Seeking a Mentor? Watch for 3 Core Traits  

Mentoring – a concept is as old as tribal society itself - is becoming increasingly more popular in companies. Whether based on diversity, gender, or profession, having an advisor on your side who is interested in your future can be helpful. What makes a good mentor? Although believing in you is essential, it’s not enough. [...]

6 Changes to Inspire Amazing Growth in 2018

Be Intentional About Customer Service Whether you’re a B2B or consumer-focused business, the road to a loyal base of client/customers, who bring more client/customers is laid with trust. The competition is strong. While being the best is a worthy goal, people are looking for more than the ultimate best. They want warm, connected service – [...]

Interviewing with a Staffing Agency? Follow These Tips

Is there a difference in interviewing for a staffing agency vs. a company? Yes, and here are tips to help you make the most of your agency interview and move your career forward in 2018. The Position Gateway A staffing agency is often contracted to fill a specific position, and they will screen the candidate [...]

Streamlining your Workflow

Streamlining your workflow isn’t a one-time process – it requires an ongoing awareness of what works and what doesn’t. Following these steps will help your business move forward, maintaining a steady bottom-line, and building the kind of strength that rises above the inevitable storms. Assess Existing Processes Prioritize: Which workflow areas will benefit most from [...]

Practicing Gratitude at Work

Thanksgiving has given way to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the rush toward December Holidays, but gratitude has no reason to cease. Can you count the number of times someone said “thank you” to you during your day? Do you hear those words from friends? At home? How often do you tell someone else thank [...]

Team Spirit

Creating a company culture that embraces and enhances teamwork is essential to your ultimate success. The late J Richard Hackman, a professor, author, and expert on what makes a team excel contended that while personalities, attitudes, and behavioral styles play a role, what enables teamwork the most is creating the right conditions. Follow these “enabling [...]

Are You a Leader?

What’s the difference between a manager and a leader? While both are responsible for a group of people who are, in turn, accountable for fulfilling specific goals and tasks, the dissimilarity lies in the approach. A manager has the authority and directive to assign tasks which must compel the team toward accomplishing directives. Many managers [...]

Intentional Safety in the Workplace

Maintaining safety in your workplace is vital to the ultimate success of your company, but “it doesn’t happen by accident.” Taking safety thoughtfully and intentionally, as well as training your staff accordingly is crucial. In fact, according to OSHA findings, companies who place a priority on safety, taking appropriate preventive steps, have 50% fewer lost [...]

Can You Turn Your Temp Job into a Permanent One?

Lots of companies want to “try before they buy,” especially in this gig economy. While there is no guarantee of a temporary position becoming a permanent job, it is a possibility. In fact, some staffing companies advise candidates looking for work to take a temporary contract position with the hope of turning it into a [...]

Gig Economy – Part I

What Is a Gig Economy? According to WhatIs.com, a “gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.” Projections indicate that the end of the decade will see nearly 40 percent of American workers as individual contractors, freelancers or on-demand workers. This gig workforce [...]