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Resolution: Learning! Best Podcasts and Business Books for HR Professionals in 2019

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It’s a New Year. Time to get inspired. Grow professionally. And achieve new heights in your career. One of the best ways to succeed in HR is by staying at the leading edge of your field – and that starts with continual learning. Today, our Cool Springs recruiters are sharing their favorite HR podcasts and… Read more »

Your 2019 Recruitment Plan: Hire Better and Staff Smarter

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Skill shortages. Position vacancies. Growth targets. Changing workloads. Your Middle Tennessee business’ challenges, priorities and goals are as unique as a winter snowflake. But regardless of what you’re trying to achieve this year, a strategic staffing and recruitment plan will help you stay on track. If you’re new to workforce planning, this earlier post explains… Read more »

In Case You Missed It…

Hard to believe 2018 is nearly “in the books!” Looking back, this year has been one of unprecedented challenges and amazing opportunities. Along the way, Wood Personnel has regularly updated our blog to help you make the most of our current economic and employment market conditions. Our goal? To make finding great people or a… Read more »

2019: The End of the Resume as We Know It?

With so much of today’s job search moving online, you may wonder: Will 2019 be the year the resume becomes obsolete? Our job market is becoming increasingly dominated by social networking sites. With just a few clicks you can apply to a job on Facebook; LinkedIn allows you to apply to many positions using your… Read more »

Interviewing? Here’s What You Can and Can’t Ask about Salary History

Asking your job candidates salary history questions during the interview process? You’ll want to read this post. A few years ago, Massachusetts paved the way for banning employers from asking candidates about their salary history. Since then, other states and major cities have begun prohibiting salary questions during the interview process – and even more… Read more »

Is That Employee Just a Grinch – or Breaking the Law?

Employees can be rude. Thoughtless. Boorish. But there’s a difference between grinch-like behavior and workplace harassment. And while there are no laws against acting like a jerk on the job, your employees have the right to work in an environment that’s productive and respectful. The problem is, many Middle Tennessee employers struggle to understand the… Read more »

As “Hungry” to Drive Productivity as You Are for That Thanksgiving Turkey?

These productivity tools will satisfy your APPetite! Apps have completely transformed the way we live and work. While some are purely for entertainment purposes (looking at you, Candy Crush), others can dramatically improve your individual and team productivity. If you’re hungry for ways to boost efficiency, facilitate better team collaboration and build momentum in your… Read more »

Improve Your Culture to Increase Employee Happiness – and Your Bottom Line!

Happy employees -> a healthier bottom line. Research cited in this Fast Company article showed that happiness made workers 12% more productive. It makes sense. When people are feeling positive and engaged in their work, they naturally perform at their best. And fortunately, there’s a lot you can do as an employer to ensure your… Read more »

How to Develop Soft Skills on the Job

They may be called “soft,” but make no mistake: Regardless of your industry or job function, soft skills are critical to getting hired – and succeeding once you’re on the job. Which soft skills do you need for your career? In this earlier post, we reviewed the soft skills commonly required for job success: Communication… Read more »

Work Smarter – Not Harder – and Get More Done (part 2)

Daylight saving time ends this Sunday. What are you going to do with that extra hour? If you’re like most of us in Middle Tennessee, you’d love to devote your found hour to shuteye. And if you use the tips in today’s post, you’ll be so efficient that you’ll be able to enjoy some extra… Read more »