Getting the Most from Your Contingent Staff Members

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More and more companies today are using contingent workers – temporary workers and independent contractors – as a way of controlling costs. Companies see contingent workers as a way of controlling staffing so that it mirrors production needs more closely, a way of keeping the company flexible to handle change, especially in a bumpy economy…. Read more »

Looking at the Right Data for Hiring

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In making hiring decisions, companies look at a lot of data to try and predict who would be the most productive employees. The problem, according to business consultant Daniel Enthoven, is that they look at the wrong data, information that has little if any relevance or predictive capacity regarding jobs. Many companies, for example, look… Read more »

Looking at Personality and Character When Hiring

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When looking at job a candidate, there are many factors to consider in making a decision as to whether someone will be successful or not in the job. Naturally, education and training play a key role in making a hiring decision. But there are other factors as well. Personality and character traits – the so-called… Read more »

Watching for False Statements on Resumes

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With the job market as tight as it is, it may come as little surprise that there has been an appreciable increase in false statements made on resumes, according to hiring managers. It has become more of a widespread problem. Job candidates tell outright falsehoods, or they will leave out important facts about their background… Read more »

The Strategic Use of Contingent Labor

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In the past, contingent workers were looked at as last-minute, stop-gap measures, something to plug a hole to keep things running. But that is not the case any longer. Companies are using contingent workers in increasing numbers for all kinds of jobs, integrating them into their business operations like never before. As this process has… Read more »

Best Practices for Orientating Temporary Staff

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When you need to bring temporary workers on board at your company, here are some tips to help you get the most out of them while they are on assignment with you. 1) Before you ever bring a temporary staffer to your department, make sure all the people who will be working with the individual… Read more »

Bringing on Temporary Staff — Orientation and Training Best Practices

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When you need to fill a personnel gap quickly, you may need to rely upon the services of a staffing firm such as Winston Resources to help you find a temporary professional to help you during a crunch time. Although the professional we’ll find you is temporary, we’ve found that our most successful clients don’t… Read more »

How Much Can Employers Dictate Workers’ Appearance?

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While wisdom teaches us not to judge a book by its cover, practicality in the workplace says otherwise. Employers are at odds over the issue of appearance on the job. Today there seems to be an ever broadening palette of choices when it comes to things such as clothing, hairstyle, weight, and yes, body piercing…. Read more »

We Tend to Judge Faces Instantly — Be Aware as You Interview

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When we see a new face, our brains decide almost unconsciously how attractive and trustworthy a person is.  The whole process takes no more than a fraction of a second.  It happens so fast that it is possible that the rational part of our brain does not even get involved in the assessment. Because this… Read more »

Keys to Reducing Your Time to Hire

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Looking for a new hire in a timely fashion can be a trying experience.  Done properly, filling a vacancy with qualified workers takes a bit of skill to maneuver through the murky waters to which most human resources managers are subjected. Before placing an ad for a vacancy, HR departments should look at their hiring… Read more »