Do you recall the day when large corporations actually employed all of the people working within the enterprise? The janitors, the maintenance workers, security staff, production employees, distribution and logistics employees were all employed by the same employer. Recall when the employer hired them, paid them, gave them health benefits, insurance, pensions and retirement programs…. Read more »
Never assume everything is hunky-dory with a trusted long-term outside supplier. Not being knowledgeable enough to ask pertinent questions of your supplier may lead your business off a cliff. None of us can possibly know all that we don’t know, which is why we rely on our suppliers and other experts that we hire to… Read more »
Things are rapidly changing out there with today’s workforce. Quality, talented workers are no longer adapting to fit an employer’s model. Instead, they are seeking out employers who adapt to their needs. Employers need to understand four critical issues that are changing the way we attract, hire, and retain employees. Including our own firm, we… Read more »
You can’t stick your head in the sand and ignore the facts and laws about temps anymore. Temps are the joint responsibility of both the employer and temp agency, and must receive the same treatment as full-time employees. Once again, there are many excellent reasons to use a staffing agency, but using temps and thinking that a temporary employee… Read more »
For many manufacturing companies it can take months to fill skilled positions with qualified workers. Not filling critical jobs quickly leads to many unintended, negative and expensive consequences. By 2020 there will be 123 million high-skilled, high-paying jobs available in the USA, but only 50 million Americans with the right skills and education to fill… Read more »
Do your managers put new hires into a position of success or failure? Are you constantly having turnover with your employees? With the time and cost to replace workers, you may want to reconsider how you handle new hires.
If the OSHA crackdown on compliance with temps is news to you, then you should be asking some pretty tough questions of your staffing agency. Click here to read entire newsletter.
Stress is usually viewed as a negative influence on employees, but some stress is not always bad. In fact, stress can be used to keep your team at peak performance, helping them discover creative solutions for your company. Click here to read full newsletter.
Life isn’t easy, and that’s true for everyone whether you want to believe it or not. It’s just that some people work hard to solve their problems, while others would rather make excuses and play the role of victim. Click here to view the newsletter.
The best way to improve the performance of any team, division, or department is to add a little competition – right? It’s simple, really: create a contest, add an incentive, define the rules and the boundaries, and step back and watch the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) skyrocket! Need to improve your safety record? Just add… Read more »