Top Three Reasons You Need To Work With A Staffing Agency

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.

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How to Craft an Effective Cover Letter

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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.

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How to Manage Employees with Bad Attitude

It can be very frustrating for a manager to deal with difficult employees, and unfortunately, most every office has one. But what makes someone so hard to work with? How do you manage employees with a bad attitude?

Staff Management Tips: How to Help Employees with Poor Attitudes

Here are five staff management tips to assist you in helping an employee avoid another trip to the HR office.

Get to Know Your Employees

The first step in effective staff management is to fully understand the problem. Research your employee’s behavior to understand where they’re coming from, giving you a better perspective on how to handle the situation. Inc.com has put together a reference list of the 10 most common difficult types of employees and how to handle their poor behavior:

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The Benefit of Non-Traditional Interview Questions

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If you’re someone who is regularly put in charge of interviewing potential candidates for a position – no matter the industry – the applicants can start to blend together after a while. And if you’re an individual who has been through the interview process frequently, chances are you’re honing in on the key words and phrases that will get you through the first round.

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The Ultimate Employee Benefit? A Strong Work-Life Balance.

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Striking the perfect work-life balance is an ongoing struggle for the majority of today’s employees no matter what industry they find themselves in. Our schedules are busier than ever before, which can cause stress and result in suffering to both our home life and work productivity. That’s why offering work-life balance is a terrific employee benefit.

Why Work-Life Balance Is An Important Employee Benefit

According to a report from the Business Information Review, “The search for work-life balance is a process in which people seek to change things in accordance with changes in their own priorities, physical, psychological or both, and these can be triggered in their turn by factors such as: age; changes in working conditions; the demands of new technology; and poor management.”

When employees feel a sense of control and ownership of their lives they are often better able to leave work issues at work and home issues at home. That balance leads to increased motivation and reduced stress, which in turn increases productivity and reduces conflict between coworkers and management. Continue reading “The Ultimate Employee Benefit? A Strong Work-Life Balance.”

How To Give Constructive Criticism Your Employee Will Hear

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Nobody likes giving an employee negative feedback and, unless everything is going perfectly, giving constructive criticism can be pretty rough on both the employer and the team member. Unfortunately, ignoring problems and hoping they’ll just disappear will be worse in the long run.

The good news is there are a few key tips that can help make the review process fairly painless for you and the employee and likely to yield tangible results. Continue reading “How To Give Constructive Criticism Your Employee Will Hear”

Use References To Look Behind The Scenes Of Employee Resumes

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Look Before You Leap

When you’re looking for a great candidate to fill an important role in your company, it’s best to take your time. Even if you need the position filled right away, an employee that’s a poor fit could cause you a bigger headache in the long run than letting a spot stay open a little longer.

It’s easy to get caught up in someone who looks great on paper. They may have all the right skills listed, paired with amazing accomplishments, but it’s important to remember that the resume is just one factor. To really understand whether an applicant is the best fit for your workplace, you need to talk with the people who can give you first-hand information: their references. Continue reading “Use References To Look Behind The Scenes Of Employee Resumes”

How To Combat Ghost Employees Haunting Your Business

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Have you ever scheduled an interview only for your applicant to no-show without notice? Or maybe you’ve gone as far as making a job offer only to never receive a response? It’s becoming a common occurrence at companies for positions of all sizes and skill levels known as “ghosting.”

What is Ghosting?

Ghosting originated as a way to describe one person’s complete disappearance and disengagement from a romantic pursuit. Now it’s starting to haunt employers, some of whom have reported up to a 50 percent failure at following through with interviews. Continue reading “How To Combat Ghost Employees Haunting Your Business”