Company Wellness Programs Are Thriving

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It appears that many companies are expanding their health and wellness programs. In a recent survey by a California-based staffing firm, about two-thirds of those companies responding said they had beefed up their wellness programs in the past five years. And workers appear to be happy with the results. Almost all of those responding said… Read more »

Recruiting Strategies to Find More and Better Job Candidates

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Companies today are facing a talent shortage, that is well known. Skilled workers have more options because they are more in demand. And companies are struggling to find the people with the needed skills. Because of this situation, it is important for companies to reevaluate their recruiting methods and look at new strategies to deal… Read more »

Why Companies Neglect Employee Engagement

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More and more, companies are realizing the importance of having happy employees, people who are engaged with their jobs, who like where they work and what they are doing. However, there are also many companies who neglect this important part of their business. Different studies showing varying results, but they all agree on one thing… Read more »

Job Candidate Survey

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A recent survey shows that the most important recruiting tool for companies is their career website. It is the most valuable resource for job candidates when they are looking at companies, more important than Facebook, Twitter, or any other marketing channels. Almost two-thirds of the job candidates contacted in the survey included it among their… 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 »

Rehiring Former Employees

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There is a phenomenon in human resources that is much more common today than in the past because of the changing nature of the workforce. It is the situation that occurs when a worker who has left a company reapplies to that company some time later. There is even a name for these people –… Read more »

How to do Holiday Greeting Cards

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Christmas is fast approaching. It’s time to get out those Christmas cards to your clients, customers, employees and other business partners. Sending cards is an opportunity to cement business relationships and show your appreciation. But to do that effectively, you need to give a little thought to the cards you choose. Here are some tips…. 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 »

Alternatives to Arbitration in Labor Disputes

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When hiring a new employee, many companies today ask that he or she sign an arbitration agreement. This agreement stipulates that the employee and the company submit to an arbitration process if the employee brings any legal action against the employer. Many employers see this as a way to more quickly and cheaply resolve disputes… Read more »