Articles for July 2014

Attracting and Maintaining the Best Labour

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Human Resource experts often provide lengthy brochures with detailed advise about the interviewing process and how to perform the labour hiring process according to both government regulations and business standards. Much of this information is generic and professional in nature but is designed to help new hiring managers learn the basic rules about hiring new employees from the existing labour pool. The actual labour hire procedures are business specific and may not depend entirely on education, work history, professional references, or even a single interview. Effective hiring managers typically already have an instinct about the hiring process and can almost always choose candidates that will be successful in a specific role. They sometimes make hiring decisions based on rather unorthodox methods. You can check out AWX website to learn more.

Personal Interests

Although most candidate interviews do not include discussion personal interests or how a person spends their leisure time, these items do sometimes come up naturally in conversation. Although they cannot be used as a sole reason for labour hire, these additional tidbits of information can help hiring managers learn more about a person including their interests, habits, likes, and dislikes. All of these factor into the overall personality type of a person and people typically do well in roles that relate to other things they are passionate about. Not everyone is designed to excel in a management or customer service position, and an attentive interviewer will be able to spot nuances that could be clues about the candidate they are interviewing and whether they may be terminated in the future. if you can’t see a future in the employee, it’s best not to hire them in the first place.

Forecasting Positions

The best way a company can plan for future growth and success is by setting goals and filling open positions through labour hire practices that anticipate all business goals are going to be met sooner than projected. Filling roles with candidates who can grow with the company often means choosing labour that is either overqualified or under qualified for the advertised role. Overqualified candidates need to be encouraged and enticed to help the company grow so they do not get bored but also so they feel like they are partners with the business and will help with the free flow of ideas and implementation of innovative ideas. Under qualified candidates must be nurtured in their existing roles and gently molded into a new role as the company continues to grow and expand. Employees are loyal to a company that took a chance and gave them an opportunity to grow and be promoted into a higher position.

Stylish and Efficient Commercial Flooring For Your Business

Polished Concrete Floors

Small business owners and large corporations may have a different perspective on employee relations, health benefits, coaching opportunities, and growth potential, but they do have at least two things in common. Both want to be financially responsible and create an impressive atmosphere for customers, visitors, and employees. The most effective way to create a welcoming atmosphere is to ensure the office area is clean, tidy, and free of debris or safety hazards.

Floors, glass surfaces, and doors are the most commonly inspected and high traffic areas that gather dust, dirt, and grime. Regular cleaning and disinfecting is required to keep the area free from germs. Most visitors notice the floor when they enter an area for the first time and are put off by dirty laminate, frayed carpet, torn mats, or dingy concrete. Business owners should choose the best flooring option for their purpose and then ensure that it is well maintained.

Polished Concrete Floors

Everything from machine shops to warehouses can benefit from concrete floors because they require very little maintenance and are cost effective to install. There is minimal labor effort required since concrete polishing can be done by quite efficient machines within a matter of minutes. This type of flooring is the preferred style for grocery store chains, retail outlets, and large warehouse clubs that offer a variety of different products and services. Polished concrete floors are pleasing to the eye and very resistant to chipping or scratches from forklifts and wooden pallets. Despite the dullness that comes with daily traffic, a quick once over with a concrete polishing tool brings the original shine back.

Durable Carpet Tiles

Most office spaces use dark or neutral colored carpet tiles throughout their business. This flooring option is cost effective and comes in a number of different styles, patterns, and thicknesses. Tiles are more economical and efficient that rolled carpeting because a few tiles can be replaced if they experience excessively worn, frayed, or stained. Daycare centers and gymnasiums that typically used rubber flooring are now opting for a composite of carpet with additional padding that basically feels like floating rubber but has the softness and comfort of carpet. There are many different options depending on user preference and the ultimate use of space.

How to Organise an Awesome Office Holiday Party

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When the time comes for the end of the year office party, you’ve got two options in front of you. You could go the safe route and try to appease your boss, or if you’re the boss, you could throw an awesome party that your employees will talk about for years to come. Just think about it: would you rather have a party with horderves or a party with strippers and topless waitresses? Depending upon the setting, you could have the office party outside of the office and at a location with topless barmaids.

The downside is that it might be offensive to some of your employees, so let them know ahead of time. Here are a few more steps to take to ensure your office party is one that is nothing short of amazing.

Set a date and time well in advance.

Make sure your employees have time to clear the schedules and can plan ahead. It might be a better choice to hold the party on a weekend rather than a weekday, as anyone who chooses to drink can do so without worrying about the hangover at work the next morning.

Figure out your budget.

Extravagance can be a lot of fun, but you also don’t want to spend too much on the party. Plan out your budget and take pains not to go over it. If you have to answer to anyone else, they’ll be impressed by your forethought; if you’re the boss, then you’ll save yourself money that way. Don’t allow the budget to make the party boring, but don’t go wild with it, either.

Plan out the party.

Events, food, booze, decorations, and theme. That should be your mantra. Keep all five of these elements in mind as you plan for the party, and you can be sure it’ll be a hit. Knowing the kind of food and entertainment to provide – whether it’s a covered dish or topless barmaids – will keep the party at just the right level of fun.

Establish an ‘outside of work’ theme.

Your employees should feel free to speak and act freely without worrying about their jobs when the weekend is over. After all, if they’re at a party with strippers and topless waitresses such as these girls from Cover Girl, work is likely the last thing on their minds. Make sure they know that the party is strictly for fun and to be themselves, rather than the model employees they normally strive to be.

Making sure all of this is understood will mean your employees have a great office party they won’t soon forget.