Posts Categorized: Employers

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Workplace stress is often unavoidable. Short term deadlines come up. Customers make surprise demands. Your company launches an aggressive growth initiative that requires you to put in extra hours. Whatever the case, these pressures can take a mental toll. As a result, it’s important to learn how to manage this anxiety.  The stress you experience at work can have a… Read more »

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Recruitment can be hit or miss. You’ll never get the hiring process perfect. However, if you’ve seen more misses than hits lately, it might be time for a review.  Running an efficient and effective process is the key to getting maximum value out of your hiring efforts. Most estimates suggest that the best candidates come off the market in their first… Read more »

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Usually, you can tell rather quickly if a new hire is going to work out. Within a couple of weeks, it becomes obvious whether your chosen candidate is a good fit. At that point, you either pat yourself on the back for another great hiring decision…or you start to get that sinking feeling that you’ll… Read more »

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Just like every other part of your operation, your warehouse can benefit from strong teamwork. Achieving this goal requires a strong culture. With a few simple points of emphasis, you can encourage a welcoming, productive, and forward-looking atmosphere in your warehouse.  A winning culture can significantly improve your day-to-day operations. It boosts productivity and improves morale. You are able to get more done, while… Read more »

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Running a successful staffing firm is a two–pronged process. It requires a complicated balance, making sure you have enough workers to fulfill all of the job orders you get. If you can’t find people to staff those jobs, you could face a threat to your long-term growth.  Luckily, there’s a way to break out of the dilemma. DHR’s Staffing Partners Program lets you deal with those excess job orders, all without… Read more »

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Going into your latest recruiting effort, you thought your biggest risk was not finding a qualified candidate at all. But now you’ve run into a different problem: you’ve met two applicants who seem perfect for the job. How do you break the tie?  The situation can present an agonizing decision. You want to get the most out of every member… Read more »

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You’ve built a thriving staffing business. However, just because you are doing well in a general sense doesn’t mean that you have every niche covered. When you get a request for a skilled labor job that you aren’t comfortable filling, do you have a plan in mind?  Don’t be ashamed if you have specialties you… Read more »

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Keeping your best employees allows you to maintain stability and drive innovation. On the other hand, retention problems can ripple through your company. Continually lose your best employees, and you’re likely to suffer significant consequences. It makes reducing turnover a priority if you want to sustain long-term growth.  High turnover will cause your recruiting expenses to rise,… Read more »

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Think of the old adage: “you learn more from failure than you do from success.” There’s a job-interview twist on this to keep in mind. You learn more from asking about failure than you do from asking about success.  Most candidates can easily talk about the highlights on their resumes and the times they achieved success. And this… Read more »

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Running a successful staffing agency involves excelling on two fronts simultaneously. First, you have to build a strong collection of highly-skilled workers. Second, you have to cultivate connections with employers who need the kind of talent you have to offer.  Those two sides have to stay in balance. If they get out of whack, you… Read more »