basic kinds of turnover problems. One… Read more »

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You come directly to work from your best friend’s marathon birthday party, and now you’re having a hard time concentrating on the TPS reports. You stay up late binging an entire season of The Office, and now your real-life office life has become a blurry haze. You’re slogging through the last day before a week-long… Read more »

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Every day, there’s another complaint. Every communication is negative. Every decision provides an excuse to criticize. And it’s becoming a distraction. The grumbling and dissent take up valuable time, cutting into productivity. Meanwhile, the negative attitude brings down the general vibe of the office. A Debbie Downer employee can turn into the unfortunate focal point… Read more »