How To Be Smarter Every Day

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Pretty much everyone I’ve ever asked about this would say they would like to be smarter. And that goal of being smarter, stated or not, is common regardless how confident people are, their level of self-esteem, and even their actual or perceived level of “smartness.” It starts when we are very young — we want… 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 »

Research Reveals How HR Uses Social Media

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I’m often asked about how human resource pros, recruiters, and talent management people are using or can use social media in the professional and corporate work environment. HR Toolbox recently unveiled a survey that provides some interesting insights into how the HR industry is using social media–and their findings might surprise you. HR pros are… Read more »

How can we improve?

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Hi Reader, Despite high unemployment, many companies are finding it increasingly difficult to hire and retain the best and brightest skilled employees for their organizations. Today, I would like to ask for your help in evaluating how our company can better address these challenges in the future. We have asked Haley Marketing Group, a consulting… Read more »

Staffing for Competitive Advantage

Posted & filed under Career Review, Contingent Workforce, Intraplacement, Planning.

IntroductionContingent staffing, outsourcing, behavioral hiring. All have become commonly used buzz-words among human resource and staffing industry professionals. While the terms refer to different activities, their intent is the same: gain competitive advantage by implementing new tactics and strategies in the hiring and use of labor. If you are familiar with the current trends in… Read more »

CONTRACT OR DIRECT: What’s the best way to get work done?

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

“We did it!” Mike, a partner in a mid-sized firm enjoys their recent success and turns to his partner Keith to tell him the great news!  Keith is perplexed! Wide eyed, Mike said quietly, “We got the whole thing.” Keith slumped down into his chair with concern.  Mike, we don’t have the resources to do… Read more »

How to Reverse Negativity in the Workplace

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Do any of these workplace issues sound familiar? Morale is low. Employees are making preventable mistakes because they don’t seem to care. No one seems to have fun at work anymore. Employees spend a lot of time complaining and griping. Gossip, whispers and rumors are distracting people from their jobs. Employees talk badly about management,… Read more »