Tips for Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Perhaps it is also the most stressful. Between work (which is extra crazy at the moment) and all the holiday activity, you have twice as much to manage and a whole lot less time. While COVID-19 has made this year’s holiday look different, the work-life balance is still a battle to maintain. …

Thought of Trying Temp-to-Hire? 

From time to time, every business finds itself needing extra hands on deck. It could be seasonal overflow. It could be during maternity or disability leave. Or it could be an extra-large project or order. For whatever reason – it happens. Rather than over-staffing with a new permanent hire, temporary workers (also known as “temps”) can fill the gap. While …

Being a Team-Player — 6 Top Qualities!  

Team player. It’s an HR buzzword. Everybody talks about it. Everybody expects it. But what exactly does it mean? There are many opinions and ideas on what makes a team player, but most everyone agrees, these six traits are essential to the title.  Reliability: A team player shows that he or she is consistent and trustworthy. They show up on …

Managing Employees Remotely —5 Tips to smooth Sailing

In the age of COVID-19, chances are you’ve had to manage a remote team of people.   You may even find yourself hiring new employees, only to have them start work from their home office. And while remote work is not an entirely new concept (it was around way before COVID), it may still feel new and awkward to you. If …

Safety Tips for the Workplace – Four “P’s” to Get You Started

Safety in the workplace is important. “Oh, I know,” you say. “Of course, it is.” No, really. Workplace safety is vital in any work setting. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.8 million non-fatal work injuries or illnesses occurred in 2018. (The most recent data has yet to be released.) There were also 5,250 work-related fatalities. The total …

The Power of Praise and Appreciation

There is lots of science out there about the power of praise. It includes words like dopamine and neurotransmitters and nucleus accumbens. But science aside, it’s just human nature to respond to recognition. Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, put it this way, “Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free …

Will the Reliable Candidate Please Stand Up?

You want to hire reliable employees. Everyone does. But reliability can’t always be ascertained right away. It takes a track record. The candidate you’re interviewing hasn’t had the chance to build one yet – at least with your company. On top of that, turnover is expensive — so hiring without a good idea of someone’s dependability poses a risk factor. …

Diversity is Not Your Enemy

Diversity. Today’s day and age have, perhaps, made it a hot-button sort of word. But diversity is truly a beautiful thing – not something to fear. Diversity comes in two packages. Inherent Diversity: Involves traits determined by birth (attributes often used to define demographics) – Age. Ethnicity. Gender. It could be called “surface level” diversity. It’s fairly easy to evaluate …

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Staffing Company?

We’re glad you asked! Staffing companies are dedicated to placing the right people with the right people to do the right job – it’s that simple. And yet, it’s not simple. A reliable staffing agency will take the time to build a relationship with their clients, to get an in-depth picture of their clients’ needs. We’re talking about current needs …

How NOT to Be Employee of the Month

You’re not a status quo sort of individual. That would be bland. And basic. And boring. So, when your boss tells you they’re launching an Employee of the Month Program, you roll your eyes. Because who cares about recognition? After all, that’s what most employees want, but you’re not everyone else. So, if you want to lose any chance, ever, of being the …