Strategic Staffing: Why Work With an Agency?

Creating a strategic staffing plan can save you time, money and administrative headaches in the long run. But it can be complex and cumbersome to set up. Working with an agency that understands the importance of strategic staffing and has a process in place to implement such systems efficiently can be your shortcut.   What Read more »

The Benefit of Performing Exit Interviews

Typically, exit interviews go one of two ways. Cautious employees don’t want to burn bridges and are reluctant to reveal useful information. Or disgruntled employees take the opportunity to unload any perceived slight they suffered during their tenure. If handled correctly, and departing employees are encouraged to share honestly, there is much to be learned Read more »

Hiring for a Position, or Hiring for Growth Potential?

When you have a job vacancy in your business that must be filled, it’s tempting to focus just on your immediate needs. Is that the best way to go? Or should you keep the big picture in mind and hire anticipating that the position or candidate could evolve. Are you looking for a unicorn? The Read more »

First Impressions: How Important Should They be to the Hiring Process?

No matter how often we’ve been told not to judge a book by its cover, we just can’t help ourselves. We are swayed by first impressions. But when you are hiring, should you suppress that first reaction to a candidate to make a more reasoned and careful decision? Or is your gut telling you something Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Time Management Techniques to Improve Efficiency

Feeling like there aren’t enough hours in your workday to accomplish everything on your to-do list? If you’re consistently leaving the office late each day with a pile of work to complete at home, it’s time to make a change. You may be able to significantly increase efficiency by simply implementing a few time management Read more »

Increasing Employee Productivity Through Automation

Do you often find yourself looking at your company’s business processes and thinking your employees waste a lot of time with outdated practices? If so, it may be time to automate some of your functions, allowing your company to save a great deal of time and money. Amazing innovations in technology have made it possible Read more »

Career Mentors: Should You Have a Program for Employees?

Many companies have a mentoring program where seasoned professionals work with younger employees to help develop their skills. This relationship can be incredibly beneficial to both parties ─ newer workers have the chance to work closely with someone advanced in their career, and experienced employees enjoy helping to develop the talent of a young professional. Read more »

Strategies for Effectively Onboarding a Contingent Workforce

Contingent workers can serve as an invaluable resource. These professionals can be hired to work at your company during your busy season, to assist on a major project or to fill in during the interim absence of another team member. Many companies mistakenly believe there’s no need to spend time onboarding contingent workers, as they’re Read more »

OSHA: Identifying Workplace Hazards

As an employer, it is your job to provide your employees with a safe and healthy work environment. Regardless of your line of work, people need to know they can complete their assignments and go home safely to their families at the end of the day. However, while some workplace hazards are easy to identify, Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Phone Interviews for Candidate Screening

Realistically speaking, you probably receive a plethora of resumes for each open position you post. Many candidates may appear promising on paper, but you can only choose one for the job. Inviting dozens of people into your office for a job interview simply isn’t realistic, as it would take a huge amount of time. Many Read more »