Posts Tagged: employee management

Workforce Trends for Independent Workers

In what certainly could have a big impact on the way human resource departments operate, a recent report has predicted huge increases in the coming decade in the number of independent workers. It’s no secret that there is a trend among businesses toward using more independent contractors, especially with the uncertainty in the economy. But… Read More »

How Human Resources Can Lead by Example

Human resource managers wear many hats and have to keep tabs on a lot of different things. With all of this going on, it is easy to overlook their leadership role in a company, says management expert Nor Franco. To regain that leadership role, Franco offers five tips for leading by example. The first is… 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 »

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 »

When Bringing on Contingent Workers is the Right Step to Take

Handling workforce issues in this volatile economy can be frustrating. The needs of your company may rise and fall, but you still want to have that expertise on hand, and you still want to be economically efficient. What is the best way to handle the problem? Contingency staffing might be the way to go. It… Read More »

Temps Aren’t Just for Fill-Ins Anymore — the Value of Professional Contractors

We know you call upon the Opti Staffing Group when you need to fill in for vacationing or ill employees for temporary assignments. But what happens when your accounting manager, HR director, CFO or even your CEO needs to be take an extended leave? If you’re just about to launch a new product and your… Read More »

How to Provide Effective Employee Feedback

As sure as the sun rises and sets, managers and supervisors are going to come to loggerheads with the unavoidable: employee issues. No business is immune, so hiding one’s head in the sand like the proverbial ostrich is not an option. In fact, avoidance is almost a sure way to see a minor issue become… Read More »

How to Deal with Rising Workers’ Comp Costs

It’s no secret that workers’ compensation costs are a major headache for companies struggling to keep the lid on spiraling expenses. It becomes even more troubling when the same medical procedures often cost more under workers’ compensation than under other forms of coverage. Understandably companies are actively seeking ways to trim excesses in workers’ compensation… Read More »

Temp-to-Hire Staffing: What, When and Why You Should Consider It

Have you ever hired someone who interviewed well, had glowing references and then, for some inexplicable reason, just didn’t work out? What a waste of yours and your mis-hire’s time. What a waste of your money. You can avoid this type of scenario with a temp-to-hire agreement with a staffing service. Temp-to-hire allows you “try… Read More »

Five Tips for Setting Yearly Goals for Your Team

It’s well known that those who set goals — deciding upon them and then writing them down — have a great chance of achieving them. If you’d like to put together some goals for your team at work, here are some suggestions on how to do so. The best kind of goals to set are… Read More »