Is Micromanagement Hurting Productivity?

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In short, yes. Micromanagers are those that assign a project, then follow up constantly on progress. And by interrupting an employee’s thought process and work flow, micromanagers can stifle productivity as well as morale—because an employee feels they are not being trusted to get the work done. Micromanagement can also lead to decreased sharing of… Read more »

Traits to Look for When Hiring Engineering Talent

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Post-recession, the demand for engineers has become more competitive. Of course, the best and brightest engineers will have a portfolio that shows their education, mathematical and technical ability, and experience. But beyond that, high-performing engineers must possess other important “soft skills” that make them great at what they do—and help them fit into the culture… Read more »

What Causes Turnover?

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If you can manage your employee turnover, you can get a better grip on your bottom line. Occasional change is to be expected, but excessive turnover can be costly. You can help your business retain your workers by understanding what may cause them to leave in the first place. The top four reasons your employees… Read more »

Is RPO Right for My Company?

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Is RPO right for your company?

Could you use help finding new staff? Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is the name given to the process of relying upon an external vendor—such as a staffing agency—for the recruitment of new employees. If your company is tight on internal resources, could benefit from saving a few dollars and has plans to expand in the… Read more »

How Does Change Impact Your Team?

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Change can be frustrating or even scary to employees. But if you don’t prepare them for changes, such as new hires, or new policies and procedures, you risk resentment, confusion, and a decrease in morale and productivity. Depending on the change, it may take your employees a little time to get used to it. But… Read more »

Do You Look for The “Perfect Candidate”?

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Have you ever found a purple squirrel? In the staffing world, this term relates to candidates who match all your job requirements with perfectly matched skills, experience, knowledge … the works! But since ours is an imperfect world, purple squirrels are a rare species—they’re mostly found by luck. And when you’re in need of an… Read more »

Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

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People are your company’s most valuable asset. And right now, we’re at a point in history when four different generations of people are all working together—Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials. Since each generation has different values that have been shaped by the world around them, they do not always agree on the way… Read more »

Hiring Temporary Employees That Fit Your Company Culture

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Today’s market is very competitive. To stand out, most companies put a laser focus on their company culture. And once you build yours, you’ll want to find employees who can thrive within it. The time you take to find the right employees will add to your company’s success, your employees’ comfort level with your organization,… Read more »

The Benefits of Hiring Temporary Staff Versus Paying Overtime

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Every business experiences fluctuations. You may be entering your peak season, or need additional work hours due to a special project or leave of absence. But whatever the reason, you have a need to keep business moving as usual. One option is hiring temporary employees. In fact, you may find that hiring temp staff offers… Read more »

What to Listen for in a Candidate’s Elevator Pitch

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Many candidates dread the question, “So… tell me about yourself.” Even though interviews are the forum for you to learn more about a candidate, this question puts them right on the spot. And that can be startling. But you should always include this question, because it’s a great way for you, as the interviewer, to… Read more »