Posts Categorized: HR Advice and Tools

Why Temporary Workers Quit and what you can do about it

Earlier this year, Staffing Industry Analysts conducted a survey which showed that approximately 31% of temporary workers quit their assignments prematurely, and up to 10% of them drop the job before they even begin working. While most of the reasons were of a personal nature, the most common being the acceptance of a better job… Read more »

Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes When Conducting Performance Reviews

Performance reviews are a mainstay in employee management and growth, so it pays to learn how to conduct them effectively.  Here are four of the biggest mistakes employers make when conducting performance reviews and how to address them: Giving only one person’s perspective. When a review comes from only one person – such as the… Read more »

4 Strategies for Improving Staff Retention in 2017

When it comes to your staff, finding great candidates is only half the battle.  The other half is keeping them. “Recruiting” and “retention” are often mentioned together because they are two sides of the same coin.  When you pay careful attention to your recruiting practices, you can choose people who are more likely to contribute… Read more »

5 Benefits of Setting up a Job Shadowing Program

The words “job shadowing” make many human resources managers picture their high school days, in which they followed an adult acquaintance around to learn more about what they did from day to day.  Today, however, companies across SoCal and the United States are setting up job-shadowing programs in which employees can work alongside one another…. Read more »

Don’t Overlook These Characteristics When Hiring

When you’re hiring, you want to find someone with the skills and experience to do the job well. But to find a candidate who will thrive in your workplace, enhance your team and boost productivity, you’ll need to think past the technical demands of the job. Here are the essential characteristics to look for when… Read more »

What Benefits Attract Top Professional Talent in Southern California?

Medical. Dental. Retirement. Flextime. A ping pong table in the breakroom? When it comes to attracting the best professional talent in SoCal, which benefits are indispensable – and which are a waste of your resources?  Here are the benefits most likely to attract top workers in a tough hiring environment. Health Care. Health care remains… Read more »

5 Signs Your Hiring Plan Is Letting You Down

You’ve developed a mission, set goals, and created a hiring plan to help you find the people you need – yet recruiting is still struggling.  Resumes don’t line up with job postings, top candidates drop out of the process, and your new hires struggle to “fit in” with the rest of the team.  What’s going… Read more »

6 Benefits of Using Temporary Staffing Services

Whether you’re facing a seasonal rush, transitioning within your company or simply need to finish a large specialized project, working with a recruiter to find qualified temp staff can significantly ease your burden. Here’s how. Temp workers offer a productivity “boost.” Temporary workers are goal-oriented and know they have only a short time to finish… Read more »

6 Phrases to Eliminate From Your Management Vocabulary

Management is a different ballgame.  Where front-line workers may have been given a great deal of autonomy when they can be trusted to do the job well, managers must juggle numerous complex and sometimes conflicting relationships. If any of these phrases are popping up in your management vocabulary, delete them – and then ask yourself… Read more »

How to Speak to Your Boss About a Workplace Struggle

We all dream of a life in which we never run into conflicts with co-workers, our work engages us and provides a sense of accomplishment, and we get the “downtime” we need to perform at our best.  But if you’re like most professionals, it takes hard work to move your reality closer to this ideal…. Read more »