Overcome the Biggest Hiring Obstacles

Hiring great employees is never an easy task, but there are a few obstacles that seem to perennially pose roadblocks for hiring managers and HR departments. You could spend valuable hours on a huge stack of applications, checking references, or doing damage control when the inevitable bad apple slips past you, but why should you,… Read more »

Strategies to Make New Hires Feel Welcome

You know that old saying about never getting a second chance to make a first impression? As an employer, you’re probably used to hearing it in terms of interviewees. You’d be surprised how much you can do to decrease turnover by applying it to your workplace. When you make new hires feel part of the… Read more »

Safety Hazards for Light Industrial Workplaces

Losing time and money to workplace injuries is frustrating not just for the spent resources, but for the knowledge that the losses are often preventable. Identifying common safety hazards in your light industrial workplace can not only help you avoid workers’ compensation claims, it can also help you maintain a safe, healthy workforce. Staffing Partners’… Read more »

Conflicting Personalities in the Workplace

Most managers have a few of the same nightmare scenarios, but at the top of most lists are ones like the know-it-all who does know a lot, but still grates on everyone’s nerves and the two outstanding employees who revert to sixth grade bullying every time they are in a room together. Personality conflicts in… Read more »

Are You Missing Great Candidates While Waiting for the Perfect Hire?

You know exactly who you’re looking for to fill that open position, and you’ve got all the stats memorized: certain degree, certain number of years of experience, certain certifications, and certain qualifications. In a perfect world, you’d only see applications from the candidates with your exact set of requirements. In the real world, you’re getting… Read more »

Making Safety a Priority at Your Light Industrial Workplace

In the fast-paced light industrial workplace, it can be difficult to stop and take a breath. When you take time out to make employees aware of how important workplace safety is to their health and their jobs, however, it’s lost time that pays for itself with less time lost to accidents and injuries down the… Read more »

How to Recruit Top Light Industrial Candidates

It used to be, getting great candidates for light industrial work meant putting up a few fliers and placing an ad in the Sunday classifieds and waiting for them to come to you. It’s more of a challenge when you’re recruiting top prospects these days; it’s hard to reach audiences who no longer read the… Read more »

How Much Does It Cost to Replace an Employee?

Everyone has heard that it’s more expensive to replace an employee than to keep one, but it can be difficult to nail down an exact number. That’s because the costs of employee turnover are not unlike a crack in glass — the immediate financial blow is obvious, yes, but the damage often radiates invisibly to… Read more »

What Are You Doing to Hire the Best Administrative Talent?

Hiring the best talent in your field is no happy accident. If you consistently want to recruit top administrative talent, then you need a strategy for drawing them to your organization. Getting the best your field has to offer starts even before the job ad is placed, so get ready to rethink your entire hiring… Read more »

When Should You Consider Overqualified Talent?

There are two kinds of applicants that hiring managers dread: the unqualified applicant and the overqualified applicant. The unqualified applicant wastes your time, while the overqualified applicant just … leaves you scratching your head. Why would someone with this applicant’s qualifications bother to apply? Before you disregard those seemingly overqualified candidates, though, consider a few… Read more »