Staffing Partners’ blog

Industry news, information on careers and hiring, updated regularly.

How to Connect with an Interviewer to Land Your Next Job

For most, a job interview is a nerve-wracking process. It’s only natural. After all, you’re being evaluated and questioned. Then there’s the fact that your future employment hinges on your success at making a good impression. While you can’t prepare for every possibility, or curveball an interviewer might throw at you, you can be well… Read more »

Best Practices: Prepare for Holiday Staffing Needs

With winter on its way, you know to prepare for changes in weather. While you’re preparing for winter, don’t forget to prepare for your holiday staffing needs. Increased customer demand in many industries is typical during the holiday season. Many of your employees will be traveling to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, leaving… Read more »

Is Your Workforce Ready to Jump Ship?

After a star employee leaves, company leaders often say, “I knew something was off.” The signs of an employee ready to abandon ship are clear, if you know how to recognize them. Signs of an Employee Getting Ready to Exit The biggest giveaway before the official resignation is a change in attitude and behavior. The… Read more »

How Listening Improves Leadership

Want to become a better leader? Stop talking and start listening. They say that you’re given two ears and one mouth for a reason. What could you accomplish if you listened twice as much as you spoke? Here’s how you can improve your listening and leadership skills. Ask Questions You will be surprised how much… Read more »

How Can You Keep Your Team Motivated?

Now that summer is over, it’s the perfect time to focus on getting your team engaged, inspired and motivated. That fall boost of motivation can fade fast. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of the natural September fresh start most of us remember from our school years to set your team up for fourth… Read more »

Are Happy Employees Better Employees?

“Leave your personal problems at home.” “I don’t care, just get it done.” “You’re lucky to have a job at all.” Are you guilty of saying – or thinking – any of these things? If you are, it’s time for a reality check. Sentiments like these are one reason why only 29% of employees fully… Read more »

Light Industrial Candidates: Stand Out During the Application Process

There is no shortage of advice out there for job seekers. You can find guides on how to create a resume or how to nail a job interview. But some fields have an additional hurdle that job seekers must overcome – the application. For our light industrial candidates, how can you effectively stand out when… Read more »

Are You Still Searching for the Perfect Hire?

Have you ever been stuck with a job opening you just can’t seem to fill? Sure, there are plenty of applicants, but you can’t find that one perfect candidate. And while you’re looking, your team is struggling to keep up with all the work left by the vacant position. What’s the problem; why can’t you… Read more »

3 Small Things That Make a Big Impression

Starting a new assignment is always a bit nerve-wracking. You naturally want to make a good impression, both with your boss and your co-workers. Most of us are well aware of the big mistakes to avoid – don’t show up late, don’t be arrogant, don’t dress too casually – but there are smaller things to… Read more »

What Are the Biggest Productivity Barriers Your Team Faces?

Productivity – it’s the driving force behind successful businesses, and one of the biggest concerns most managers have. Keeping a team productive can be a big challenge as many barriers can crop up and ruin productivity. Are you aware of the productivity barriers your team faces? Identifying these roadblocks is the first and most important… Read more »