Staffing Partners’ blog

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

Preparing Your Team for Turnover

We’d all like to avoid turnover at work; when you have a good employee, you want to hang on to them. But the fact is every industry has turnover. The average annual turnover rate for all industries is around 15 percent, but some sectors are even higher than that. Healthcare, for instance, has a 20 percent… Read more »

Three Mistakes that Say “I’m Unprofessional”

Congratulations on your new job! But, as important as the interview as for making a first impression, the hardest part is yet to come. How can you make sure to come across as a real professional during your first week on the job? Avoiding these three mistakes is a good start. 1. Being Glued to… Read more »

Burnout Warning Signs to Watch Out For

Burnout has been called the biggest occupational hazard of the 21st century. And it seems the higher you climb on the career ladder, the more likely you are to experience it. Are you, or your employees, at risk for burnout? There are some clear warning signs that can alert us to potential burnout. These signs… Read more »

What Resume Style is Best for Me?

In the world of recruiting and employment searches, a good resume is your foot in the door. Its job is to create interest and make the recruiter want to meet you. The question is how do you create an attractive resume? There are two common resume styles used today: chronological and functional. Chronological resumes, as… Read more »

Can You Train Employees on Problem-Solving Skills?

Soft skills are highly valuable in today’s workforce. But can they be taught? Some employees may have a natural talent for skills such as problem solving, but there are ways to teach these skills as well. And if your team is lacking in problem-solving skills, it is vital you train them on problem-solving methods. This… Read more »

Not Hearing Back After An Interview? Here’s What to Do

One of the hardest parts of job hunting is waiting to hear back from a potential employer. If it’s been a while since your interview, and you still haven’t heard back, the question on your mind is probably, “Why?” The good news is you are not necessarily out of the running. There are a lot… Read more »

Chronically Late to Work? Try These 4 Tips!

“Sorry I’m late, I ran into traffic.” “I won’t be in on time, I overslept.” “I’m running late because of the weather.” These are all common excuses for being late. Many employers understand an occasional incidence of lateness, but if you are chronically late to work, it won’t matter what your excuse is. Business News… Read more »

Interviewing for Interpersonal Skills

By the time you start scheduling interviews, you have narrowed down your candidates quite a bit. You’ve passed over anyone whose experience and education is not up to snuff. You’ve even done a bit of sleuthing on the candidate’s social media accounts to look for red flags. Likely, the resumes you are left with are… Read more »

Communication: Becoming a Better Leader Through Active Listening

What is the most important quality for a leader to have? There are plenty of opinions out there, but good communication skills usually rank highly on everyone’s list. What’s often forgotten is that communication is about more than just being able to get your point across. Listening is the “bigger half” of good communication. Do you… Read more »

Should You Hire Based on Enthusiasm?

It’s a problem just about every hiring manager has faced: Candidate A is fresh out of college, with no work experience to speak of, but is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the company. Candidate B has all the experience and qualifications you could ask for, but seems less than eager about the job. Who do… Read more »