I was struggling to think of a topic for my newsletter article when the following situation popped up in both my personal and professional networks in the past month. I figured, ‘Hey, if I’m running into this during my day-to-day activities I bet a lot of other people are as well’. I’ve been asked the following question in one form or another by over a dozen people in the past month:
Making the right hiring decisions is one of the most important aspects of building a successful business. Hire a great customer service person, you have happy customers and happy customers can make your business. Hire a bad customer service representative, and your company has a bad reputation and you lose your customers. Hire an outstanding manager who has the ability to coach people and build business, you’ve got a tenured staff and low employee turnover. Hire a manager who makes it a miserable place to work and morale and productivity crash, soon you have employees leaving left and right.
As I watched my grandson this weekend laugh a fully belly laugh, it made me think about the last time, we as adults, laughed like that. If you think about it, you spend more than 33 percent of your week at work. I understand work is work, but why can we not have a few moments of laughter in that time?
This month I am celebrating my ten year anniversary with Celebrity Staff! In my ten years, quite a lot has changed. The employment landscape in Omaha has changed, the process of how applicants apply for jobs has changed, the way our clients conduct interviews has changed, and the process we go through to recruit candidates has definitely been changed by technology and the advent of social networking. In honor of my anniversary, I thought I’d sit down with a client that I have worked with my entire career with Celebrity to find out if the reasons why employers choose to work with a recruiting firm have remained the same or if they have also changed.
Celebrity Staff recently recognized our Q1 Employees of the Quarter. These top candidates have each received rave reviews from their managers and represent some of Celebrity’s most talented candidates. In honor of their recognition each Employee of the Quarter received a certificate and a gift card and were featured in the Q1 Celebrity Staff employee newsletter.
It is difficult in these economic times to avoid talk on the television and radio of the financial crisis we are in or the seemingly hopeless state of the economy. Likewise, unless you are only tuning into the Disney Channel, it is hard to miss the topic of unemployment and how its effects are playing a part in the world today. Now, I recognize that flipping the channel to a show about a teenage alien can be a much-needed reprieve, but only with knowledge can you really find peace.
C&A Industries brought its mission statement to life late last year when we introduced Mission Man, C&A’s very own super hero. Mission Man is on a mission to recognize employees who go above and beyond at work incorporating C&A’s mission statement values into their daily endeavors.
Mission Man made his second visit to the Celebrity Staff KC office in less than a year! This time, he was honoring Brad L. and Grete R. for their excellent work with a vendor management company. Thanks to the efforts of Brad and Grete and the entire KC team, Celebrity ranked #2 of 18 vendors on a “vendor scorecard” with an impressive score of 92.66! Way to go, Celebrity KC!
LinkedIn.com is a professional networking resource that continues to evolve since its inception nearly seven years ago. Having a LinkedIn profile is a “must have” in 2010 and a few simple reminders on how to effectively use the tool can go a long way toward projecting the image you want to portray to existing and potential contacts/colleagues.
We’ve all heard that you can’t undo a bad first impression — that’s true online as well as in person. Here are seven basic tips to help your LinkedIn profile put its best foot forward:
As this challenging year comes to a close, are you looking ahead with hopes of what the New Year will bring? It’s easy to get caught up in media sound-bites that give cause for concern, so I thought we should look at some recent news reports that give us hope – and hopefully peace – knowing there are still reasons to be thankful.
A lag in staffing momentum provides an outstanding opportunity for organizations to reevaluate staffing procedures and prepare for a market rebound. One way organizations can prepare is by educating their hiring managers and establishing standardized hiring procedures for the entire organization.