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Todd, we feel your pain!

Todd, we feel your pain!

Where are the skills gaps and what happens if it's not bridged?
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Struggling to find candidates? (You're not alone)

Struggling to find candidates? (You're not alone)

Struggling to find skilled job candidates? You're not alone.
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Stop with the secrets!

Stop with the secrets!

Discouraging employees from discussing salary? Time to rethink that approach. Pay transparency is essential to recruiting and retaining engaged employees.
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Equal Pay: Are you being fair?

Equal Pay: Are you being fair?

Equal pay for equal work: It’s fair. It’s the law. And it’s a policy that will help you recruit and retain a diverse, high-performing workforce. Take pay equality from concept to practice with this comprehensive guide.
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There's a goldmine in this email!

There's a goldmine in this email!

Employee referrals deliver more than 30% of all hires. Improve quality of hire and retention. And lower hiring costs. So, what are you waiting for? Here's how to create a killer referral program that's a recruiting goldmine for your organization.
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Is something toxic in your organization?

Is something toxic in your organization?

Job seekers' expectations have changed dramatically in the last few years. Land the best candidates by giving them what they want most during your hiring process.
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What I heard about your company culture

What I heard about your company culture

The best companies to work for use culture as a competitive recruiting tool. Here's how to showcase your organization's values, employment brand and more on your website, to attract the talent you need.
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6 HR and Workforce Trends You Need to Know

6 HR and Workforce Trends You Need to Know

Widening skills gaps. Increasing reliance on contingent workers. Mounting wage pressure. How will these and other trends impact your organization this year -- and beyond?
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Is your pay plan keeping away great candidates?

Is your pay plan keeping away great candidates?

Across the nation, minimum wage continues to rise. Job creation remains solid and candidate shortages have reached critical levels. If you’re serious about attracting -- and keeping -- top talent, it may be time to take a hard look at your pay plan.
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Watch out, Todd

Watch out, Todd

Could that employee you recently reprimanded or terminated be seeking revenge by claiming discrimination? Here's how to recognize -- and reduce -- your risk for retaliation claims.
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How rude!

How rude!

There's a fine line between boorish behavior and harassment; has your employee crossed it? Here's how to tell -- and what to do about it.
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Make seasonal staffing easy

Make seasonal staffing easy

Dreading your busy season -- or is it already here? This handy guide contains all the tips and tricks you need to find the right help, with the right skills, right when you need them (and keep your sanity!).
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Snapchat for recruiting? You bet!

Snapchat for recruiting? You bet!

Social tools are becoming indispensable in business. But Snapchat for recruiting -- seriously?! Learn how to build your brand and recruit amazing talent with the latest social recruiting tools, and why a strong recruiting partner is more important than ever.
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Your employees want this!

Your employees want this!

Macaroon-baking classes and ping-pong tables are trendy perks -- but do they attract and satisfy top talent? Here's what today's employees want, and how leading employers are delivering. And, use these steps to stare down fears, work through them and get more accomplished.
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OSHA's new workplace violence enforcement...are you compliant?

OSHA's new workplace violence enforcement...are you compliant?

OSHA just updated its enforcement procedures; have your policies kept pace? Protect your employees -- and stay out of OSHA’s crosshairs -- by identifying risk factors and developing a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program.
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Free eBook: Interview better, hire better

Free eBook: Interview better, hire better

Want to hire better talent? Start by improving your team's interviewing skills. This practical guide contains everything you need to know to interview smarter -- and land the best talent.
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Thought you would find this interesting...

Thought you would find this interesting...

Who's on Facebook these days? Your future employees. Learn about the features, pros and cons of this new recruiting tool -- and determine if you should add it to your hiring toolbox. And, they're cute, they're cuddly and with a little planning on your part, pets can make your employees happier and more productive.
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Why you're not attracting the best candidates...

Why you're not attracting the best candidates...

