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Compliance: Getting your staff to do what you want them to do
By Harry J. Friedman
How many hours a week do you spend being your staff's compliance cop? Whether you are responsible for one employee or 100, noncompliance is often a supervisor's biggest nightmare. You wear enough hats as it is. Want to get rid of the cop's hat? Let's start by looking at some basic issues. Why is it so difficult to get your staff to comply — to follow rules, to do what they are told to do, to conform with policy?
Gov. Cuomo launches business services initiative offering free support and resources to help employers grow statewide
New York State Department of Labor
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo launched a streamlined, multi-agency initiative offering free business services to help employers overcome obstacles and grow their businesses in New York State. The State expanded theNewNY.com website with a new section that consolidates all the resources available to simplify how businesses can find recruitment and training services; financing options, incentives and tax credits; business counseling; and minority and women owned business certification.
8 questions you need to ask to turn around employee turnover
Some of you like turnover: after all, you're recruiters. But others on this site are in-house recruiters who'd like to keep who they've recruited. It doesn't seem to matter if you are a small company or multi-national, selling food, clothes, or technology, or servicing patients or homeowners. Employee turnover is affecting every organization in every industry from New York to California, from Canada to Japan. Even India and China are beginning to experience high rates of turnover.
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Shutdown over, but not for employers
The federal government may be back up, but employers will be dealing with the shutdown for at least the next several weeks according to Susan Wurst, VP of Account Management at Tempworks Software.
The best questions to ask during a job interview
Albany Business Review
Dana Manciagli writes, "Last week I wrote about questions that YOU ask during an interview that sabotage your chances of winning the job. The big mistakes include asking about pay, asking about training programs, asking questions that you can easily find on the Internet, and not coming prepared to ask questions. This week I wanted to give you some of my favorite questions for a prospect to ask during an interview."
Shutdown ends, but small businesses lost big
The government shutdown hit business owners across the country in unexpected ways. Rafting outfits, wedding photographers and firms with government contracts were examples of small businesses that took a hit during the 16-day shutdown. Now that the impasse has ended, they're relieved — but angry at the unnecessary toll it took on their businesses.
Grads stay less than year in first jobs
Staffing Industry Analysts
New college graduates can be expected to stay in their first job for a year or less, according to a survey of 264 Express Employment Professionals franchises. Only 26 percent of new grads are expected to stay more than a year.
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