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As the labor market heats up, companies are trying to figure out how to get the best people on the job — and how to use the labor assets they have to really boost business. So how do you get new people contributing to the company, and how do you maximize your new hires? Training… Read more »

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There are thousands of resources available online helping to prepare job seekers for interviews, but quite frankly there is little about how to help HR professionals to improve their interview skills. There are a number of reasons for this — in tight labor markets, there’s less focus on attracting talent, because companies assume people are going to… Read more »

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At Employment Solutions, we often talk about the difference between those visionaries and true leaders who inspire their teams, and those who just manage departments. Businesses sorely need the kind of leaders who have the skills and experience to bring a company forward, rather than just working a desk. Here are some good ways to… Read more »

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Too many business owners, as well as managers within an organization, see problems whenever they walk onto the floor of their businesses. They struggle with individuals or groups of people who don’t seem to want to be where they are, who don’t participate positively in business goals, and who generally create a sour attitude in daily… Read more »

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For months now, you’ve all been huddled down in the trenches, fighting the snow and the bitter cold, not to mention the ice and slush and cold and flu germs. But there’s almost light at the end of the tunnel — or at least some of your employees see it that way! How do you… Read more »

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We’ve talked quite a bit about corporate culture, and how important it is for a number of reasons. One of these relates to big changes in the business world that put more emphasis on how every individual contributes to the company. Simply put, a good corporate culture promotes employee creativity and innovation — it lets… Read more »

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Why are people leaving my company? Why is “brain drain” leaving us bereft of resources? What’s the deal with this problematic high turnover? At Employment Solutions, we see these kinds of questions all the time, and we try to help companies answer them. Here are three of the biggest reasons that we’ve seen for a… Read more »

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There a lot of talk right now about millennials in the American job world. Employers and experts are trying to read the tea leaves, gain insights about the general makeup of this generation, and otherwise anticipate their gradual rise through the corporate ladder. But time keeps marching on, and millennials are not be last generation of… Read more »

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When it comes to putting in place anti-harassment policies and other guidelines for day-to-day operations, some businesses do better than others. Here are some things that we’ve found useful as a New York staffing service, in directing clients to really get further with these kinds of efforts. Acknowledge the Past most anti-harassment policies are based… Read more »

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It’s the age-old question: “I have what appears to be dead wood in my department. My business is moving forward slowly because of lack of productivity. I’m plagued by slackers on my teams. What do I do?” You may have heard about, or experienced, this kind of problem before. Here are some key ways to… Read more »