How to Improve Job Postings and Make Great Hires

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You want to hire the best people, naturally. And you do that by having a good place to work, by offering a good salary and benefits, by developing a good reputation. But all of this may not matter much if your job advertisements are not as compelling as they could be. The best people can… Read more »

How to Avoid Micromanaging

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When someone moves into the ranks of management, he or she encounters an entirely new set of challenges. No longer is his or her own performance the only concern. The new manager now is responsible for the performance of a number of people. One of the pitfalls every new manager needs to be aware of… Read more »

Summer Temporary Staffing Tips

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It’s summer! That may mean more people than usual will be going on vacation in the next few months. Summer can also mean that many employees take long weekends as well. How do you make sure that work still gets done well and at an optimal pace? Plan proactively for temporary staffing in the summer. Don’t… Read more »

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation

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You have been asked to write a letter of recommendation for someone you know, maybe someone who is an employee, or a colleague, or an acquaintance. Whatever the case, you are now confronted with putting together something cogent and compelling about the person on paper. Now, you could write the letter yourself, which would require… Read more »

8 Steps to Creating a First-Rate Workplace

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All employers would like to have a happy and productive workforce. Businesses want people who are performing at their best and are happy in their jobs. These are people who make a company grow, people who stay with a company. Here are 8 steps to keep workers happy and productive: Proper onboarding Companies should not… Read more »

3 Steps to Setting Up an Effective Mentor Program

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Many younger employees are encouraged to find mentors where they work. And many companies in NYC, New Jersey and Connecticut encourage mentorship programs. Everyone generally agrees that mentorships can be valuable programs for both mentor and mentee. Often, however, because there are really no guidelines on how or what a mentor should do to help… Read more »

4 Ways to Improve the Mental Well Being of Your Staff

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People spend a lot of time at work–especially when working in the New York City area! So, the work environment plays a big role in employees’ mental health, which in turn plays a big role in the performance of the entire organization. But even though the well being of employees is important for the health… Read more »

How to Attract Millennial Employees

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Millennials have been the focus of attention for some time. Businesses want to know what kind of employees they will be and what kind of customers as well. Naturally, being a younger generation, their skills, values and desires are different from older workers, such as the Baby Boomers. Millennials have garnered a reputation as being… Read more »

Avoiding Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

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Religious discrimination claims are not among the most numerous types of complaints. In fact, they comprise only a small portion of claims brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But actual numbers can be deceiving because trends tell a different story. The trends show that religious discrimination claims are growing rapidly, faster than those for… Read more »

How Employee Loyalty is Changing

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Although companies say they value loyalty, surveys are showing that loyalty among workers is dropping, and that the decline is part of a longer term trend. What Surveys Show More than half of managers polled recently said their employers are not as loyal as they were five years ago, according to a survey by the… Read more »