Job postings attracting deadbeats (or no one at all)? Let's fix that! Learn how to write postings that really stand out -- and get better applicants, every time. And, these quick tips will help you get better performance from your entire team, by managing introverts and extroverts properly.
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Create an iron-clad attendance policy

Create an iron-clad attendance policy

Lateness, last-minute call-offs and no-shows aren't just irritating -- they're bad for business. End attendance issues and absenteeism by knowing the law and creating an iron-clad policy. And, if you have older workers on your payroll, can they really be as productive and valuable as your young whippersnappers?
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Bridging the Generational Gap

Bridging the Generational Gap

This month's how-to guide will help you build more cohesive, high-performing teams by bridging generational gaps.
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Are your employees smarter than you?

Are your employees smarter than you?

Nobody's an expert at EVERYTHING -- business is simply too complex and fast changing! Whether you engage them for an assignment or hire them full time, here's how to effectively manage people with more experience or knowledge than you -- and make yourself, your team and your company even more successful.
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 2017 Employment Law Updates

2017 Employment Law Updates

When the calendar flips, will your company be ready for these important changes? Make sure these issues are on your radar. And, here's how to light the fire -- and keep the productivity you've worked so hard to build rolling into the new year.
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You're wasting time!

You're wasting time!

Want your ideas to be taken more seriously? A bigger budget, raise or promotion? Here's how to get others to notice you in a good way and exert more influence in your organization. Plus, do you really want to really dial up performance? Get everyone on your team to eliminate these small, thoughtless actions that interrupt and eat into productive time.
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Todd's Guide to Getting More Done

Todd's Guide to Getting More Done

Your search for today's best productivity ideas just ended! We wrote the (e)Book on how to make everyone in your organization more organized, efficient and happy.
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Are you stereotyping millennials unfairly?

Are you stereotyping millennials unfairly?

They're tech-obsessed. Entitled. Disloyal. REALLY? If you're recruiting millennials (or other generations) based on stereotypes, you may be missing out on great talent. And, these productivity hacks may be a little offbeat, but they work.
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Oh hey, one more thing...

Oh hey, one more thing...

From sharing "snackable" content to live streaming, here are seven fresh ideas for recruiting your next generation of talent. And, with the average worker experiencing 56 interruptions per day, it's a wonder anybody gets anything done. Here's how to keep daily disruptions from zapping productivity and momentum in your company.
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Important facts on

Important facts on "on-call" employees

Waiting time. On-call time. Exempt vs. hourly. When employees are not technically "working," do you still need to pay them? Get the facts here. Plus, steps to dial-up your team's focus -- and instantly boost their performance!
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Special Report: The Future of Your Workforce

Special Report: The Future of Your Workforce

Here's how to identify and develop promising young employees -- and help them grow into your company's future leaders. Plus, if your team's productivity, engagement and motivation flag during the summer months, use these fun ideas to rally your troops.
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Are your competitors beating you to top talent?

Are your competitors beating you to top talent?

Do you invest sufficiently to recruit A-level talent, or find yourself "peering through the slats" as your competitors hire the best? In the long-run, mediocre talent is no bargain. Here's how to invest in recruiting wisely -- and land superstars without breaking the bank. Plus, how eating meals together can help improve team performance.
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Big changes to overtime rules!

Big changes to overtime rules!

Big changes are coming to overtime rules. What's the FLSA changing? Who's affected? How can you control your overhead -- and stay compliant? Get the facts here. And, there are some smart new apps to help boost your productivity. Find out what they are in this month's issue.
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Todd, are you ready for the crisis?

Todd, are you ready for the crisis?

