Struggling to find top talent? Your Employee Referral Program might need some updating!

Employee Referral Program

Talent is out there, but sometimes it takes effort to find them. One way to uncover great employees is to let them come to you—through an employee referral program. If you currently have one that could use some sprucing, or if you’ve never had one, now’s the time to make changes! Employee referrals are a smart way to… Read more »

Talkin’ Barbecue: 2 of Nashville’s Best Recipes for Your 4th of July Celebration

Make no mistake: when it comes to 4th of July, Nashville does barbecue right. So if you’re still using the “same old” recipes for your family celebrations, check out what we found. Today, our staffing service in Nashville TN has rounded up two local recipes to kick up your July 4th cookout. Enjoy! Nashville BBQ… Read more »

The 2015 Nashville Economy: What’s the Scoop?

  Don’t have time to make sense of all of that great data the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides? We get it. While the BLS provides a ton of useful employment and economic information, making sense of the numbers (and getting the historic perspective you need) can be a bit cumbersome. So we’ve done… Read more »

Reading Between the Lines: Tips for decoding those unemployment stats

  “Total nonfarm payroll.” “Civilian labor force participation rate.” “Job losers, leavers and reentrants.” Feel like you need the Rosetta Stone to decipher employment data? We get it. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tables and releases can be difficult to interpret – especially without a clear understanding of the complex jargon they use. Today, Wood… Read more »

How’s Business? Nashville Employment and Economic Outlook

  It’s been several months since we’ve examined the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the Nashville / Davidson / Murfreesboro / Franklin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). So, how’s business in Middle Tennessee? From an employment perspective, things are certainly looking up! Let’s take a look at the numbers:… Read more »

Nashville Employment and Economic Outlook

How’s the economy, you ask? Great question! Every day, we’re bombarded with statistics, graphs and news updates on how Middle Tennessee is faring. With the sheer volume of data pouring in, it can be time-consuming to make sense of it all. And as managers, we often get so caught up in day-to-day activities that we… Read more »

Administrative Assistants

 Wood Personnel Services is currently hiring administrative assistants and we are holding a clerical job fair on Wednesday March 31st from 9am-11am.  These positions pay $11.50hr and require intermediate MS Word and Excel, fast accurate data entry and good clerical experience.  Please dress for a professional interview, no jeans, bring your updated resume and government… Read more »

Job Openings in Lavergne

Wood Personnel Services has 25+ PC Tech Openings in Lavergne.  Please call our Murfreesboro office at 890-8400 or our Nashville office at 615-399-0006 for more information.

Tips for Finding a Job in a Tough Economy

Millions of people are currently out of work.  Competition for jobs is fierce. But it’s not all bad news!  There are still some truly great jobs available, but you have to be on the top of your game to land one.  Here’s a few tips to help: Leverage your network. According to, 80 percent… Read more »

Assessment Tools for Making Better Hires

Having the right tools at your disposal can make hiring a lot easier—and a lot more successful.  Here is a quick overview of different assessments tools you can use, beyond the basic job interview: Qualifications Screens – simple questionnaires determine if an applicant has the minimum requirements to perform a job (availability, minimum age, years… Read more »