Importance of Researching the Company Before You Interview

You landed an interview. That’s fantastic news. Now, you can sit back and relax. Wait a minute. Not so fast. To make a great first impression, you need to do your homework. Here’s why you need to research the company before you interview.  You Want to Look Like a Knowledgeable Candidate If you haven’t taken the time to learn about an organization, it will become evident at some point during… Read More »

5 Tips to Combat Employee Complacency

Motivated and energetic employees push companies to succeed and excel. So, what if your team is doing exactly what they’re asked and nothing more? Use these tips to combat employee complacency and bring enthusiasm back to the workplace.  Provide Purpose Wouldn’t it be great to wake up excited to go to work because you are doing remarkable things?… Read More »

How to Become an Expert Sales Negotiator

Whether you are in sales or wish you were in sales, being a top negotiator can help you build your career. Are you ready to improve your skills? Follow these tips to become an expert sales negotiator.  Know Your Stuff To best serve your customers, first, you should have a firm grasp of your complete product line along with price points. Not only will this allow you to present solutions… Read More »

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution & Find that New Job

Maybe your job isn’t quite right. Or, perhaps it’s all wrong. You know you should look for something else, but you’re not sure where to start. Use these five steps to stick to your New Year’s resolution and find that new job.  Brush Off Your Resume Even if you’re applying for a warehouse or a light industrial position, a well-written resume can improve your chances of landing… Read More »

The Biggest Mistake Employees Make When Having A Bad Day At the Office

We’ve all had one of those days. Everything seems to be going wrong, everyone is annoying you, and all you want to do is VENT. But did you know losing your cool at the office is a big mistake?    Why Venting Is a Poor Idea You Feel Worse   Sounds ridiculous, after all, at a… Read More »

Benefits of Direct-Hire Recruiting #7: Making Hiring In Low Unemployment Easier

With low unemployment rates continuing throughout 2019, many companies are struggling to find qualified employees. Is your organization suffering from the ongoing talent shortage? Here’s how partnering with an experienced staffing firm can help you build the workforce you need.  Reach a Larger Talent Pool Think of the recruiters as your local talent scouts. When you run an in-house search you may use advertising, networking, and possibly… Read More »

How to Put On A Good Front With A Coworker You Don’t Get Along With

Although we can choose our jobs, we can’t always choose our coworkers. And, sometimes we get stuck working alongside someone we just don’t like. What’s the best way to hand this challenge?  Don’t Trash Talk Complaining about a difficult coworker may be fun, but it won’t solve your problem. If this person happens to find out what you said behind their back, the situation will get even worse. Be the… Read More »

The Key to Workplace Health in Hot Summer Months

Summer is here along with picnics, lemonade and hot weather! But those high temperatures can pose a threat to some employees. If you want to stay healthy at work, be sure to STAY COOL.   Who Needs to Pay Attention to Hot Weather? Every year, thousands of employees become sick, or even die, from heat-related… Read More »

Make Sure you’re Truly Listening to your Quietest Employees

Does your organization have some employees who are shy, introverted or simply quiet? Most do. However, to create and maintain a productive environment, you need everyone to contribute. The Top Benefits of Listening to Quiet Employees Make the Most of Your Entire Workforce What if one of your quietest employees recognizes a major flaw in… Read More »

Should I Have a Cover Letter? The Short Answer is Yes.

If you are applying for a job and the company requests a cover letter, writing one is no brainer. But what if they don’t mention it? Is a cover letter necessary or can you skip it? You may find it tempting to omit the non-required cover letter. After all, creating this extra piece for your… Read More »