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Turn Your Next Temporary or Contract Assignment into a Job Offer

If you’re looking for a full-time job, there are two things you shouldn’t do: Don’t let disappointing employment figures and talks of a double-dip recession dishearten you. Don’t rule out temporary or contract assignments. In a tough economy, temporary and contract positions offer a viable path to direct employment.  Why?  More and more, employers are… Read More »

New Jersey Employers Recognize the Need for Benefits that Appeal to a Multi-generational Workforce

Employers in New Jersey and across the country are faced with a difficult balancing act – attracting new talent, while also holding onto experienced workers.  Achieving this balance is driving employers to create financial benefit plans that appeal to workers of all ages. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Workforce Benefits Report (published April,… Read More »

How to Retain and Inspire Top Talent, Even in this Tough Economy

If you’ve watched the news lately, or followed the markets, you’ve probably found the economic data as puzzling and disconcerting as I have.  Up one day, way down the next.  One economic analyst talks about a slow recovery, the other warns us of the next recession.  The roller coaster we’re on isn’t showing any signs… Read More »

Time Out! U.S. Workers are Foregoing Vacation Plans, But is This Really in Your Company’s Best Interest?

Work/life balance.  It’s one of those nebulous issues with which employers continually wrestle.  On the one hand, work needs to be done.  On the other hand, the pressure to get that work done can lead to a host of problems which zap employees’ productivity. Financial constraints and demanding work schedules have made work a higher… Read More »

The Value of Workplace Flexibility

Do you offer flexible work options to your employees?  Does it really matter?  Take a look at what two recent studies showed about the prevalence and importance of workplace flexibility. The first, a recent Survey on Workplace Flexibility from WorldatWork, found that: The vast majority (98 percent) of U.S. employers offer at least one workplace… Read More »

The ASA Staffing Index: Timely Employment Trend Info for NJ Employers

How’s business?  The ASA Staffing Index can help you answer this question. The ASA Staffing Index, developed by the American Staffing Association, provides a current measure of staffing industry employment trends.  Published weekly, the index estimates the weekly changes in the number of people employed in temporary and contract work. Index numbers are reported just… Read More »

Profitable Temporaries: Ways Temps Can Drive Profits in Your Organization

Admittedly, business is not quite “booming” again, yet. But if your business is like most in New Jersey, you’ve probably maxed out the productivity of your existing workforce.  Budget cuts, layoffs and uncertainty about the recovery have forced employers to stretch their core workforces to the limit.  If increasing productivity of core staff isn’t feasible… Read More »

HR Responds as Older Workers Delay Retirement

U.S. workers are working longer – and retiring later.  Why? According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Retirement Confidence Survey (as reported by Workforce.com): about 36 percent of respondents cite the poor economy; 16 percent say their lack of faith in Social Security is forcing them to postpone retirement; 13 percent claim they simply can’t… Read More »

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Top Staffing Myths and Misconceptions

The staffing industry is not what it used to be.  In decades past, employers typically viewed staffing services as a “necessary evil” – a last resort when a low-level employee called in sick. But not anymore. Today’s staffing industry is comprised of diverse, robust organizations whose services can greatly enhance your company’s productivity and profitability… Read More »