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How Employee Recognition Programs are Changing

Reward and recognition programs have been around for some time. But they are undergoing a transformation as companies become more interested in the results of these programs and their effect on the bottom line. Return on Investment Companies are using these programs to produce specific results, things like increasing revenue, reducing turnover and increasing productivity.… Read More »

How to Avoid Things That Steal Your Time

When we look at areas where we can save time, we generally look at our work – how can we do it more efficiently and effectively so that we take less time? How can we cut back on meetings? But there are other time sinks that we routinely run into during the day, things that… Read More »

A Flexible Workplace Improves Morale and Saves Money

Many companies have discovered that “workplace flexibility” is a great way to tout the firm as a great place to work. And this flexibility – if true – is a great benefit to offer. But it’s also much more: workplace flexibility is a solid business strategy, one that can actually increase your company’s bottom line.… Read More »

Are You Watching Your Email Etiquette?

Modern technology has given us an array of new ways to communicate electronically. But communication is a social activity, and so there is more to electronic communication than just the technological aspect. There is the social aspect as well. Just because we can communicate, should we? What is the best way to communicate, and when… Read More »

Do References Matter?

If you wonder if references matter, the answer is a resounding yes! In fact, according to a recent Careerbuilder.com survey, 69 percent of hiring managers surveyed said they have changed their minds about a potential candidate at least once in their careers after speaking to a candidate’s reference. All respondents of the survey included hiring… Read More »

Employee Engagement Surveys

It is no secret that employee engagement is important to the success of any company. Engaged employees go above and beyond to give their best efforts for the company and care regarding their work. As a result, companies are doing what they can to elevate employee engagement. One of the tools in their toolbox is… Read More »

Interview Tips for Hiring Managers

There are various kinds of interview techniques that companies now use, techniques that have developed over the years as jobs and job candidates change. Business consultants Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney offer some advice about the fundamentals of interviewing that, they say, should always be kept in mind. The first piece of advice is to… Read More »

Another Take on Job Descriptions

Many times when employers post job descriptions, for one reason or another they end up wide of the mark. They don’t really get at the essentials of the job, or give the applicant a good idea of what the job entails. To help remedy that situation, business consultant Janine Truitt has a few suggestions. First,… Read More »

Recent Employee Survey Results

Recent surveys are showing that money is not the main motivation behind job decisions. In fact, nine out of ten workers said they left a company for reasons other than money. What this means for employers is that you shouldn’t assume a talented job candidate is out of reach because of salary requirements. There may… Read More »

The Contingent Workforce: A Snapshot

A recent survey by Workforce Management showed that companies are hiring contingent workers mainly to get access to specialized skills and to be more flexible in the uncertain economy. More than one quarter of those surveyed also said they used contingent workers to save on labor costs. Another reason given was that using contingent workers… Read More »