Posts Tagged: unitemp temporary personnel

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Working as a Temporary Employee? Use These Six Tips for Success

UNITEMP employees choose temporary work for a variety of reasons.  Some like the extra cash and freedom temporary work provides; others want to gain experience; still others seek a full-time, direct position. No matter what your reasons are for working as a UNITEMP temporary, you can use these six tips to succeed while on assignment:… Read More »

When it Comes to Work/Life Issues, Men and Women are More Alike than Different

Men and women are different in many ways.  But when it comes to work/life balance issues, they apparently share several of the same concerns. Results from a WorldatWork fall 2010 research study conflict with a previously wide-held assumption about the differences between men and women – namely, that male identity is rooted in work, while… Read More »

Assessing Your Hiring Needs: Do you really need to hire someone?

Has business picked up for you?  Is your company experiencing growing pains?  Are your employees putting in overtime? All of these may be signs that you need to start hiring again.  But with fluctuating workloads and an uncertain economy, determining whether or not you need to add permanent headcount can be a real challenge.  On… Read More »

10 Performance Management Tips to Drive Your Bottom Line

Want to create top caliber performance in your organization? Who doesn’t?! Use these 10 tips to get people to stop making excuses and start delivering exceptional results: Stop accepting excuses. Are you too tolerant of excuses?  Don’t be.  An excuse means the job didn’t get done and accepting excuses allows failure to persist.  When you… Read More »