Here’s Why Behavioral Interview Questions Can Help You Find the Best Candidate

Remember story problems from math class? You’d learn about a concept (say fractions), then after doing a bunch of rote practice equations, you’d eventually graduate to word problems: “You have six bananas and Sally took half. How many bananas do you have now?” Behavioral interview questions are like the story problems of the job search… Read more »

5 Tips For Maintaining a Positive Relationship With Your Staffing Agency

Relationship building is key to any business. It’s true for sales. It’s true for networking. And it’s true with your staffing agency. This last one might seem counterintuitive. After all, your staffing agency gets paid when you do. The “relationship” is fixed around getting you a placement. What’s there to develop? But working with a… Read more »

When is it Time to Bring Your Temporary Employee on Permanently?

If you find a good temp, it can be hard to see them go at the end of their assignment. Once you have a temporary employee that does a good job and fits in well with your team, saying “goodbye” can leave you wondering if there was an opportunity for them to grow with your… Read more »

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 »

Make Your Workplace Safer With These 3 Apps

Technology long ago took over the workplace. You use it in almost any aspect of business – probably to such an extent that you’ve stopped thinking about it as “technology.” Now, it’s just the tools you work with. You use computers to facilitate the sales process, drive efficiency and to improve production. But one aspect… 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 »

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 »

4 Red Flags to Look out for on a Candidate’s Resume

Let’s be honest, interviewing job applicants can be a pain. No offense to the eager, fresh-faced hopefuls who just want to impress, but hearing similar answers to the same questions for hours on end can be tedious. Anything that can be done to weed out the most unpromising applicants is an important step toward improved… Read more »

5 Tips to Stay up to Date With OSHA Trends

Safety may seem obvious, but in reality, it’s an ever-changing topic. Things that were routine in the workplace a couple of decades ago would strike a modern worker as jaw-dropping safety violations.   Regulations, like those set down by OSHA and other oversight agencies, often lack best practices. This gives you the opportunity to keep… Read more »