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

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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 »

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

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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?

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“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 Use Facebook… And still show your face at work

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By now, you probably understand the potential dangers of social media. Indiscriminate use can seriously damage your professional reputation. So when people in your office (especially your boss) want to be your Facebook friend, how do you use Facebook so that you can still show your face at work?Here are several quick tips for managing… Read more »

Giving Your Career a Physical Examination

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Is your career in good shape? Do you feel invigorated at your job? Do you feel healthy coming to work each day, knowing that your hard work is paying off, improving your prospects for the future? In the same way a long distance runner improves his or her cardiovascular system with each run, a properly… Read more »