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An Employment Year In Review: Legislative Changes of 2015

As we enter into the 4th quarter, Innovative felt it was a great time to look back and reflect on some of the legislation that went into effect in 2015. This year brought several pieces of legislation from both the Federal Government and the State of California that had, and will continue to have, a […]

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6 Ways Your Holiday Party Could Ruin Your New Year

As the end of the year approaches, management heads and Human Resource departments are planning end-of-year events for employees. These months and holidays are a time to give gifts, bonuses, and show appreciation to both employers and employees for their hard work. It’s also a time to relax and celebrate with colleagues without the pressures […]

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7 Ways to Defeat Competing Offers

The present hiring landscape looks nothing like the barren market of the early 2000s. The many peaks and valleys that job candidates had to trudge through to apply for a job–let alone a lifetime career–have been turned on companies throughout every industry. Where once candidates sold themselves as the obvious choice for a position, now […]

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Is Contract Employment Dead? Hire Better in a Hot Market!

Across the country, companies in various industries are amping up the number of positions that need the best and brightest talent of the day. During the slower years of employment in the United States, the pool of freelancers and contractors skyrocketed as people were searching for ways to make ends meet. While the opportunity to […]

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The New Recruiting Trends: Why HR Should Partner With Hiring Teams

Summer may be over, but hiring is still sizzling. As most Human Resources Professionals know, it is very challenging to find talent for open requisitions. The amount of applications being submitted are dwindling, as are those posting their resumes to job boards, or responding to one of your many competitors LinkedIn InMails, making it that […]

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Retaining Your Employees: The Keys To Your Success

“Employee Retention” is a phrase usually bounced around departmental meetings and Human Resources after a key employee has left. Commonly, companies feel that a good employee retention strategy consists of increased compensation, bonuses, and additional benefits. What better way to keep people happy and motivated than by increasing the cash that they work for, right? […]

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7 Ways to Increase Profits Through Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is something that just about every leader worries about… or at least, should be worried about. Are your employees involved, working hard, energized, and is their productivity focused on helping you reach your goals in an efficient and effective manner? After all, when employees aren’t engaged not only does the work environment suffer […]

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Why The Candidate Experience Matters

Now, more than ever, companies are having to compete for that ‘All Star’ candidate. The “purple squirrel” you’ve been chasing for what feels like forever. Much like the housing market in 2003, candidates are receiving multiple career offers, so what is going to set you apart from the rest? Sure, money could be one, but […]

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