For those of us in the Midwest, the beginning of the year hit us hard with mounds of snow, in some places over two feet, and freezing conditions. With a little warming, we are now in a constant state of fog and gray. It is amazing how much the sun, or lack thereof, can impact one’s
Are you looking for that perfect employee to add to your team, but not sure where to find them? Consider the help of a staffing service. Why? The same reason you would hire an accountant or an electrician – because they are the experts in their field.
We beat the competition by being faster, better, and stronger. We break through barriers by thinking creatively, being prepared, and proactively addressing potential problems that haven't even happened yet. As a professional recruiter, the one area I see this competitive thought process break down is in the talent search and management process. In the
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 -
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.
Fever, coughs and sneezes, OH MY! Flu season is here and with a new vengeance! Everywhere we turn in the news media today we are bombarded with warnings about H1N1 and the flu. Vaccination shortages, updates on the number of cases and warnings to stay home are almost a daily occurrence. We have
According to the Gallup Management Journal’s Employee Engagement Index, 29 percent of employees are actively engaged in their jobs, 54 percent are not engaged, and 17 percent are actively disengaged. As an employer, what effect will this have on your business? Why don't these people quit? What can you do? These
Employee recognition. Many companies realize that its true value rests in the people they hire and how they reward employee service. Recognizing a job well done can often be a determining factor in the longevity of staff and can have benefits far beyond tenure. Improved quality of work, reduced absenteeism, interaction with co-workers and overall
In the real world of business, turn over happens. Whether you cut ties with an under performing employee, experience layoffs within your company, or a star performer decides to join the competition or move across the country, turn over happens. Along with the expense of hiring and training new employees comes an expense that many
Celebrity Staff recently honored administrative professionals and those working in the legal field during Administrative Professional’s Day on April 22 and Law Day on May 1. Admin Day, formerly known as Professional Secretaries Day, was created by The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), formally called the National Secretaries Association, as an event to recognize