What Your Best Employees Need to Stay

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A 2015 survey by Jobvite found nearly 50 percent of all employees are open to leaving their employer if a better offer comes along, and since that survey was conducted, employment prospects have only gotten better for today’s professionals. The fact of the matter is: Employers should be concerned about their top employees leaving; taking… Read more »

Got a Skills Gap? Close It With These Tips

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While many companies are currently enjoying the benefits of a surging economy, many businesses are having to cope with a lack of skills within their own workforce, preventing them from taking full advantage of the existing economic climate. This so-called ‘skills gap’ threatens the growth and sustainability of companies around the planet, and while a… Read more »

Follow These Steps to Simplify Your Hiring Process

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Having to go through thousands of resumes and hundreds of candidates on a weekly basis can become very stressful. Maybe that stress would be worth it if the process always resulted in a good hire. However, working harder is not the same as working smarter. Many HR departments are finding that a simple hiring process… Read more »

Tips for Effectively Conducting an Exit Interview

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An exit interview is a conversation held with a worker leaving an employer that is normally done by Human Resources staff. For the company, it offers a chance to get honest feedback and useful information from the worker who is leaving the employment agreement. In addition to HR staff, supervisors should also to conduct exit… Read more »

The Importance of Investing in Employee Satisfaction

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Dedicating time and resources to making employees feel satisfied isn’t just a nice thing for employers to do. It’s actually a smart business decision. Study after study shows a direct relationship between employee satisfaction levels and a number of business metrics, including productivity and employee retention. Keeping employees from leaving is particularly crucial right now… Read more »

How to Determine if a Candidate is Reliable

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Dependability is a challenging quality to gauge when screening applicants for an open position: Nobody is going to actually let you know they are unreliable, and you have very few ways to make an objective judgment. Also, reliability is difficult to describe. It includes a track record of showing up every day on time, meeting… Read more »

Tips for Managing Employee Probationary Periods

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Probationary employment, also known as a temp-to-hire arrangement, is used by both professionals and companies to try out an employment situation, as opposed to the commitment of full-time position. People willing to take on probationary employment tend to be recent graduates, folks changing careers or individuals hoping to get their foot in the door at… Read more »

Identify Performance Problems in the Workplace

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Telling an employee they are underperforming may be an intimidating prospect, especially if you are someone who dislikes confrontation. However, addressing underperformance comes with being a leader, and it’s something you have to do if you want to keep your job. While dealing with performance issues can be difficult, handling the situation is fairly straightforward…. Read more »

How to Put Together a Successful Warehouse Team

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Warehouses and distribution centers are only as good as the employees that work there, which is why putting together a quality warehouse team is a process that must be given serious attention. Let’s be honest: Warehouse work has a reputation for being physically demanding and repetitive.  That reputation can make it a challenge to keep… Read more »

Why a Strong Employer/Employee Relationship is Critical

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Building strong employer-employee relations is often an essential part of a company’s success, as the benefits of doing so provide many advantages for a business. Studies show a connection between a strong employer-employee relationship and higher productivity, less worker conflict, greater loyalty and less turnover. Creating a mutually beneficial connection with your staff members also… Read more »