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Avoid Holiday Havoc When Managing a Seasonal Workforce

November 12, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

700,000 seasonal employees—that’s how many will be needed this holiday hiring season, according to job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. If you’re in retail or a related field, have you hired your share of those seasonal workers yet?...

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Filed Under: Workforce Management, Human Capital Management

EPAY’s Workforce Analytics: A New Way to Save Employers Money… $1,000,000 at a Time

October 24, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Chances are, your company would love to find clever new ways to cut labor costs. And improve labor compliance. And shorten payroll processing time. And while you’re at it, you’d love to start leveraging workforce analytics, if only it wasn’t so...

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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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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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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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What Makes a Good Manager When You Have a Distributed Workforce?

August 16, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

Who’s managing your managers? It’s a serious question, because when it comes to day-to-day company leadership, your frontline managers play a key role in the success of your business— especially when you operate a distributed workforce. When...

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Interview Questions for the Janitorial Industry

July 31, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

Hiring an employee to take care of your janitorial needs involves some considerations that might not immediately come to mind. On the surface, interviewing for this position does not seem to require the same attention to detail that you would...

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How Well Do You Connect with Your Multilingual Workforce?

July 26, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

One of the largest growing challenges facing U.S. employers is how to best manage multilingual employees, especially when it comes to the hourly, blue-collar workforce.

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