Listing References: Who You Should Pick

The right professional reference can make or break a job hunt. While great professional references may not sway a hiring manager’s opinion too much, a bad or ill-informed reference can erase your otherwise perfect candidacy for that light industrial job in Nashville you were fighting after. Choosing the right reference takes careful consideration and involvement Read more »

Giving Your Performance Review System a Modern Facelift

For many decades, performance reviews have been a necessary evil for both companies and employees. The standard annual performance evaluation comes right around the busiest time of the year and can strike fear into employees. This big formal process is distracting and less genuine than a more personalized approach to employee reviews. Taking a more Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Evaluating a Candidate’s Passion in an Interview

Does passion really matter? If the candidate can do the job, has done similar work, and has a good attitude, do they have to love their job & industry? No, not really. However, if you don’t hire passionate temporary employees, you’re making a hiring mistake. Sure, a dispassionate employee may be able to perform the Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Improving Your Staffing Partnership

The best staffing providers can be a dynamic resource for companies and take a major load off of HR departments, IF utilized properly. If you feel as though your staffing partnership isn’t working out, try one of these strategic staffing solutions. Establish Clear Roles The easiest way to create an effective relationship is to establish Read more »

Strategic Staffing: Should Candidates Give Two-Weeks’ Notice?

Accepting an offer from a company is always an exciting time. Odds are you have been in talks with this new company for quite some time and have been looking forward to this opportunity. However, quitting your job without notice can be a major detriment to your career. Burning Bridges When you quit without notice, Read more »

Flux in Staff? These Strategies Will Keep Morale High

Morale is more than a Mindset Morale is defined as the energy behind a team or employee’s willingness to persevere toward a goal. Often, we see low morale manifest itself not as a direct lack of productivity, but rather, a begrudging effort – a willingness to work to keep one’s job and pay the bills, Read more »