Lessons Learned From Owning My Own Business

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How to work with temp services

Six years ago today, my wife and I took a leap of faith into the unknown by opening our doors as Strategic-Partners/franchise owners with the national staffing firm PrideStaff.  To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect when we opened. We were excited and worried at the same time.  Now 6 years later there… Read more »

Are All Cars The Same?

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Just this morning I went on a sales call where I was told we have used your type of services before, I don’t expect much from you.  Unfortunately, the common perception of staffing is that we are all the same.  I like to respond with an analogy by asking them to compare us to the… Read more »

How To Stand Out In A Crowd!

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If you are looking for a job today in the Tampa Bay region, you are not alone. So what can you do to get noticed and stand out in a crowd of other applicants? To answer that question, there are some simple steps I would encourage all job seekers to pay attention to today! Be… Read more »

What To Do If You Have an Employee Who’s Stuck in a Rut

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Everyone runs into a performance lull now and again. It might be because of personal distractions, it might be weather-related, they might be bored, or they might be frustrated with something in your company procedures. And depending on your management style and their personality, they might not be comfortable discussing it with you. But if… Read more »

Is Your Best Employee About to Walk Out the Door? Here’s How to Tell

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All your employees are replaceable—except for the ones who aren’t! Your best employees have all those intangible, soft skills that not everyone has. The loss of any employee will set you back time, money, morale, but when your best employee leaves, it can be devastating. And it’s even worse if you didn’t see it coming…. Read more »

3 Tips for Handling Frustrated Employees

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No matter how great of a leader you are, eventually, you’ll have a swarm of frustrated employees in front of you. And even though it probably wasn’t your fault, you have to handle it, and the sooner, the better! When morale is low, employees rarely perform well, people stop trying and productivity wanes. If you… Read more »

What Do You Do If You Have Two Strong Job Candidates?

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So, you’re hiring, and you’ve narrowed it down to two solid job candidates, and you’re not sure who to hire. It’s certainly a good problem to have! Most companies struggle to find just one candidate who’s qualified, so if you’ve found two, you’re pretty lucky. But before the indecisiveness paralyzes you, let’s problem-solve and think… Read more »

4 Tips for Getting the Right Kind of Feedback at a New Job

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It’s important to get guidance and feedback once you’ve started a new job. You don’t want to get too far into it and realize you’re doing things incorrectly. It’s also a good chance to show your boss that you’re invested in the company and committed to improving. They’re more likely to advance an employee who… Read more »

5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes and How to Correct Them

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A cover letter might be one of the most important documents in your career. It’s one of the first things potential employers see about you. Between your resume and your cover letter, a hiring manager will only take a few moments to peruse both documents and make a snap judgment about you. Will they decide… Read more »

How You Can Retain Your Top Employees

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A good employee is nothing to take for granted. If you have some all-star employees on your team, you need to do everything in your power to keep them happy and keep them at your company. Fortunately, you can take advantage of their talents and help them to thrive at work at the same time… Read more »