It’s #NationalStaffingEmployeeWeek

September 20th, 2016

In honor of National Staffing Employee Week (September 19-25) we are offering HUGE discounts and promotional codes for you to use when placing a new job order.

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PROMO CODE: ‘4HOURSFREE to receive 4 free hours off your billing amount when the employee works 40 hours. This applies to office-related job orders only.

PROMO CODE: ‘FILLMYCUP’ to receive a Starbucks gift card when placing a new order this week ONLY (September 19-25) Let us fill your job order and we’ll fill your cup! (with coffee)

Heat Illness Prevention

August 4th, 2016

Employers Guide to Heat-Illness Prevention

Are your employees operating in a non A/C warehouse or working outdoors during the hot summer months?

As employers, it is crucial to roll out a safety prevention initiative to remind employees to be mindful of heat illness and water breaks. View the OSHA Heat Safety Guide for Employers to learn more about what you can do to keep your employees safe.

We also recommend displaying heat illness prevention posters and water break reminders in your facility and break rooms.

Water break posters are also available in Spanish here.

View Health Effects of Heat – Spanish poster.

 

 

Easy Training Ideas- A Warm Welcome

July 26th, 2016

 

First Day Training Ideas- For New Employees

Leaving a great first impression about the overall culture of your company can be all in the little details. Get creative with your training and have some fun while doing it. What do you find most important to cover on the 1st day of employee training? What are your essentials?

  • Focus on company policies and procedures
  • Go into detail on what your company does, company history and background, etc.
  • Focus on company culture and incorporate some interaction with other employees
  • Mainly focus on the day-to-day processes and what the job looks like
  • Expectations, goals, what the position entails etc.

We came up with some some fun ideas to incorporate into your new hire welcome kit/training:

  • First, to give a warm welcome, we print out a “Welcome” flyer and each employee signs it to greet the new employee.
  • We like to give our new employees a binder or handbook to refer back to and take notes in throughout the week of training. We find that by implementing an outline of training expectations helps put the employee at ease while learning important information.
  • We print out an office map with each employees name and department for easy reference. Can also include a list of employee extensions and direct numbers with the map.
  • A Company t-shirt is also provided to wear on casual Friday’s.
  • Also give them a TPI Staffing tumbler that will keep their drinks hot or cold! This is an employee favorite!
  • We put a framed picture of employees on their desk.
  • Have business cards made with their new email and phone number to make them feel even more part of the team- important to have on the first day.
    Decorate the new employees' desk on the first day of training.

    Decorate the new employees’ desk on the first day of training.

    Small touches to welcome a new employee

    Small touches to welcome a new employee. Closer look at the “welcome” letter, company t-shirt, tumbler, and company photo on desk.

    Hiring a new employee has never been so fun! Simple ideas to incorporate into your training.

    Hiring a new employee has never been so fun! Simple ideas to incorporate into your training. Closer look at the office map and training manual.

     

Summer Workplace Fashion Ideas

July 1st, 2016

Nothing says summer like cut-off shorts, sandals and tank tops. The days get hotter, longer and the Texas temperature soars into the triple digits. Don’t forget about getting inside your scorching hot black car with black leather seats at 5:00 PM– Getting a 3rd degree burn is the cherry on top to a busy 8-hour workday. Let’s face the inevitable, summer is in full-swing whether we like it or not. What does this mean exactly?

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Appropriate Workplace Attire

Establishing a common ground for what “appropriate” workplace attire is challenging. Work-appropriate summer wardrobe for the workplace can mean one thing to one employee and something completely different to the next. Here, I’d like to outline what attire is appropriate for work and how to help Human Resources professionals define and set guidelines for your employees, of course with some fashion tips along the way.

Fabric Rule: Opt for clothing that is made out of thin material as this will prevent sweating and sticking to your clothes. Swap your sweaters for breathable summer fabric such as cotton, chambray, and linen. Have you heard of the popular “White Linen Night in the Heights” in Houston? This event promotes wearing linen, why… you guessed it, because it keeps you cool! I don’t promote wearing white linen pants to work, but you get my drift.

Décolletage Rule: Soon, employees will be switching their long-sleeved button down shirts for low cut sleeveless tops. But, be sure to cover up and refrain from revealing too much. A good “rule-of-thumb” would be showing no more than 2-3 inches below your collarbone.

Skirt Rule: Mid to knee-length pencil skirts are a great alternative for black slacks. Pair with a flowy top or blouse and you’re good to go (like the outfit below). IMG_1725 - Copy

Dress Rule: Summer flowy dresses are also workplace appropriate as long as they are long enough. Have fun with patterns, bright colors- it is summer afterall!

Sleeveless Top Rule: Do not wear tank tops to work…ever. Even underneath a blazer. It is unprofessional and too casual for the workplace. I suggest 2-3 finger width for sleeveless tops. Be careful to not reveal too much décolletage as it can be a distraction as well as unprofessional.

