Pros and Cons of Workplace Drug Testing

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Drug laws are in flux throughout the U.S. Some states have legalized recreational marijuana, while others have legalized medicinal marijuana. The federal government, however, has indicated an intent to enforce marijuana laws, despite the fact that states are becoming more permissive. Amidst uncertain laws and changing societal attitudes towards drug use, many employers are wondering… Read more »

It’s Time for Generation Z – How Do You Relate to Them in the Hiring Process

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If your company is hiring, you need to bring in bright young talent so your business can continue to grow and thrive in a modern economy. As you interview job seekers, you may find yourself dealing with Generation Z. Generation Z is a new generation, born of the digital world, and with very different life… Read more »

How Can You Make Each Shift Feel Important?

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Shift work is common in different industries, but issues can arise for companies with first-second-and third-shift workers.  First-shift workers often get more attention and more benefits than those working late shifts or overnights, in large part because these first-shift workers are around during routine business hours when there is usually a larger management presence. While… Read more »

3 Ways to Minimize Workplace Illness This Winter

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Employers lose out when employees get sick. Whether you offer paid sick days or not, your company will experience a decline in productivity on days when staff members take off. You may also have to pay temp employees to come in and try to pick up the slack if a worker has to miss time… Read more »

How a Staffing Agency Helps Veterans Find Permanent Jobs

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Veterans learn vitally important skills which should serve them well across a wide variety of industries. Veterans often have advanced training on technical issues, as well as a tremendous ability to excel in stressful work environments. Attention to detail, teamwork, and a strong work ethic are also common characteristics that military veterans share. While veterans… Read more »

Welcoming Temporary Workers into the Team

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Temporary workers can be invaluable to your organization. You can alleviate stress experienced by full time employees, test out new possible workers to see if they would be good full-time hires, and keep your workforce right-sized to meet demand. However, while temp workers are a blessing for businesses, you want to make sure that these… Read more »

3 Important Questions to Ask Employees at an Exit Interview

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When your employees are leaving your company, the exit interview provides a perfect opportunity for  a candid discussion. Employee turnover is bad for business, and there are reasons why employees decide to leave. You need to find out what those reasons are so you can do better with retention improve workplace problems that could be… Read more »

Is Your New Employee a Perfect Fit? Here’s How to Tell?

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Whether you’re hiring farmhands, light industrial workers, skilled professionals, customer service staff, or anyone for any position, you need to make sure the job candidate has the desired skills to perform the work. However, finding someone with hard skills is just the start of finding the right candidate. You also want to make certain that… Read more »

How to Find End-of-Season Farm Help Quickly

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As the farm season winds down, you need to make sure you are fully staffed up to tackle all of the essential end-of-season issues. The farming season is quickly coming to an end and there are a lot of tasks that need to be done so your land and equipment can weather the winter and… Read more »

Millennials Make Strong Light Industrial Employees

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Millennials are moving into the workforce at a rapid pace as older workers retire. If you are doing hiring for light industrial work, these millennials may very well make up the bulk of your new hires.  While you may be uncertain what to expect as you bring on workers from this younger generation, the good… Read more »