Category Archives: Human Resources

3 HR TRENDS IN 2018 WITH STAYING POWER

Human resource departments must constantly adapt to new requirements from both internal and external challenges. A new generation of workers with very different ideas of what employment should look like has emerged. Now, more than ever, there is increased pressure on HR professionals to create a workplace environment where everyone can thrive. In order to meet current and future challenges, companies should look to these three HR trends that will have a direct impact on workforce development for years to come:

1. WORKFORCE RETENTION

Retention remains a critical focal point in 2018. For the first time in the history of the United States, the number of job openings exceeded the number of job seekers. The pressure is on HR departments to recruit and retain top talent, in addition to its other responsibilities.DAS clipped red banner

2. FLEXIBILITY

Technology has made it increasingly feasible to work remotely while remaining in contact with the office. The simultaneous collaboration created by cloud software allows employees to participate in meetings without being physically present. As a business owner, it is important to recognize that even minor flexibility can go a long way with improving employee morale and retention. You are more likely to gain retention from employees who feel in control about their workloads and schedules, which can lead to a healthier work-life balance.

3. SAFE WORKPLACE CULTURES REQUIRE OPEN DOOR HARASSMENT POLICIES

The rise of the #MeToo Movement has increased awareness regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. It is critical that your company is ready to handle these cases effectively, and that your workplace be a safe place for your employees. If you have not already done so, your human resource department should review and revise sexual harassment policies, examine the workplace culture, and establish an open-door policy for employees who feel harassed. Effective communication is the first step to solidifying a good relationship.

As a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), Delta Administrative Services can help bolster your existing retention program, identify ways to build a flexible workforce, and develop communication to help address harassment claims. Contact us today at 1-800-828-6130 to learn how we help our clients cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, employee benefits, payroll, and workers’ compensation.  As expectations for your HR grow, Delta Administrative Services is here to help.

3 Reasons Why A PEO Should Handle Your Employee Benefits @Deltapeo

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The goal of a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is to take care of your HR needs so that you can focus on growing your business. By offering a range of employment-related services, PEOs help businesses reduce labor costs and increase their profitability. ​You can partner with a PEO to handle all your human resources, risk management, payroll and tax administration needs as well as your employee benefits administration. Whether you are starting or growing your business, partnering with a PEO to administer your employee benefits program has three advantages:

1. A PEO CAN OFFER MORE INSURANCE OPTIONS. By pooling your company’s employees with other small businesses, the PEO is able to provide competitive rates for employee benefits and better insurance options. A PEO will negotiate a comprehensive benefits package and offer your employees the options they want with the top carriers they know and trust. Benefit programs can include major medical, wellness and mini-med programs, in addition to dental and vision plans, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance and other ancillary type insurances.
2. PEOS OFFER TAX QUALIFIED PLANS. In addition to health insurance and voluntary and supplemental plans, PEOs also offer 401(k) plans which are attractive for business owners in terms of administrative time and costs.
3. A PEO WILL HANDLE THE HEADACHES OF BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION. Once your employees are enrolled in a benefits program, your PEO is there to answer their questions regarding benefits and ensure that everything is taken care of when there is a life-changing event such as marriage, divorce, or having a child. In addition, PEOs ensure that you are up-to-date with tax and regulatory reporting and help you improve your employment practices.

As a PEO, Delta Administrative offers a wide-range of services. We understand that every company is different. We can create specific, successful programs based on your needs. Businesses across America have discovered the incredible value of PEOs because they offer access to a comprehensive employee benefits package which allows them to be competitive in the labor market and get relief from the burden of employment administration. Isn’t it time to focus on the growth of your business and leave the rest to us?  Call Delta Administrative Services today at 1-800-828-6130 or visit http://www.deltapeo.com for a free consultation.

 

What to Expect When You Sign Up With A Temp Agency

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Is this your first time working with a temp agency? If so, you made an excellent decision. Temp agencies have high standards and are committed to finding the right job for you. By providing quality standards and proven processes, temp agencies have shown consistent and satisfactory results on both sides of the employment equation.

