Are you coasting by or taking necessary steps to develop your career?

Taking the Necessary Steps in Career Development

Are you getting comfortable in your career? It’s great to love what you do, but it’s also important to work towards goals. That way, you’ll always be satisfied and never feel as if you’re stagnating. Learning new things is one of the keys to happiness—and when you consistently set and achieve goals, it will help… Read more »

Retaliation Claims: 4 Ways to Reduce Your Risks

You just had to reprimand or terminate an employee. They’re MAD – and threatening to sue, because they claim your actions were in retaliation for their complaints about being harassed or discriminated against at work. Are you breaking into a cold sweat – or keeping your cool? Retaliation claims are the leading type of allegations… 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 »

Dreading Your Busy Season? Here’s how to keep your sanity.

How to Keep Your Sanity During Busy Season | Wood Personnel Services

Seasonal surges are exciting for company leaders, especially when that surge in activity means additional revenue. But if you have any direct responsibility for staffing or employee management, you know that a big uptick also means exhausted workers. Unpredictable personnel budgets. And the very real possibility that this time around, you may not have the… Read more »

Prevent Turnover with Stay Interviews

  Everybody’s heard of screening interviews, behavioral interviews and exit interviews. But “stay interviews”? They’re not as well known and not as widely used – but perhaps they should be. In our current economy, jobless claims are down. Businesses are hiring. And great people are getting harder to find. To compete in these conditions, you… Read more »

Smart Staffing in Middle TN: 6 Ways to Manage Changing Workloads

  Do you cringe as your busy season nears? Do your business cycles contribute to stress, burnout or layoffs? We get it. There’s a ton of time and expense involved in posting jobs, and then recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring, onboarding and training employees, all for a few weeks or months of work. That’s where Wood… Read more »

Want to Get MORE Out of Employees? Ask Them to Work LESS!

  Hmmm… Work less and get more done? That sounds too good to be true. But if you look at your team’s “to do” lists, how much of their is actually spent on high-value, high-return activities? And how much more productive would your employees be, if you could completely eliminate “busy work” – and the… Read more »

Breathe – It’ll Be Okay! Stress managment tips for the holidays

Are you one of the tens of people who love a harried race through a crowded mall with a mile-long gift list? Didn’t think so. Believe it or not, the holiday season is just a few short weeks away. But if you start preparing now, using these simple strategies, you’ll skip the stress and be… Read more »

Do Your Employees and Co-Workers Really Like You?

You don’t have to necessarily be liked to get your job done. But it can make things a whole lot easier for you.  Being viewed positively in the workplace often goes hand-in-hand with being respected, being successful, being promoted and earning more money. So do your employees and co-workers like you? If you put a… Read more »

In Defense of the Phone Call

If you’re like most Middle Tennessee business professionals, you probably rely heavily on digital communication – texting, email, online chat, IMs and social media – to get work done.  The truth is, technology has made it easier than ever to communicate.  You can carry on multiple “conversations” at the same time, without ever seeing or… Read more »