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We All Must Make Contingent Workers Feel Welcome


The need to understand, utilize and engage the contingent workforce is becoming more and more important to staffing agency and organizational success. Contract and temporary workers ...
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Creating a Culture of Workplace Safety


In the late 1980s, Paul O’Neill ascended the position of CEO at Alcoa, a 100-year old aluminum manufacturer. Unlike the standard CEO declaration about his intent to drive profits, ...
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The Increasing Importance of Social Media in HR


In a recent article I discussed how with 75 percent of companies either using or planning to use social media sites for recruiting, sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ ...
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Take It to the Crowd: The Evolution of Contingent Workforce Management?


Crowdsourcing is not a new concept – people have been leveraging the minds of the masses since the dawn of time – but social media has taken it to an entirely new level. These platforms ...
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All Aboard for Onboarding Success


Your new employees arrived on time for their first day of work and are ready to start producing for your company. The hard part of the hiring process is over — but it’s not done ...
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Engaging with ICs? Three Things to Consider


Engaging with ICs is a very productive and cost effective way to work smart in your business.  As more companies implement contingent worker programs as part of their overall business ...
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Five Programs Employees Really Want


By all other accounts, you may believe your organization is on top of things. Perhaps you’ve been able to retain your workers for years. Maybe your staff is usually in good spirits ...
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Do Your Workers Have a Job or a Career Mindset? How to Manage a Diverse Workforce


According to Federal Reserve Economic Data, the average American employee spends 1,700 hours working per year. With so much time being spent at work, it’s important for workers to ...
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The Unsung Hero of Retention


“It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and I’m wearing Milk Bone underwear.” — Norm Peterson, the TV show Cheers  Even if you don’t work at the bar where everyone knows ...
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Forget about Procurement and HR: How about Sales and Service Delivery?


Nobody has enjoyed the friendly debate over the last few years on where contingent workforce program responsibility should sit, HR or Procurement. I wrote about it two years ago just ...
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