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How a Staffing Agency Can Help You in Your Job Search

If you’re currently looking for a job, you may want to consider the services of a staffing agency. Staffing agencies not only do the majority of the work for you when you’re looking to get a job, but they also provide invaluable career advice and aid for those seeking entry-level or technical positions. Many companies […]

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Is Employee Engagement an Overdone Topic?

I used to think employee engagement was an overdone topic, but I came  across David Sneed’s article on CoBizMag.com and found a fresh take on it. Check it out here. AUTHOR David Sneed is the owner of Alpine Fence Company,and the author of” Everyone Has A Boss– The Two Hour Guide to Being the Most […]

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Denver Post: Employers can still fire Colorado pot smokers for legal use

Employers can still fire Colorado pot smokers for legal use By Steve Raabe and Andy Vuong  The Denver Post December 27, 2013 As recreational cannabis sales begin Jan. 1, one fact is sometimes overlooked: Employers still can fire workers for using it on- or off-duty. State law gives employers full authority to impose any drug […]

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Colorado Workers' Comp Rates Will Go Up Again In 2014

Ed Sealover of The Denver Business Journal on Colorado’s workers’ comp rates: The bad news: Workers’ comp rates are going up in Colorado for the fourth year in a row. The good news: The rate of increase is half that of last year, according to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Affairs. Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite […]

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Labor Forecast Predicts 8.2 % Increase in Demand for Temporary Workers In 2013 Fourth Quarter

  Industry consulting firm G. Palmer & Associates’ released this quarterly forecast: Demand for temporary workers in the United States is expected to increase 8.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis for the 2013 fourth quarter, when compared with the same period in 2012. according to the Palmer Forecast™. The Palmer Forecast™ indicated a 6.4% increase […]

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What Do the Interview Questions Mean?

Hiring authorities are aware that their reputation is created by the people who work for them. As a result, many employers are putting an emphasis on hiring individuals with the best characteristics when building their team. This is impacting the questions that are being asked when you submit your resume and the questions asked during […]

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The Top 10 Hiring Mistakes

  Hiring Mistakes What’s the greatest cause of employee turnover today? An economy flush with career opportunity?  Downsizing? Retirement?  According to a recent study by Harvard University, almost 80% of workplace turnover is due to hiring mistakes. Many companies spend more time selecting a new copier than they do hiring a new employee.  Yet a […]

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Candidate Skill Testing – What the Scores Really Mean

To ensure you get the best people, staffing agencies employ a number of candidate skill testing means. Typically, job applicants must successfully  complete telephone screens, interviews, reference checks, and one or more skill tests. Staffing Agency Blog Skill testing provides an objective measure of a candidate’s ability to perform.   Companies such as QWIZ, Know It All, and Presenting […]

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Retaining Valued Employees: 10 Tips for a Staff that Lasts

Retaining valued employees A Plan for Retaining Qualified Employees One of today’s greatest challenges facing business operators is retaining qualified,  valuable employees or staff members.  Because of the high costs, increased time   and stress of training new employees   resulting from high turnover, savvy business   operators are always   looking to improve   their relationship skills and business   practices […]

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Department of Labor Relases This Statement:

WASHINGTON — The Department of Labor issued the following statement about the September 2013 Employment Situation report: “Due to the lapse in funding, the Employment Situation release which provides data on employment during the month of September, compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, will not be issued as scheduled on […]

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