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The Staffers Blog is where you’ll find timely news and updates. It’s just one more way we support your business, your career and your goals.

When the holiday hype has calmed down, loved ones have traveled home, and life has returned to normal, it’s time to take a look at the new year – and possibly, your plans for a new job. If finding a new job has made its way onto your list of New Year’s resolutions, this is… Read more »

Your hiring process for that new position is coming to a close, and your candidate pool has been narrowed down to two excellent potential new hires. Each of these candidates brings something unique to the table; however, they each stand out to you for very different reasons: one candidate is a picture-perfect skills match, but… Read more »

Employee wellness impacts more than just medical costs; a healthy workforce is a productive workforce.  The vast majority of healthcare spending is actually caused by preventable and modifiable health risks.  Unhealthy lifestyle choices often lead to chronic diseases, costing businesses more than one trillion dollars in lost productivity alone. Promoting healthier behaviors pays off for… Read more »

Are you spending more time working with your employees on correcting current issues than moving forward with them? Believe it or not, these occurrences are more common than you’d think. Many times, these scenarios can be caused by understaffing, but more often than not, they’re caused by a skills mismatch. It sounds daunting, but it’s… Read more »

There’s no other way to put it: phone interviews are daunting. Not only is this your first real “personal” opportunity to give the employer a great impression of you, your chances of moving on to an in-person interview hinge on it. Fortunately, you have some benefits on your side for phone interviews, and preparing for… Read more »

The old saying goes that great leaders lead by example. Although the times have changed, these words of wisdom still ring true. The difference is, the new leading by example is to lead by being an excellent follower. It sounds confusing, but it is actually a highly effective leadership skill. Many times, in just a… Read more »

In this age of information transparency, lying on resumes is a relatively uncommon issue, but unfortunately, it does happen. With unemployment rates at an all-time high, some candidates will stoop to all-time lows to find a job. Never fear, though; even if your company does not have its own dedicated human resources department, you can… Read more »

Wearing different hats is something that comes with the territory of an HR staffer. With pressure to recruit within limited resources and manage workforce changes, policy making is rarely a top priority. While setting policies in place isn’t easy, it’s something that cannot be overlooked.  Although they require a lot of work – both in… Read more »

Starting a new job can be an exciting new adventure, but it can also be accompanied by a multitude of anxiety. Combining the stresses of learning a new routine with the pressures to succeed in your new position and impress your new employer can lead to a great deal of nervous tension. Luckily, there’s an… Read more »

For employers, nothing is better than retaining long-term employees; especially employees who start out in entry-level positions and work their way to the top. While these kinds of employees are coveted due to their high return on investment and vast knowledge of the ins and outs of the company, it can sometimes be difficult determining… Read more »