5 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Employees

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Fall is here, which means the holiday season isn’t far away. Depending on the nature of your business, you may already be staffing up for the annual seasonal rush. Or, you may need extra talent for special projects or to fill in for permanent employees who are on family or other extended leaves. Whatever the… Read more »

Why It’s Important to Have a Project Manager

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On paper, a project manager may look like an unnecessary HR expense. Does this employee really deliver significantly towards profitability and your bottom line? You may not think so at first – but launching key projects without a good manager at the helm is a recipe for failure. There’s no doubt that qualified project managers… Read more »

3 Ways to Make Sure Your New Hire Has a Successful First Day

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Even on their last day of work, employees remember their first day. In the case of your new hires, you want that last day to be a long way down the line – so be sure you make a positive, lasting impression during the first one.   Day one on the job gives a person… Read more »

Learn Five Benefits of Working with a Staffing Agency

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If you struggle to find top talent, you’re not alone. While U.S. unemployment rose slightly in June to 3.7 percent, May’s rate of 3.6 percent marked a 49-year low. It’s a candidate-driven market – nice for the overall economy, but often stress-inducing for overworked hiring managers. In one recent survey, 48 percent of small businesses… Read more »

How to Make It Easy for Your Employees to Ask for Help

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It’s not always easy to ask for help. You’re a business leader – and yet, even you may find it difficult at times. Put yourself in your employees’ shoes … and envision how challenging this may be for them, as they may worry their request will be perceived as a sign of weakness, laziness or… Read more »

4 Tips For Getting Your Employees to Perform at Their Best

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Is business performance important? Of course it is. And your business is only as strong as each one of your employees. So, it’s essential you lead, motivate and inspire team members to consistently perform at their personal best levels. Sometimes it’s easier said than done. But there are some basic guidelines you can follow, to… Read more »

4 Ways to Put Together a Successful Warehouse Team

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Your warehouse is much more than just a storage facility. It plays a leading role in ensuring your entire supply chain system functions effectively. To make that happen, you need a strong, dedicated team of employees who understand your business goals and their own roles in meeting them. In other words, it’s their business, too… Read more »

Tips for Hiring the Right Receptionist

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It’s right there in the job title: receptionist. The person you hire for this role literally receives people, as the first person they encounter when they enter your building, call on the phone or send an online inquiry. Since they are one of the most, if not the number-one, customer-facing employee on your team, you… Read more »

Should You Consider Hiring an Underqualified Candidate?

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Every time you hire someone, you want to select the perfect candidate for the job. Too bad there’s no such thing. Every job applicant has their pros and cons. It’s up to you to weigh all of them, and then make the selection that brings you the closest to perfection. And while they may not… Read more »