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New to the World of Temporary Employment?

When it comes to finding rewarding employment, knowledge is power. Whether you’re ready to contact a recruiter, want to speed up your job search, or are merely evaluating the flexible work options a staffing firm can provide, you need to begin the process by educating yourself.  Why?  Because if you understand our industry well, you’ll be… Read more »

Do You Know Your Co-Employment Law?

Part 1:  Test Your Knowledge   Today’s post is the first in a two-part installment on co-employment laws – those that govern any situation in which two legally distinct employers (typically a staffing firm and their business client) have employer-employee relationships with the same person.  Over the past several years, co-employment law has rapidly evolved in response to the… Read more »

Five Ways a Staffing Professional Can Facilitate Your Job Search

Looking for work?  Then you know that it’s tough out there. But fortunately, you don’t have to conduct your job search alone.  Staffing specialists are committed to your success and can facilitate your job search in a number of ways: Career guidance.  Re-entering the workforce?  Just out of college?  Laid off?  If you fall into… Read more »

Employee Appreciation: Effective Ways to Motivate Your Staff

At Wood Personnel, we regularly recognize both our internal employees and temporaries on assignment for their responsibility, integrity and work ethic.  Why?  Because showing our employees how much we appreciate their hard work and service to the company is a great way to raise morale (and profits, too). So what does your company do to… Read more »

Seasonal Help: Why You Should Plan Your Staffing Needs Now

Admittedly, it may be a little early to light a Yule log.  But if you’re in the customer service, administrative/clerical, hospitality, shipping/delivery, inventory or technology/finance industries, you’re probably headed for a busy – if not your busiest – time of year.  If you’re going to require extra help this holiday season, it’s definitely not too… Read more »

Five Ways Direct Placement Services Can Simplify Your Job

With unemployment near record highs, you may question the value of direct placement services.  If job applicants are plentiful, can recruiting services really help you? In a word, yes.  Here are just a few of the ways search and placement services can simplify your job and help both you and your company be more successful: Save… Read more »

Mistakes at Work: How to Handle Things the Right Way

Everybody makes mitsakes (oops, that should read “mistakes”). But while a blog typo may be easily forgiven, other mistakes on the job can have serious consequences – for you, your boss, or even the company as a whole.  And frankly, the way you handle your slip-up can be just as critical as the mistake itself.… Read more »

Tips for Addressing Job Burnout

Feeling a little overworked?  While some would say that “too much to do” is merely a sign of job security in today’s economy, it won’t do you any good if you can’t cope with the stress.  Sure, everyone is trying to do more with less these days.  But over time, being chronically stretched too thin… Read more »

Temp-to-Hire 101

Need additional help, but are unsure if that need will be long-term? Want to try out a new employee before making a commitment to hire him or her? If so, temp-to-hire services may be right for your business.  In simple terms, temp-to-hire (also known as try-before-hire or temp-to-perm) lets you try out a candidate on-the-job before extending an offer… Read more »

How to Handle Unusual Interview Questions

It’s like a bad dream. You’re in an interview, dressed to impress and feeling totally in control of the situation, when the unthinkable happens – the interviewer asks a question that completely stumps you:  “If you could have dinner with anyone from history, whom would it be and why?” “Why is a manhole cover round?” “Which… Read more »