Employment Enterprises Blog

Is There an ROI to Celebrating Service Anniversaries?

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Feb 14, 2017 6:01:00 AM

Back in December, I wrote an article about service anniversaries and why they're important. What's noteworthy about service anniversaries isn't just their "feel good" importance. Yes, having someone recognize how long I've been with the organization is nice and it makes me feel special. But recognizing service anniversaries has a direct impact on the company.

Employee engagement impacts the bottom-line.
One of the reasons that companies are focused on employee engagement is because engagement is directly linked to bottom-line profits. According to Gallup, high levels of employee engagement can boost productivity and profitability 20% or more. On the flip side, disengagement is costing the U.S. economy over $350 billion a year.

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Topics: Blogs, Performance, Human Resources

Do Generational Differences Matter?

Posted by David Sturt on Feb 6, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Carol just can’t catch a break. She hustles to get her work done, turns in assignments on time, and does her best to connect with colleagues on the team. But for some reason her teammates and manager don’t believe she’s giving her full effort—and don’t seem to enjoy working with her. They view her late arrival in the office as disrespectful. They don’t appreciate how she likes to chat with colleagues over the cubicle walls. And they just don’t understand why she’s always using e-mail instead of delivering messages in person.

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources Insights, Company Culture, Generations

How Personal Bias Shapes Hiring Decisions

Posted by Ira S Wolfe on Jan 31, 2017 6:29:00 AM

No matter how much companies strive to develop great interviewing practices, perfection remains elusive. Management isn’t completely oblivious to this problem, of course, and continues to try (often at significant cost) to improve the process. Better interview questions, more structured formats, more training–all of these efforts can make interviewing a bit better. Ultimately, though, they still fall short.

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Topics: Recruiting, Labor & Industrial Insights, Blogs

Using surveys to improve client and employee satisfaction

Posted by Colleen Clokus on Jan 23, 2017 6:46:00 AM

Employment Enterprises, Inc. is committed to not only exceeding our client’s and employee’s expectations, but to continuously improving and customizing our services. With today’s diverse and changing employment market, we strive to understand the challenges our clients and employees face on a daily basis and work to customize solutions to meet those needs.

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Topics: Blogs, Original Content, Human Resources

5 Tips for Temps from a Senior Recruiter

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Jan 16, 2017 1:49:54 PM

For our third blog of “Workplace Reality with Raquel,” I chatted with Gwendolyn Drain, TSC, CSP to find out what advice she has for job seeking temporary workers.

A typical day for Drain is a whirlwind of screening resumes, interviewing candidates and helping people find their next career move. As Temporary Solutions, Inc.’s Senior Staffing Specialist and a recruiter in the D.C.-metro area since 2003, she is tuned in to all things temporary staffing.

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Topics: Blogs, Original Content, resumes, Recruiting, Job Seekers

Work-Related Injuries and the ADA

Posted by Michael Haberman on Jan 12, 2017 11:57:56 AM

When an employee has to leave work due to a work-related injury it causes difficulties for many people, especially if it is a disabling injury. That disability status throws the situation into a different category. It is no longer just a worker’s comp issue. It is also now a potential Americans with Disabilities Act issue. This was a the situation for a grocery store in Maryland and that mistake cost them $27,000.

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Topics: Labor & Industrial Insights, Blogs

4 Steps to a Rockin’ Resume

Posted by Johanna Hummel on Jan 10, 2017 8:54:10 AM

Happy New Year and welcome back to “Workplace Reality with Raquel”! January is a busy time for job seekers and employers alike looking for a fresh start to the new year. That’s why I’ve asked one of Temporary Solutions, Inc.’s recruiters, Johanna Hummel, to share some of her HR expertise. Read her blog below:


Writing your resume can be a daunting task. It's tough to outline all of your awesome accomplishments and experience in a concise and clean style. Get started on your 2017 resolutions by following my 4 steps to a rockin' resume.

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Topics: Blogs, Original Content, resumes

How to Reject a Great Applicant

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on Jan 5, 2017 11:10:46 AM

If a candidate does not have the necessary skills or is an obvious bad fit from the start, the rejection process is generally pretty simple. Sure, it’s never fun to tell someone “no,” but in those instances, things tend to be pretty clear cut.

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Topics: Human Resources, Human Resources Insights, Blogs

Virtual Reality: The Latest Recruiting Tool

Posted by Charles Coy on Jan 5, 2017 11:02:29 AM

When applying for a job, there's a difference between visualizing yourself at a company and physically seeing yourself at that company–even if you're thousands of miles away. Thanks to virtual reality technology, the latter is becoming a possibility for candidates.

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Topics: Blogs, Human Resources Insights, Human Resources

5 companies who have paid fines for I-9 violations

Posted by Raquel DeSouza on Dec 30, 2016 10:01:51 AM

 

The New Smart I-9 form will be effective January 21, but the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will still conduct audits on the old I-9s. Over the past few years, these audits have increased from 250 in 2007 to more than 3,000 in 2012. The total cost of the 2012 fines totaled $13 million.

The ICE slaps fines for I-9 violations ranging from $110-$1,100, depending on the degree of the offense and if it’s the first, second or third offense. Read here for a more detailed outline of how fines are issued and I-9 compliance is regulated. Also criminal violations can be up to six months in prison and up to $3,000 for each unauthorized alien, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Topics: Human Resources, Blogs, Original Content, real estate, I-9

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