OSHA Audit: Reduce the Risk of Workplace Accidents This Summer

From slippery snow and ice in winter to the risks of people and materials overheating in summer, every season presents its own challenges to workplace safety. But despite knowing this, many workplaces don’t reevaluate safety or assess new risks on…

Creating a Diverse Workplace: 5 Essential Tips to Keep in Mind

Companies throughout the United States have discovered the strength that lies in diversity. By incorporating a wide range of perspectives, skills and life experiences in your staff, you improve your organization’s creativity, flexibility and adaptability in a rapidly changing world.…

How to Craft an Employee Referral Program That Will Bring in Great Candidates

When you’re looking to find great candidates, not just more candidates, referrals can be your most reliable source. Why? People know the type of work their friends, family and colleagues do, and also how well they do it and whether…

Interviews Aren’t Just for HR: Why You Should Include Team Members as Well

Once your staffing partner finds, vets and qualifies candidates who offer a good fit for your team, it’s time to sit down and interview those candidates. To ensure the best fit and provide each candidate with the opportunity to learn…

6 Ways to Keep Your Staff Engaged and Productive

“Disengagement” is more than a buzzword – it’s a productivity killer.  Without a positive, challenging workplace, staff may “check out,” decreasing their productivity or even leaving the company altogether. Here are six ways to help keep your staff engaged and…

How to Craft a Comprehensive Employee Handbook

Your employee handbook is an important part of the communication between you and your staff.  A well-written handbook clearly lays out the expectations for employees in a wide range of areas.  When written carefully and comprehensively, your handbook can also…

When (and How) to Tell a Candidate You’re Not Going to Hire Them

Congratulations! It’s been a long, hard hiring process, but you’ve finally found the candidate you want to hire. And best of all, your dream candidate said yes! While some celebration is in order, you still have one task left: You…

Want a Great Recruiting Outcome? Follow These 5 Steps

Attracting and retaining high-quality talent is critical to your organization's success. As the market improves and competition for talent increases, how can you be certain that your recruiting strategy will provide you with a consistent stream of talented potential employees?…

The Affordable Care Act and Your Temporary Staff

True or false: Using a temporary staffing agency can absolve me of the responsibility of paying for healthcare under the ACA. Answer: It depends. Adding temporary staff to your workforce can be a great way for smaller businesses to keep…