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6 Ways to Show Employee Appreciation: Gifts and Giving Around the Holidays

You don’t have to wait until National Employee Appreciation Day to show your employees you appreciate their hard work and commitment. It’s crucial your hourly workers feel valued, especially during…

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7 Unique Types of Employee Benefits to Offer Hourly Workers

The average wage for a fast food worker in the U.S. is $12.43, though the federal minimum wage remains at just $7.25/hour. However, many people simply won’t accept the bare…

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It’s Time to Rethink the Relevance of Resumes

Resumes have been used to evaluate job applicants for so long that it might be tough to imagine a hiring process without them. Do they really tell the whole story…

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Facing First impression Bias: How It Impacts the Hourly Workforce

It takes seven seconds to make a solid first impression. Some studies even suggest first impressions are made within milliseconds. Whether you’re an owner, operator, or job seeker, first impressions…

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: What Truly Matters in the Workplace

A business is only as good as its employees, so how do you build the best team possible? The answer is simple: Find applicants with the ideal combination of hard…

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How to Manage an Underperforming Employee: The Easy Way

As a business owner or operator, you are bound to face underperforming employees at one point or another. Either they are not providing the output required by their position, or…

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What Are the Traits of Engaged Employees?

Often underrated, engaged employees are one of the greatest assets you can have as a business owner or operator. These select individuals are highly motivated and enthusiastic about what they…

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Why Mental Health in the Workplace Matters: What You Need to Know

It’s easy to get swept up in the numbers, but employers must be able to take a step back and prioritize the well-being of their employees. Mental health is an…

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What Does Pre-Boarding Mean, and Why Should You Care About It?

Don’t let your new hires have a long, tedious gap between accepting a job offer and starting their new job. Instead, keep them engaged with news, interactions, onboarding processes, and…

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How Technology Fosters Diversity Recruitment in the Hourly Workforce

No matter your gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, or religion, everyone holds some type of implicit bias. Despite this, owners and operators must find a way to foster a diverse and…