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Being left in the dark isn’t fun, but your lack of transparency is doing just that to your employees. People become resentful when they never quite know where they stand. Putting up a barrier between yourself and your employees makes it seem like you don’t trust them and sets the tone for a closed-off work… Read more »

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Your team is likely composed of a mix of professionals that hail from various generations. Having baby boomers, Generation X, millennials and Generation Z on staff can be a wonderful thing, but the same approach cannot be used to manage them. Workers from each generation are motivated by different things, so you have to know… Read more »

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Temporary employees often work under hazardous conditions, so someone needs to make sure they’re safe. The problem is, staffing agencies and host employers often consider the other one responsible for these employees. In reality, you’re both equally liable for the safety and well-being of temporary staffers, so you need to work together to create a… Read more »

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Summer is just around the corner, but there’s no need to save all your reading for the beach. The New York Times Best-Seller list is filled with outstanding business books you should be reading right now. Premium Staffing, Inc. — one of the leading temporary staffing agencies in Chicago — shares four career-oriented reads that… Read more »

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Simply put, your team is awesome. They’re bright, motivated and always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done right. Since they’ve set the bar so high, you’ve grown to expect this level of performance, but be careful not to take them for granted. Premium Staffing, Inc. — one of the staffing… Read more »

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Managing employees is hard work. It’s important to engage and inspire each person, but the correct approach isn’t always clear. Being an effective manager isn’t about achieving perfection, but it does require a commitment to constant learning and growth. Thankfully, many fantastic managers have written books offering tips to help effectively reach your staffers. Premium… Read more »

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The importance of providing workers with a safe space to voice their concerns without fear of retaliation cannot be emphasized enough. Unfortunately, many companies do not have programs in place to support this need. In January 2017, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued recommended practices for anti-retaliation programs, to help employers create an… Read more »

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As an ambitious employee, you try to impress your boss at every turn. When asked to do something, you always say yes — with a smile on your face — but lately this habit has gotten you in a bit too deep. You’ve realized you have far more work on your plate than you could… Read more »

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Getting to work on time is crucial at most jobs, but doing so can be very difficult when your car doesn’t always want to leave its parking spot. Dealing with an unreliable vehicle is a constant headache, but you can’t afford to replace it right now. Never knowing if your car is going to start… Read more »

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Let’s face it — your team could be a little healthier. Whether people have allowed their gym membership to lapse or need a little help improving their diet, making these changes is always easier as part of a group. Not only do you care about your team, healthy employees are happier and more energetic, so… Read more »