Hire Good People, Motivate Them and Keep Them

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“Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.” –Lee Iacocca If you have been paying attention to the news regarding employment lately, you will notice that our unemployment range in the Tampa Bay area has hovered in… 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 »

Hiring? Is Quality or Skills More Important?

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One of the great pleasures of being in the staffing business is the fact that we are able to meet and hire a significant cross-section of people in our community who are in different seasons of their life and career.  As you may expect, many of those experiences with our candidates are incredible, rewarding, heartwarming… Read more »

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

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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 »

Should You Allow Employees to Work from Home?

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As technology advances become a greater part of the work environment, employers are finding that working from home is very feasible. In fact, because it is so popular among job seekers, many companies are finding they need to offer it in order to stay competitive. You’d hate to lose out on hiring top talent that… Read more »

Hiring the Class of 2017—What You Need to Know

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The class of 2017 is finally graduating! Many will continue their studies in graduate programs, but most will enter the workforce for the first time. It’s not easy to attract millennials, but it’s worth the effort to snag some fresh talent for your company.   Sense of purpose Know that millennials are passionate about the… Read more »

Who Should I Be Using as References?

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Your interviews went well; you feel like you’re close to getting the job, but first the employer asks for a list of references. Figuring out who to use as a reference is a critical part of the job-seeking process. Not all hiring managers will ask for references, but you want to be prepared in case… Read more »