Acts of terror. Natural disasters. Cyber attacks. Is your company truly ready to manage crises like these? Plus, if you want to really boost employees' productivity (and happiness) teach them to STOP doing these six things.
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Cannabis Controversy -- Get the Facts

Cannabis Controversy -- Get the Facts

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act protect medical marijuana users? This fact-filled article clears the haze around this contentious issue. Are you frustrated with employees who just don't care about your company or their jobs? Here's why they "check out" -- and what you can do about it.
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5 Workforce Trends for 2016

5 Workforce Trends for 2016

Changes in technology, legislation and workforce demographics will dramatically impact staffing and workforce management in 2016. Stay ahead of these trends -- and make it a breakout year for your company. Plus, who performs better on the job: A hard worker, or someone with innate talent?
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Are the Biggest ACA Cost Hikes Yet to Come?

Are the Biggest ACA Cost Hikes Yet to Come?

Big ACA changes are coming in January. Which ones will impact your business? How can you stay compliant, while keeping costs from spiraling out of control? This month's Great Ideas has the answers!
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Todd, your best people are getting ready to leave!

Todd, your best people are getting ready to leave!

Voluntary quits are at their highest level since 2008. When pay raises aren't an option, what can you do to keep your best people content -- and out of competitors' clutches? This special report shares the practical advice you need to master employee retention. Plus, how to create more productive habits starts with these essential habit-building skills.
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Checking References? 10 Questions You Need to Check Out

Checking References? 10 Questions You Need to Check Out

Reference checks are a MUST for making great hires. Use the questions in this month's newsletter to stay legal -- and hire smart. Plus, learn six ways to control "infobesity" with more effective triage.
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Hiring Challenges Survey

Hiring Challenges Survey

In today’s volatile employment market, automatically rejecting job hoppers may cause you to miss out on exceptional hires. Hiring and HR expert Dr. John Sullivan shares 10 reasons to consider frequent job changers -- and how you can keep the best ones from leaving you too soon. Plus, how you can increase your employees' motivation by giving them a greater sense of purpose and ownership.
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How

How "friendly" are you?

It's no surprise: Star performers seek employers with great corporate cultures. The tips in this month's featured article will help you up the "friendly factor" in your company -- to attract and keep great people. We'll also share some tips on how to keep your team from wasting time on unproductive activities.
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Todd, don't forget to call your mom!

Todd, don't forget to call your mom!

In this issue:

-Purple Squirrels and Unicorns

-Productivity Tips: Call Your Mom
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Salary data you can use

Salary data you can use

In this issue:

-How to Get Salary Data You Can Actually USE

-Productivity Tips: You're a Horrible Boss (but don't let that offend you)
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Don't panic!

Don't panic!

In this issue:

-STOP Panic Hiring!

-Productivity Tips: Home-Grown Talent
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Why you need to hire under-experienced candidates

Why you need to hire under-experienced candidates

In this issue:

-Experience? Why It's Not All it's Cracked Up to Be

-Productivity Tips: 5 Best Ways to Build -- or Break -- Trust at Work
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Need talent?

Need talent?

In this issue:

-Need Talent? Build a Community

-Productivity Tips: Tearing Your Hair Out?
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Ready for Your ICE Audit?

Ready for Your ICE Audit?

In this issue:

-Ready for Your ICE Audit?

-Productivity Tips: Learn a New Parlor Trick in 2015
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Your employees are dreaming of a White Christmas

Your employees are dreaming of a White Christmas

In this issue:

-Attract. Retain. Grow. Save. Staff Smarter in 2015

-Productivity Tips: What's on the top of your employees' minds this holiday season?
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What do your employees want?

What do your employees want?

In this issue:

-Benefits: Do You Have What it Takes?

-Productivity Tips: Tapping Workplace Creativity
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Start improving employee retention today

Start improving employee retention today

In this issue:

-The Stay Interview: an Essential Weapon in the War for Talent

-Productivity Tips: Working on a "Farm"?

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What's hot in workforce management?

What's hot in workforce management?

In this issue:

-Help Wanted! When it makes sense to get outside recruiting assistance

-What's Hot in Workforce Management?
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"You're scaring off the candidates!"

In this issue:

-Is Your Hiring Process Ruining Your Employer Brand?

