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Managing Emotions in the Workplace: How to Effectively Manage a Team with Different Personalities

Diversity is the key to a successful business. It just makes sense—if all your employees think the same way, there may be harmony, but there won’t be much innovation. Disruption and the willingness to challenge the status quo are what allows a company to grow and adapt to the changing world around it. Therefore, it’s… Read more »

Why Work with a Locally Owned Middle Tennessee Staffing Firm?

When it comes to staffing in Middle Tennessee, you have lots of options. Why work with a locally owned Middle TN staffing agency? Here are a few reasons why it makes sense for your business to “shop local” and partner with Wood Personnel Services: We know the market. Wood Personnel Services has been a part… Read more »

How to develop a Mentor/Mentee Relationship with a Recruiter

A mentor is an individual who can help you get the most out of your career. Through communication and guidance, they can explain how they’ve accomplished certain things and give you suggestions for how you can do the same. You can share your goals and ideas with them and get honest and constructive feedback. So… Read more »

Leave Work Stress Where it Belongs – at Work

No matter what industry or field you’re in every job comes with stress (that’s why they call it “work”). But, while a certain amount of work-related stress is to be expected, too much can have a negative impact on your job performance and health, not to mention your professional and personal relationships. If you’re the… Read more »

Three Steps to Becoming the Leader You Wish You Were

Becoming a Better Leader in Nashville Tennessee

What comes to mind when you think of a good leader? You might call to mind a person whom employees admire and respect, with qualities that inspire people to do and be the same. The best leaders are influential because they show those around them what it means to have depth of character and good… Read more »

How to Motivate Yourself Amidst an Otherwise Unproductive and Frustrating Day at Work

Staying Motivated During an Unproductive Day at Work

If you’re having a bad day, it can rob you of your motivation and focus. Getting disappointing news or being on the receiving end of unfortunate events outside your control (for example a traffic jam or someone else’s bad mood) can do a number on your outlook and even your confidence. But if you use… Read more »

How to Effectively Become a Part of the Team While Navigating a Remote Onboarding Process

Remote Onboarding Process | Wood Personnel Services

Working remotely is more possible now than ever before for many industries. Technology enables employees to complete assignments right from the comfort of home, attend meetings, log hours and more. Still, remote work can be isolating without direct coworker interaction. As a new employee, you may worry that without contact with your fellow employees, you… Read more »

[Navigating Difficult Conversations] Performance Evaluations and Demotions

Discussing a demotion with an employee can be a challenging conversation. This situation is often seen as negative, especially if it’s related to a reduction in pay. It’s important to prepare for this conversation to help it go as smoothly as possible, and most critical to present it as positively as possible to be respectful… Read more »

Feeling stressed or depressed? Kickstart your day with a morning workout!

Benefit of Morning Workout

Many of us are feeling the stress of the current situation in the world. And all this worry can detract from our well-being and quality of life. But did you know that exercising can help? By getting your heart pumping every day, you will not only feel better, you can also reduce the anxiety you… Read more »

COVID-19 Employee Burnout

According to Monster’s recent “State of the Candidate” survey, 51% of the employees who are telecommuting said they are experiencing burnout and overwork. More than half of the workers surveyed don’t plan to take any PTO during quarantine for a variety of reasons including concerns about job security. Maintain boundaries Before COVID-19, the topic of… Read more »