Trends in HR Technology – Striking a Balance Between IT and the Human Touch

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Has technology taken the ‘human’ out of Human Resources? The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently published a report on technology trends in the sector, and the overall conclusion was unsurprising:  today’s HR departments leverage IT to benefit almost every aspect of their daily operations. Continual technology improvements, coupled with declining costs, have fueled […]


Temporary Assignment Limits and Concerns About Benefits Liability

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In the wake of historic employment litigation (e.g., Vizcaino v. Microsoft), some companies have adopted policies limiting assignment length for temporary and contract employees from staffing firms.  Why?  These employers view assignment limits as a way to protect themselves from the kind of “retro-benefits” claims Microsoft faced back in the 1990s. Unfortunately, these assignment limit […]


Performance Management: Tips for More Action and Fewer Excuses

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“It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.” — Harold S. Geneen If you’ve ever managed a single person, then you know that employees make excuses.  They procrastinate, miss deadlines and blame others when they fail. So how do you get […]


Salary Trends in 2011: the Thaw After the Big Freeze

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According to SpendingPulse, Americans spent roughly 5.5% more this holiday season than last. Could it be because they’re expecting pay raises in 2011? Possibly.  A recent Workforce Management article included results from a number of surveys which showed pay increases running as high as 3% in 2011, with an average increase of 2.7%.  After two to […]


Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year

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As we look ahead to the promise of a new year, we also hope that 2011 presents a lot more opportunities for us to work together.  From all of us at A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists, we’d like to wish you a happy, healthy and successful year ahead.


Managing Contract Employees – Strategies for Success

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If yours is like most forward-thinking companies, you are integrating contract employees with direct staff to maximize resources and meet project objectives.  But are you getting the best results from your contract staff? To get the most from your contract personnel, you must understand their motivations and develop a culture in which they can succeed.  […]


Co-Employment Law: Quick Quiz and Tips for Success

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Test Your Knowledge Co-employment laws are those that govern any situation in which two legally distinct employers (typically a staffing firm and their business client) have employer-employee relationships with the same person.  Over the past several years, co-employment law has rapidly evolved in response to the increased use of temporary and contract staff.  So how […]