-Productivity Tips: Thriving in the Interruption Culture

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Can we have your opinion, Todd?

Can we have your opinion, Todd?

In this issue:

Hiring Challenges Survey

Productivity Tips: The Zero Waste Workweek

Tools: Get it Off Your Plate!
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You're working too hard

You're working too hard

In this issue:

-10 Fresh Ideas for Managing Virtual Teams

-Productivity Tips: Work Smarter, Not Harder!
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Workforce misery -- Are you to blame?

Workforce misery -- Are you to blame?

In this issue:

-Are You Making Your Employees Miserable?

-Productivity Tips: Beat Stress – in Less than 1 Minute!

-Tools: Get Your Ducks in a Row
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Contractor Compliance- What You Need to Know

Contractor Compliance- What You Need to Know

In this issue:

To Employ, or Not to Employ?

Got Slackers?

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HR records - Are you keeping the right stuff?

HR records - Are you keeping the right stuff?

In this issue:

-What's In? What's Out? (When it comes to personnel files, that is.)

-Biggest Productivity Killers

-Tools: 5 Ways to Boost Temporary Employee Productivity

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No more excuses!

No more excuses!

In this issue:

-Own It! (So your employees will, too)

-Productivity Tips: What's Your Style?

-Interview Questions to Assess Work Style



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The million dollar job offer

The million dollar job offer

In this issue:

-"We'll Pay You $1,000,000": How To Find Passive Candidates

-Do Brown Bags Kill Productivity?

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Do you hear the whispers?

Do you hear the whispers?

In this issue:

-Are You Part of the "In Crowd" (at work, that is)?

-Productivity Tips: Whistle While You Work

-Results at Work: Simplifying Staffing for a High-Volume Staffing User

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Top Candidates do not equal Top Employees

Top Candidates do not equal Top Employees

In this issue:

-Top Candidates do not equal Top Employees

-Fuel More Arguments at Work
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Do more. Spend less. Go crazy!

Do more. Spend less. Go crazy!

In this issue:

-Understaffing: a Risky Proposition

-Productivity Tips: 5 Ways to Keep Employees Happy

-Free Survey to Gauge Employee Happiness
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Another day, another crisis

Another day, another crisis

In this issue:

-Expect the Unexpected: How to Manage a Crisis While Maintaining Workplace Productivity

-Productivity Tips: The 25 Hour Day!

-Results at Work: A New Approach to an Old Problem Improves Productivity and Saves Money

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2013 EEOC Criminal Background Check Guidelines -- Are you in compliance?

2013 EEOC Criminal Background Check Guidelines -- Are you in compliance?

In this issue:

-To Check or Not to Check? Straight Talk About EEOC Guidelines for Conducting Criminal Background Checks

-Productivity Tips: Keep Interviewing Simple

-Tools: Dos and Don'ts for Conducting Criminal Background Checks
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Feel more like a referee than a manager?

Feel more like a referee than a manager?

In this issue:

-Feel More Like a Referee than a Manager?

-Productivity Tips: Fun & Flexibility Boosts Productivity
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[eBook] Win the War for Talent in Today's Economy

[eBook] Win the War for Talent in Today's Economy

Recent statistics reinforce that while hiring remains sluggish, finding and keeping qualified, skilled workers is getting tougher. If you want to win the war for talent, read this eBook. It examines the true cost of turnover and outlines today's best retention strategies, geared to the unique needs of each of your workforce segments.
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Boost productivity this summer

Boost productivity this summer

In this issue:

-Want to Boost Employee Productivity? Look in the Mirror!

-To Be a Great Leader, Focus on Clarity in Communication

-Tools: ACA Information Sheet
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What's dirtier a keyboard or toilet?

What's dirtier a keyboard or toilet?

In this issue:

-Business lessons from the Staffing Industry Executive Forum

-Want to stay productive? Stay healthy!

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Is March Madness a good thing for your office??

Is March Madness a good thing for your office??

