How to Get Salary Data You Can Actually USE

Posted & filed under Career Review, Compensation, Planning.

What should you pay that new employee? Stop guessing–and start using these great sources of up-to-date salary information:   Salary.com is technically directed at job seekers, showing users how much they are worth based on their experience and skills, but employers can use the same criteria to develop competitive compensation packages. The Monster Salary Center is powered… 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 »

10 Strategies for CONTROLLING COSTS

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

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

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 »

50 Behavior Based Interview Questions

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Are you looking for behavior based interviewing questions? While the questions and behavior characteristics listed below are by no means comprehensive, they might be just the jump-start you’re looking for. Try These… If You’re Looking For Behaviors that Revolve Around Leadership: Tell me about a time when you accomplished something significant that wouldn’t have happened… Read more »