What You Can Expect From A Temp Agency

Once you complete the application process, temp agencies will:

  • Verify your job history. By calling your previous employers, a temp agency can gain insight into your work style. This will help them match your skills to their clients’ needs;
  • Interview you in a face-to-face meeting. In an effort to find you the best open position available, they will ask you questions specific to the job you are being considered for;
  • Provide you with skill assessment testing to better understand your strengths and weaknesses;
  • Verify any certifications that you have;
  • Ask you to participate in a drug screening and background check;
  • Provide you with an overview of the company you will be working with and schedule you for an orientation and workplace safety training.

What The Temp Agency Expects From You

At your initial interview, a temp agency expects you to be yourself. Although your experiences with software and typing are easy to test and may help you get your foot in the door, your soft skills are equally important. When a temp agency asks you questions it is to reveal your soft skills or “people skills” as well as your experience and comfort level working in different environments. Remember to be honest and to avoid embellishing your skills.

Temp agencies will also expect you to bring your resume to the interview if you have one. If you do not have one, bring a list of your previous employers, including your dates of employment. Finally, the temp agency will expect you to dress for the interview as you would for the job.

At Delta Personnel, we want to help you succeed.  We have a proven track record placing employees in various industries including, professional services, healthcare, food and hospitality, technical and light industrial. Once we have placed you on a temporary assignment, our work does not end there.  We will provide on-going support throughout your assignment and work with you to achieve your overall career goals. Call us today at 504-833-5200 or visit, www.deltapersonnel.com, and let us help you make your professional dreams come true. 

Grow Your Business with a PEO Partnership

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Running a small business is tough. According to government statistics, during the first five years, 50% of small businesses fail. So, how can you increase your chances of success?

Small businesses that utilize a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) are 50 percent less likely to go out of business. They also grow seven to nine percent faster than those who do not use a PEO, according to the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO). When you partner with a PEO, you can substantially reduce the overhead associated with human resources, payroll administration, and benefits. What this means to your business is a higher rate of growth and a better chance at success.

The best way to grow your business is to allow more time focusing on strategy, cultivating customer leads and nurturing your business relationships. When you use a PEO, instead of contributing in-house resources on HR administrative tasks, you can invest that time in essential tasks inherent to your HR strategy.

The employee turnover rate for PEO clients is 10 to 14 percentage points lower per year than that of comparable companies. Partnering with a PEO allows you to take better care of your employees, giving them more reasons to stay loyal to your company.

What can an effective PEO do for your business?

Here are four key services they will offer:

  • HR and Personnel Administration: Instead of your business having to fund an entire in-house HR department, PEOs can take over payroll administration, manage your workers’ compensation, and help keep your business up-to-date and compliant with the latest state and federal laws.
  • Payroll & Tax Administration: Imagine not having to devote hours each day to payroll administration and dealing with employee benefits. A good PEO can handle the calculation, preparation and distribution of payroll checks; reporting, withholding and remitting payment of payroll taxes; employee deductions, including garnishments; and preparation of payroll reports.
  • Employee Benefits Administration: Adequate employee benefits are one of the keys to retaining the best employees. PEOs can handle the administration, reconciliation and payment of employee health, dental and vision plans, as well as many other employee benefits such as 401(k), IRA, or other retirement plans.
  • Risk Management and Workplace Safety: Employee safety is a key priority for a growing company. A good PEO will provide professional, certified safety managers that will come on-site to inspect your safety environment and make recommendations on how to improve it.

When it comes to growing your business, the best thing you can do is hire a PEO. At Delta Administrative Services (DAS), we understand the time and monetary burdens of everyday business administration. By partnering with our team of experts, you can focus your time and resources on the growth of your business, while we do the rest.

To learn more, call DAS today at 504-274-3400 or visit our website, www.deltapeo.com.

