Management Tips: Setting Goals for Your Employees

In order to keep a company on track, a manager should work with her employees to establish attainable goals and deadlines. According to Success Factors, most businesses see an increase in company performance when managers work with individuals to create goals that are connected to the company’s overall strategy. Here are some tips for how… Read more »

Exciting Ways to Learn About Staffing: Podcasts

Do you have a long commute to work? It can be tough to entertain yourself on the way to work while driving safely. Podcasts have become hugely popular over the last few years, and the staffing industry has responded to listeners’ interests. If you don’t have as much time to read about current trends in… Read more »

What It Takes to Be a Successful Recruiter

Being a recruiter requires wearing multiple hats. Not only are you working with candidates, but you are also working with clients and establishing liaisons between the two groups. Recruiters have to know how to best serve their candidates and clients, and in a lot of ways, this position is about both being a good salesman,… Read more »

Retaining Top Talent: Office Culture

The notion of company loyalty has changed dramatically in the past few years. As the job market changes, employees are switching from job to job more frequently, which means companies are having to re-strategize in order to retain their top talent. One strategy is to establish and / or maintain an engaging office culture. According… Read more »

Summer Time and the Living Isn’t Always Easy: How to Find Temp Employees During Vacation Season

Summer is one of the most popular times for vacationing, which means, for many businesses, that fewer employees are working at any given time. This can make it difficult to keep a schedule running smoothly or to meet a project deadline. If your office numbers are lower during the summer time, and you’re scrambling to… Read more »

How to Get Your Business More Involved in Your Community

It’s well known that for a business to succeed, it has to successfully engage and serve its local community. Of course, your Chamber of Commerce can help you connect with your business community, not to mention getting involved with groups like Jackson MS’s Small Business Administration or the Jackson’s Women Business Center of Mississippi. But… Read more »

Questions You Should Ask Yourself about Office Health

It is so easy to get overwhelmed by the day-to-day tasks that keep your business afloat or a quickly approaching project deadline. When your office is especially busy, maintaining workplace positivity is one of the first things to fall by the wayside. While you and your co-workers are on task, working extra hard, and accomplishing… Read more »

5 Secrets of a Likable Manager

Being a good boss isn’t about giving orders. That’s what a dictator does. An effective manager should to lead by example, show respect for his or her employees, and inspire subordinates to give their best efforts. It helps greatly if employees like their manager. It takes an incredibly rare individual to be unlikable yet still… Read more »

Jackson’s Guide to Hiring

Staffing needs can change. The economy has its ups and downs – in Jackson and nationally. You win (or lose) big projects. The skills that you need to hire for can evolve over time. How can you effectively analyze, respond to and manage your Jackson staffing needs? Here’s a guide for  Analyze Your Current and… Read more »

Ways of Effectively Measuring Employee Turnover

No company is exempt from the facts; all businesses will experience some degree of employee turnover.  Replacing lost employees requires a great deal of effort from recruiting qualified candidates, to conducting interviews and training new hires, in turn, costing the company valuable time and money, not to mention taking its toll on employee morale.  This… Read more »