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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: Time Tracking, Workforce Management

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: Human Capital Management, Workforce Management

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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Recruiting Hourly Workers in a Gig Economy

July 24, 2018 By Julie Kramer - Leave a comment

These days, employers are hustling to adapt their recruiting and HR practices to fit the exploding gig economy. After all, the gig-oriented workforce—i.e., temporary workers, staffing employees, contingent workers, contract employees—has grown by...

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Interview Questions for the Manufacturing Industry

July 14, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - Leave a comment

In the manufacturing industry, employers face the challenge of recruiting workers who may not have a resume. While a job application can provide basic information to help you screen candidates, it will not answer other important questions, such...

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