Consultant’s Corner: Using Interns

Question: I want to begin working with student interns, giving them course credit and real-world experience before entering the actual work place. Where should I start? Workers engaged as interns can be paid or unpaid, but our response assumes that your question refers to engaging workers as unpaid interns. In order to engage workers as […]

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Embracing Sustainability in Your Business

A focus on sustainability—taking care of your local community and the environment—is a powerful force for attracting and retaining millennial employees. But how do you implement sustainability into your business? We have some ideas, beginning with taking suggestions from your team, spreading the news to your local community, and articulating your vision clearly. Learn more […]

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Guidelines for Fair Interviews

How should you conduct your interviews with potential new employees? How should they feel? What topics should your prioritize and emphasize? It’s important for you to know the questions you not ask, to avoid potential legal discrimination. Consider focusing more on attitude-based questions as opposed to just skills exclusively. For more on these and other […]

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Do You Know the Value of Your Employees?

If you have a good employee, you hope that they’ll stick around forever. But that’s not how things go, and over time you’ll have to replace valuable team members. To help you better understand just how important it is to move quickly to fill open positions, learn how to calculate the quantifiable revenue per employee. […]

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Your Employees Need a Break!

Fewer and fewer American workers are taking time off. A recent study found that in a single year, 40 percent took no vacation, and fewer than half of those who did made it a work-free vacation. There’s no getting away, it seems! But other studies have shown just how valuable it is for employees to […]

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Consultant’s Corner: How Much Does It Cost to Replace an Employee?

Q. How do I calculate the cost of replacing an employee? Employee turnover is the attrition of employees through voluntary or involuntary terminations. Employee turnover results in costs (internal and outside services) to the employer, including those for employee separation/departure, lost productivity, recruiting and hiring replacement employees, orientation and training of new employees, etc. While […]

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Have You Hired Adaptive Workers?

The only constant is change, and it’s important that your team is made up of adaptive workers—people who don’t resist change, but embrace it, and even anticipate it! The key to finding these kind of exceptional people is not based on generational stereotypes, but you can discover them by asking the right kinds of questions […]

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