What Your Employee Engagement Is Missing

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  Most managers know an engaged workforce is a productive one. However, crafting an environment where employee engagement is the norm is often easier said than done. In many cases, the majority of any company’s employees aren’t overly engaged. While they may be meeting expectations, few are as enticed and entranced by their work as… Read more »

A Surprising Way to Handle Workplace Conflict

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  In every workplace in every industry, conflict is inevitable. Whether there are only two people working together or 200, not everyone will see eye-to-eye on everything. While a little healthy debate can be incredibly beneficial, genuine conflict can be detrimental. It harms productivity, damages morale, and hinders the development of a functional team dynamic,… Read more »

Why You Need to Work on Workplace Diversity

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  Most business leaders understand the value of diversity in the workplace. Bringing people together from different backgrounds can lead to innovation and more effective problem solving, allowing the cumulative life experience of the team to create additional value. However, when it comes to creating a diverse workplace, not all companies take the right approach…. Read more »

Don’t Scare Off Employees With Your Bad Reputation

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  When it comes to recruitment and retention, your company’s reputation matters. If your organization becomes known as a bad employer, securing the top talent you need to thrive is going to become increasingly challenging. Even a handful of negative reviews from current or past employees can be very damaging. And, thanks to technology, workers… Read more »

Are You Prepared for Your Employees’ Maternity Leave?

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  When an employee is getting ready to head out on maternity leave, the situation is both exciting and daunting for the employer. Often, it means a valuable staff member will be away for an extended period, and their absence will be felt by their co-workers, manager, and even the entire company. However, if you… Read more »

How to Properly Onboard Your New Welders

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  When a new welder comes in on their first day, some companies don’t spend much time familiarizing them with the environment, introducing them to team members, or providing them with helpful information that will allow them to excel. Instead, they give them the basics of what they need to know and then largely leave… Read more »

A Strong Case for Banning Salary History on Job Applications

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  As of January 2018, employers in California are no longer allowed to ask candidates about their salary history during the hiring process, either orally or in writing. Additionally, a number of other states, including Oregon, Massachusetts, and Delaware, have similar laws in the works that are designed to prevent salary history discrimination. Changes to… Read more »

Need Better Ohio Employees? Read This

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  Finding the right job seekers to fill your vacant jobs can feel like a challenge. After all, you have an ideal candidate in mind, but actually locating top talent that meets your needs isn’t always easy. Luckily, there are things you can do to find better Ohio employees for your positions, ensuring you have… Read more »

3 Hidden Expenses of Hiring on Your Own

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  When you hire on your own, you are responsible for all costs associated with the activity. This includes paying for advertising, software to handle screening, the time required to review applications, and even website management expenses. While many of the costs of hiring are easy to recognize, others may fly under the radar. Here… Read more »

Want to Improve Retention Rates? Read This Advice!

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  Improving your retention rates comes with a range of benefits. First, it means you won’t need to recruit as often, since fewer vacancies occur. Second, it can keep your costs down in key areas like recruitment and training. Finally, it creates peace of mind when high turnover is a thing of the past. Making… Read more »