COVID-19 – Help for Employers

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  Current COVID-19 impact on Industry and best practice prevention strategies      As of April 1, 2020, over 4000 US residents have have died due to Covid-19. It’s a number that has more than tripled in five days, and now exceeds the number of people known to have died in mainland China, where the… Read more »

WorkSource Covers: Better Leadership

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  How to be a better leader – according to science   Leadership has been in the spotlight as never before, as people around the world look to their leaders in all spheres of social, political and organisational life. Rather than help, though, leaders often seem to be part of the problem. When it comes to politicians, fingers… Read more »

Unemployment pushes more men to take on female-dominated jobs

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Unemployment pushes more men to take on female-dominated jobs In the last few decades, many high-paying jobs that are mostly done by men – like manufacturing – have contracted or disappeared. At the same time, many jobs in fields dominated by women – like education and health care – have significantly increased. In fact, female-dominated jobs… Read more »

WorkSource talks Diversity. It’s a good thing, and it’s here to stay

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Diversity is on the rise in urban and rural communities   Racial and ethnic diversity is no longer confined to big cities and the east and west coasts of the United States. In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan areas were more likely to vote for Hillary Clinton. Whiter metro and rural… Read more »

Wipe Out Workplace Conflict

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     Workplace Conflict – Strategy    A quick glance at world news shows tensions are high across the globe. This includes recent clashes between Iranian and US governments, with the US an Iran appearing to be on the brink of war. Conflict, a part of life….. The fact is, sadly, conflict is part of… Read more »

Seasonal Employees vs. Seasonal Workers -The differences matter!

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  As a staffing agency, we function in part as a temp service. As a result, we need to know, and want others to know, the differences between “seasonal workers” and “seasonal employees”. Today, we tackle that topic. A “seasonal employee” is defined as an “employee hired into a position for which the customary annual… Read more »

Ask WorkSource: I-9’s and Immigration

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As everyone knows, immigration is a hotbed topic these days. It’s not just a news topic, the government is cracking down on employers. From January to July 2018, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) ran a two-phase, nationwide operation in which NOI I-9 audit notices were served to more than 5,200… Read more »

Ask WorkSource: Overtime – Exemptions

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  Over the last couple of years, there’s been a lot of buzz going around about employee eligibility as it relates to overtime pay, minimum wage, and employee vs. independent contractor status. Hopefully we can shed some light on the subject. In 2016 employers anxiously watched as the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a rule… Read more »

A simple formula for professionals: Bad Hires = Bad Business

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  Most professionals understand that recruiting and hiring great employees is a critical aspect of business. So what happens when things awry? A recent study addressed just that. “The cost of a Bad Hire”. You know, those employees that somehow made it on the payroll, and now everyone is wondering why and how? The gist… Read more »

What Generation of Candidates are You Appealing to?

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A primary challenge for many companies will be to attract and retain a skilled work force as the labor market continues to tighten and technology continues to evolve. This situation is exacerbated as companies find themselves managing three generations of American workers, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y or Millennials. Each has their own… Read more »