Shoes Rule: Just because it’s summer doesn’t make flip flops appropriate to wear every day. Some employers prohibit flip flops all together or may only allow on select days such as “Casual Friday’s”. Closed toed shoes are great for the winter but what exactly do you wear for summer months? Ballet flats, peep-toed shoes, or thin socks with dress shoes are summer staples.

Leg Rule: Go crazy and swap your long thick dress pants for capris or slacks that hit right on the top of your ankle. You’ll be surprised how much cooler you’ll be wearing capris over long pants.

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Spread the Word: Send out a memo or mass email to your internal employees reminding them about your summer wardrobe policy. Provide examples of what is appropriate and what is not.

Boost Employee Morale

May 23rd, 2016

Tips to Boost Employee Morale—Are you and your employees happy?

Summer is right around the corner! Are you and your coworkers in a summer slump? Are you counting down the days until your summer vacation? We’ll give you some tips on how to boost employee morale and enjoy coming to work again during the summer months! Make June, July and August fun again!

1. Weekly Awards. Each week, vote on the hardest worker, top salesperson, or most valuable employee that week. Gather votes by Thursday afternoon and announce the winner on Friday with all employees present. Print out personalized awards and put in a frame for their office or cubicle. This is a great way to recognize hard workers and may even put some pep in the “not so hardworking” employees’ step! Gives people initiative to work better and harder, and who doesn’t enjoy being recognized for their hard work? Fun game to keep your employees on their toes!

2. Employee Appreciation Gifts. Everyone may not like surprises, but this is one surprise everyone will love! Every Monday or Friday throughout the summer, place a piece of candy with positive inspiration tag on their desk. Fun ways to boost employee morale and show your appreciation. They’ll be wondering what’s up your sleeve next week!

3. Friday Happy Hour. Who doesn’t love happy hour? This non-alcoholic spin on the usual happy hour will be sure to boost employee morale and satisfy your sweet tooth. In place of alcohol, use root beer and create root beer floats!

4. Daily or Weekly Recap. Send out a mass email to all internal employees highlighting the best parts of the day, giving shout-outs to those that deserve it, or tell a short story about a positive event that took place that day or throughout the week.

5. Pot Luck Lunch. Post a sign-up sheet on the fridge in your breakroom and let people choose which course they would like to bring. It’s a fun way to showcase your cooking or baking skills and impress your coworkers! Office Treats to Boost Employee Morale

Stay Safe, Houston

April 19th, 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!

November 25th, 2015

Our staff enjoyed a delicious homemade Thanksgiving meal together this afternoon. We have so much to be thankful for this holiday season and we wish you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy this time spent with family and friends. All TPI offices will be closed Thursday and Friday- normal business hours will resume Monday, November 30th.

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Form I-9 and E-Verify Guide

August 25th, 2015

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As an employer, there seems to be a million different ways to properly complete the Form I-9 and staying on top of the new rules can be confusing. Understanding E-Verify can also be difficult. That’s why we have created the ultimate handbook for employers. We also offer free Form I-9 seminars every quarter so let us know if you’d like to sign up. Here are the website links discussed during the Form I-9 and E-Verify training hosted by TPI Staffing.

  • Office of Special Counsel

Contact OSC for printed materials.

Sign up for a free webinar at: http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/osc/webinars.php

Call OSC’s Employer Hotline 1-800-255-8155 to speak with an OSC representative.

Calls can be anonymous.

Educational materials are also available on OSC’s website: www.justice.gov/crt/about/osc

Employers can email OSC at osccrt@usdoj.gov

Additional Attachments:

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New Form I-9

Control Costs by Using Staffing

August 12th, 2015

Are you looking to improve operating margins in your business? Then take a look at your staffing strategy. Click to Read Article26-8-days-to-fill-a-job-opening (1)

Great Turnout for North I-9 Seminar

April 15th, 2015

Great turnout at yesterday’s I-9 Seminar! We’re quickly becoming I-9 experts! We can’t wait to see those of you who RSVP’d for next week’s FREE I-9 Seminar in Southeast Houston from noon-1pm. Click the link below to RSVP if you haven’t already. A TPI Staffing Rep will be contacting you to confirm your reservation.

*Please Note- we do limit attendees per company as space is limited. We try our best to allow the chance for all TPI Staffing clients to have 1 Representative in attendance.

CLICK HERE to RSVP

  • Southeast Houston I-9: April 21st from noon-1pm. Please arrive by 11:45 for lunch.

Topics: Fraudulent Documents and I-9. Learn how to properly complete the I-9 form, easily recognize which documentation is acceptable, identify false documents, and learn tips & tricks on the latest I-9 practices.

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