Tips to Get in Front of a Passive Job Seeker

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Ah, the elusive passive candidate! When filling open positions at your company, you want the best person for the job. Active candidates have all their information available for you to read, but you can expand your talent pool by including passive candidates. So, how can you find those who aren’t looking for you, capture their…

Five Tips to Prevent Back Injuries While Lifting on the Job

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Anyone who has injured their back knows—back injuries are no fun! Plus, they can lead to chronic back pain as you age. Despite being quite common, back injuries are preventable if you take the right precautions. Five tips to keep your back safe: Back injuries happen most often from improper lifting and carrying techniques on…

Why Hiring the Right Candidate is Crucial to Your Business

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The quality of your employees can make or break your business. They are the faces and voices with whom your customers interact. They are the cogs that keep your company machine moving ever forward. And they are the thinkers and doers—the ones delivering your brand to the marketplace. For these reasons and more, you cannot…

How to Keep Your Staff Motivated

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  When your staff is successful, your business is successful. So it’s essential to the quality of your output to have motivated, hard working talent on board! Your company’s reputation depends on the commitment of your workers—and you can take steps to build a loyal staff willing to go the extra mile for your business.…

It’s National Safety Month – What Can We Learn from the Top Safety Violations of 2016?

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  From on-the-job injuries and fines to workplace fatalities, workplace safety violations affected businesses and employees in 2016. While accidents and other workplace injuries can cost your business thousands of dollars annually in fines or workers’ compensation claims, the real cost is to your employees who can experience life-changing injuries – or worse, loss of…

Are You Preboarding New Hires? Here’s Why It’s Important?

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Is there anything more frustrating than finding the ideal candidate for a challenging vacancy, screening, interviewing, and just when you’re about to seal the deal, have them drop out of the recruiting process? What’s worse, it’s becoming more and more common as the demand for top talent increases and candidates get multiple offers. The good…

Maintain a Positive Attitude to Keep Your Team Operating at a High Level

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While many of us say we work at our jobs because we need the money, the reality of why we stay in any given job has a deeper meaning: we like the people and care about the work we do. But even the most enthusiastic among us can become discouraged from time to time, and…

Rant And Rave: Federal Marijuana Policy Is Based on the”Ipse Dixit” Principle Of Governance And Deserves To Go Up In Smoke

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By Tim Bonansinga J.D., SPHR – April 12, 2016 – First Article in a series on Employment and Marijuana Policy   Disclosure. From my standpoint as a recruiter and company attorney it is right to disclose my bias. I invite you to comment and disclose yours as well. Here is mine: I favor total legalization…

Heads Up HR, Legal And Risk Management: Spokeo V Robins Is Coming

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By Tim Bonansinga, J.D. SPHR First in a series of articles on the multiple implications of Spokeo v Robins. The case Spokeo v Robins started as a claim alleging a technical violation of the “Fair Credit Act” accuracy and opportunity to cure requirements. Congress enhancements to the FCRA were enacted in part because of the…

Five Ways To Create A Productive Work Culture

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  What is the best work environment?  Maybe lower level employees think something more along the lines of fun while upper level staff conjure up images of faces glued to monitors from 8-5. It ultimately comes down to what drives the organization and each of its constituents. At the end of the day, we are…