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The ability to “try before you buy” – or test drive employees before hiring them permanently – has long been a major advantage of utilizing temporary staffing. In fact, the American Staffing Association’s 2013 survey found that 80% of staffing clients believe staffing firms offer a good way to find candidates who can become permanent employees.
You’ve likely seen national companies like Google, Facebook and Zappos in the news with a spotlight on the many perks their employees enjoy, like corporate cafeterias with world-class chefs, free on-site laundry or free rental cars and massages. But you don’t have to have a Facebook or Google budget to show employees you appreciate them. Here are six easy to implement, cost-effective gestures to help boost employee morale.
Employee recruitment and retention are hot topics for employers, and a wealth of news and information on HR topics like these is available around the web, many with advice and suggestions that are fairly easy to implement and inexpensive. Here are some of our favorite recent reads from the HR arena.
You might think that recruiting and hiring candidates in the twenty-first century is a pretty simple process. With all the technology at your fingertips, you can simply post an ad online and have a qualified candidate start within days, right?
There are a lot of ‘myth debunking’ articles out there from the employee side, helping potential temporary job candidates to navigate the confusing world of the ‘getting hired’ process. But what about from the employer side? There are still a lot of myths floating around out there, too, affecting the possible benefits that employers can glean from working with staffing firms.
Great news! The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) Summit 2014 is right around the corner! Beginning April 13, 2014 in Nashville, TN, SEA will host a huge variety of speakers, presenters, and business leaders ready and willing to share all of their great tips, tricks, and lessons learned in the world of social enterprise.
Congratulations, you’ve put in your order for a new temporary employee, and he/she arrives tomorrow! But what’s the process? What do you need to know before your new employee starts work at your facility?
Here are ten tips for a smooth transition for onboarding new temps into your business:
It’s easy to wait until the last minute to think about hiring temporary employees for the growing season, especially with cold weather still in full force.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a Final Rule that applies to all federal contractors and subcontractors, stating that they are required to set an aspirational goal that a minimum of 7% of their hires are people with disabilities.
So you’ve decided to enlist the services of a staffing agency. It’s a choice many employers make, but the process of finding and choosing a firm can seem overwhelming.