Hip Hip Hooray For Holiday Pay!


The holiday season is upon us and we at AppleOne are happy to say that we have been fielding a lot of questions from employers about giving Temporary, Contract, and other non-staff workers holiday pay.

There were several reasons why companies wanted to give their Temporary workers holiday pay, including:

  • Temps are part of the team.The end of the year is a great time to celebrate the contributions of ALL of your employees – Temporary workers work just as hard as staff members to ensure all team deadlines and goals are met.
  • Set 2018 up for success. Another year is on its way and now is the time to boost employee engagement. Studies show that while 80% of employers believe their employees are engaged, only 12% of employees actually feel engaged. Show appreciation to thank, motivate, and even retain great employees so that they are ready take on 2018 and make it even better than this year!
  • Improve company culture.According to the SCALE, our annual salary and compensation guide, retention remains as one of the top challenges faced by employers while work-life balance tops the employees’ work culture ‘wish list’. And happy, satisfied employees are motivated and retained employees.
  • Attract great talent and customers. Taking extra steps to ensure your employees feel well take care of can go a long way to improve your company’s image. In addition to building loyalty among your employees and Temps, you are also creating a reputation for being a great place to work. With candidates now rejecting one out of five job offers, boosting your attractiveness as an employer can be, in itself, a gift that keeps on giving.

AppleOne Releases Annual Hiring and Salary Guide


Competition for talent is heating up, and 68% of employers have responded by changing the way they hire to make themselves more competitive.

TORRANCE, Calif., November 6, 2017 – AppleOne Employment Services is pleased to announce the release of its annual hiring and compensation guide, the SCALE (Standards for Compensation And Leadership Excellence).

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Using Flexible Scheduling To Stretch Your Recruiting and Retention Leverage

Employee Perks Non Monetary

Even as the holiday season is underway, many companies are already laying out their 2016 strategies. If hiring or retaining employees is on your list but having the budget to beat competitors is not exactly in the books, no need to worry. According to the findings of our 2016 SCALE Salary Guide, flexible hours is a non-monetary perk that many employees desire but not enough employers offer. Continue reading “Using Flexible Scheduling To Stretch Your Recruiting and Retention Leverage”

Attract the Best Candidates: Market Your Opportunity to Beat the Competition

Our clients have shared that a part of their plan to sustain during the recession had been to downsize. And that now they are working towards growth as a strategy. Because productivity is maxed out, they need to hire highly productive key talent. Unfortunately their competitors have the same plan to hire the same great person, which means that anyone who is good at what they do is getting hired quicker than ever before. Continue reading “Attract the Best Candidates: Market Your Opportunity to Beat the Competition”

Filtering for the Best: Interview Intelligence from AppleOne SCALE

The Interview Structure

It is hard to compare multiple candidates if they are not asked the same questions and you record their specific replies. Interviews also include other qualification indicators such as the questions they ask you, body language, and personality style.

To complicate the qualifying process, employers are competing for talent and have to market their job opportunity at the same time they are evaluating the candidate.Although the interview is just one step in a long hiring process, it is a critical step. One key to a successful interview is to follow the same format with all candidates. Continue reading “Filtering for the Best: Interview Intelligence from AppleOne SCALE”

AppleOne SCALE: Powerful Hiring Resources

Every year, AppleOne publishes your Standards for Compensation And Leadership Excellence (SCALE) guide. Certainly it contains salary information, and our clients appreciate guidance based on real-world salaries as opposed to other inflated sources. However, we have always sought to go beyond a simple salary guide to bring you a resource packed with actionable ideas and information to help you achieve your management, recruiting and workforce goals. Continue reading “AppleOne SCALE: Powerful Hiring Resources”

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