In this issue of Great Ideas:

-Creating Championship Teams for Your Business

-Take Control of Your Day--Before it Takes Control of You!

-Meetings & March Madness
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Free eBook: MBO for 2013

Free eBook: MBO for 2013

In this issue:

-The Shredder Ate my Report--Improve Performance with "Management by Objectives" (MBO)

-Productivity Tips: What's Out? Multitasking. What's In? Mindfulness!

-Case Study: Simplification. Streamlining. Single-source options.
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Welcome to the new Great Ideas!

Welcome to the new Great Ideas!

In this issue:

-Hiring in 2013? Key Talent Acquisition Trends to Watch

-Five Ways to Make This Your Most Productive Year Ever!

-Why questions can be your most powerful employee motivation tool.
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Is Social Media Ruining Your Reputation?

Is Social Media Ruining Your Reputation?

Social media, at its worst, can damage your company's reputation (in just 24 hours--or even more quickly!); lead to identity theft; and even legal, compliance, and regulatory problems.
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How to Use Social Media for Recruiting

How to Use Social Media for Recruiting

Social media is now a pervasive force on the Internet and, for good or for ill, millions of us have posted profiles of ourselves on such sites. But for business, social media represents two kinds of challenges. The first is how your company should portray itself on these sites. The second is how your company should use these sites for recruiting and what and how much information should be used in recruiting and hiring candidates.
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How much did it cost Diamond Wipes to go green?

How much did it cost Diamond Wipes to go green?

Many companies are going green today, and not only because it's good for the environment. Although a financial liability in the short term, companies expect going green to pay off in the long run. As consumers become more environmentally conscious, they are looking for products made by companies that are ecologically minded. Not only that, green company products are in demand by other companies. B2B eco-friendly exchanges boost the green profile of both companies. One example of going green, as reported in an article in Industry Week, is the firm of Diamond Wipes International in Chino, California, which recently installed almost 3,400 solar panels. The panels provide enough energy to run the entire company.
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The NCCI's Workers' Comp Report: What It Means for Your Company

The NCCI's Workers' Comp Report: What It Means for Your Company

While the climate surrounding workers' compensation remains in flux with the uncertain economy, some disconcerting trends have been noted in the 2012 NCCI Workers' Compensation Issues Report. The most disturbing development is that claims frequency increased for the first time in 13 years. An analysis by the National Council on Compensation Insurance showed that the frequency of lost-time claims for each $1 million of premium went up by about three percent in 2010. The reason for the uptick in new claims may be that there were more lost-time claims that might have been only medical claims in a more robust economy.
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Engaging Your Front-Line Employees to Drive Growth

Engaging Your Front-Line Employees to Drive Growth

Research into best practices has shown that the most effective way to grow a business is by tapping the ideas and energy of the managers and employees on the front lines, the people who deal with customers on a daily basis.
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How can we improve?

How can we improve?

Despite high unemployment, many companies are finding it increasingly difficult to hire and retain the best and brightest skilled employees for their organizations. Today, I would like to ask for your help in evaluating how our company can better address these challenges in the future.
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Inland Empire Economy Shifting into Higher Gear

Inland Empire Economy Shifting into Higher Gear

- How to Attract and Retain Generation Y in the Workplace
- Leveraging the Web for Attracting Job Seekers
- Eight Tips on Developing a Social Media Policy
- Customer Service: The Key to Success in a Struggling Economy
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Improving Manufacturing Productivity

Improving Manufacturing Productivity

If you own or manage a manufacturing business, here are some tips to help your employees improve their productivity.
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How To Staff Your Organization Like Apple's Retail Store

How To Staff Your Organization Like Apple's Retail Store

- e-Learning: the Future of Learning for Industrial Workers
- Unemployment in the Inland Empire
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What Does U.S. Manufacturing Growth Mean for the Inland Empire?

What Does U.S. Manufacturing Growth Mean for the Inland Empire?

