National staffing firms may have an extensive reach and decent brand awareness, but that doesn’t necessarily make them more qualified or better than a smaller local hiring organization. Local staffing agencies have more at stake in the recruiting process, therefore they provide a higher level of customer service. Recruiters from local staffing companies tend to stay late to fill orders and do what it takes to get the job done. From experience and knowledge to access and personalized service, local agencies have significant advantages over national agencies.

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 According to Fast Company, the Korn Ferry Hay Group’s 2016 Salary Forecast stated that most workers in certain regions are expected to see their biggest pay increase over the next three years. Whether it’s due to inflation, legislature pushing for fair wages to match a rising cost of living, or businesses trying to keep good talent, you should be aware of the trends in wage increases and how that affects your compensation plans.

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Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its final changes to rules governing the reporting of workplace injuries. OSHA periodically changes or updates its regulations in furtherance of its mandate to “assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards.” The latest changes deal with how information on workplace injuries is made available both to OSHA and the public. The new OSHA online injury regulations are aiming for more transparency in the way injuries are reported.

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 Making sure your employees are motivated and engaged in their work is one of the most important ways to ensure your business stays successful. A motivated workforce is a happy workforce, and a happy workforce will help your business grow. In this post, we’ll share a checklist you can use of best practices on how to create a motivated team.

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