In seeking low-cost and time-efficient methods for employee motivation, managers often make a few crucial mistakes that can actually harm morale and lower engagement at work. Every office and individual is unique so it can be difficult to please everyone, and managers often have the best of intentions when they try to encourage their team, but they don’t always hit the mark. We have outlined four ways your own actions can work against your goals when it comes to motivating employees.Continue reading “How to Increase Employee Motivation: Avoid These 4 Mistakes”
When hiring new employees, it’s necessary to look at a candidate’s past experiences in the workplace. While resumes and cover letters often highlight the positives, references can sometimes answer questions and fill in the blanks that might make or break a potential employee’s chance of working for your company.Continue reading “Questions You Need To Ask When Checking References”
If you’re a temporary employee or contract hire who’s completed their assignment, how do you exit your position with good rapport between you and your employer? Josephine’s Professional Staffing has assembled a short, helpful guide to leaving on a high note.
Employers at contract jobs can serve as valuable references for a resume, showing future employers that your short stay was valuable. This article will guide you through leaving a lasting, positive impression on your workplace when you move on to a new opportunity.Continue reading “How to Exit a Position on Good Terms as a Temporary Employee”
According to the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), over 95 percent of employers say they’ve performed background checks on new and potential hires. As a job seeker, it is important to have a basic understanding of your rights as they relate to questions about your legal and personal history.
This blog post explores the legalities associated with employee background checks, including:
- What potential employers can ask
- What laws forbid employers to ask
- How to prepare for background checks
For those who’ve worked temporary or contract positions, it can be challenging to know how these short-term engagements affect the value of your work experience on paper. It’s important to present temporary work experience as valuable, with each job adding to your skills and experience, and forming you into the ideal candidate for a new opportunity. Here are six helpful resume tips that will help you stand out in the application process.
A common trend many companies are moving toward is dropping cubicle boundaries and creating open offices. There are positives and negatives to this choice, with opinions ranging from loving the redesigned spaces to hating them. Here are three challenges and three benefits of open offices so you can decide for yourself what might work best for your workplace.
Working with a staffing agency provides numerous advantages to employers, including support, consultation and cost-reduction. This article will cover five of the many benefits of contracting a staffing agency. For further information on the valuable assets companies like Josephine’s Professional Staffing provide, read our blog article on three reasons to work with one.
Active job seekers know the value of networking. It is a great way to meet other professionals in your industry and make connections that last for years to come. As important as networking is for job seekers, making these types of connections can often times be intimidating.
Whether you have a couple of connections already, or are just starting out, here are our top three networking tips to help you get exposure in the job market.Continue reading “How-To Networking Guide: 3 Helpful Tips for Job Seekers”
Why do staffing agencies exist if employers can handle their own employee recruitment? The answer is they save employers time and money.
Staffing firms are able to dedicate all their resources to developing a pool of candidates. The screening process that agencies put applicants through results in a smaller, but higher quality, selection of potential new hires.
It may seem like an odd idea, like spending money to save money. However, the benefits clearly outweigh the cost; here are the top three reasons to work with a staffing agency.
A cover letter is just as important as a resume for a job application; it gives job seekers a format to showcase to potential employers the reasons they are the best candidate for the job.
Writing a cover letter is challenging, and before you begin you’ll want to understand the dynamics of the company, the challenges and trends they might be facing, and how your knowledge and skills as an employee will bring value and enthusiasm to the position.
To get you started, let’s go through the entire document and review the beginning, middle and end of an effective cover letter.Continue reading “How to Craft an Effective Cover Letter”