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A Flexible Future: Why temp work rocks!

As the economy continues to improve, job creation is also steadily on the rise – particularly in the temporary employment category. Since the start of the recession, over 1 million temp jobs have been added – oftentimes companies will allot 20-30 percent of their positions for temporary/contingent workers. Employers truly see contingent labor as a strategic part of […] Read Article “A Flexible Future: Why temp work rocks!”

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Bring More Peace to Your Place (of Work).

Do you feel passionate about your work and committed to your company? 70% of Americans would be likely to respond “no” to this question. According to Gallup’s State of the American Workforce report: 18% are actively disengaged: dissatisfied, unmotivated workers with attitudes that can be contagious to coworkers 52% are disengaged: doing the bare minimum required to keep […] Read Article “Bring More Peace to Your Place (of Work).”

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Multi-generational Employee Motivation

The modern workforce now includes employees spanning three distinct generations. While all employees are inherently different despite age, differences between these generations do follow common themes– each has its own knowledge, strengths and weaknesses. Managers must know how to work with them all to maintain a successful business. If you understand a little bit about each […] Read Article “Multi-generational Employee Motivation”

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Employment Policies 101: What about OPEC & the FED?

Employment Policies Beyond the Election  Last month, job growth was way below expectations. It’s time to look harder at how major decision makers effect employment policies. We are all waiting expectantly for the results as articles pop up speculating on the future of our economy. It’s not just slow job growth, it low gas prices […] Read Article “Employment Policies 101: What about OPEC & the FED?”

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The Midwest: Where tech jobs are growing

When most people think of major hotspots for tech job growth around the United States, Silicon Valley is one of the first areas that often comes to mind. What you might not expect, however, is that some of the best opportunities for finding great talent and growing your company can lie far outside of the […] Read Article “The Midwest: Where tech jobs are growing”

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Enhance Your Company Culture With Corporate Social Responsibility

In today’s working world, people tend to throw around the term “corporate social responsibility” with no abandon. It makes you wonder if the words have lost their meaning. Or maybe they’ve just evolved? Does it come in the form of holiday charity drives or a walk for a cure? Or is it more about go-green […] Read Article “Enhance Your Company Culture With Corporate Social Responsibility”

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Top Conferences for Software Developers in 2016

Last year we outlined the top conferences for .Net developers in 2015, and it was so well received that we’ve decided to update the list, this time upping the ante to include conferences for software developers from all walks of technology. All of the conferences below provide a great forum for not only learning, but […] Read Article “Top Conferences for Software Developers in 2016”

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Why You Should Have a Staff Holiday Party

During the busy holiday season, putting together yet another event or party can seem like an unwelcome chore. Companies that organize a holiday party, though, will be glad they did – here’s why: Build relationships Work functions with an emphasis on fun and socializing seem like an HR nightmare to some – but when conducted […] Read Article “Why You Should Have a Staff Holiday Party”

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One Overlooked Character Trait You Should Interview For

It is all too easy to miss important information about a candidate in the brief time that an interview usually requires. More and more, employers are asking questions that discern critical thinking – but there’s still one area that most employers or hiring managers are forgetting: intellectual curiosity. Data shows that a level of curiosity […] Read Article “One Overlooked Character Trait You Should Interview For”

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3 Things You Must Do in Q3

This is part two of our “Seasonal Hiring” blog series. Part one discusses the benefits of using a staffing company to help meet seasonal staffing needs. It’s no secret that recruiting should be a year-round effort. But carefully planning your recruiting and hiring efforts in Q3 can save you a tremendous amount time and money when the busy holiday season […] Read Article “3 Things You Must Do in Q3”