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If you think accepting a temporary assignment has no chance of turning into a permanent position, you may be surprised. Many employers are open to keeping valued workers on, either in their current temporary position or a different area with a higher need, after the assignment is complete. Here are some tips to take your… Read more »

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As our workforce continues to change and evolve, so do the challenges facing your HR department. Some of the current concerns in our workforce include competition for talent, retention, multi-generational employees, company culture, diversity, wellness and training, just to name a few! Competition for Talent A continuous requirement for HR is finding and onboarding new… Read more »

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Finding work can be difficult, and the longer you are unemployed, the more difficult it becomes. Many employers are skeptical of job seekers who have been unemployed for a long period of time. Here are some tips to break out of the unemployment line. Stay Positive Continue the job seeking process, even though it can… Read more »

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Many people think the work is over once you land a job, but the truth is there is a lot more to be done. In the first few weeks of your employment, your colleagues will determine who you are. It is important to show that you are willing to work, learn and adapt in your… Read more »

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Hiring additional seasonal help for harvest is a prevalent practice. While these extra helpers get us through our busy season, they cause extra work for management and HR, as well as shift supervisors and permanent employees. Here are some tips to increase your preparedness this year. Keep Orientation Brief and to the Point Seasonal workers… Read more »

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In this edition of HR Insights, Nicole Keltgen discusses the connection of employee productivity with their financial wellness. Professional life and personal life are two separate domains, but what happens in one can strongly affect the other. For example, stress in someone’s personal life can have a negative influence on his or her work life. This… Read more »

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Are you trying to enter a new field, but keep hitting dead ends? An apprenticeship may be just the ticket! A recent study found that individuals participating in an apprenticeship found that their careers took off quickly. Nine in 10 Americans who either were apprentices themselves or know someone enrolled in these “earn while learning”… Read more »

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With 4th of July week here, we want you to be safe! Here are some firework guidelines provided by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission: Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were… Read more »