- Training Unskilled Workers
Recruitment Tips for 2012
U.S. Manufacturing Sees Growth in 2012
Motivating Temporary Workers
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Welcome to the NEW Great Ideas from Arrow Staffing!

Welcome to the NEW Great Ideas from Arrow Staffing!

Inland Empire 2012 Job Outlook, Part 1
Inland Empire Job Outlook, Part 2
How to Manage a Team of Diverse--or Conflicting--Personalities
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Curing TOXIC negativity in your workplace

Curing TOXIC negativity in your workplace

In this article, we'll show you how to identify the causes of negativity in your company, and more importantly, what you can do to wipe it out!
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Do Performance Reviews Give You Performance Anxiety?

Do Performance Reviews Give You Performance Anxiety?

Be honest--would you rather go to the dentist than do employee performance reviews? This month's issue of Great Ideas is geared toward taking the stress out of that situation.
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To "E" or Not to "E," What is the Answer?

You've decided to offer learning opportunities for your employees-- congratulations! Research shows that employees who are offered opportunities to learn and advance their skills have higher productivity, better engagement and take more ownership in their performance.
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Forget about annual reviews!

Forget about annual reviews!

Keep productivity humming and results churning--plus keep your employees happier--with a defined performance management system. And to help you get started, this month's Great Idea includes a performance management checklist, designed to help you start and implement your own performance management plan.
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What will your company look like in 2020?

What will your company look like in 2020?

An organization's success and competitiveness depends upon its ability to embrace diversity and realize the benefits. But managing diversity is more challenging than it seems.
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Have you ever lied on a reference check?

Have you ever lied on a reference check?

Do you know the five steps to an effective and legal reference check? Not sure? Then check out this month's Great Idea.
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Great Ideas: 10 Interview Questions You Must Ask

Great Ideas: 10 Interview Questions You Must Ask

When you're hiring, there are three things you must determine: 1) Can the candidate do the job? 2) Will the candidate do the job? 3) Will the candidate do the job for our company? The first question is pretty easy to answer--it's just a matter of assessing skills and experience. But what about the next two? If you want to hire better people, check out this month's feature story.
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Great Ideas: Temps are more than fill-ins

Great Ideas: Temps are more than fill-ins

Partnering with a staffing firm is more than just a good position fill, quality service or being responsive to business needs. Successful partnering brings long range strategic value to each organization, helping to increase productivity, control expenses and improve profitability. This month's issue of Great Ideas shares three case studies of how companies are successfully partnering with staffing firms.
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Retain Your Best Employees

Retain Your Best Employees

A recent survey found that 74% of workers would consider a new job opportunity. That's a decided jump from previous numbers. The survey identified three primary reasons why workers would consider changing jobs.
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Great Ideas: The Secret of Extraordinary Leaders

Great Ideas: The Secret of Extraordinary Leaders

Can you spot an effective leader? Sure, you can look at a person's accomplishments, but do you know what traits to look for? This article will show you the seven most critical traits of exceptional leaders.
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Great Ideas: Get More Out of Your Team

Great Ideas: Get More Out of Your Team

Want to increase the effectiveness of your team? You'll find out how in this issue of Great Ideas!
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Are You a Busy Boss?

Are You a Busy Boss?

This month in Great Ideas, we're focusing on a topic that's critical to the success of any business--being an effective boss and leader.
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Let's Celebrate!

Let's Celebrate!

As a leader, you want to get the best results from your team. And if you really want to create focus, improve morale and boost productivity, you need to celebrate! Celebration is essential to long-term success, and in this article you'll find 12 effective ways to celebrate your wins.
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Welcome to Great Ideas from Arrow Staffing Services

Welcome to Great Ideas from Arrow Staffing Services

Have you ever caught someone lying on their resume or job application? Unfortunately, it's become a VERY common problem, and it can lead to big and expensive hiring mistakes! In this issue of Great Ideas, we'll show you how to spot some of the signs of resume fraud, so you can protect your company.
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