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Band Together: Five Ways to Improve Poor Team Culture

Team culture is crucial in any workplace. It defines your ability to work together, collaborate, communicate and it’s indicative of employee satisfaction and their likelihood to stay with the company. If you have employees who aren’t happy at work, they’re much more likely to seek employment elsewhere, in a place where they can be happier.… Read more »

Three Ways to Build a Safety Culture at Work

Workplace Safety

Safety is a priority for all companies, and so it needs to be one of your priorities, too. Your managers can empower your safe habits with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and providing you with the proper training, but so much of workplace safety comes down to your daily decision-making. You don’t want to be… Read more »

How to Follow-Up After a Networking Event (And Make a Great Impression!)

Once you attend a networking event, there’s still work to be done. It’s up to you to maintain those new connections. If you don’t, all your efforts won’t pay off when it comes to your job search and your career. So, what are some ways to follow up after a networking event and make the… Read more »

Why Leaving Your Full-Time Job for a Contract Position Has Its Perks

There are lots of conventional perks to working full time—health insurance, 401(k) matching, paid time off. Not to mention having just one boss’s standards to get used to, one set of co-workers to get along with and one consistent paycheck. But a continuous string of contract positions can mean autonomy, variety and freedom! Five Reasons… Read more »

Skills That Stand Out When Looking for a Manufacturing Position

Working in manufacturing today is much different than 10 and 20 years ago. Today’s employers are looking for a higher-level employee who can have a bigger impact on the bottom line. So, if you’re looking for a manufacturing job in Nashville, what skills will help you to stand out? Four Skills That Stand Out When… Read more »

Job Search Taking Too Long? Speed Things Up With These Four Strategies

Looking for a new job? Then you know it takes some time. However, as leading career advisors in Nashville, Wood Personnel Services knows if it’s been months and you still haven’t gotten any offers (or you’re not hearing back at all), then you could be approaching your search wrong. Four Job Search Strategies to Improve… Read more »

How’s Business in Middle Tennessee? 2019 Nashville Employment and Economic Outlook

Nashville

The flowers are blooming, the weather is warming and spring is in the air. That means it’s time once again to check in on the Nashville metro area’s economy and job market. Each March, we use data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the Nashville / Davidson / Murfreesboro / Franklin Metropolitan… Read more »

You Got It? Flaunt It!

Confident Woman Impressing Businesspeople

Are we suggesting you show off your killer dance moves at your next Middle Tennessee job interview? Maybe demonstrate your juggling prowess? Nope. We’re talking about flaunting your soft skills. Success in any job requires much more than task-specific skills; it takes soft skills, which are traits that allow you to work well as a… Read more »

Hire People Who Can’t Do the Job (Yet!)

Excited New Hire

How many of your jobs include the phrase “experience needed”? Unless you’re hiring for true entry-level roles, some kind of work experience is likely required for your jobs: industry experience job skill/technical experience experience in a similar position even experience using certain “soft skills” But are all of these types of experience mandatory – or… Read more »

Want to Recruit and Retain Middle Tennessee Tech Workers? Make Sure You Offer What They REALLY Want

Software Developers Working

Ping pong tables and swing chairs? They may entertain, but gimmicks aren’t the best way to attract and keep tech professionals. With competition for qualified tech talent at an all time high, Middle Tennessee employers that understand the unique perks, benefits and opportunities these professionals want will have a decided advantage. So, what are tech… Read more »