Delta Personnel Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Expansion of Services

doctors2New Orleans-based staffing agency, Delta Personnel, celebrates its 50th anniversary by adding healthcare recruitment to its service offerings. The agency, which opened its doors in 1968, specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire and executive recruiting in the food and hospitality, professional services, IT support and light industrial industries. With the addition of healthcare, Delta can now provide recruitment opportunities for highly skilled hospital administrators, doctors, nurses and personal care professionals.

“Delta’s expansion marks an important transformation for the company,” said the owner, Teresa Lawrence. “Our growth is not only in response to the nation’s need to fill positions in the healthcare industry but Delta’s on-going commitment to put skilled workers in good paying jobs.”

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Arthur Simmons, Delta’s new SR. Talent Acquisitions Manager – Healthcare

The agency has already made one major step towards positioning itself to attract healthcare clients and job seekers. Last month, Delta hired Arthur Simmons as the new senior talent acquisitions manager with a focus on healthcare. Simmons brings more than 10 years of talent acquisitions experience to the company. After four years with MSI International in a similar role, Simmons is well-positioned to hit the ground running as a full-cycle recruiter.

“Delta has afforded me the chance to integrate my vision for healthcare recruitment with their business expansion strategy,” said Simmons. “This is a great opportunity to help the agency build something new and venture into a rapidly growing sector.”

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, the healthcare industry created more jobs than any other sector, adding 35,000 jobs per month. Louisiana, alone, saw a jump in healthcare employment, a trend many economists predict will continue over the next 10 years.

To learn more about Delta’s healthcare recruitment services, call 504-833-5200 or visit www.deltapersonnel.com.

5 TIPS TO ENSURE YOU GO FROM TEMP TO HIRE

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Can your temporary job turn into a full-time opportunity? Yes, it can! In today’s competitive job market, employers often take their time to search for the ideal candidate. Full-time hiring decisions are typically made after a 3 to 6-month period of observation. In the meantime, employees are in a holding pattern waiting to learn whether their temporary job will convert to a permanent opportunity.

The good news is, according to research from the American Staffing Industry, in 2015, 35% of contract employees were offered a chance to go from temporary to permanent employment and 66% of those accepted the offers. That means you have a very good chance of being hired.

Since 1968, Delta Personnel has successfully filled thousands of temp-to-hire positions. With 50 years in the staffing industry, Delta’s recruiters are dedicated to ensuring employees and employers are a good fit.  But it’s the temporary employee’s ability to put their best foot forward that increases their chances of securing a full-time position.

Here are 5 tips to ensure your temp-to-hire job ends in a hire:

  1. Attitude is everything.  From your first day on the job, show your passion for the company and the work. Show your commitment to and enthusiasm for the job by going above and beyond what is asked of you.
  2. Perform like your job is permanent. Think of your temp assignment as an extended job interview. Your punctuality, performance, problem-solving skills, and work ethic will be under close watch. Take this opportunity to show them you can be an irreplaceable member of the team. Make sure there is no doubt that if given the opportunity, you would choose to stay.
  3. Show an interest in the company. Demonstrate that you are in it for the long haul by asking about the company’s history, culture and mission. Be sure to spend time developing relationships with your co-workers. You will want them to report back positively about your attitude, skill-set and willingness to help.
  4. Learn as much as you can. Demonstrate to your employer that you are eager to learn and can learn quickly. Never be afraid to ask questions. It is more important that you ask a question and learn how to complete a task correctly than keep silent and get something wrong.
  5. Take the initiative. Be on the lookout for ways to go above and beyond. If you finish a task ahead of time, ask if there is something else you can do. Before you leave for the day, ask your boss if he or she needs anything else. These little things will demonstrate your value as an employee.

Finally, be patient. It may be difficult waiting to find out if your temporary position will become permanent but think of it as a learning experience. Towards the end of the temporary period make sure you convey your interest in the position and be prepared to highlight how you can be a continued asset to the organization.

Delta Personnel will be your advocate throughout the interview, hiring process and employment contract negotiations, to ensure that you have an opportunity to secure a good job at a great pay-rate.

For more information, call 504.833.5200 or visit http://www.deltapersonnel.com.