How to chat with a coworker who consistently seems frustrated and unmotivated

How to chat with a unmotivated employee

Follow these four tips from a leading provider of jobs in Gallatin, TN for tips to help you get along with negative coworkers  Negative coworkers throw their vibes into the atmosphere and can dampen the spirits of everyone around them. In every workplace, it’s essential to know how to work with all different kinds of people, even those… Read more »

Have a Business Challenge That’s Tough as Wood?

We’ll cut it down to size! Regardless of your business or industry, it’s tough being an employer these days. Tight labor markets, increasing regulation and an unpredictable economy are just a few of the challenges you face, and it’s not likely to get easier any time soon. Wood Personnel is here to help. Intelligent use… 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 »

10 Ideas for Better Staffing Results

Great staffing results don’t happen by accident. They occur when smart people (like you) invest in creating the best possible relationship with a quality staffing firm (like Wood Personnel).  Don’t leave your staffing success to chance.  Use these 10 ideas to achieve better staffing results: Give temporary employees formal job descriptions. Job descriptions should be… Read more »

Temporary Assignment Limits and Concerns About Benefits Liability

In the wake of historic employment litigation (e.g., Vizcaino v. Microsoft), some companies have adopted policies limiting assignment length for temporary and contract employees from staffing firms.  Why?  These employers view assignment limits as a way to protect themselves from the kind of “retro-benefits” claims Microsoft faced back in the 1990s. Unfortunately, these assignment limit… Read more »

Tips for Making Co-Employment Work

Part 2:  Co-Employment Tips for Success An earlier post featured a link to a brief quiz on co-employment laws.  How well did you do? If your score was less than perfect, don’t worry.  This week’s post contains practical tips to maximize the effectiveness of your co-employment arrangement, while minimizing the potential for problems: Let the staffing firm do… Read more »