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Is There an ROI to Celebrating Service Anniversaries?

on Feb 14, 2017 6:01:00 AM By | Sharlyn Lauby | 0 Comments | Blogs Performance Human Resources
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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Do Generational Differences Matter?

on Feb 6, 2017 6:00:00 AM By | David Sturt | 0 Comments | Human Resources Insights Blogs Company Culture Generations
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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How Personal Bias Shapes Hiring Decisions

on Jan 31, 2017 6:29:00 AM By | Ira S Wolfe | 0 Comments | Recruiting Blogs Labor & Industrial Insights
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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Using surveys to improve client and employee satisfaction

on Jan 23, 2017 6:46:00 AM By | Colleen Clokus | 0 Comments | Blogs Human Resources Original Content
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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5 Tips for Temps from a Senior Recruiter

on Jan 16, 2017 1:49:54 PM By | Raquel DeSouza | 0 Comments | Recruiting Blogs Job Seekers Original Content resumes
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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Work-Related Injuries and the ADA

on Jan 12, 2017 11:57:56 AM By | Michael Haberman | 0 Comments | Blogs Labor & Industrial Insights
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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4 Steps to a Rockin’ Resume

on Jan 10, 2017 8:54:10 AM By | Johanna Hummel | 0 Comments | Blogs Original Content resumes
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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How to Reject a Great Applicant

on Jan 5, 2017 11:10:46 AM By | Pablo Fuentes | 0 Comments | Human Resources Insights Blogs Human Resources
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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Virtual Reality: The Latest Recruiting Tool

on Jan 5, 2017 11:02:29 AM By | Charles Coy | 0 Comments | Human Resources Insights Blogs Human Resources
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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5 companies who have paid fines for I-9 violations

on Dec 30, 2016 10:01:51 AM By | Raquel DeSouza | 0 Comments | Blogs Human Resources Original Content I-9 real estate
  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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