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5 Ways to Show Your Employees Appreciation

5 Ways to Show Your Employees Appreciation Employees are at the heart of any company, and they are a big part of what makes it possible for a business to succeed. It’s important to acknowledge their hard work and to give them appreciation frequently. Positive reinforcement is a huge motivator for anyone and can encourage ongoing success and engagement. March 1 is Employee Appreciation Day, and while it is a good reason to highlight your

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Loving Your Job — Whether You Like It Or Not

Loving Your Job — Whether You Like It Or Not With Valentine’s Day in the middle of the month, February is often associated with themes of hearts and affection and love. While the traditions of the commercial holiday may be hokey to some, it is actually a great opportunity to remind yourself of the importance of loving the work you do every day. To help employees find ways to feel passionate about their jobs, every

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How to Adjust to a New Shift Quickly

How to Adjust to a New Shift While the first shift may be the most desirable shift for most, many companies are moving towards an around the clock operating system — and we already see it in the healthcare and manufacturing industries. This is great for our economy and provides more job opportunities, but what are the logistics of switching to a new shift? Second and third shift work can be desirable for a number

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Tax Document Information

Tax Document Information for OnStaff Group Tax season is upon us! Attention all OnStaff current and former employees: Here is your basic information for the 2018 tax season. Please read the below information and contact us if you have any questions. If you need web portal access, please contact OnStaff USA today to be set up. W-2’s: Mailed ON or BEFORE 1/31/18. Please be advised: Due to extreme winter weather conditions throughout the state of

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Don’t Let Onboarding Be Your Cause For Turnover

Don’t Let Onboarding Be Your Cause For Turnover By Strategic Human Resources, Inc. Turnover is challenging, costly, and could be occurring for different reasons. In order to solve the problem, we need to understand why it’s happening. If you’re able to conduct exit interviews with those who are leaving, that can be a great way to shed light on the reasons for their departure. If exit interviews aren’t feasible to do, we would suggest reviewing

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Successful Answers for Some of the Most Common & Difficult Interview Questions

Most Common & Difficult Interview Questions Good news: after all your searching, writing cover letters, and perfecting your resume, you have just received the call we all hope to get: a company you would really like to work for wants to have you in for an interview! Flash forward: you arrive for your interview, feeling prepared and confident. You introduce yourself and everything seems to be going well until… the questions begin and suddenly, all

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5 Tips for a More-Organized You in 2019 

5 Tips for a More-Organized You in 2019  Welcome to 2019! As we begin a new year, we are all looking for ways to be more organized. Below are five tips to start 2019 off more organized and more productive. Tip 1: Establish a routine. The foundation for an effective organization is a routine, which allows us to foster good, consistent behaviors and ultimately eliminate unhelpful habits. Establishing a routine can be difficult, especially if

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Reasonable Suspicion Testing: 3 Essential Points to Protect Your Company

Managers and Human Resource specialists regularly deal with many difficult issues in maintaining a safe and productive workplace. Few of those issues are more challenging and sensitive than reasonable suspicion drug screening. Also known as probable cause or simply “for cause” testing, drug screening in these cases is performed when an employee demonstrates behaviors that suggest drug or alcohol use while on the job. Of course, maintaining a drug-free work environment is critical in ensuring

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Onboarding Basics for Every Manager

Onboarding Basics for Every Manager  By Andrew Taylor First days can be overwhelming for new hires, especially when they are joining large teams or large organizations. Because a new employee’s initial experiences can set the tone for his or her engagement, every organization should put its best foot forward by including the following three steps in its employee onboarding plan. Create a Schedule A great onboarding experience starts with a great onboarding schedule. Think of that

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Employee Drug Screening: Creating a Safer and More Productive Workplace

Drug Testing can Create a Safer and More Productive Workplace The use and abuse of illicit substances is a problem that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States.  While drug use has a negative impact on many areas of society, it is particularly hazardous in a workplace environment. Employees under the influence of drugs and alcohol present numerous risks to workplace safety, productivity and are at risk to potentially cost employers billions of dollars

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