Archive for Employers – Contract Talent

How do I respond to negative feedback?

None of us like to be criticized. We’re only human. But the important thing to remember when you’re receiving less-than-glowing feedback is feedback is good. It is your friend. How else would you know if you’re doing something wrong? How else would you learn about…

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Salary Transparency – is it a good thing or a bad thing?

It’s both. Transparency can have a lot of positive effects. Gender equality is an obvious benefit. Others are more subtle. A recent study by PayScale (a company that compiles a large database of salary information for both individuals and companies) concluded that how people perceive…

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Attention Employers: Rude Workers Cost you Money!

It’s sad but true. According to a 2007 study published in the Academy of Management Journal, incivility costs companies approximately $14,000 per employee. And, a 2016 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology says that incivility is contagious. We’re not talking about obvious inappropriate…

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How do I keep my top employees?

Have you ever received an unexpected resignation letter from a top-performing, long-term employee? Arrrrgggghhh! Why did this happen?! Let’s talk employee retention strategies. Doesn’t sound very exciting does it? However, thinking about, developing and putting into place an employee retention program can save you time,…

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Confused About New Overtime Rules?

Confession: we all are. But did you know that one of the ways you can safely get more work done without taxing your current staff, or evading the IRS, is to hire a temporary staffing firm to provide the exact expertise you need to accomplish…

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Dear Employer: We’d Really Just Love to Make This Easier For You!

With thanks to STAFFING TALK columnist, Kevin Prow, we have some ideas for employers to improve their use of staffing firms … Sad, but here’s how he began a recent column: “As a Director of Support Services, I work hand-in-hand with dozens of staffing agencies…

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Our 2014 Hiring Predictions

As our senior recruiter, Kathryn Lorenzen, often says, “I don’t have the time to write you a short explanation”, so … We didn’t make hiring predictions for 2013, but as the economy continues to show positive strides, at a slow and steady pace, we’re going…

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Need elves in your workshop?

If you have staff going on leave during the holidays, you might need temporary help. Here are the basics for temporary staffing firms or contractors to be of optimal assistance to you: WHEN do you need the person(s) to start work? WHAT skills and experience…

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