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Crisis Management 101 – How to Support Your Employees During the Pandemic

With the launch of effective vaccines, the COVID-19 crisis will come to an end, likely by the end of the year, and therefore it is important to think about how your employee relations will lead to success in a post-COVID world. If you overlook the current importance of employee relations, the vibrancy of your business… Read more »

Simple & Effective Ways to Thank Your Team This Holiday Season

During the typical year, your company might show thanks to its employees by throwing a holiday party and handing out awards. However, this isn’t a typical year. Social distancing guidelines and remote work make employee recognition more difficult than ever – but not impossible. All it takes is a bit of creativity to give your… Read more »

Here’s How Partnering with a Staffing Firm Can Lead Your Team to Success

Hiring new staff members is time-consuming and costly, and the cost to your company only increases if you make poor hiring decisions. Partnering with a staffing company can boost your odds of quickly hiring applicants who are the best match for the position and the company.   There are advantages of choosing to work with a… Read more »

Soft Skills Every Manager Needs to Improve (And How to Improve Them)

Companies place a premium on “hard” technical abilities, as they’re necessary to effectively handle specific job responsibilities. Technical abilities also a focus for company managers because they are easy to evaluate.  However, “soft” interpersonal skills are just as critical, particularly for those in leadership. To create and maintain a strong team, a manager should know… Read more »

4 Reasons Going Back to Work Can Be Good for Your Mental Health

A lot of the COVID-19 media coverage has rightfully focused on the physical hazards associated with the virus, but the virus has also had substantial effects on mental health — especially for individuals who find themselves furloughed, laid-off or permanently let go.  For these people, going back to work can help with respect to their mental… Read more »

How to Find the Right Candidate

Locating the right job candidates is increasingly challenging, and hiring professionals who don’t use proven hiring strategies tend to be less able to identify good fits for their open positions.    Below are a few proven tips on how to find the right candidate for your next open role.  Describe the Right Candidate for the Position  If you can’t describe… Read more »

5 Things Managers Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Given that Asia was the first part of the world to be hit by the COIVD-19 pandemic, countless people are looking to the continent for answers – including business leaders.  While businesses in Asia have not fully disengaged from the COVID-19 situation, they’re months ahead of the United States in terms of the impacts and response and,… Read more »

7 Ways to Stay Motivated & Productive While Working from Home

For many people, “work from home” was more of a Fifth Harmony lyric that is was a description of their job situation. However, COVID-19 came along and changed all that.  Many of us have suddenly been thrust into navigating the futuristic world of Microsoft Teams, Zoom calls and constant emails. This new situation can be fun, but… Read more »

10 Benefits of Having a Strong Relationship with Your Staffing Agency

Any successful executive will tell you that with great people – a business runs itself.   As a business grows, bringing in good people while keeping up with business activities becomes increasingly difficult. A staffing company can help. As experts in what they do, staffing agencies make smart, efficient talent acquisitions for their clients without negatively impacting productivity.  When a business has a strong… Read more »

How to Start Your Job Search in the Era of Coronavirus

The first wave of coronavirus may be behind us, but the pandemic is expected to have a lasting impact on society.  Some businesses that had planned to slowly transition into a remote work model fully embraced that model over the span of a couple weeks. Some older processes that were being phased out have now… Read more »