Employer Branding is More Important Than Ever. Learn Why

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Employer branding has always been an essential ingredient of success for any business. Without a strong employer branding strategy, companies tend to have a much more difficult time attracting new employees, retaining current ones, and expanding their influence within their chosen field. Developing a strong employer branding strategy, on the other hand, has the power… Read more »

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 »

What In The World Did I Get Myself Into?

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This week my office is celebrating our 4th anniversary and it brought me into a reflective mood. While I love what I do and the people I work with, I would be lying to you if I didn’t tell you that I still occasionally ask myself the rhetorical question, “what in the world did I get… Read more »

Thanksgiving still matters!

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I am not quite sure when the rest of the world decided to skip Thanksgiving and begin the Christmas season immediately after Halloween, but clearly, the world has made that decision! For me, however, I refuse to forget Thanksgiving.  Not just because I have much to be thankful for, but rather, I have always loved… Read more »

Are You Asking the Right Phone Interview Questions?

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Phone interviews are a great cost-effective way to screen candidates and determine whether or not they’re worth bringing in for the next round of interviews. Though they’re more revealing than emailing back and forth, they’re also fraught with their own special challenges. Since it’s impossible to read body language during a phone interview, it’s best… Read more »

The Tricks of Successful Salary Negotiation

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Negotiating your salary to get the pay you deserve is a tricky task many people find intimidating. You want to get enough to feel comfortable, but you don’t want to offend the hiring manager and have your job offer reneged. The good news is your employer wants you to feel appreciated and satisfied so you’ll… Read more »

6 Ways to Make a Temporary Worker Feel Part of the Team

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Staffing - Welcoming Office and Staff

Hiring temporary employees is a great way to adapt to changing workplace needs—seasonal projects, extended absences or peaks in production. But bringing someone on for a limited amount of time can cause a bit of awkwardness in terms of interpersonal relationships and a sustained sense of teamwork. So how can you work to make sure… Read more »

Are You a Leader or a Boss?

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Managing a team does not make you a leader, and ineffective leadership often results in poor performance, high turnover and overall failure. Having a bad boss is one of the biggest reasons people quit their jobs. Leaders, on the other hand, enjoy people and the challenge of putting them in positions to succeed. When you… Read more »

Remembering Why Memorial Day Is Important

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“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty” -President John F. Kennedy A few years ago I had an incredible opportunity to travel to South… Read more »