Category Archives: human resources

3 Substantial Benefits of Telecommuting for Employers

It’s a well-known fact that telecommuting is highly favored among employees.  A recent survey from GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com found that 80% to 90% of U.S. workers would like to telecommute at least part time.  This is because it allows employees to have more work/life balance, be more productive, and reduce commuting stress, among other reasons.  Implementing telecommuting […]

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Tips for Hiring Freelancers in the Gig Economy

The gig economy is growing, meaning more and more companies are hiring freelancers and independent contractors.  A survey from human resource consulting firm Randstad found that 50% of workforce will be made up of gig economy workers by 2019.  68% of the employers surveyed also expect to offer only gig economy jobs in the next […]

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Recruiting Strategies to Reduce Hourly Employee Turnover

The cost of hourly employee turnover has a huge impact on business profits in the service industry.  A survey of professionals in the service industry done by the Society for Human Resource Management found the annual turnover rate of hourly employees to be 49%.  The average cost of turnover for the survey’s respondents was $4,969 […]

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Recruiting Seasonal Workers and Attracting Summer Talent

Summer is approaching, and it’s time for employers to start hiring for summer seasonal jobs.  If your business needs extra manpower during the summer months, it’s time to kick up the gears in your efforts for recruiting seasonal workers.  Especially if you need to hire a high volume of workers for summer seasonal jobs, it’s […]

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Family Friendly Workplace Policies: Everybody Wins

More and more employers are implementing family friendly policies in the workplace to attract and retain top talent.   With options that accommodate families and parents becoming the norm among employers, it is now a big deciding factor for job seekers.  Having family friendly workplace policies also helps improve your business’s reputation and employee morale.  Some […]

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Give Your Business a Boost! The Benefits of Hiring Interns

There may still be snow on the ground, but spring and summer are approaching.  That means there are many college students in the market for summer internships once their classes end.   Internships aren’t only beneficial to the interns; they offer many advantages to businesses as well.   The benefits of hiring interns could be just what […]

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Refrain from Laying off Employees: Alternatives to Downsizing

When it comes time to cut business costs, company downsizing and laying off employees should be a last resort.  No employer likes taking hard working peoples’ jobs away.   Before deciding to lay off employees, businesses should explore any and all alternatives to downsizing. Laying off employees can have several negative effects on the company.  It […]

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Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Efforts to tackle the gender pay gap have been in place for years and although there have been some improvements we are still light-years behind the ultimate goal: eradicating gender inequality. Forecasts from Deloitte and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) suggest that without targeted action the gap will not close until 2069 (Deloitte) or 2086 […]

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