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Difficult employees and how to motivate

3 Types of Difficult Employees and How to Motivate Them

May 13th, 2019

Dealing with difficult employees is not always top priority in the grand landscape of being manager, but it is essential to address difficult employees from the beginning. 

ALTRES employees in 70s style hair selling newspapers for fundraising

ALTRES Employees Support Keiki Day

May 9th, 2019

ALTRES employees gathered at “Bill Guss Corner” in Honolulu on Keiki Day, the 26th year in a row we’ve supported Parents and Children Together (PACT). 

How Hawaii businesses can prepare for minimum wage increase

Is a $15 Minimum Wage Coming to Hawaii?

April 15th, 2019

Proposed legislation would raise Hawaii’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Read to see how Hawaii's business community is responding as well as tips on how to prepare your business for a minimum wage increase. 

How to thank your administrative professionals

5 Inexpensive Ways to Thank Your Administrative Professionals

April 15th, 2019

There’s good reason so many managers half-jokingly call their administrative assistants the boss. They’re the glue that holds the office together. Here are 5 easy and inexpensive ways to thank the administrative assistants in your office.  

How your company can go green to save green

10 Ways Your Business Can Go Green and Save Money

April 11th, 2019

Going green is good for the environment, but there are many (money-saving) benefits for businesses too. Here are 10 easy ways your business can go green to save some green.  

Recruiter Roxanne Koster on how a staffing company helps businesses

ALTRES Personnel Spotlight: Meet Roxanne Koster

April 5th, 2019

Meet Roxanne Koster, a placement assistant at ALTRES, and hear her take on why ALTRES Staffing is a great choice for Hawaii businesses. 

How to have a happier workplace

9 Ways to Have a Happier (and More Profitable) Workplace

March 15th, 2019

Companies with happy employees often outperform their competitors. Find out what changes you can make to increase your company's success by building a happier workplace.  

ALTRES Staffing celebrates opening of new office in Aiea Oahu Hawaii with Hawaiian blessing

New ALTRES Industrial Office Now Open in Aiea

February 19th, 2019

New, larger ALTRES Industrial Staffing office opens in Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii to serve job seekers on the Leeward side.  

Guide to Lawful and Unlawful Interview Questions

Guide to Lawful and Unlawful Interview Questions

February 15th, 2019

Asking the wrong interview questions can result in a bad hire or worse yet, put a company at risk for potential claims of discrimination. Download our easy-to-use interview guide to lawful and unlawful interview questions.  

Are employers required to allow service animals in the workplace?

Sit, Stay, Work: Service Animals in the Workplace

February 12th, 2019

An ever-increasing attention on service animals is resulting in a great deal of confusion, among employers and employees alike. Here’s what the law actually says about service animals in the workplace.