Does Your Work Environment Promote Productivity or Laziness?

Does Your Work Environment Promote Productivity or Laziness

The sights and sounds that surround employees influence how productive they are during a workday. The work environment is made up of structural surroundings, but also people, and has a lot to do with the tone or mood created by that setting. An environment that’s conducive to getting work done is key—it can’t be too stifling or too distracting,… Read more »

Four Reasons to Deploy an Employee Referral Program

The hiring process is time-consuming! When you consider all the steps, it can be a lengthy process—and at the end of all that work, you want to be sure your hiring choices stick. By using an employee referral program, you can engage your workers in the hiring process, plus help improve the quality of your… Read more »

How Can You Better-Involve Introverts in Team Meetings?

how to engage introverts in meetings

Though your introverts are among your quieter employees, this doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer during meetings. Extroverts find it much easier to speak up and share, and you may find them dominating your meetings—leaving your introverted employees with untapped potential. Five Ways to Help Introverts Participate During Meetings You can make the most… Read more »

The Value in a Staffing Firm to Help You Navigate Peak Production Season

Working with a staffing firm during peak production

Most industries encounter a season each year when demand increases. In health insurance, it’s in the fall, right before January enrollment. In the food service and hospitality industries, demand peaks in the summertime, when many customers are on vacation and going out more. In retail, the winter holidays are crunch time, as customers scramble to buy gifts.… Read more »

How to Have Conversations with Your Employees Regarding Their Overall Career Goals

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The best managers are also good leaders—helping move their employees forward toward successful futures. This means supporting employees to achieve career goals. Since career development is a hot trend, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get your employees talking about what they want to do in the future. Especially because workers who feel supported in achieving their… Read more »

What Should You Do if Your Top Candidate is Actually Overqualified?

When you’re in search of the perfect candidate, your ideal situation is when everything clicks with a great match. But what happens if the best person for your open job opportunity is overqualified for the position? You may be worried about their long-term plans with your company. And you have every right to be concerned… Read more »

Planning for Your Peak Season: How to Look at Past Data to Plan for the Future

Whether your peak season lies in the middle of summer or during the holidays, it’s critical to have enough staff in place. When you don’t, you risk overtaxing your workforce—and this can lead to mistakes, turnover and a dip in customer satisfaction. As an employer, you can prepare for your busy season with just a… Read more »

New trends to pay attention to regarding background screening

Your employees are the heart of your business. They help you create your product or service, maintain your brand identity and keep customers satisfied. It’s critical to maintain a workforce you can trust to do a good job, and it’s important to avoid hires who present safety concerns to your company and your staff. Background… Read more »

Four Reasons to Use Temporary Employees During Your Busy Season

If your business ramps up during a certain time of year, you may find yourself in need of more workers. It can be stressful and time-consuming for employers to handle the added burden of staffing up, in addition to the rest of the work that comes along with a busy season. Advantages of Hiring Temporary… Read more »

How Can Your Business Hire Quickly…and Effectively?

Having to go through thousands of resumes and hundreds of candidates on a weekly basis can become very stressful, not to mention time-consuming. But if you have a routine in place and access to valuable tools, you can streamline your hiring process so that it’s efficient and effective. Sell the Role Be straightforward when you’re… Read more »