Posts Tagged: Houston General Labor

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Phone interviews have become an increasingly common addition to the job recruitment process. Hiring managers like them because they place a relatively inexpensive buffer between the blind crap shoot of the resume-vetting process and the time-consuming, schedule-dependent slog that can make up the in-person interview stage. Also, the phone interview allows companies to widen their… Read more »

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Santa’s got his “nice” list and his “naughty” list. OSHA has a “naughty” list as well (they’re not as big on the “nice” part, but those are government regulators for you). Santa’s bad list might mean coal in your stocking. OSHA’s might mean some bigger consequences: a fine and a potentially expensive disruption in your… Read more »

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Money operates as an obvious selling point when bringing in new employees. This makes sense. Candidates are looking for a good financial situation. Meanwhile, compensation provides an easily comparable statistic candidates can use to consider competing opportunities. But culture can supply an equally enticing draw. While not as easily communicated as a salary level, a… Read more »

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There are many reasons for taking some time out of the workforce: maternity leave; becoming a stay-at-home parent; taking care of a sick relative; going back to school … even living off that lottery win as long as you can. There are also a lot of good reasons to go back. A paycheck for one…. Read more »

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Keeping everyone on the job as safe as possible is the right thing to do, speaking just from a basic human standpoint. After all, any accident could literally ruin (or end) someone’s life. But even from a strict amoral accounting calculus, encouraging safety remains a key priority. Bottom line: It’s more than just a good… Read more »

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You’ve gone through the painful slog of a candidate search and the candidates you’ve found represent the human equivalents of a shrug emoji. Basically, you and everyone in HR have traded emails giving various elaborated versions of a single sentiment: meh. What now? Pick the best out of the pile of “meh” and move on… Read more »

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You don’t just work for money. Most of your waking hours get poured into your career and you want something more than a paycheck out of that time invested. You want to feel engaged. You want to feel challenged. Unfortunately, not every job ends up like that. Sometimes, you get to a point where you… 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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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 »