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CoAdvantage’s Definitive Guide to Workplace Culture, Part 2: Six Signs Your Culture Needs a Boost

In Part 1 of this series, we took a close look at workplace culture to understand how it impacts both employees and business outcomes. A positive workplace culture can help employees to be more productive. By contrast, a poor culture doesn’t just reduce productivity, it can also harm employee well-being and raise costs. But how[…]

8 Common Mistakes Hiring Managers Make

Hiring is hard, and it’s no wonder that recruitment remains a perennial struggle for so many employers! But hiring managers often make things more difficult than necessary with unforced errors in their processes or decisions. Here are eight of the most common mistakes made by hiring managers. 1.       They don’t ask the right questions. The[…]

CoAdvantage’s Definitive Guide to Workplace Culture, Part 1: What is it, and How Does it Impact You?

Workplace culture can be an abstract concept, but it’s something that has very tangible impacts. As a result, it’s important for business leaders to have a good grasp on the culture of the workplace and, if necessary, take specific actions to improve it. In this three-part series, we will look at what workplace culture is,[…]

Maintaining Work-Life Balance in Small Businesses

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that 7.8 million Americans work more than full time, with 4.8 percent of the participating workforce working more than full-time: an average of 47 hours per week. How can small business owners and their employees maintain a healthy work-life balance when their business demands so much time from[…]

HR Outsourcing: How a PEO Can Help Businesses in IT

Information technology (IT) is booming. The IT sector represents a quarter of the S&P 500 index, with growth forecasts at 5% globally – and possibly pushing as high as 7%, reports CompTIA. IT spending is expected to hit $4.8 billion in 2018. But with robust growth and spending come significant challenges. For IT, staffing is[…]

HR Outsourcing: How a PEO Can Help Real Estate Services

The real estate and construction industry is growing fast – while facing a shrinking pool of available workers. Specifically, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the growth rate for job roles throughout the real estate sector – from brokers and sales agents through construction laborers and managers – is outpacing the average[…]

When Should an Employer Contest an Unemployment Claim – or Not?

Unemployment claims are not always clear cut. Even employees fired for cause might still be entitled to unemployment under certain conditions. Similarly, in some situations employers might choose not to challenge an otherwise contestable claim. Why? It’s all about strategizing around legal obligations. Be aware that employees can be eligible for unemployment in a fairly[…]

Answers to 2018’s Most Pressing Hiring and Recruitment Questions

Recruitment is a topic of perennial interest to employers, especially in a market with historically low unemployment rates. Generational attitudes toward frequent job changes don’t help, and the costs and difficulties created by turnover make employee retention just as important a consideration. But just what is the hiring situation like right now in the U.S.?[…]

Summer Dress code

Should You Loosen Your Dress Code for Summer?

Summer weather can make people hot under the collar – and that’s as true of office workers as outdoor staff. “Savvy companies can maintain staff productivity and morale by embracing summer in the workplace,” says Sasha Truckenbrod, branch manager of Robert Half and OfficeTeam in Madison. One great way to embrace summer: relax your company’s[…]