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Upcoming Events

Increasing Productivity through Motivation
Alliant Energy Center
Madison, WI
October 8, 2012
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Free
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Increasing Productivity through Motivation
700 Gould Street, Rm K208
Beaver Dam, WI
October 9, 2012
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$25 for non-members
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Creating a Psychologically Safe Workplace
2340 Center Street
Chattanooga, TN
October 11, 2012
7:30 - 11:00 AM
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Strategic Employee Solutions
Courtyard Marriott
Sherman Oaks, CA
October 24, 2012
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Free
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Top News

Welcome
With holiday season just around the corner, businesses are ramping up production and bringing on temporary labor. That’s why our top two stories this month focus on how to make your contingent labor force feel more welcome, as well as how to address overtime issues. Lastly, we take a closer look at how mobile devices are shaking up the recruiting world and we’ve got a couple of tips on how to improve your mentoring relationship.

Taking Care of Your Temps
Increasing productivity, boosting morale, and creating a cohesive working environment are just a few of the reasons why it’s important to make temporary workers feel as welcome and integrated as possible. We offer a few tips on taking care of your temps . . . and your business at the same time.
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Overcoming Overtime Issues
As the economic recovery continues its upward momentum, overtime hours have trended ever higher – rising from around 3.9 overtime hours on average in August 2010 to 4.1 overtime hours in August 2012. With claims at an all-time high, it is more important than ever for employers to pay close attention to their workers’ wages and hours.
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“Mobilizing” Recruitment
Technology has transformed the way we communicate, and it has not left the recruiting process untouched. Employers are finding that tailoring their hiring techniques to this technology has become a necessity. Traditional forms of recruiting, such as job board postings and classifieds, are becoming obsolete as a large amount of job seekers are primarily using mobile devices to facilitate their job search.
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The Mentor’s Guide to Mentoring
When it comes to mentoring, the key is to give your mentees knowledge and support — to help guide them through important decisions and instill confidence in their abilities. This means recognizing their strengths and talents, as well as helping identify areas that need improvement and a strategy to get better.
Read more.

September Jobs Report
The latest jobs report is in, and finally the economy seems to be making a turnaround. After an unwavering unemployment rate of 8.1-8.3%, it finally dropped to 7.8%, leaving many optimistic about what’s to come.
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  Go Figure  
  78%


Percentage of U.S. workers said being recognized motivates them in their job, according to the Workforce Mood Tracker Report.

 
 
  What Do You Think?
Has your company started re-instating employee benefits they cut during the recession? Weigh in
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Management Matters
The newest buzz word to hit the business world is “strategic leadership.” Check out Anita's latest post to learn what it is and determine if your leadership style is ahead of the curve. Read more.

 

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