How to Keep Your Employees Focused During Summer Distractions

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When summertime hits, it is often a struggle for employees to maintain focus and productivity when there are sunny skies, warm temperatures, and everyone seeming to be having nonstop summer vacation fun. This “summer slump” is common and understandable, but business doesn’t stop and there’s still work to be done. Keep your employees focused during… Read more »

The Most Effective Way to Check Candidate’s References

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No matter how great a candidate seems during the interview, you can never be reasonably confident they’ll be a successful hire until you check their references. References should ideally be able to give you valuable insight into the candidate to help you solidify your decision, but if you just go through the motions of asking… Read more »

Non-Monetary Rewards to Give Your Employees When They Go Above and Beyond

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If you want to boost employee engagement, rewarding your team when they go above and beyond is key. However, positive reinforcement doesn’t need to come in the form of financial incentives to be effective. In fact, even if budgetary issues aren’t a concern, other types of rewards tend to be more meaningful. Learn more about… Read more »

Is Potential More Valuable than Experience?

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The saying “Hire for attitude and train for skill” is often echoed by business leaders, and the importance of personal attributes has facts to back it up. 89 percent of new hires that leave an organization within 18 months do so because of attitude reasons, and not for lack of skill, according to a Leadership… Read more »

Don’t Do It Yourself! Use a Staffing Agency

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As you evaluate your hiring needs, consider using a staffing company to help. As experts in the industry they can assist you with creating an effective hiring strategy, customized to your needs. Here are four important reasons to consider using a staffing agency:   Decreased Cost While a temporary employee may cost more per hour,… Read more »

How to Find Top Talent in Akron When Unemployment is at 4.3%

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While it wasn’t that long ago that hiring managers were dealing with the “problem” of having an excessive amount of qualified (or even overqualified) candidates apply for their job postings, the job market has changed. The national unemployment rate has reached a 17-year low, and Akron’s unemployment rate is holding steady at approximately 4.3%, according… Read more »

5 Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Employees You’re Grateful for Them

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If you want to make employees feel appreciated, you don’t necessarily need to go for grand gestures, but you probably want to go beyond a simply stated, “Great job!”. It’s the little gestures that go the longest way. So here are five suggestions to make your employees see your gratitude. Small wins Too often we… Read more »

Bank on These Skills When You’re Looking to Promote from Within

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Sometimes the best employee is the one you already know. Consider this: Quite a few companies prefer to promote from within because they already have a good feel for the candidate. Instead of going straight for the whole hiring process with all its time, energy, and cost, look first at who you might promote from… Read more »

How to Encourage Your Employees to Be More Productive

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It happens from time to time: Employees who previously did well and stayed on task have slowly but surely fallen off the mark and become less focused on their work. Fortunately, you can help them find their productivity without cracking the whip too hard or coming across as a mircomanager. Encourage physical health. Sometimes employees… Read more »

4 Cybersecurity Trends that Threaten to Impact Your Business

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You’ve thought extensively about your personnel, your budget, and your goals for the year, but have you considered how much of that depends on functioning computers and internet? As technology improves, so does the ability of hackers to commit cyberattacks. While it’s difficult to entirely stay on top of the latest software and hardware trends… Read more »