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The Psychology of Incentives

Employee retention is a troublesome issue for most companies. In fact, many experts estimate that $11 billion is lost annually to employee turnover. Additional statistics are equally alarming. · 59% of US workers are likely to leave their jobs for new opportunities (Adobe) · About 70% of Americans are disengaged at work (Gallup) On the […]

Improving Employee-Employer Communication

As an employer, it’s your job to make sure that there’s positive employee-employer communication happening. This is crucial not only for your business but also for the well-being of your employees. Here are some ways that you can improve employee-employer communication. Have Weekly Meetings. One of the best ways to communicate well is to do […]

3 Things to Think About Before Choosing Your Hiring Partner

Your hiring partner is a key figure in your company’s success. He/she must be trustworthy, accountable, and in agreement with the company mission and values – all in addition to having the discernment to hire right. Ensure They Understand Your Company Culture. If your hiring partner doesn’t understand your company culture, they are not necessarily going to be […]

Preventing Heat Stress

Effective Ways to Prevent Heat Stress in the Workplace! Heat stress generally occurs when spending long periods of time outside/inside in excessive heat. Symptoms typically include physical exhaustion, cramping, rashes, and dehydration. In the most severe cases, heat stroke can result in confusion, irrational behavior, loss of consciousness and even death. Risk Factors for Heat […]

Resume Tips: Why Resumes Need a Monthly Update

Today in your job search it’s pretty common to have a resume, but did you know that you should update it monthly? Here’s a resume tip: job seekers should update their resume monthly. Update Your Resume to Stay Aware of Your Surroundings What do we mean by “staying aware of your surroundings?”HINT: it’s not what you think. By staying aware […]

Standout on the Job: Show Humility at Work

Is it worth showing humility at work? Many people will tell you the best way to advance at your current jobs is to stand out. This may be the case, but on the other hand, sometimes the best strategy is to show a little humility while letting your work speak for itself. Here are some strategies […]

6 Easy Ways to Avoid Electrical Accidents at Work

If you’ve been shocked, burned, or suffered from any sort of injury as a result of electrical hazards at work, your very first step is to search for medical attention. Try to recall, electrical burns are among the most serious injuries you’ll have the ability to receive and needs to be given prompt attention. With […]

Star Tribune’s 2018 Top Workplace in Minnesota

Award Staffing Named One of Star Tribune’s Top Places to Work in Minnesota Bloomington, MN June 25th, 2018—Award Staffing has been named one of the Top 150 places to work in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2018 and was also published in the Star Tribune Top […]

Resume Gaps and How to Explain Them to Employers

If you’ve ever had a gap in your resume, chances are you might feel self-conscious about it or even stray away from applying for jobs because you think your chances might be hurt. Don’t fret, however, because you often can explain resume gaps. Consider these explainable situations. Resume Gaps: Working Vacation. Some people have gaps on […]

Temp Jobs and Temping: Good – or Bad – Career Move?

With job mobility at an all-time high and job security seemingly at an all-time low, more people are taking temp jobs than ever. Taking a temp job feels like a short-term decision, but you have to factor every step you take into your longer-term goals. Here are some impacts temp jobs can have on your […]