Posts Categorized: Employers

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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 »

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Every company says it is committed to safety. The trick comes from turning that dedication into a day-to-day reality. Upgrading your educational investment can get you a step closer, making OSHA training sessions an excellent way to improve your safety regime.  The OSHA sessions can represent essential building blocks in reaching optimal safety levels. However, they… Read more »

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Consult any basic business textbook about the key driver of any enterprise. The answer will almost always come down to one factor: competitive advantage. However, what happens to all the potential customers outside your area of expertise? For your staffing firm, are you just supposed to reject any work orders outside of your niche?  No, of course not. But figuring out how… Read more »

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When a job candidate ghosts you, it can bring your recruiting process to a grinding halt. If it comes from one of your top applicants, it’s often difficult to cut bait and move on. You end up wasting time and frustrating everyone involved with the job search.  Don’t feel ashamed. We’ve all been there. You think all the time and effort that you… Read more »

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Recruiting people from a rural area poses unique problems. If you operate in New York City or Los Angeles or Chicago or any number of large cities, you have millions of potential candidates within a commutable distance of your headquarters. That isn’t the case in more isolated areas. Sourcing viable candidates for open positions becomes… Read more »

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Recruiting people from rural area poses unique problems. If you operate in New York City or Los Angeles or Chicago or any number of large cities, you have millions of potential candidates within a commutable distance of your headquarters. That isn’t the case in more isolated areas. Sourcing viable candidates for open positions becomes much… Read more »

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A well-functioning market is based on competition. It seems to work on a grand scale. Why can’t it work to drive your team to better results? Adding competition to the workplace seems like an obvious way to coax a better performance from your employees. However, you have to proceed cautiously. A little well-managed rivalry might… Read more »

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You need someone now. Let’s face it, you needed them last week. Now it’s a crisis. Projects are backing up, paperwork is mounting, and clients are starting to complain. But you’re nervous about fast-tracking the hiring process. What if you go to quickly and bring in someone unqualified? Things would be even worse than they… Read more »