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independent contractor hats

May 30, 2018

The Employer’s Guide to Independent Contractors Vs. Employees

As businesses grow, staffing needs increase. Should an organization hire an employee or independent contractor? An independent contractor may feel like a part of the team. And their independent status doesn’t mean they can’t — or shouldn’t — be a major contributor to the company’s goals and culture. But there are important distinctions between an […]

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May 21, 2018

What Millennial Employees Really Want from HR Software

If you were expecting a trickle of millennial employees entering the workforce, you were wrong. It’s more like a tidal wave. As of last year, millennial employees officially comprise the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. It’s no wonder so many small business owners and HR departments are diving deep to understand what makes this […]

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how to write new hire welcome email

May 18, 2018

What Goes In a New Hire Welcome Email [Template]

Growing your team is an exciting time for the business. You’re adding talent, striving for bigger goals, and building even greater camaraderie. But it can also be a stressful time if you don’t have the right tools in place to welcome a new employee. In order to commence a stellar onboarding process, it’s important that […]

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how to build a positive culture at work

May 4, 2018

Building a Positive Culture from the Ground Up | 5 Pro Hiring Tips

To stay competitive in today’s talent market, your organization must have a culture that sets your team apart. Ideally, employees are happy, dynamic, cooperative, and display ingenuity– but these characteristics necessitate a healthy work environment, support, and a positive culture in the office. While this may seem like common sense (and all the rage in […]

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April 19, 2018

Eco-Friendly Benefits: How Green is Your Benefits Package?

In preparation for this Earth Day (April 22nd), we’d like to shed some light on a few environmentally friendly work perks that your employees will love! How do we know? Studies show employees want to work for companies that publicly display their core values– and not just for profit. Giving back to the community and promoting […]

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April 17, 2018

Onboarding Musts: explaining health insurance

While it is legally required for employers with over 50 full-time employees to offer some sort of health benefits, it’s also in their best interest. In a 2013 survey of over 900 organizations, 53% of them reported being effective in leveraging their health insurance carriers to drive health and productivity. Moreover, 93% of these businesses […]

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March 13, 2018

Surviving Employee Turnover: Lessons From Sports and Military Leaders

Although your company may be working hard to improve staff retention, sometimes employees leave at inopportune times. So how do you keep your business moving forward when continually faced with employee turnover? Time to ask the experts. Organizations that struggle in the face of constant employee turnover can learn some valuable lessons from the military […]

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company culture retreat boosting productivity

February 28, 2018

Company Culture is Linked to Employee Productivity

Perhaps unsurprisingly, research shows that company culture is linked to employee productivity. In that particular survey of business owners, carried out by The Alternative Board (TAB), 86% of respondents say they believe company culture directly impacts productivity. However, acknowledging that company culture and productivity are linked isn’t enough to improve either one. As a leader, you must understand […]

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performance management meeting

February 26, 2018

5 Steps Towards Improving Management and Increasing Employee Retention

People leave managers, not companies. Managers can make or break your company when it comes to employee retention, morale, growth, and productivity. According to a recent study, 56% of workers would rather have a great boss than a 10% pay raise. In a time when your competition is focusing on improving employee retention rates to lower […]

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Employee Productivity

February 20, 2018

Top 7 Tips to Increase Employee Productivity

Creating an inspiring environment that fuels employee productivity is a lot easier said than done. There are countless approaches, so which one is right for your company? Thanks to ongoing research on employee behavior and the development of tools to track the success of such efforts, investing in human capital management (HCM) has never been […]

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Performance management meeting

February 15, 2018

Is Your Performance Management Culture Outdated?

In human resources departments everywhere, leaders are rethinking the way they evaluate employee performance. In fact, 79 percent of executives rate redesign of performance management a high priority – 8 percent more than three years ago, according to the Deloitte 2017 Global Human Trends Capital report.  Is your performance management system outdated and in need of […]

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Performance management meeting

February 12, 2018

The Shift in Performance Management

Floppy disks, the appendix, erasable pens, and structured annual performance reviews: the ultimate list of useless and archaic tools in 2018. We’re focusing on how structured annual performance reviews earned its spot on this list and how to improve your performance management system this year. Where did structured annual performance reviews come from? Employers complain […]

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