Is Technology Helping or Hurting Our Productivity at Work?

Today, we rely on technology like never before in our professional lives. We use it to conduct daily tasks, handle schedules, keep us connected and organized. But is technology helping or harming our productivity? Ways Technology Helps Productivity  There are many ways connectivity and technology have helped us improve our productivity, including: Efficiency: In the… Read More »

Why Candidates in Staffing Agency Databases Get Hired Faster Than Candidates on Job Boards

Hiring a new employee can take anywhere from three weeks to six months. There are a host of reasons why hiring can drag on, but typically, it boils down to a lack of resources and time. Hiring often gets pushed to the back burner when there are other organizational priorities, and a slow hiring process… Read More »

Why You Should Treasure an Employee Referral

Every hiring manager knows just how challenging it is to find and keep talent in today’s market. They are pulling out all the stops when it comes to recruiting methods—social media, personal networking, branded ads, sponsored events, etc. While these are all important tools, one of the most effective methods of recruiting in any market… Read More »

How to Encourage Your Employees to Live Your Values

Nearly every company has a set of corporate values that help build a strong foundation and a healthy company, but far fewer live out those values every day. Leaders often say that though they wish their teams lived out company values, they don’t know how to help their employees make the connection. These strategies can… Read More »

Are You A Bad Boss?

No one wants to be a bad boss and no one sets out to purposely become a bad boss. However, the number of people who report working for a bad boss is staggering… which means you could one and not even know it. If you lead a team that is having issues like poor morale or high turnover, the first place to… Read More »

Why Getting Frustrated at Work Could be Great for Your Creativity

We typically associate frustration at work with a roadblock; something is standing in the way of a goal. It could be a bad boss, outdated tools, poor processes, nasty colleagues, difficult employees or any number of frustrations. However, if you flip the script on frustration, you can actually use it as a catalyst for creativity.   The Unplayable Piano… Read More »

5 Tips to Retain Your Top Employees

When most people think about the war for talent, they think about fighting it out with competitors for top candidates. However, the war could be closer than you think. Employee retention is the keystone of the recruitment puzzle. It’s simple—if you can retain your best people, you don’t have to replace them and you can… Read More »

How to Attract New Skilled Trades Candidates During a Labor Shortage

Due to the well-documented labor shortage across the country, it has never been more challenging to find skilled trades candidates for your open roles. This means conducting recruiting business as usual isn’t going to be enough. If you’re looking to attract high-quality candidates for your skilled roles, follow these strategies. Conduct Multi-Day Job Fairs Single-day… Read More »

How to Keep Your Workers Safe in Hot Weather

  Summer is finally here! Before heading off on vacation to the beach or campground, it’s important to prepare your outdoor workers for the transition to heat and humidity. Working even just a few hours in extremely hot temperatures can lead to dangerous illness and even death. There’s good news, though: heat-related emergencies can be… Read More »

National Safety Month: How to Communicate Your Safety Plan to Employees

National Safety Month

If employee safety for your organization is a top priority, you cannot simply “set it and forget it.” Orientation for new employees and the occasional safety meeting are simply not enough to keep safe practices top-of-mind, especially as things change over time. This National Safety Month, take time to develop effective strategies to communicate your… Read More »