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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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Are You Paying Fairly?

Are You Paying Fairly?

As an employer, are you doing your part to close the gender pay gap? Here's how to ensure you're paying employees fairly -- and minimizing your risk of pay equity claims -- by conducting a pay equity audit.
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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 "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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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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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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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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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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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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[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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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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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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Hiring Failure: Do Tech Skills Matter?

Hiring Failure: Do Tech Skills Matter?

You know how important fit is, so you'll want to read this month's Great Ideas. It's a quick guide to the most important soft skills: what they are, why they're important and how to identify them.
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The Idiot's Guide to Being the Boss

The Idiot's Guide to Being the Boss

There's no denying it--once you're the boss, the rules change. Say or do the wrong thing, and you could lose the respect of your team--or worse, create a legal liability for your company. Do you know the new rules of office interaction? This month in Great Ideas, we'll give you some tips on how to be the boss without coming off the wrong way.
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Got a Minute?

Got a Minute?

This month in Great Ideas, we'll show you how to find the time you need to reclaim your work week and get your job done--leaving you more time to enjoy your life.
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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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How temps can help tackle your business challenges

How temps can help tackle your business challenges

Increase profits...Reduce payroll expenses...Improve retention And you thought staffing firms were only good for providing fill-ins. We wanted to take a little break from the normal format of 60 Second Solutions to provide you with some great case studies of companies that--through the creative use of staffing--were able to tackle significant business challenges!
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60 Second Solutions: Why reward systems fail

60 Second Solutions: Why reward systems fail

Does your reward system need a check-up? Check your system against the points in this issue of 60 Second Solutions.
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60 Second Solutions: Keep millennials from walking out the door

60 Second Solutions: Keep millennials from walking out the door

Employees in their 20s are notorious job hoppers. And companies are losing billions on their training investments in the millennial generation. So how can you end the turnover?
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60 Second Solutions: Doing more and spending less

60 Second Solutions: Doing more and spending less

Would you like to... - Get more work done...without having to work harder? - Have more resources to take on new projects? - Eliminate overtime expenses? - Prevent staff burnout? - Reduce turnover? If so, then keep reading! In this 60 Second Solution, you'll discover one of the most powerful ways you can actually do more and spend less!
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60 Second Solutions: Reducing resume overload

60 Second Solutions: Reducing resume overload

Are you overwhelmed with unqualified candidates? HR professionals recently reported that resume overload is their number one hiring challenge. In this 60 Second Solution, you'll find out how you can cut through the clutter--and reduce your headaches!
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