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 »

5 Inexpensive Ways to Retain Employees and Prevent Costly Turnovers

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You want to keep your quality employees, but what about managing that and retaining a budget? Just remember: Making an investment in a good hire now means less turnover – and less cost for you – down the road. Fortunately, you can also find ways to do just that and not break the bank in… Read more »

How to Promote Your Business in Your Community

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How many of you have wanted to start a business but didn’t quite know how to go about it? Should you take out an advertisement? If so, where? And how do you get others to work with you when you’re a relative unknown? It plays on the old question: How do you promote your business… Read more »

What Makes an Employee Leave a Great Company?

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It happens from time to time: You have a successful company, people seem happy and content to stay, and then seemingly out of the blue, one of your top employees comes to tell you that she’s leaving. What could make her want to move on? Does it involve the manager (as the saying goes)? The… Read more »

What’s Next for Staffing Agencies in 2018?

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Every year brings about changes, and quality staffing agencies know to adjust with the growing needs of their clients and candidates, as well as the ever-shifting hiring landscape, especially the lowered unemployment rates. So, what might you see this year in terms of the staffing agency you work with?   High demand and tight labor… Read more »