Strategic Staffing: Attracting Top Talent With Your Online Presence

  More than one-third of all new marriages start with an online introduction. If social media is a valid place to meet your mate, you can bet it’s also an ideal spot to meet your next best employee. A strong online brand will establish your company as a leader, and is a lucrative way to Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Stall Your Job Search During the Holidays

The holidays are a busy time, bringing in a huge boost in sales and production. This means that many companies are looking for new permanent hires and contingent labor. Many businesses are already stretched thin trying to meet production quotas. Their distribution, manufacturing and light industrial workers might be overworked or over-stressed. This is exactly Read more »

What Flexible Work Options do Your Employees Value Most?

High turnover can not only cost your company productivity, it can cost you profits as well. That’s why it is so important to create a workforce that emphasizes job satisfaction. When your employees are happy, they work harder. When they feel valued, they value their work. One way you can improve productivity and reduce turnover Read more »

Tips to Improve Your Staffing Partnership

You’re just a few months away from your busiest season, but you aren’t so sure your current staff can handle the increased workload. You work pretty well with your staffing agency, but your company has grown, and you aren’t sure the firm is still in touch with your needs. Business is steady and slowing down Read more »

Is Micromanagement Slowing Your Workplace Productivity?

Have you ever found yourself staring at your production quotas, wondering why your employees keep falling behind? You watch your managers as they motivate and monitor their crews, and you see that they are engaged in every level of activity. The issue definitely lies in effective and efficient productivity, but you aren’t sure where. The Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Selling an Opportunity to a Candidate

Today’s hiring process is a job seeker’s market. The competition to snag the best candidate is so much tougher now that we’re finally out of the Great Recession. With the economy on a steady uptick, business owners have to offer a lot more than a paycheck to attract high-quality candidates. For many job seekers, a Read more »

Benefits of Supplementing Your Team with Contingent Workers

Businesses succeed by harnessing creative, inventive ways to progress and grow. The same old hat just doesn’t work in the 21st century. All companies, especially small businesses and startups, must learn to play smart and discover ways to utilize every resource that can boost the bottom line. Enter the contingent worker – a time and Read more »

Selecting the Best Professional References to Represent You

You spend months interviewing for a variety of open positions, from machinist to manufacturing. You finally find the right fit, one that you have all the certifications for, but, again, the phone doesn’t ring. You comb through your resume and cover letter, but you see no errors. Then you look at your list of references Read more »

Should You Hire a Candidate with a Skills Gap?

You’ve encountered a candidate who has the perfect personality, but is lacking in computer literacy skills. Maybe he or she has the education or certification you need, but has never worked with your specific equipment. What do you do if you’re considering hiring a new employee with a skills gap? For many businesses, boosting productivity Read more »

Workplace Safety: Five Tips to Make Safety a Priority

Safety practices can significantly impact your company’s bottom line. Whether you have new hires, contingent labor or employees who’ve been around for years, everyone must be on board with workforce safety. That type of motivation, however, must come from the top. When you look at the costs associated with safety issues, can you afford to Read more »