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“You’re Doing That Wrong”: Tips for Providing Constructive Employee Feedback

Employee feedback that: is rooted in frustration or anger? only criticizes behavior, without sharing constructive advice for improvement? is shared publicly? Yikes – that’s a recipe for disaster. When employees feel personally attacked, are humiliated or receive no clear direction for improving their performance, they’re not likely to take advice to heart. They’ll just wind… Read more »

The Lowest of the Low: Unemployment in Nashville is the Lowest of Any U.S. Large Metro Area!

How low is Nashville’s unemployment rate? 5%? 3.5%? Try 2.7%! This recent Nashville Business Journal article shared several eye-opening facts that galvanize exactly how strong our employment market is: For the month of February 2018, government data showed the Greater Nashville area’s unemployment rate was just 2.7%. Among the 51 U.S. metro areas with populations… Read more »

Line up Your Summer Jobs in Middle Tennessee NOW

The weather is heating up – and your job search should be, too! Employers throughout Cool Springs and the entire Middle Tennessee area are already making plans to add seasonal staff. What’s the smartest way to land the summer or seasonal job you want? Apply with the leading Middle Tennessee employment agency: Wood Personnel. Whether… Read more »

Vacation Like Royalty on a Shoestring Budget

You deserve a vacation. You NEED a break. But if you’re like most people, you don’t have an unlimited budget! Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a fortune to vacation like royalty. Using the tips we share in today’s blog post, you can take a vacation that feels expensive on a shoestring budget: Create a… Read more »

Wood Personnel Named 3-Time Diamond Award Winner by Inavero for Client Satisfaction

Diamond Award winners have won the Best of Staffing Award for at least 5 years in a row, consistently earning industry-leading satisfaction scores from clients and job seekers. Nashville, TN – April 3, 2018 – Wood Personnel Services is pleased to announce that they have earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Diamond Award, after winning… Read more »

How’s Business? Nashville’s Employment and Economic Outlook

It’s that time of year again! Each spring, we take a step back to evaluate how the Nashville metro area’s economy and job market are doing. Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the Nashville / Davidson / Murfreesboro / Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), we’ve compiled a few insights that… Read more »

You Can Do This: Networking Tips to Promote Career Growth

You’re social. You’re inquisitive. You’re a hard worker. But are you doing everything you can to grow your professional network? Networking opens doors to new opportunities, influential people and others who can promote your career development. Whether you’re aiming for a promotion or would like to change the direction of your career, use these tips… Read more »

Is Reviewing Employee Emails Being Vigilant – or Spying?

Is it ever okay to read an employee’s work emails? Consider the following scenarios: You suspect an employee of sexually harassing a co-worker. You suspect an employee is using company time to run their own business. You receive information leading you to believe an employee is sharing sensitive company information with a competitor. There’s a… Read more »

Work Smarter – Not Harder – and Get More Done (part 1)

Each of us is given the same 24 hours per day to accomplish our work. So, why do some people seem to get so much more in a day than others? Have they found a way to slow down time – or maybe clone themselves? Nope. They have simply mastered the ability to focus on… Read more »

That Candidate Looks Great on Paper – But Will They Fit Your Culture? (part 2)

They certainly have the skills and experience you’re looking for. But will that new hire thrive on the job – or clash with your team? In our first post of this “hiring for cultural fit” series, we detailed hiring techniques you can use to gauge how well a potential employee will match your organizational culture.… Read more »