Today's Staffing Industry: Economic and Employment Indicators

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After an extremely difficult year for the domestic and international economies, business leaders worldwide are looking for signs of growth.  The staffing industry is a good place to start. Why?  According to the American Staffing Association, the staffing industry has long been considered both a coincident economic indicator and a leading employment indicator.  In other […]


Tips for Creating an Empowered Workplace

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As a manager, you know that empowered employees: have the authority, and take the initiative, to make sound business decisions; are energetic, passionate and committed to doing a great job; are creative and innovative problem solvers; continually strive to improve quality, productivity and morale; all because they feel personally rewarded for doing so. But while […]


The True Value of Recruiting Services

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Have you ever paid attention to car manufacturers’ ads?  They show you models that are loaded with extras and then entice you with prices that seem too good to be true – and they usually are.  Because what those numbers in bold print don’t include are all the fees, taxes and options that can literally […]


Using the Right Assessment Tools to Make Sound Hiring Decisions

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Much as a carpenter must select the right chisel to carve a head post, a hiring manager must carefully choose the right assessment tools to make a sound hiring decision.  To help you develop a functional hiring “toolbox,” here is a brief overview of commonly used assessment tools. Qualifications Screens These simple questionnaires determine if […]


Do More With Less: Six Ways Staffing Services Can Save You Money

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Looking for ways to do more with less? Okay, let’s be realistic.  In today’s economic climate, what business isn’t looking to do more with less? Staffing firms offer several effective solutions for reducing overhead, managing labor-related costs and improving productivity.  Used intelligently, staffing services can save you more money than they cost.  Here’s how: Lower […]


Boost Morale and Productivity (without breaking the bank)

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If your company is like most, you may struggle to find effective ways to reward employees without spending a lot.  Thankfully, when it comes to boosting morale in these unpredictable economic times, money isn’t everything.  Here are some creative ideas to keep your staff’s spirits and productivity high, while keeping an eye on your bottom […]