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The Real Gig Economy: Facts Every Employer and Job Seeker Should Know

The way we get work done in Middle TN has changed – dramatically! Just a few decades ago, terms like “the gig economy” didn’t even exist. Today, individuals with alternative work arrangements represent a significant portion of our nation’s workforce. And that number is growing by the week. So, what’s the real story with the… Read more »

Finish Strong! How Your Staffing Partner Can Help You Have an Amazing 4th Quarter

Labor Day has come and gone. Footballs are flying across fields everywhere. And kiddos are back in school. Yep, it’s definitely September in Middle Tennessee. As another summer draws to a close, businesses throughout our region are setting their sights on tackling their Q4 objectives – and Wood Personnel is ready to help. Whether your… Read more »

What Soft Skills Do You Need for Your Career?

“Which Soft Skills Do I Need for My Job?” It’s a question job seekers ask our Gallatin recruiters all the time. Regardless of your industry or job function, soft skills are essential to landing a position – and thriving in it once hired. These traits allow you to work well as a functioning member of… Read more »

Hiding in Plain Sight? How to Spot – and Fix – Unproductive Employees

Have unproductive employees who spend their work day napping? Show up to work dressed in their bathrobe? Do nothing but shuffle papers or walk in circles for eight hours? Not likely, right? Chances are, most of your employees appear busy – because unproductive workers don’t want to be found out! If they’re caught procrastinating or… Read more »

What’re You Listening To? Best Podcasts for Middle TN Business Professionals

Looking for interesting new ways to: maximize your leadership potential? hone your management skills? engage, motivate and bring out the best in your team members? Then grab your earbuds, turn up your speakers, and tap the power of podcasts as an educational medium. Why podcasts? Podcasts are rapidly gaining momentum as an engaging – and… Read more »

Is It Time to Fire a Problem Employee? Know the signs – and follow the law in Middle TN

Sometimes it’s abundantly clear that you need to fire someone: They no-show/no-call four days in a row. They throw a temper tantrum in front of a client, and then verbally threaten them. They convert their cubicle into a DJ booth and spin records instead of working. Obviously, these are extreme (and thankfully, fictitious) examples. In… Read more »

3 Habits to Make You a Remarkable Leader

There are myriad ways to improve your leadership abilities: You could read a book on the topic. You could attend a leadership conference. You could take a management course. But nothing you learn will create any meaningful improvements unless you change your daily behaviors. Adopting better habits is the key to remarkable leadership. Over time,… Read more »

3 Habits to Ignite Your Job Search or Career

Want to transition from temporary to direct employee? Want to earn that promotion? Want to finally land your dream job? Adopting better habits is the key to career success. Over time, systematically replacing bad habits with better ones can dramatically improve any aspect of your life – especially your career. In this recent post, “Teach… Read more »

Teach Yourself a New “Trick”: Tips for Breaking Bad Habits – and Adopting Better Ones

Whether they affect our personal or professional life, most of us have bad habits we’d like to break: procrastinating when faced with an unpleasant task; spending money on impulse buys; snacking on junk food; overreacting when frustrated… …these are just a few examples. Most bad habits arise from stress and/or boredom; they exist because they… Read more »

Perks, Perks, Perks! Options Today’s Job Seekers Want – and Your Business Can Afford

Candidates want them… According to stats cited in this Harvard Business Review article, roughly 60% of people report that perks and benefits are a major job-offer acceptance factor. What’s more, 80% of employees would opt for additional benefits over additional pay! …but can your business afford them? Gargantuan employers like Google, IBM and and Amazon… Read more »