In decades past, anybody with a strong back and a healthy work ethic could succeed in a manufacturing or production environment. How times have changed. Today’s light industrial jobs, particularly in skilled trades positions, demand more math and science than most Americans possess. The skills gap has been widening for years, but several trends [...]
Today’s HR departments leverage IT to benefit almost every aspect of their hiring operations: Job boards and online applications allow candidates to search jobs and submit applications from the comfort of home. Applicant tracking systems streamline the recruitment process. Video interviews make it simple to connect with candidates around the world. Despite all this impressive [...]
Ever have “one of those mornings?” You know what we mean – a morning where you wake full of enthusiasm, determined to make a great start and get a ton accomplished by 10:00 a.m. … …only to watch those good intentions quickly evaporate? Whether it’s the shoes that aren’t where you thought they’d be, the [...]
It may be April Fool’s day, but your organization’s summer staffing needs are no joke! For many CT businesses, the months of June, July and August are the busiest of the year. Seamlessly handling those heavier workloads and tighter deadlines requires careful planning. So before you rush head-first into posting positions and conducting interviews, get [...]
Getting ready to terminate an employee? Make sure you aim before you fire. Whether a team member is under-performing, is engaging in dishonest behavior, or is on his way out for another reason, give each potential termination due consideration before taking any action. Beyond protecting your organization, diligence when firing also helps you make the [...]
On March 8, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. The Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. Employers are required to complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment [...]
Ready for a little straight talk on Connecticut healthcare reform legislation? Here it is. Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed back in March 2010, employers throughout Connecticut have waited – and waited – through numerous court challenges and a nail-biting presidential election to see what form the law would finally take. [...]
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