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Top Blogs of 2019

January 20, 2020

We pride ourselves on generating original content on our blog. There is a treasure trove of information on there covering topics from resume writing, job hunting, managing tips and more!  These were our most popular posts of 2019 according to our Google Analytics.  Want to read them all? Click here.

  1. Can You Ever Recover from an NCNS situation

Ghosting was a big topic in 2019 – both for employers and employees.  The term “no call, no show” (NCNS) is attributed to a person that doesn’t show up to an assigned place or time.  It is deemed as highly unprofessional and often can have repercussions beyond just that one day. We cover what to do it you make this colossal mistake in this blog.

  1. Out of Office Messages for any Occasion

From time to time on the blog we also like to share resources, like our thank you note example.  This blog included a link to an out of office message generator that we had way too much fun playing with. We are already dreaming of warmer weather, so we have a chance to use it again.

  1. How to Make sure your Social Media is Job Search Ready

Did you know that 70 percent of employers use social media to research potential employees?  In addition, 57 percent of employers found content that caused them not to hire a candidate.  That is why it’s so important to have your social media channels in tip top shape during your job search.  This is key for recent college grads (really any age!). We shared some tips and tricks on how to freshen up your online presence.

  1. Top Holiday Gifts

This blog was published way back in January and was a round-up of our favorite gifts we received for the holidays.  It was fun to be Oprah for a minute and reveal our favorite things! It’s funny how many of our staff got some of the items for the most recent holiday season (the air fryer is still a popular gift)!

  1. TGHR Souper Bowl

This blog is based on one of our most delicious days in the office – our own “Souper” Bowl! In honor of the Super Bowl we had an office pitch-in of different soups. This is our compilation of the soups we shared that day – yummy!


Out of Office Messages for Any Occasion

April 11, 2019

Even though spring has just sprung, are you already planning your summer vacation? Are you dreaming about setting your OOO (Out of Office) before Memorial Day even arrives?  Before summer hits there are two items to check off your to-do list.  First thing to do is contact That’s Good HR. This ensures that your office will be covered, and you can have the relaxing, restful vacation you deserve. Our team can send you a temporary employee for when you or your staff will be out of the office.

Next, make sure you set your out of office message.  Whether you are gone for one day or one week, setting an auto-response message helps people know when to expect a return reply.

Only headed out for one day? The Muse has two examples for simple messages you can use to minimize emergencies in your inbox.

Are you going to be out of the office for a special occasion?  If your company culture allows, it’s always best to personalize your out of office with why you are out.  Personalization can create a connection and give context at the same time.  For example, if you will be out of the office to get married, sharing that in your out of office message will convey to your business contacts that you most likely won’t be checking email on the big day.  Perhaps someone you email also recently got engaged or married and you can share your stories.  See some examples of occasions where you might be OOO.

Not sure what to write on your Out of Office message? No fear, this OOO Generator compliments of Hubspot will automatically generate an out of office message for you. Simply enter your info in the prompts and choose summertime or holiday theme. Two fun and jazzy out of office messages will be generated for you to copy and paste into your email.  If they don’t match your personal style, use them as a jumping off point to craft a message that is on point with your personal brand.

Our team is ready to help you head OOO.  Someone is always in the office, so you do not get an out of office message!


Are You Taking a Spring Break?

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Mary Springer
March 27, 2019

Many employees across the U.S. are getting ready for Spring Break. Did you know that this time off from work may actually extend your tenure at your job? A recent IBJ infographic noted for every week that employees took off, it extended their stay at their company by eight months.  We at TGHR know how important tenure is since our entire client services staff has been with the company for 10 years or more!  In addition, as a result of every 10 vacation hours an employee took, their performance review was 8 percent higher.

Vacation is good for the soul as reported by the American Psychological Association in their annual Work and Well-Being Study. Sixty-eight percent of workers claimed they were more positive after returning from taking vacation time and 66 percent claimed to have more energy.  This translated to 57 percent of employees feeling more motivated and 58 percent of workers saying they were more productive.

But does everyone use all their vacation time?  In 2018 there were 212 million unused vacation days and only 41 percent of US workers said they felt encouraged by their companies to take their vacation.  But companies who encouraged their employees to go on a vacation like Spring Break had employees that felt more valued and who were satisfied with their job.  One of the most important statistics?  The employees who worked at places who encouraged taking vacation said they were likely to recommend their employer as a good place to work, 81 percent versus 39 percent.

But having workers out on vacation can cause added stress on a company, but there’s no need to fret.  That’s Good HR places people on temporary assignments for as short as one day.  If you have someone headed out on Spring Break or if you are prepping for a summer vacation give us a call. We are ready to help so vacation can be stress-free for you and your employees!


Did You Take a Summer Vacation?

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Mary Springer
August 16, 2018

As the dog days of summer begin to wrap up, more and more vacation days will go unused.  According to a study conducted by Glassdoor, the average employee has only taken about half of their eligible vacation in the past 12 months.  This could be because more Americans (66 percent) report working on vacation more than three years ago.

The average number of vacation days employees take has been steadily declining over the years.  Thirty years ago, the average was around 20 days, but that has dwindled to just 16 days in recent years.  The study also indicated that in 2016, 662 million vacation days went unused and if those had been taken, it would have contributed $236 billion in spending for our economy.

The study also revealed that forfeiting vacation time can have an impact on an employee’s performance, proving that a little R&R benefits both the employee and company.  In addition, 47 percent felt shame at work for taking their vacation.  There’s a simple solution to combat this shame. Book a temporary employee to cover during your worker’s vacation time.  That’s Good HR has temps ready to go at a moment’s notice.  You keep productivity up, your employee returns refreshed and guilt free – it’s a win-win.

So how do you get started?  Easy – call us and describe your employee’s responsibilities.  We’ll send you resumes to review of available temporary employees and you’ll be meeting them in no time.  Then everyone can sit back, relax and take a well-deserved vacation without worrying about the company’s bottom line.   Take advantage of summer before it’s too late!