Workplace Trends You Might See in 2019

The story of 2019 will depend a lot on whether the strong labor market can continue. Going into 2019, economic stats point to a tight labor market, headlined by the lowest unemployment rate in decades. This fact gives skilled talent the upper hand in many job negotiations. There just aren’t a lot of people out… Read more »

New Hire With Hidden Potential? Here’s How to Use It to Your Advantage

You bring someone in for what basically amounts to a mindless task. But your new hire surprises you. They show ingenuity and pluck. You know they are being wasted in the entry-level position you hired them to handle. You know it’s only a matter of time before they get fed up and start looking for… Read more »

How to Show Your Staff You are Thankful For Them

The holidays are all about looking back at the year that’s ending and preparing for the year that’s about to start. At Thanksgiving, we think about the things we appreciate most. At Christmas, we gather with family and friends to celebrate togetherness. And at New Year’s, we make our resolutions for the coming year. The… Read more »

Run a Successful Reference Check With These 3 Tips

One of the biggest challenges of the hiring process is projecting how a candidate will perform on the job. Not just how they will fulfill the job description, but how they will fit into the team and into your company’s culture. A candidate’s skills are spelled out on their resumes and you can learn about… Read more »

The Scary Side of Seasonal Hiring

The scariest thing about Halloween? It means Christmas is just around the corner. The scariest thing about Christmas? No, not the prospect of talking to Uncle Arthur about politics all night. The scariest thing is getting the right seasonal help for your business. Why? Because bringing in seasonal help is a hectic process, where the… Read more »

Don’t Get Tricked by a Potential New Hire! Here’s How to Spot Lies on a Resume

You can’t blame these on the age of alternative facts and fake news. Lying on a resume represents an age-old job-search tradition. To some extent, a little exaggeration is expected. It’s one of those things – like advertising copy or a sales pitch – where a little fudging and a bit of spin is par… Read more »

5 Tips For Protecting Your Back on the Job

You don’t know how important your back is until something goes wrong with it. Then, it becomes difficult to do almost anything. Your work life, time with your family, all your hobbies, even sitting comfortably or getting a good night’s sleep – they all depend in part on having a healthy back. With that in… Read more »

How Much Time and Money Are Safety Accidents Costing You?

The direct costs of an accident are often too easy to assess. First, there’s the human cost. If the incident is serious enough, there could be crippling injuries or even deaths. Second comes the financial cost. The accident can lead to expenses like medical bills, workers’ compensation and potential legal costs. But that’s just the… Read more »

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 »