Thriving in the V.U.C.A. Enviroment

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the concept of V.U.C.A. – a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous operating environment which has become the “new normal” in business today. As mentioned in the post, your company needs to develop “agile models” – ones that prepare you for major disruptive events – to truly thrive… Read more »

Staffing Tips for Middle Tennessee Employers: How to Onboard Temporary Employees

Working as a temporary employee can be a daunting task. Think about it for a minute.  With each new assignment, a contingent worker faces a fresh set of challenges.  He has to: find his way to and around a new work location; learn how to use new computer systems, tools, machinery or other equipment; fit… Read more »

Tips to Boost Your On-the-Job Confidence

Confidence is absolutely essential for career growth and success.  Why?  According to a recent Forbes.com article, How To Be More Confident At Work, a healthy level of confidence: ensures you will be taken more seriously at work; makes you more likely to engage in challenging but manageable projects; helps you get you outside your comfort… 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 »

Recruiting and Interviewing Technology is Changing Rapidly – Is Your Company Keeping Pace?

Recruiting and interviewing technology is changing rapidly.  Is your company keeping pace? Online postings used to be the most cutting-edge way to connect with potential job candidates.  Recent advances in technology (including smart phones, tablets, social media and free online video technology), however, have dramatically changed our recruiting landscape. While job boards should remain part… Read more »

HR Responds as Older Workers Delay Retirement

U.S. workers are working longer – and retiring later.  Why? According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Retirement Confidence Survey (as reported by Workforce.com): about 36 percent of respondents cite the poor economy; 16 percent say their lack of faith in Social Security is forcing them to postpone retirement; 13 percent claim they simply can’t… Read more »

Finding the Right Fit: Is Values-Based Recruiting Right for Your Organization?

One of the biggest challenges facing HR and other hiring managers is finding candidates who are the “right fit” for their respective organizations. But just what, exactly, is the “right fit”? For many employers, it means finding a candidate who shares the same belief systems and values as the company, and who meshes with the… Read more »

Experts Look to the Staffing Industry for Signs of Recovery

A recent Reuters article by Kristina Cooke shares some good news: “The pace of temporary job creation after the most recent recession – an average of about 25,000 per month – has been faster than the past two, potentially a good sign for a labor market struggling with a jobless rate of 9 percent.” This… Read more »

How Middle Tennessee Employers Can Attract and Retain Gen Y Talent

There go the Boomers.  Here comes Gen Y. Just when your need for talent is on the rise, here comes a new slew of tech-savvy workers to save the day.  But while it’s tempting to think you can simply substitute one generation with another, things are not that simple.  Diverse, demanding and socially aware, millenials… Read more »