In Honor of Our Heroes: 3 Great Reasons Why Military Spouses Are Workplace Superstars

 

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As we remember our fallen heroes this Memorial Day, we would also like to shine the light on their spouses and comrades whose hearts were and are with them on the battlefield. Our military personnel and their families make great sacrifices for our country and AppleOne is committed to doing everything we can to support them. Our partnership with the Military Spouses Employment Program (MSEP) ensures that military spouses can find high-quality jobs that allow them to reach their full career potential.

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Treat Your Job Applicants the Way You Would Treat Your Best Customers

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Job searches can be difficult and often frustrating. Faced with enough rejection, even the most confident of applicants could feel discouraged and even resentful. As a potential employer, your reputation is affected by candidates and how they characterize you or their experiences with your company on social media.

Here are three ways you can make interacting with your company a positive experience for applicants, even if they don’t get hired:

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Three Ways to Make Employees Feel Loved and Appreciated

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As a manager, one of your most important responsibilities is making your employees feel truly valued. With unemployment at record lows and today’s employees placing equal importance in pay and meaningful work roles and contributions, the formerly fast fix of financial incentives isn’t as powerful as it was. So what can you do so your top people stay, and stay happy with their jobs?

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Three Tips to Faster, Better Hires

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For the most part, low unemployment rates are a good thing… unless you are an employer looking to hire. If you are among those trying to find, attract, and hire fresh talent for your company, then you have probably noticed that great candidates are hard to come by – and your window to hire is significantly smaller. So how do you get top performers to send their resumes your way, stat? Here are four strategies you can try on for size:

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Saluting the Strengths that Military Spouses Bring to the Workplace

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As a company, AppleOne’s passion has always been people. As we begin the new year of opportunities and possibilities, these val­­­­ues really come into focus. We are here for our candidates as well as our clients. We are partnered with several community programs that allow us to help great companies and great people find each other while giving us opportunities to make a difference. ​One great example is the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). When our CEO, Janice Bryant Howroyd, heard about MSEP, she was excited to partner with them. And through that partnership we have grown our relationship with the Hiring Our Heroes program, through which we help both veterans and military spouses.

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3 Strategic Salary Negotiation Tips for Successful Hiring

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With unemployment down and Talent scarcity increasingly becoming a challenge, employers have identified hiring as a top workforce priority they need to solve for growth. One key aspect of hiring is salary negotiation. While successful salary negotiation has the immediate benefit of helping you secure the applicant you wish to hire, long-term, it can also impact employee engagement and even retention. Here’s how you can get your money’s worth while making a worthwhile offer to prospective hires:
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Make a List and Check it Twice: Which Placement Type Fits Your Needs?  

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While it may be the holiday season, smart Hiring Managers know that now is the time to plan for next year’s hires. When working with AppleOne, clients have a choice of placement types and often ask us which is best. Temporary, Temp-to-Hire, and Direct Hire are all excellent ways to obtain the help your business needs to succeed in 2018 and beyond, so there is no best placement type. It all comes down to the specifics of your situation. The table below details some common situations, and your Hiring Manager would be happy to discuss your unique needs in greater detail.

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