How Middle Tennessee Employers Can Effectively Use QR Codes in Recruiting

QR codes are everywhere – on product labels, billboards, and buildings, inviting passers-by to pull out their mobile phones and uncover the encoded information. Sure, they make sense for linking consumers to product websites.  But did you know that those funny-looking little black-and-white boxes can also be a valuable recruiting tool? Integrated properly, QR codes… Read more »

Need a Staffing Partner You Can Rely Upon?

You’ve come to the right place. Over the course of many years, Wood Personnel Services‘ objective has been to work with the best clients, best employees and best internal staff.  We bring these three elements of success together to complete a philosophical triad we refer to as “Just good people.” This simple business philosophy is… Read more »

Ahead of the Curve: Recent Trends in Recruiting and Staffing for Middle Tennessee Employers

Want to stay ahead of the curve in staffing and recruiting?  Read on! According to the HR experts listed below, here are a few of the top recruiting and staffing trends that will impact Middle Tennessee employers this year – and ways your staffing service can help you take advantage of them: Unemployment will remain… Read more »

Think You Can’t Afford Administrative Staff? You May Be Missing the Boat

In recent years, businesses across middle Tennessee have been under tremendous pressure to cut costs and reduce head count.  At the same time, e-mail, mobile devices and other new technologies have made managers and executives more self-sufficient than ever.  You might think that, as a result, administrative staff would be rendered all but obsolete. According… Read more »

Successful Staffing Strategies for Middle Tennessee Employers

Significant change and uncertainty are the new norm in our business environment. Is your company equipped to thrive? Everything from a volatile global economy to proposed employment legislation changes make it more challenging than ever to predict what’s in store for the coming year (let alone the coming month).  Constantly changing workloads, talent availability and… Read more »

Tips for Creating a Safer Work Environment

The best way to keep workers’ compensation claims down is to avoid workplace injuries in the first place. This is not news, of course, but the concept occasionally bears repeating. If you’re just learning about workplace safety, or would like to refresh your knowledge, take a few minutes to read this brief but valuable post outlining… Read more »

Ready to Hire? Improve Your Hiring Process with These Ideas

It’s a new year – and for many Middle Tennessee companies, it’s time to hire. If your 2012 initiatives include adding to your direct headcount, the best way to ensure hiring success is by being prepared.  Failing to do so can lead to a host of interviewing problems, including biases, inconsistencies, costly inefficiencies – and… Read more »

Resolve NOT to Make a New Year’s Resolution in 2012

It’s as natural as the circle of life. With each flip of the calendar year, many of us resolve to improve ourselves – to drop bad habits, to start good ones, or to find a way to make the world a better place. While these intentions are certainly noble, they’re also likely doomed from the… Read more »

Training on a Shoestring for Middle Tennessee Employers

In times like these, how can you afford employee training? Given our country’s current economic situation, many managers and HR professionals like you understandably struggle with training expenditures.  Should you cancel upcoming classes?  Postpone all your plans until a brighter tomorrow?  While these solutions may seem attractive to your bottom line, they are probably too… Read more »

What Employee Turnover Really Costs Your Company

Employee turnover is inevitable, and while sometimes it can be useful, losing good performers costs you both directly and indirectly. Studies have estimated direct turnover costs per employee to be 25-30% of an individual employee’s salary/benefits package, with hidden costs inflating that figure substantially. How much does turnover cost your company? How to Estimate Turnover Costs… Read more »