Managing the Over and Underachiever

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The secret to effective management is finding the best in each of your employees and using it to everyone’s advantage. This involves leading a myriad of personality types and individuals. The old cliché rings true: It takes all kinds to make a world – or in this case, a workplace. With this in mind, how… Read more »

Reduce Office Stress by Opening Lines of Communication between Coworkers

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In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Regular, open communication between coworkers is critical for workplace success. It strengthens interpersonal relationships, which leads to enhanced job satisfaction, efficiency and engagement. Effective communication builds trust and mutual respect. So how can you… Read more »

How to Keep Your Good Employees

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The Staffing Stream recently published an article about the importance of retaining your hardworking employees; because after the New Year 21% of those employees could be gone. According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, approximately 1 in 5 US full-time workers plan to change their jobs after January 2014. Why is this? Employees could be… Read more »

Temp staffing revenue growth sees sudden increase this June

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A recent article on StaffingIndustry.com reported that temporary staffing revenue grew at a median rate of 15% year-over-year in June, accelerating significantly from the 10% pace reported each prior month in 2014, according to the latest Pulse Survey Report by Staffing Industry Analysts. The percentage of firms reporting positive year-over-year revenue growth rose to 82%… Read more »

Have a little help from my friends

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The Beatles said it. Joe Cocker said it. Now Harvard researchers are saying it. Sometimes, you just need a little help from your friends…even at work. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review researched and reviewed how friendships in the workplace are actually quite a fantastic thing for productivity. We found this very interesting,… Read more »

A-Team Tip: Write a thank you note after an interview

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Our Alternative Staffing tip of the week is about taking a step back and doing something a little more traditional – writing a Thank You note after an interview. Unlike sending an email (or doing nothing at all), sending and/or receiving a hand written note is far from and in between. It brings a sense of… Read more »

3 Tips on Developing an Effective Leadership Style

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“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” (Jack Welch) There is no such thing as a single “best” leadership style – but there is the best style for you, in a given situation. And there is a style that best… Read more »

Four Ways to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Their Hard Work

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Employee recognition isn’t limited to special occasions. Rather, it should be at the core of your workplace culture. You can – and should – tell your employees how much you appreciate them and their contributions any time during the day, week or year. In a recent study, more than 80 percent of employees said they… Read more »

4 Ways to Kick Start the Second Half of 2014

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Before you know it, the calendar year will reach its midpoint. How can you look ahead to the second half of the year with an eye on renewing morale, performance and productivity? There’s still plenty of time to lay the groundwork for your best year yet in several key areas. Work Area Enhancements A simple… Read more »

Implementing a Summer Dress Code Policy? Here’s How …

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As an employer, you have the right to impose guidelines on employee dress code at your place of business. Regardless of the season, your goal is to maintain a workplace environment that’s professional, comfortable and inclusive for every staff member. Summer business attire, though typically more casual, should exhibit the same level of common sense… Read more »