Training Employees? Get More Bang for Your Buck with These Ideas

If you have responsibility for employee training, you know that the benefits extend well beyond improving employees’ job skills. Training your employees also: makes workers more versatile, especially if you offer cross-training; makes employees’ jobs more interesting and diverse; fulfills your staff’s need for continual development, which is essential for retaining high performers; enhances employee… Read more »

Seasonal Staffing: Source, Engage and Retain the Best!

Seasonal Staffing | Wood Personnel Services

If you’ve visited a big-box retailer in the last week or so, you probably noticed something a bit disconcerting: Holiday decorations are already on sale! Throughout Middle Tennessee, stores are already prepping for the rush that’s still several weeks away. And if your company is approaching its busy season, you should take a similar approach… Read more »

Ouch! Could Those SMART Goals Be a Dumb Idea?

Most managers are familiar with SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound) goals. In fact, for years they’ve been widely regarded as a sound performance management tool. But have we been misusing them all this time? According to the results of this Leadership IQ study, that may be the case. Their research showed that: Merely 15%… Read more »

ACA in 2016: 3 Ways Staffing Can Help Your Middle TN Business Manage Costs

As of January 1, the ACA has changed its definition of a “small employer” and is now requiring employers with 50 to 100 full-time/full-time-equivalent employees to offer adequate, affordable health coverage to the majority of employees and their dependent children. Whew – that’s a mouthful. In simpler language, it’s getting more expensive this year to… Read more »