On Time – On Budget: Secrets to Effective Project Staffing

Posted & filed under Career Review, Contingent Workforce, Intraplacement, Planning, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

The Challenge Many departments across most organizations have been severely cut during recent months. And just as we’ve become “lean and mean”, the economy seems to be rebounding. Within months, we’re likely to see a deluge of new projects and new demands for technical talent. The pressure is going to be intense. Not only will… Read more »

A Contingent Workforce Strategy as an Effective Part of Workforce Planning

Posted & filed under Contingent Workforce, Intraplacement, Planning, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

In a constantly changing world, successful organizations must become more flexible. Just as the human body can react and “shift resources” when an infection strikes, successful organizations must also develop contingency plans that allow them to shift their resources rapidly. What is a Contingent Workforce Strategy? A contingent worker is a worker who can easily… Read more »

Get Rich Quick!

Posted & filed under Planning, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

Remember how easy it was for Jed Clampett of Beverly Hillbillies fame? One day he was shootin’ at some food and up through the ground came some bubblin’ crude. It was just sitting there, waiting for him. Take a look in front of you. There’s a precious commodity just sitting there, waiting for you. As… Read more »

Performance Reviews: A Guide for Managers in Los Angeles and Orange County

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Annual performance reviews can be stressful for both employees and managers. Here are some simple but effective tactics to help minimize your employees’ anxiety and ensure reviews are both fair and effective: Explain the process ahead of time. Ideally, whenever you hire an employee you should explain the details of the performance review process—how often… Read more »