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UNITEMP DELIVERS ECONOMIC “DOSE OF REALITY”

Short-Term and Temporary Personnel Boosting 2011 Profits for New Jersey Employers Hackensack, NJ – UNITEMP Temporary Personnel is delivering a much-needed economic “dose of reality” to help bolster the health of New Jersey’s economy.  The leading temporary staffing service promotes the use of short-term and part-time temporary personnel and is now reporting that customers taking… Read More »

UNITEMP’s UNIPLAN Payroll Services: Simplify Administration, Reduce Liability and Save Money

Have you recruited a new employee with great potential, but want a trial period to evaluate him on the job? Are you trying to work around a hiring freeze? Would you like a more efficient way to manage seasonal help, interns, retirees or contractors? These are just a few of the reasons employers like you… Read More »

Temporary Assignment Limits and Concerns About Benefits Liability

In the wake of historic employment litigation (e.g., Vizcaino v. Microsoft), some companies have adopted policies limiting assignment length for temporary and contract employees from staffing firms.  Why?  These employers view assignment limits as a way to protect themselves from the kind of “retro-benefits” claims Microsoft faced back in the 1990s. Unfortunately, these assignment limit… Read More »

Change is Good – The Strategic Job Change for New Jersey Job Seekers

Should you stay or should you go? In a time when good jobs are harder to find, you may be tempted to just “stay put” – even if your current position lacks the potential you desire.  But if you look at your career from a strategic point of view, there are several reasons why it… Read More »

New Technology in Human Resources – Striking a Balance Between IT and the Human Touch

Has technology taken the ‘human’ out of Human Resources? The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently published a report on technology trends in the sector, and the overall conclusion was unsurprising:  today’s HR departments leverage IT to benefit almost every aspect of their daily operations. Continual technology improvements, coupled with declining costs, has fueled… Read More »

Performance Management: Tips for More Action and Fewer Excuses

“It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.” — Harold S. Geneen If you’ve ever managed a single person, then you know that employees make excuses.  They procrastinate, miss deadlines and blame others when they fail. So how do you get… Read More »

Make Finding a Job Your Full-Time Job

Let’s be honest – finding the right job opportunity is hard work. Today’s job hunt is about more than just posting résumés and calling a few work contacts.  Finding your dream job involves a combination of leveraging employment opportunities through a staffing service like UNITEMP, networking with second and third generation decision makers, and good old-fashioned hard work.… Read More »

Request a UNITEMP Temporary Employee in Three Simple Steps

Whether you’re tackling 2011 strategic business initiatives or simply need a temporary employee to cover a vacation,  UNITEMP makes it easy for New Jersey employers to request temporary help or payroll services online in three simple steps.  If you haven’t used our online ordering feature yet, here’s how it works: Step 1:  Choose a Service… Read More »

Salary Trends in 2011: the Thaw After the Big Freeze

According to SpendingPulse, Americans spent roughly 5.5% more this holiday season than last. Could it be because they’re expecting pay raises in 2011? Possibly.  A recent Workforce Management article included results from a number of surveys which showed pay increases running as high as 3% in 2011, with an average increase of 2.7%.  After two to… Read More »

Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year

As we look ahead to the promise of a new year, we also hope that 2011 presents a lot more opportunities for us to work together.  From all of us at UNITEMP, we’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and successful year ahead.