Archive for October, 2017

Do You Need a Probationary Period?

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Probationary periods are a common tactic in business today.  Businesses typically utilize probationary periods to keep a close eye on new hires to ensure they live up to company standards.  Probationary periods may also be used as a warning to employees who have violated company policy, or whose work is not meeting expectations.  However, the actual effects of probationary periods are not particularly beneficial to companies or the employees who are under the proverbial microscope. Employees may become stressed and frustrated when they feel like they are under intense scrutiny — this can have a debilitating impact on their work…

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Before You Leave, Let’s Talk

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When a company and employee part ways, both sides may want to immediately move on. However, it’s important not to toss aside an important part of the termination process — exit interviews. Sometimes, exit interviews are overlooked in favor of expediting things or because employers think they don’t need to ask because they already know.  But businesses that don’t value exit interviews are missing out on a gold mine of information that is not otherwise readily available. Even if companies conduct internal surveys or interviews with their employees throughout the course of the year, there is a high probability that…

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Working Their Way Back To You: What You Need to Know About Boomerang Employees

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In the past, regardless of generation or age, employees and employers alike often thought switching jobs was undesirable.  This philosophy was instilled in people for multiple generations, but in recent years, this mindset has shifted. Employees are changing jobs more often than ever before.  And, the impact of attrition and the associated time and costs can be challenging for employers.  Enter boomerang employees — people who are employed at a company, leave for a period of time to work somewhere else, and then come back to work at the original company again.  In recent years, boomerang employees have become a…

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Why Hiring People With Disabilities is Good for Business

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Companies can gain much — both externally and internally — by making a concerted effort to construct a diverse staff.  Being known as a business that actively hires people from all walks of life is a huge plus. Specifically, hiring people with disabilities is a great way to promote diversity within the office. People with disabilities can have a difficult time getting hired — even if they have qualifications at the same level or even above other candidates for a position. Because of the struggle that people with disabilities can face when trying to land a job, they are often…

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