Posts Tagged: Portland staffing services

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Does a Focus on Ethics Increase a Company’s Profits?

Three of the most important things for any business are profit, customers and ethics.  But the question is, which should take priority?  On what should the business focus? It’s not what you might think, according to Clif Reichard, a sales consultant at Ball Corporation for more than five decades.  Most business people would put profits… Read More »