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Foolproof Plan for Not Hiring Fools

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Most hiring managers have dealt with bad hires…you know, those moments when you look back and think to yourself, “What was I thinking?” Not all candidates who end up being duds necessarily show red flags during the hiring process. The perfect solution to avoid committing to candidates until you know they’ll perform satisfactorily: Temp-to-hire, in… Read more »

You Got Canned. Here’s How to Rebound.

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Being fired can feel like the worst thing in the world, but it does happen. People who have been fired, justifiably so or not, have bounced back and you certainly can too. Although being fired doesn’t have to spell the end of your ambitions, you do have to be prepared to discuss it during job… Read more »

Summer Productivity Doesn’t Have to Suck

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The laidback vibe of summer doesn’t exactly bode well for productivity, particularly if you have a seasonal increase in business. Temporary employees can be the life jacket to keep your business goals afloat this summer. Check out the ways temp staffing can keep summer productivity on track Covering for Vacation Time In a perfect world,… Read more »

Accounting is Boring. Here’s How to Spice it Up…

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Number crunching may make the business world go ’round, but let’s face it – it isn’t exactly glamorous. And since you spend such a large chunk of your day at work, the typical boring office culture for accountants can suck the life out of you, if you don’t take steps to prevent it. Use these… Read more »

Temp Team Makes History!

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MRA made company history last month!  Mark/Ryan’s Temporary Division celebrated hitting a long standing sales goal this past July.  Not only did they hit that goal, but they surpassed it and broke the record for the biggest sales month in MRA history for its division!  We never could have achieved this without the dedication and hard work… Read more »

4 Ways to Make a New Temporary Employee Feel Welcome

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Bringing new temporary employees on board is often treated as strictly business – there seems to be little incentive to extend a warm welcome when you aren’t setting the foundation for retention, like when you onboard permanent employees. By making temporary employees feel included, it will make them more engaged and productive. Try these four ways… Read more »

Competing For A Cause

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MRA loves office competition! Competition in the office is a great way to drive placements, create motivation, and work as team! This particular competition, for many reasons, holds a special place in our hearts. Every year we participate in the annual golf outing benefitting Andrew J. Vitner and Andrew’s Army. Mark and Ryan both have… Read more »

Why You Should Offer Incentives to Your Temporary Employees

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Temporary employees may only be part of your team for the interim, but they aren’t second class employees. It’s understandable if it doesn’t occur to you to give them incentives (such as bonuses, time off, or small gifts) like your permanent employees. After all, most incentives are meant to improve performance and retention, but temps… Read more »

Lose the Twitch and Get Something Done

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When nerves strike, are you ready to curl up in the fetal position, or run around like a chicken with its head cut off? The most common responses to nerves are far from helpful, and simply make matters worse – which is a bummer since being nervous about something (like a job interview) means that… Read more »

Why Panel Interviews Suck

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There’s a reason panel interviews are often (semi) jokingly compared to firing squads. Candidates pull up a chair in front of a group of people launching questions at them like bullets. This unpleasantness for candidates, more likely than not, isn’t for the greater good. Tempted to scare great candidates off by including panel interviews as… Read more »