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5 Recruiting Ideas for Staffing Firms Stung by the Labor Shortage

October 18, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Finding—and keeping—dedicated workers has always been a challenge for the staffing industry. It’s the nature of the beast. But in the wake of the current labor shortage, it’s become an increasingly pressing problem.

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

Seasonal Stress: The Struggle for H-2B Guest Worker Visas

October 11, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

For businesses that rely on foreign guest workers to staff their seasonal workforce, hiring has become a year-round headache. Recently, demand for H-2B visas has eclipsed supply, leaving jobs unfilled and companies caught short.

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

Advantages of RFID Time Clocks for Employers

October 09, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

While an employer must maintain a system for accurate recording of employee work hours, advances in technology have greatly simplified the process. With an RFID time clock system, business owners can monitor employee hours with RFID (Radio...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Time Tracking

FedRAMP Compliance: Why it Matters for Workforce Management

October 04, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the federal government determines if cloud products are secure enough for use by federal agencies. Certification is a sign of a dedicated commitment to security for...

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The Performance Review: Basics and Best Practices for Blue Collar Workers

October 02, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

The annual review is a tired function as beige as the cubicle walls its typical employees sit in. But in the current struggling labor shortage means that reviews need to be brought to life in every industry, from the dusty scaffolding to the...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Human Capital Management

Ain’t Misbehavin’: 9 Elements of an Ethical Workplace Culture

September 27, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Have you ever witnessed a coworker doing something unethical—or worse, illegal—on the job? 51% of employees in large companies claim they have, according to a National Business Ethics Survey. Common forms of workplace misconduct include theft (of...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management

The Best HR Conferences to Attend in 2018-2019

September 25, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

There’s no denying that HR is an ever-changing field, and each year brings with it new technologies, new methodologies, fresh insights into human behavior, and new ways to manage and retain employees. These HR conferences promise to bring you a...

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Filed Under: HR News

Geofencing: Why You Need it For Your Distributed Workforce

September 20, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

You may have a nodding acquaintance with the word “geofencing,” without really knowing how it works. But if you manage a mobile or distributed workforce, it’s in your company’s best interest to learn. Because this oddly-named technology—when...

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Filed Under: Time Tracking

Employee Compensation: The Less You Make, The More It Matters

September 13, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

When it comes to employee compensation, can money buy love—i.e., job satisfaction?

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Filed Under: Workforce Management

Beyond the Buzzword: Is Your Company Culture a Help or Hindrance?

September 05, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

You can’t get very far in HR circles without bumping into the term “company culture”—and there’s a good reason for that. More than a buzzword, in competitive markets, your company culture can either give you an edge or edge you out of the...

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Filed Under: Human Capital Management