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The Multi-Gen Workforce and Why It’s Critical to Your Business

Harbor America - Nov 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When gauging the direction and growth of your company, consider also evaluating the staff you've charged with steering the 'ship.' The experience, motivation, and loyalty of your employees will determine the pace of your company growth. Each generation of workers presents variable facets and strengths that you could be leveraging. Today we're discussing how to take a closer look at what your current teams are bringing to table and why it's essential to incorporate multi-generational staff into your growth plan.

Topics: Recruitment- Gen Z- Millennials- Hiring- Workplace Culture- Baby Boomers

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8 Ideas for Boosting Employee Loyalty and Retention

Harbor America - Oct 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Fortune called it the biggest problem facing employers in 2017: employee retention. The truth is, considering the high cost of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new talent, this is a timeless concern that followed us into 2018—and will follow us beyond this year.

Topics: Employee Retention- Human Resources- HR Tips- Hiring

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Does Your Company Need a Stronger Harassment Policy?

Harbor America - Sep 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Harassment is a serious problem in many offices. If your employees are struggling with harassment, whether they are being harassed on the basis of race, gender, or religion, they aren't in a productive working environment, and chances are, they aren't engaged with their daily job tasks, either.

Topics: Compliance- Human Resources- HR- HR Tips- Hiring- Employee Onboarding

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Hiring Seasonal Workers During Peak Construction Seasons

Harbor America - Aug 21, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Depending on your market, your seasonal peaks for construction may vary. Your workforce availability may be different in your area as well. However, there are a few constants in the construction industry every company can agree upon. One such common ground aspect of the business is the need for additional workers during seasonal upticks. Today, we're highlighting four tips for hiring those seasonal and temporary construction workers.

Topics: PEO- Construction- Save Time and Money- tips for construction business owners- HR- Hiring- Employee Onboarding

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Avoid Bad Hires With These 5 Tips

Harbor America - Jul 24, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Ideally, interviewing a candidate would tell you immediately whether or not they were a good fit for your company. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work out that way. Sometimes, the candidates who give the best interviews simply lack the skills to be a good fit once they're really on the job. If you want to bring better candidates into your workplace, try following these tips to help improve the quality of your hires

Topics: Recruitment- HR Tips- Hiring

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5 Reasons You're Getting Turned Down by Job Candidates

Harbor America - Jul 17, 2018 7:00:00 AM

You've gone through the recruiting process. You've interviewed candidates and sorted through the ones who are the best fit for your business. Now, it's time to make a job offer--and your top candidates are turning you down. While it's not unusual to have a candidate occasionally decide to decline, if you're noticing that highly qualified candidates regularly turn down your job offers, you might need to adjust your hiring approach.

Topics: HR Tips- Hiring- Employee Onboarding

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Stop Wasting Resources and Make Your Job Interviews Count

Harbor America - Jul 3, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Hiring new employees is expensive. For every open position that an employer has, there are recruiting costs, background screenings, drug testing fees, and labor associated with going through all of the applications...and this is not considering the costs associated with payroll for those who are interviewing the candidates. Inefficient interviews can lead to hiring the wrong people, which costs money and causes frustration down the road.

Topics: Human Resources- Recruitment- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners- Hiring

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Is Your Construction Business I-9 Compliant?

Harbor America - Jun 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you're a small business owner, you probably already realize that one of the main factors for expanding your company is being able to attract and keep exceptional employees. But regardless of the number of high-quality workers you may have, your business is still at risk if it's not I-9 complaint.

Topics: Compliance- Human Resources- HR- Hiring

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The Best Employee Onboarding Tips for Construction Business Owners

Harbor America - May 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Onboarding new employees is often a time-consuming process. Even if you hire workers who have been in construction for years, they still have to learn the specific procedures that are unique to your business. Employees who aren't given time and the proper information to adjust to their new position may struggle to complete their job appropriately or fail to note important procedures that will help keep them safe on the job--and it's even more important that you take the time to properly onboard employees who haven't worked in the construction industry before. 

Topics: Employee Retention- Construction- tips for construction business owners- HR Tips- Hiring- Employee Onboarding

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Compliance Tips for Construction Companies in the Middle of a Hiring Spree

Harbor America - May 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Construction companies around the country are in the middle of hiring booms for a variety of reasons. In some areas, it's a simple case of increased demand for homes due to population increases. In others, it's the need to rebuild following natural disasters. Whatever the case, you want to be sure that your construction hiring and payroll practices are up to standards during that hiring boom. Taking a few extra steps to ensure compliance at this stage of the process will help protect you down the road. 

Topics: tips for construction business owners- Human Resources- HR Tips- Tips for Small Business Owners- Hiring- Payroll

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