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How to Retain and Inspire Top Talent, Even in this Tough Economy

If you’ve watched the news lately, or followed the markets, you’ve probably found the economic data as puzzling and disconcerting as I have.  Up one day, way down the next. … Read more »

Employers Recognize the Need for Benefits that Appeal to a Multi-generational Workforce

American employers are faced with a difficult balancing act – attracting new talent, while also holding onto experienced workers.  Achieving this balance is driving employers to create financial benefit plans… Read more »

Get Paid What You’re Worth – How to Ask for a Raise the Right Way

Thinking about asking for a raise, but still hesitating? Well, maybe you shouldn’t be.  A recent New York Times article reports that median pay for top executives at big 200… Read more »

HR Responds as Older Workers Delay Retirement

U.S. workers are working longer – and retiring later.  Why? According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Retirement Confidence Survey (as reported by Workforce.com): about 36 percent of respondents cite… Read more »

Top Staffing Myths and Misconceptions

The staffing industry is not what it used to be.  In decades past, employers typically viewed staffing services as a “necessary evil” – a last resort when a low-level employee… Read more »

Assessing Your Hiring Needs, Part 2: Should you DIY or use a direct placement service?

Once you’ve determined that it’s time to hire, you face another critical decision:  should you do it yourself, or work with an experienced recruiting service like Wood Personnel? It would… Read more »

Working as a Temporary Employee? Use These Six Tips for Success

Wood Personnel employees choose temporary work for a variety of reasons.  Some like the extra cash and freedom temporary work provides; others want to gain experience; still others seek a… Read more »

When it Comes to Work/Life Issues, Men and Women are More Alike than Different

Men and women are different in many ways.  But when it comes to work/life balance issues, they apparently share several of the same concerns. Results from a WorldatWork fall 2010… Read more »

Assessing Your Hiring Needs, Part 1: Do you really need to hire someone?

Has business picked up for you?  Is your company experiencing growing pains?  Are your employees putting in overtime? All of these may be signs that you need to start hiring… Read more »

10 Performance Management Tips to Drive Your Bottom Line

Want to create top caliber performance in your organization? Who doesn’t?! Use these 10 tips to get people to stop making excuses and start delivering exceptional results: Stop accepting excuses.… Read more »