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 »

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 »