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A crash course in Human Resources management filled with practical tips and advice to make your HR function as effective as it can be.
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Are Performance Reviews Dead?

Clearly, you can't just abandon reviews entirely. But if your processes were developed five or more years ago, they may no longer serve your company well -- and may require a fresh approach. Why?

Above the Influence

Drama. Gossip. Office politics. Whatever you call it, it's probably alive and well within your organization. Here are eight actions you can take to promote productivity, integrity and a positive culture in your company.

Get Your Ducks in a Row

Want better results from your temporary employees - every time? Then get your staffing "ducks" in a row. Use these simple tips to prevent problems, ensure temporaries get off to a great start, streamline management, and get the most from your investment.

Results at Work: Simplifying Staffing for a High-Volume Staffing User

A large part of our role as a staffing partner is to simplify staffing for our clients. Here's an example of how educating a new user helps make their job easier.

Get Better Temporary Staffing Results--Permanently!

No less an authority than The New York Times recently trumpeted, “The Rise of the Permanent Temp Economy.” While so many other industries have faced downturns, the staffing industry has been on the upswing as many companies realize the value of the contingent workforce. But like so many other tools, a staffing agency is only valuable if you know how to use it right. To ensure you get the best results from using their services, follow these 10 best practices.

The Holidays: Your Wellness Program's Worst Nightmare

The eating. The shopping. The never-ending string of parties, entertaining and impromptu get-togethers. The eating.

Simply put, the holidays are your wellness program's worst nightmare. But 'tis not the season to give up hope.

To Ask, or Not to Ask? Legal alternatives to illegal interview questions

Most hiring managers would love to ask revealing (although, unfortunately, illegal) questions when interviewing job candidates. But as we all know, asking improper interview questions can lead to discrimination or wrongful-discharge lawsuits. So how do you get the information you need without putting your company at risk?

Contract or Direct:
What's the best way to get work done?

"Contract or Direct" tells the story of Keith and Mike, a couple of Technical Hiring Managers in need of some extra talent for a big contract they just won. Their case illustrates the value and convenience of contract staffing services and shares some of the situations in which contract hiring is the smartest option.

Controlling Costs with Staffing

Looking to improve operating margins in your business? Then take a look at your staffing strategy. From the assembly line to the executive office, effective staffing is essential to maximizing profitability. This article contains 10 practical strategies for using staffing to reduce overhead, manage operating costs, and improve organizational performance.

Designing Effective Orientation Programs

New hires need to feel they fit in and that they are making valuable contributions to the company early on. One of the best ways to do this is with a well-designed orientation program. A good orientation program not only helps employees get up to speed faster, it increases job satisfaction and reduces turnover. This article covers all the essential elements of an effective orientation program.
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DISCLAIMER: The information contained in these articles is intended to provide useful information. It is published with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal services. For specific legal advice, please consult your attorney.

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