Hate Being the New Guy?

Posted & filed under Career Review, Contingent Workforce, Staffing Tips.

How to fit in, make friends and succeed from day one.   You may ask yourself; Will the work environment be fast paced or laid back? What will my Supervisor think of me? Will I mesh well with my new teammates? How will I fit in? Whether you are starting a new assignment or full… Read more »

Want That Management Job?

Posted & filed under Career Review, Leadership.

Have you reached a point in your career when you want: to take on greater responsibility? to advance your career development? to earn more money? Becoming a manager is an excellent way to accomplish all of these. But landing your first management job presents a “chicken and egg” dilemma: you need to have management experience… Read more »

Top 10 Job Hunting Blunders

Posted & filed under Career Review, Planning, Workplace Stress.

Whether you are just starting your professional life, a seasoned pro looking to make a savvy career move, between jobs, or simply feeling the need to move on, the quality of your job hunt will determine your level of success. Do you know what actions might put the kibosh on your quest? Here are 10… Read more »

The Top 10 Ways to Retain Good Employees

Posted & filed under Career Review, Planning, Staffing Tips.

Share the results of good work, tangibly. Bonuses, cash, and non-cash rewards need to be tied to results so that, in receiving them, the employee knows that he or she is being rewarded for his or her specific contribution. Gifts given at the whim of the CEO can be regarded as actually demeaning in that… Read more »

How Your Work History Affects Your Job Hunt in the New Age of Work

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Some say the resume is dying. I say it’s not. For most jobs, you still have to present an impressive resume and cover letter to land an interview. But the resume–and other details of the job hunt–certainly are changing. Resumes are morphing into a combination of digital identity and the traditional summary of work experience… Read more »

10 Strategies for CONTROLLING COSTS

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Looking to improve operating margins in your business? Then take a look at your staffing strategy. From the assembly line to the executive office, effective staffing is essential to maximizing profitability. Below are 10 practical strategies for using staffing to reduce overhead, manage operating costs, and improve organizational performance.   Convert Fixed Cost to Variable… Read more »

On Time – On Budget: Secrets to Effective Project Staffing

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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 »