10/25/21- SHRM- TLB

White Papers by A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists

  • Mental Health Strategies for a Better 2022

    Remember how the closing days of 2020 found us filled with anticipation that 2021 would see an end to the COVID-19 pandemic? That soon, life would return to a very-near-normal state? But, unfortunately, while the year indeed had its ups, the conclusion of 2021 found too many areas of the country...
  • 5 Tips for Being the Best Boss You Can be in 2022

    We’ve all had bosses we would say were good. And if we find ourselves working under a “good” boss, we don’t complain because most of us have had bosses we can undeniably say were terrible. So, we settle for good. But what about a great boss? Now, that’s something to ponder. Both being a great...
  • 4 Strategies to Successful Goal-Making for 2022

    Raise your hand if your 2021 didn’t go as planned. Ah, a sea of waving hands, confirming what we, collectively, already knew. While 2021, in general, wasn’t as tumultuous as was 2020, we still, as a nation, as businesses, and as individuals, faced extraordinary challenges. As the virus situation...
  • Best Practices for Hiring Seasonal Employees in 2021

    With nearly eleven million positions currently open in the U.S. job market, companies are struggling to deal with the significant shortage of labor.1 People are more discerning about which jobs to pursue, thanks in part to increases in unemployment benefits in response to the pandemic. (For...
  • How to Create a PTO Policy

    Paid time off (PTO) is one of the most common and popular benefits employers offer to their employees. But in order to implement this benefit with the least amount of administrative and interpersonal hassles, a business needs a strong PTO policy along with an HR technology to track employees'...
  • Thanksgiving Reflection

    This Thanksgiving season finds all of us here at A. R. Mazzotta counting our blessings. As we look back over the past year, we remember with appreciation each client who trusted our team to be their staffing partner and pursue solutions to their hiring needs. We are also grateful for the...
  • Strategies for Managing “Red Flags” on Your Resume

    Life happens. The best of intentions fall short. The decisions of others create workplace drama. Or, something as unpredictable as a worldwide pandemic rocks the economy. Whatever the forces and factors at work, you’ve found yourself with a resume that is less than desirable. Either what it...
  • Why Hiring Veterans is a Good Idea

    Approximately 19 million veterans in the United States make up about 10% of the adult population. These veterans spent years going to work each day to protect our country and our freedom, making personal sacrifices along the way. For this, we owe them a debt of gratitude. This alone is an...
  • 4 “Resignation Etiquette” Strategies

    According to the statistics making daily headlines and the HELP WANTED signs posted in an astounding number of establishments, it’s the season for resignations. Anthony Klotz of Texas A&M University attributes the “Great Resignation” to four leading causes: A backlog of workers who resisted the...
  • Should You "Fall" for the Likeable Candidate?

    The autumn of 2021 finds many employers caught in a whirlwind of filling what seems like a never-ending stream of open positions. For some of those openings, the stack of resumes is sizeable, but for other jobs, it’s slim picking.
  • 4 Strategies to Avoid a Bad Hire

    Do you want to splinter the team’s healthy dynamic? Throw a wrench into the workings of a thriving, productive workforce? Maybe you’re all about marring the company’s reputation or looking for a way to drive your best employees away. Because who needs upbeat morale anyway, right?
  • 4 Tactics for Developing Leadership Potential

    Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is about growing others.” Jack Welch, General Electric CEO. Leaders beget leaders. That is if they take that aspect of their leadership role seriously. It’s no secret that managing and...
  • 5 Lifestyles to Take Full Advantage of Temporary Jobs

    Many people underestimate the potential of temporary positions through job placement agencies. They assume that temp jobs aren’t going to benefit their career, causing them to pass by exceptional positions. \n\nIn reality, temp jobs aren’t just a form of short-term employment; they are...
  • A Salute to Labor Day

    As holidays go, the first Monday in September carries quite a hefty assignment. Not only does Labor Day mark the end of summer and the transition back to school, but this holiday also commemorates the American workforce, collectively and individually, for their vast achievements and...
  • 3 Tips for Making Right-Fit Hiring Decisions

    The thrill and the agony. The thrill of adding new energy to the company by way of a stellar hire. The agony of realizing after investing time and energy into a new hire that it’s not going to work out.\nThe loosely translated phrase from ABC’s Wide World of Sports says it all, doesn’t...
  • Time for a Career Change? Part II

    As we discussed last week, there are sound reasons for making a career change. But such an important decision should be handled with care and a thoughtful approach because making a career change will impact a person’s life in significant ways, for years or even decades.
  • Time for a Career Change? 5 Signs It’s Time to Move On

    While some people pick a career by age ten and remain with it throughout their adult lives, they are a minority. In fact, it is not uncommon to experience multiple career changes over a lifetime of employment opportunities. Chances are, at some point, you’ve felt the nudge to do something...
  • Bringing Out the Best in Your Followers

    Without followers, nothing would be accomplished. Just as the best coach in the world must have hardworking, committed players to win games, the same principle applies to business. Even the best leaders in the most prestigious company cannot do it alone. So, while some may view the role of a...
  • Helping Your Employees Become Leaders

    Every company has them: leaders and followers. Both are needed to accomplish the business’s goals, to drive the company’s mission and purpose. While a person’s innate skills and abilities, and personality traits often determine which camp an individual settles into, employers can play a pivotal...
  • How Not to Lose Your Workforce to The Great Resignation

    And we thought the “unprecedented times” would end as the coronavirus outbreak waned. In 2020, people came to loathe the term “unprecedented,” as it was bandied about continually, making an appearance in nearly every discussion. But honestly, what word could better describe the three-quarters of...
  • The Great Resignation

    You have probably heard the swirling mass of speculation and opinions concerning the latest trend in the hiring world, “The Great Resignation,” coined by Anthony Klotz, a Texas A&M University associate management professor. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Klotz predicted that people...
  • Returning to The Workforce

    You’ve been absent from the workforce for one, two, five, or even ten years. This break in your career may have been prompted by the desire to be a stay-at-home parent, the choice to further your education, a since-resolved health situation, a stint of volunteer service, or a longing to see the...
  • Getting Practical with AI: Can It Help HR Help People?

    When the words artificial intelligence or data science come up in a conversation about HR strategy, there are times'—especially if the context is a small- or medium-sized business'—when the eyerolls are almost audible. \"Here comes the sales pitch,\" listeners think while wondering what kinds of...
  • Building a New-Hire Buddy System for Remote Onboarding

    When it comes to employee onboarding, the buddy system is one of the most reliable tools HR has at its disposal. Done well, it facilitates an immediate personal connection between new hires and the wider organization, and in the long term it can help drive employee engagement and improve...
  • 5 Ways to Incentivize a Workforce to Increase Company Revenue

    Creating pride in and loyalty to the company is key to generating revenue-increasing employee performance. In order to cultivate those sentiments in their workforces, many businesses turn to incentive programs that recognize strong performance. Not all incentive programs are created equal,...