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Why Isn’t Anyone Applying to Your Jobs?

Hiring? It’s tough out there. With Nashville’s unemployment rate one of the lowest in the entire nation, you can’t just copy an old job description, slap it up on a job board, and call it a day. Well, you can do that, but your ideal candidate isn’t likely to apply to it. In today’s employment… Read more »

Assess Emotional Intelligence to Make Better Hires

Workforce demographics are changing. Skills gaps are widening. Employee loyalty isn’t what it used to be. In today’s environment, hiring mistakes can be extremely costly. What’s the best way to ensure success? Obviously, you need to make sure your candidate has the right experience and job skills. Beyond that, however, you should also assess the… Read more »

Frustrated at Work? Don’t Complain; Do This Instead

Can’t remember your last raise? Annoyed by an obnoxious coworker who talks incessantly about themselves? Ready to hurl your broken desk chair out the window? You may be tempted to whine and complain – but that won’t get you anywhere. Complaining doesn’t work. It rarely has any positive effect. It antagonizes coworkers. And honestly, complaining… Read more »

“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 »