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Ways Staffing Services Can Decrease Employment Costs

The time and costs associated with recruiting, screening, testing and hiring employees are significant.  So why do it?  If your personnel needs are short-term, seasonal or project-oriented, consider working with a staffing service.  A staffing firm can provide access to the talent you need, while eliminating many employment related expenses, including: Recruiting.  A staffing service can assume responsibility… Read more »

The Keys to Getting a Job Promotion

Have you ever noticed that some people always seem to end up climbing the career ladder faster than everyone else?  While it could be because Mom or Dad is the boss, more than likely it’s because they work hard and follow these five tips: Always display a positive attitude. Your attitude can be a powerful self-fulfilling prophecy.  If you… Read more »

Land the Best Candidate When Budgets are Tight

Tips for Successful Salary Negotiations Congratulations!  You’ve found a superstar with the ideal skills, personality and experience for the position. But you still have one hurdle to overcome – salary negotiations.  Landing the cream of the crop without blowing your personnel budget can be tricky.  To help, here is a quick list of strategies for… Read more »

Staffing Employees: Extraordinary Human Resources

What’s the single most important variable in the success (or failure) of your business? Your staff. Steven Berchem, Certified Staffing Professional and Vice President of the American Staffing Association, posted a great article on the ASA website which addresses the ways today’s businesses are using staffing to gain real competitive advantage.  Here are a few… Read more »

Quick Tips to Impress Your Boss

Looking for ways to earn a raise or promotion? Get on your boss’s A-List.  If you consistently show your boss that you’re doing a great job, you’ll progress further, faster.  Here are a few quick tips to get you noticed, separate yourself from the pack and create a lasting positive impression: Communicate clearly.  When in… Read more »

How to Ensure Your Temporary Employees are Productive and Efficient

When used strategically, temporary staffing can improve productivity, increase capacity to handle spikes in workload, and provide access to specialized skill sets – all without increasing your fixed expenses. To help ensure your temporary staff is as efficient and productive as possible, be sure to follow these 5 key steps: Step #1: Determine the type… Read more »

How Middle Tennessee Employers Can Identify High Performers

Superstars.  Overachievers.  High performers. Whatever you call them, you know your company’s success depends on hiring and retaining them.  The following list will help you identify what sets the best and brightest apart: They have found their focus.  High performers know their strengths and have found an expression for their talents in the workplace. They are… Read more »

Ways to Attract New Employment Talent to IT

The Bureau Labor Statistics reports that employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow 17 percent over the 2008-18 decade (faster than the average for all occupations). However, due to a decline in the number of students enrolling in math, computer and science courses, employers may not find the qualified graduates they… Read more »

Using Social Networking to Help Your Job Search

Are you new to the world of social networking?  Looking for fresh ways to enhance your career prospects?  If so, use these quick tips to turn a social networking profile into a powerful career-building tool. Find the right site for your career interests.  Begin by browsing the different “networks” provided by major sites like LinkedIn and… Read more »

Tips for Writing Effective Job Descriptions

Have you ever bought something on impulse?  Ever wonder what attracted you to the item in the first place? Whatever the reason, something about the way that product was marketed created a strong attraction in you – strong enough to make you act. In many ways, job postings are a lot like the impulse items… Read more »