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Hourly Worker Turnover is Costly To Business

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Challenges and Solutions The Challenge: Budgets When you have a department budget for temporary staffing or hourly employees, the decision becomes a little more complex. The Real Issue in Determining a Solution: Cost What is the Real Cost – Low Pay Can Be a Big Contributor and Cost More in the Long Run – It’s tough to…

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Contingent Workers – More Common Place in Business

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Today’s economy and environment continues to show that U.S. companies are increasingly relying on a contingent workforce. There are many reasons why, although the one we see most is that the demand for workers exceeds the supply. In 2016, companies reported that contingent workers comprised a median 20% and an average of 22% of their…

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Searching for a Job in a Competitive Market

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With the job market more competitive than ever; searching for a new job can be completely overwhelming. This is why it’s essential for you to take advantage of some of the job-seeking tools available to you such as LinkedIn and your local recruiting firm. Used correctly, these tools can be extremely useful when  searching for…

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It’s Environmental Service Week! Thank You Protocall Group EVS Employees

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The Protocall Group’s healthcare staffing division, along with The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA), is celebrating National Environmental Services and Housekeeping Week this week September 11-17, 2016. As an employer of Environmental Services (EVS) technicians in positions throughout South Jersey and Greater Philadelphia, The Protocall Group would like to…

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Labor Day – The History and Meaning Behind this National Holiday

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Labor Day, the first Monday of September, is typically associated with the end of the summer season, one last long weekend for BBQ’s.  But do you know what this national holiday actually means or know the history behind this celebration? Labor Day was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century.  It began…

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Politics in the Workplace – Brace Yourself!

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This year is moving right along as we make our way towards the Fall season!  While kids and teachers prepare to return back to school, others are trying to get in the last days of summer vacations or lining up a job as some make plans to return to the workforce after raising children. Along…

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What’s the Difference Between a Curriculum Vitae and a Resume?

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You’re in the midst of a job search.   You have a résumé, but you have heard this term Curriculum Vitae (CV) and you wonder if you need a CV instead of or in combination with your résumé.  Information on these two documents, as detailed by the Co-operative Education Program and Career Services Department of…

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Are You Losing Your Summer Interns?

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BUT…You Still Need Some Part Time Help Your summer interns were a valuable part of your productivity this summer, but now they are leaving to go back to school.  Are you prepared to cover staffing vacancies left by students returning to college? If no is the answer and you still need employees on a part-time…

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Job Seekers’ Resources for Finding and Getting the Perfect Job

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Everyone at some point in their lives finds themselves looking for a job or deciding on what career to choose.  Whether you are a recent college graduate, you have been laid off from your job, a mom trying to get back into the workforce or you are thinking about a career change, the job search…

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Hiring Smart – Best Practices for Interviewing

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Most hiring mistakes can be traced back to poor interviewing techniques.  Asking candidates different questions thereby making it difficult to truly compare candidates Asking questions that are not relevant to the key requirements Asking questions about opinions or feelings, rather than facts and examples Not paying attention to non-verbal cues or answers that require probing Failing…

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