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The most painful words in any business: “No, sorry, we don’t do that.” A potential customer comes to you, ready to buy, and you have to turn them away. It’s like watching money walk out the door. Sound familiar? Probably, because this is a common situation in the staffing business. Most organizations specialize in certain… Read more »

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Safety represents a key responsibility for any company and training your workforce in the highest safety standards should occupy a key place in your priorities. But not every employee should get the same training regime. This isn’t to say that some employees are exempt from the need for safety training. It’s imperative for everyone. Precautions… Read more »

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There’s only so much you can do on your own. All the planning and strategizing eventually reaches the point where your team must take over and get the job done. But how can you make them care about a project as much as you do? How can you make achieving productivity goals as important to… Read more »

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There’s a lot of advice out there about what to include on your resume. However, it’s equally important to think about the things that should get left off. Resumes exist on a thin line. HR folks sift through a lot of them each time a position gets posted. They aren’t in a mood for any… Read more »

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Think about how your staffing business works. You become part of your client’s network of outside help, providing them the benefit of your specialized services while allowing them to focus on their core business. Imagine if someone could do the same thing for you. That’s the DHR Staffing Partners Program. It’s staffing help for firms… Read more »

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Safety happens on a day-to-day basis. It’s like working out or keeping up with your diet. It requires constant reinforcement and motivation. It’s not enough to make a speech about it occasionally and put up some posters. You need to take steps to make it a priority, day in and day out. This requires motivating… Read more »

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You know you aren’t supposed to micromanage, but you can’t help yourself. You see little things you can improve, and you feel compelled to step in. However, you’re only hurting yourself. It may seem like you’re pushing everyone else closer to perfection, but you’re really pushing them further away. You’re undermining team spirit and wasting… Read more »

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Finding a job is a nerve-wracking experience across the board. But nothing gets the hands shaking or the stomach churning like an interview. Unless you’re a trial lawyer, a top-flight athlete or a professional performer, very few experiences in life place so much meaning on how you deliver in a live setting. That might be… Read more »

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You’ve worked hard – toiled long hours, spent copious amounts on promotion and advertising, painstakingly cultivated just the right kind of clientele – to build your staffing firm. You’ve created a strong brand and it’s getting good results. Almost too good. You’ve done such an excellent job developing your brand that you’re getting work orders… Read more »

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You can’t be on the work floor 24 hours a day, and it may feel like that’s what you’re trying to do sometimes. But if you are running two or three shifts, there are large parts of the operation process that take place outside of your direct influence. That’s why you need procedures in place… Read more »