Posts Tagged: Chicago staffing services

Harnessing the Power of Employee Surveys

Companies have a valuable resource to help them plan for the future. Unfortunately, it’s a resource that is often overlooked. This resource is the company’s employees. A recent survey has shown that many companies are not using their employees to best advantage by not soliciting their opinions about the company and its planning. Surveying employees… Read More »

Should You Rehire an Employee Who Left?

You have a job opening, and you have advertised for the position. Among the applications you have received is one from a former employee. And so here you are confronted with a question, should you consider rehiring a person who has left the company? There obviously are differing opinions about the question. Some might dismiss… Read More »

Handling Layoffs

Layoffs are always a difficult thing to do. And for a business they present a unique set of problems, beginning with how you as an employer can carry them out in a caring and compassionate manner, respecting the dignity of everyone involved. To handle layoffs in an empathetic way, you should let all the employees… Read More »

Employer and Employee Issues Within an Aging Workforce

In a recent survey of small businesses, about one-third of the companies responding said they were setting up plans to pass along the knowledge gained from their experienced workers to younger employees in preparation for the retirement of older workers. In fact, small businesses are outpacing their larger counterparts in preparation for the impending retirement… Read More »

Evaluation Tools for Hiring Right

To get the right people for your company, it takes work, good judgment and even a little luck. To improve the process, two business researchers, Dr. Charles Handler and Dr. Steven Hunt, are touting the effectiveness of applicant evaluation tools in hiring new workers, which they say are effective in showing how well a person… Read More »

Declining a Job Offer

With an economy that has been losing steam and marked by widespread layoffs, it would seem that people would not have much use for advice on how to turn down a job offer. So, if you are fortunate enough to be able to turn down a job offer, you also need to realize that you… Read More »

Breaking into a New Career

Are you looking to start a new career? Maybe you have been laid off because of the economy, or maybe you are looking to begin something new. Either way, if you are thinking about a new career, here are a few things to keep in mind. One thing is to get to know people who… Read More »

Handling the Costs of a Contingent Workforce

As temporary workers become a larger part of the workforce, planning for the cost of these workers becomes a significant consideration for any business. Companies can best handle these expenses by negotiating a contract that works for everyone involved – your company, the staffing firm and the workers. When working out an agreement, one key… Read More »

Emerging HR Issues for 2011 and Beyond

With the recent nosedive in the economy, many companies went through a wave of layoffs and people may have assumed that after the reduction in workforce, business would then be able to get back on track. But there is more to the story, more to deal with. The economy is still limping along, with slack… Read More »

IRS Guidelines for Determining Worker Status

Businesses often hire outside consultants, advisors and other types of workers, sometimes through an agency. When it comes to classifying these workers for tax purposes and to comply with other employment regulations, the type of relationship can get a little murky. If you are in his situation, and are not entirely certain how to ensure… Read More »