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The Benefits of Offering Employee Feedback

A surprising number of organizations don’t offer employees feedback outside of annual reviews. While assessing performance during that time is wise, failing to provide insights, guidance, or constructive criticism at other points means missing out on critical opportunities. Offering employees feedback early and often is a potent tool for ensuring the success of the organization and its workforce. If you’re wondering precisely what it provides, here’s a look at the benefits of offering employee feedback. Meet Expectations When it comes to factors that organizations often overlook, it’s employee expectations regarding feedback. Most professionals want organizational leaders to discuss their performance with them, particularly members of younger generations. Additionally, they aren’t just looking for praise, though that should be part of the equation. Instead, they want constructive insights that help them grow, develop, and, ultimately, advance. By providing employee feedback, you’re meeting the needs of a large segment of your workforce. That creates a ......

Do You Have a Remote Work Policy in Place? Here’s Why You Need One

Most companies have some type of remote capability these days. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to switch to a remote workspace. Some employers have continued to offer remote work for their employees. However, it has become crucial to have some kind of remote work policy in place. Here’s why. It Protects You and Your Employees The biggest reason to have a clear remote work policy is that it protects you and your employees. You can provide information about how often employees are able to work remotely or in what instances. Your policy book can also detail what hours they are expected to be available, how hours are tracked, etc. All of this protects both parties because the rules are written out and clear. There is a Set Expectation Speaking of being clear, employees perform better when there is a set expectation to meet. As mentioned above, this includes things like hours and ......

6 Reasons a Staffing Agency is the Most Efficient Way to Fill Government Jobs

There is a nationwide talent shortage, making it difficult for employers to find the right new hires for their needs. Government positions are even harder to fill with the extensive background checks and experience needed. When it comes to filling government jobs, a staffing agency can be a great tool. Below are a few reasons you might choose a firm like the Staffing Resource Group to fill positions with your organization. Candidates are Already Vetted One of the biggest perks of working with a staffing agency to fill government jobs is that each candidate has already been vetted. Agencies perform background and reference checks, review resumes, and interview candidates. If they seem to be a good fit for the position, they are forwarded to you, the employer. You don’t have to worry about spending time getting credentials or vetting them. It’s already been done! Reduces the Risk of a New Hire A bad ......

How Employee Retention Impacts Your Bottom Line

No manager enjoys losing an employee, but if turnover starts to become a problem, it can seriously hurt your bottom line. Generally speaking, it is more cost-effective for companies to create strategic plans to retain their employees. That fact set aside, there are a handful of other ways employee retention impacts your bottom line. Decreases Employee Morale High turnover rates hurt the morale of everyone on the team. Usually, when one employee leaves, everyone else is left picking up the slack until a replacement is found. Employees often have to also take responsibility for training newcomers too. Continuously having new people coming in makes it difficult to build relationships in the workplace. Over time, this will make them less engaged, and they’ll lose motivation. Not to mention, it may make some of your other staff members wonder about what other opportunities are out there. Lowers Productivity Rates Productivity will take a hit when ......

How to Navigate High-Level Turnover

Many companies are experiencing higher-than-average levels of turnover right now. It is being referred to as “The Great Resignation.” There isn’t an industry in the world that isn’t being impacted by it in some way. Employers have to make adjustments to navigate the high level of turnover they are seeing. Take these steps to support your workforce through this time. Train Your Managers Frequently It is important to train your managers regularly to help build certainty about their future with the company. Continuing to train them shows them you are willing to invest in their careers. It makes them able to see a future with the company and less likely to seek out employment elsewhere. They will also feel more confident and secure in their position. Hold Regular Check-Ins With Your Staff Checking in with your employees is a key part of retention. Ask about their priorities and workload. You should also ask ......

2022-04-15T20:33:01+00:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Client Resources|Tags: , , , |

How Your Company Culture Can Set You Apart

Company culture can really make or break your employer brand. It can be the deciding factor between landing a really great candidate. Employees want to work for a company that has a positive work environment, invests in its staff, and more. Your culture can truly set you apart from other companies looking for top talent. What is Company Culture? Your company culture is what defines your organization. It is a mixture of the values and behavior that drive your company forward. At the end of the day, your company culture is what makes you unique from other businesses in your industry. Work culture can help attract new candidates who are a good fit for your organization. This requires you to take a step back and note what you and your team truly value. Take time to sincerely think about what kind of work environment you want to create. Most importantly, what will keep ......

Tips for Reducing Turnover and Maximizing Retention

In the defense industry, the recruiting and onboarding process can take several months. It costs a lot of money to find a quality candidate and train them. With that knowledge, it is crucial that you do what you can to reduce turnover and increase retention rates. Here are a few tips that will help. Maintain Competitive Salaries and Benefits You will attract and retain top talent when you offer competitive salary and benefits packages. Candidates still consider salary and other benefits to be one of the most important deciding factors when they take a new job. Similarly, many employees quote salary and benefits as the reason for leaving their jobs as well. If you don’t maintain regular pay increases and competitive salaries, your turnover rates will likely increase.   Learn what other employers in the industry are offering and provide something comparable. Take note of any non-traditional benefits being offered as well. This ......

How Much Turnover is Costing Your Business and How to Prevent It

In the defense industry, it is important to reduce turnover as much as possible. Oftentimes, it takes two months or more to recruit, vet, and onboard a new defense employee. When they turn out to be a bad hire or leave the job quickly, it can cost your business a lot of money. Thankfully, you can help prevent turnover by using some of the tips discussed below. The Hidden Cost of High Turnover Truth is, most businesses can afford high turnover rates. There are a lot of costs associated with hiring someone new and training them. Expenses that often get overlooked include the cost of advertising the job, screening, interviewing, onboarding, and training. Oftentimes, other employees wind up working overtime while you search for a new hire, leading to burnout and lost productivity. Not to mention, you’ll be paying the labor costs for your hiring manager and the rest of the hiring team. ......

Should Your Remote Workers Be Paid Differently?

Remote work has become increasingly common over the last several years, and the COVID-19 pandemic ramped up the number of remote workers in the United States big time. Employers and employees have both had to make a lot of changes to their day-to-day lives to adjust to the new environment and new working relationships. What many companies haven’t considered is adjusting the pay for their remote staff. Should your remote workers be paid differently? Here are a few things to think about. Review the Market First and foremost, you need to review the market to ensure what you are providing your staff with is fair. You need to determine what you can afford, whether it is at or below market. See what competitors in your industry are offering remote workers in terms of compensation. The location of your business and the locations of your employees come into play too. Review what the standard ......

2022-01-15T00:22:14+00:00January 31st, 2022|Categories: Client Resources|Tags: , , , |

Best Practices for Managing and Hiring a Hybrid Workforce

Hybrid workforces are becoming more common in the post-COVID world. Businesses are adjusting their workspaces to cater to remote workers and in-person staff. This change can be challenging to navigate. Here are some tips to help you manage and hire a hybrid workforce in an effective manner. Be Clear About Managing Expectations There is nothing that will set your team up for failure faster than not being clear about your expectations. When you are clear about what you expect from your employees there is less room for misunderstanding. You’ll be able to reach your goals and meet deadlines with ease. It will also help you manage your hybrid team because every person on the staff will know exactly what you are looking for from them. Set Hybrid Work Policies It goes without saying that if you are going to have a hybrid workforce, you need to have hybrid work policies. Be sure you ......

2022-01-15T00:16:37+00:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Client Resources|Tags: , , , , |