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8 Ways To Manage Holiday PTO and Avoid Staffing Stress

Most of your staff will use PTO to take time off over the holidays. Managing your critical staffing needs over the holidays requires planning. Requests for PTO days should be accommodated as much as possible, with an eye to ensuring enough of the right staff is present to keep the company operating over the holiday season. A Team Approach to PTO Every employee planning to...

11 Tips for Planning an Office Holiday Party

A business holiday party is a highly anticipated event for employees and owners. You are investing in the event, so you want it to be memorable. A holiday party can have a positive impact on your employees, building rapport and cooperation, and help with employee retention. If you are planning an office holiday party, you can make it more successful with these tips: Nail Down...

Help Reduce Employee Stress With These Work-Life Balance Benefits

Work-life balance is important for both employees and the companies that employ them. Workers who feel they have some control and ownership over their own lives have better relationships with their employers and are better able to leave their home issues at home (and their work issues at work). They tend to be more motivated and productive and less stressed at work.  Popular Work-Life Balance...

Pros and Cons of Hiring Over the Holidays

Is the holiday season a good time to recruit and hire new staff? The verdict is still out on that question. While some people support the idea of a holiday hiring freeze, others believe it is purely a myth. The truth is there are both advantages and disadvantages to end-of-year hiring.  What Are the Pros of Holiday Hiring? Proponents of hiring over the holidays believe...

5 Employee Benefits That Promote a Strong Work-Life Balance

All employers want to have a team of loyal, dedicated workers, but what does it take? Today's generation of workers is seeking a more positive work-life balance. As an employer, you can foster higher employee loyalty by offering certain benefits to your current and prospective employees.  Your employees are often married, building a family, and value working for a company that recognizes that life is...