Manage Temporary Employees With Ease! Use These 5 Tips

Managing a workforce is challenging under any circumstances. Temp workers provide a special challenge. Temps add a lot of value, allowing more flexibility and helping to keep costs under control. However, they can exist outside the normal rhythms of hiring and onboarding. Added turnover, uncertain schedules and nonstandard training procedures can make it difficult to… Read more »

Landed Yourself a Second Interview? Here Are Your Next Steps

You scoured the web and found the perfect job opening. You re-taught yourself how to iron a shirt and managed not to sweat through it during the first interview. Something must have gone right, because they’ve called you back for a second meeting. Now what? First off, congratulate yourself. Even if you don’t end up… Read more »

Want to Hire Candidates Faster Without Sacrificing Quality?

When we say “job recruitment,” you probably shudder, sigh and hang your head. Filling an open position can be a grueling, time-consuming task, with the looming threat that if you do it wrong, you’ll have to start all over again. But is all that struggle is necessary? Well, not really. Many companies have unnecessarily elaborate… Read more »

Keep Your Employees Focused All Summer Long With These 3 Tips

Ah, summer. The days are long. The weather is warm. Beaches and parks are open. Who wants to work? The answer, of course, is nobody. Every year, as the calendar pushes past Memorial Day, the soft summer breeze seems to carry away everyone’s productive instinct. Something deep in our brains tells us we should abandon… Read more »

Are You Properly Reporting Safety Mishaps?

The goal of any safety policy is to avoid accidents in the first place. But mishaps happen even in the most rigorous safety regimes. When these incidents take place, it’s important to report them properly. There are many reasons it’s important to have proper documentation. There may be future medical or legal consequences. Benefits, such… Read more »

4 Tips to Boost Your Confidence if You Don’t Like Networking

It’s common advice that just happens to be true: Networking is key to building your career. Getting the best opportunities often involves knowing the right people. But this fact has a catch. What if you’re not good at meeting people? Or more specifically, what if you think you’re not good at meeting people? The truth… Read more »

Here’s How You Can Land Your Next Promotion

A treadmill. A grind. A dead-end. A lot of nicknames have been coined for bad work experiences. If we aren’t careful, the office can become a dreary place, where we crank out the same kind of work day after day, and even year after year. One way to stay out of that loop: keep moving… Read more »

What Exactly Can a Staffing Agency Do for Your Business?

You’ve heard a lot about staffing firms, but you’re still skeptical. You like your employees. You trust your hiring and training procedures. Everything has worked out fine for your business. What’s the point of bringing in strangers?   Well, first off, the goals of any staffing agency will include becoming a long-term partner. These aren’t… Read more »

Get Movin’: 3 Quick Workouts You Can Do at Work

Remember the good old days, when you had time to work out every day and you always looked and felt great and the world was yours for the taking? Well, maybe it was never quite like that. But the responsibilities of adult life have definitely cut down the opportunity to get in a regular work… Read more »

Encourage Your Team to Watch These 5 TED Talks to Get Them Motivated

It may seem like showing your employees a YouTube video might be a strange way to motivate them (other than the ones where cats get absurdly scared of cucumbers). But you can find a lot of clips in the TED Talk series that could encourage improved performance or lead to a more concrete discussion about… Read more »