6 Top Employee Retention Strategies

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While employees search for their dream jobs, the “dream” looks a little different from the employer’s point of view. Once they have filtered through thousands of applicants and fortified their business ranks with exemplary workers, they dream of retaining those top-tier individuals for as long as possible. Lower turnover also means less expense and fewer… Read more »

How to Ask for a Pay Raise

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In today’s economy, affording the basics is an ever-increasing challenge. Although experts say that post-COVID inflation is downward, many consumers still notice pressure on their pocketbooks. Salaries must keep up with the cost of living. So, if your income lags behind industry trends and your daily needs, you may need to request a pay raise.   Asking… Read more »

How to Write a Great Cover Letter

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While some employers auto-fill applications via applicants’ uploaded resumes, some companies still like the personal touch. When a prospective employer allows you to submit a cover letter with your resume, remember you’re encountering a golden opportunity. This is your chance to introduce both your talent and your personality . . . so take advantage of… Read more »

5 Mistakes Hiring Managers Make During Interviews

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“When hiring, you’ve got to Focus, Be Present, and Tune-In during every part of the candidate interview process if you want to determine if the person sitting in front of you is a great fit for the job and a superior performer.” – Suzie Price, Priceless Professional Development Not everyone gets to choose who their colleagues will be. So,… Read more »

Discover Your Career Path with Temp Positions

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Temp employment involves substituting for permanent employees on leave. Whether sickness, childbirth, or family emergencies have called them away from work, you’re there to fill their shoes till they return. Even if your eventual goal is long-term employment in your chosen industry, temp employment has benefits. Below are a few notable perks of temp labor… Read more »

5 Tips for Revamping Your Resume in 2024

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A new year inspires us with thoughts of new beginnings and opportunities. Whether seeking employment or expanding your professional horizons, revamping your resume should top your to-do list. But not every online template will present the best version of you to your prospective employer. So, here are five tips for giving your resume a marvelous… Read more »

Why Training Makes a Difference

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 “Everyone wants to win on Saturday afternoon when the game is played. It’s what you do the other six days that decides the outcome.”        – Lou Holtz Although diehard football fans anticipate football season each year, not everyone thinks about the months leading up to the official kickoff. Before fans once again pack the stadiums,… Read more »

The Top 6 Reasons to Use Temp and Temp-to-Hire Workers in Clerical and Light Industrial

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“Temp-to-hire positions allow employers the flexibility to experiment with new roles and candidates to determine whether it’s a good long-term fit with the company. This trial run is especially beneficial when a company is still trying to decide whether hiring a full-time employee is necessary to meet their needs.” –Indeed.com   With the summer season underway, many… Read more »

Beating the “Everyone-wants-a-vacation” Scene with Temp Employees

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“Summer vacations can impact a company’s operations and productivity but anticipating and planning for staff absences—including bringing in temporary support—can help minimize disruptions.” –Michael Steinitz, senior executive director, Accountemps When summer rolls around, and kids are out of school, everyone shakes off the last vestiges of winter. Besides pulling out their summer wardrobe, scouting baseball… Read more »

Best Ways to Look for a Job While You’re Still Employed

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Finding a new job is hard work — especially when you’re currently employed. You don’t want your boss to know you’re looking, because that could create serious tension or even cause you to be let go before you land a new job. This requires serious discretion on your part, but it’s well worth the effort…. Read more »