Ways to Make Your Team Feel Lucky You’re Their Boss

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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, the concept of luck has been coming up a lot. When it comes to employees feeling lucky, it’s primarily their managers who can impact how they feel about their job. A great manager motivates, and one that is the opposite inspires sayings like, “Employees don’t quit job, they quit their boss.” With 43% of employees thinking of quitting within the next 30 days and turnover costing companies $11 billion annually, we urge you to do the following so your superstars thank their lucky stars to be working with and for you:

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Quits Are on the Rise: 4 Steps You Can Take to Make Them Stay

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According to the Labor Department, the number of people quitting their jobs in search for better opportunities reached “3.1 percent to 3.26 million, the most since January 2001.” While this 17-year high is a positive sign for the economy, for employers it’s cause for concern – and action. Here are four steps you can take to keep blue-ribbon employees from leaving for greener pastures:

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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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Four Seemingly Harmless Mistakes That Could Drive Away Your Best Employees

GettyImages-860176390.jpgBuilding a solid team takes a lot of time and money, so it’s understandably frustrating and even painful when one of your top performers hands in his or her notice. You hired with care, offer competitive pay, invested in training, and offer great perks. So what went wrong? According to experts, some factors that ultimately make great employees walk away are the very things that some employers do to make their workplaces “better.” Here are some common practices that may just cost you your MVPs:

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3 Ways to Boost Engagement Without Busting your Budget

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If hiring or retaining employees is among your 2018 resolutions, but having the budget to beat competitors is not exactly in the books, you can still compete – and win. Surveys and interviews conducted for the 2018 SCALE found that today’s employees often look beyond monetary compensation. Contrary to general perception, there are many similarities between generations, particularly when it comes to members of the workforce.  Regardless of age, employees are putting  a premium on perks and practices that promote work-life balance, the sense of being valued, and clear career paths.

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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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