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A Whirlwind of Recognition for HT Staffing

September 12th, 2012

Our heads are spinning at HT Staffing as we’ve received a whirlwind of recognition over the last month or so:

Fostering Talent: Seven Team Building Steps for Stronger Players

September 4th, 2012

 

What do Verizon, Farmers Insurance and Miami Children's Hospital have in common? They garnered the first three spots on Training magazine's 2012 ranking of the top 125 organizations that excel at employee development. Granted, the mean revenue of worldwide applicants for this prestigious award was $11.3 billion, and on average, each budgeted 4.5 percent of payroll toward “harnessing human capital.”

Whether or not your company’s revenue is in the billion-dollar ballpark, don’t...

Employee Surveys: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

August 8th, 2012

“Our people are our most important asset.” Few employers would disagree with this statement. And many use employee surveys to protect that asset by gauging and improving employee satisfaction and engagement. But are companies using surveys effectively?

  In our experience working with a broad variety of companies, we have seen the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to designing, administering and responding to employee surveys.

The good. Employees are the source of a wealth of information critical to improving productivity, upholding customer satisfaction and fostering a positive work environment. There are many ways to tap into employee intelligence—...

Criminal Background Checks: A Useful Tool, Yet Risky

July 30th, 2012

By: Sheila Gladstone and Elizabeth Hernandez

Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.’s

Employment Law Practice Group

 

If your business is like most, you probably spend at least a small amount of time researching job candidates before you hire them. After all, your employees are the face of your business in the eyes of clients and the public; they are trusted to protect your business’ goodwill; they know your trade secrets; and they can put your business in hot water when it comes to liability. Because employees have a great deal of power, more than 90 percent of employers nationwide conduct criminal background checks on job candidates.

The practice remains legal, but recent...

Social Media Guidelines in the Office: What Works?

July 10th, 2012

Employers have long competed for the focused attention of their workers; distractions have ranged from personal phone calls and emails to the vast treasure trove of non-work-related information just a Google search away on the Internet.

Social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and others provide additional oh-so-tempting escapes from the cubicle during work hours. And not only can these sites eat up hours in a workday; they are, by their nature, public. This means that what your employee posts is out there for the world to see. Among our clients we see many employers asking themselves: How social is too social in the workplace? What are our employees posting about us—on the clock or off?

Following are several factors to consider...