How to Make Sure You’re Adequately Staffed for the Holidays

When it comes to your recruiting calendar, you probably have two sections circled in red ink: the summer and the holiday season. The former can be challenging because of staff shortages due to vacations; the latter is rough because, especially in distribution, business increases at a rate that makes it hard to keep up with […]

How to Recognize a Strong Work Ethic

In the quest for finding the right candidate to fill an opening at your company, you may find yourself looking at multiple applicants who seem to have identical qualifications. How do you decide whom to hire? For many employers, the “X Factor” is a strong work ethic, as it not only a good indicator of […]

5 Signs Your Company Culture Needs Changing

Organizational culture is one of the most often overlooked aspects of success in today’s competitive business landscape. Organizations that focus on working through the prism of a consistent set of values, objectives and missions consistently exceed expectations. Meanwhile, organizations that fail to consider the importance of culture tend to get left behind.  Unfortunately, identifying the need for cultural change within an […]

Stay Healthy with National Handwashing Awareness Week

Did you know the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness Week?   And, with COVID cases spiking around the country, keeping our hands clean is one of the best lines of defense. So, get your workplace involved and have everyone brush up on their handwashing knowledge.    Why Handwashing Works  When you wash your hands, soap molecules act like crowbars. They pry dirt, oil, and germs from your skin. In addition, soap breaks down the outer membrane of many microorganisms and […]

Reduce Employee Turnover With These Overlooked Elements of Feedback

Most companies have come to understand the value of employee feedback. Not only can it help you create a more comfortable and welcoming work environment, but feedback – when used correctly – can give you further insight into how your company is viewed by employees, recruits, and even competitors.   Utilize a Short Survey  Start by offering a short survey […]

The Right Way to Say No to a Work Assignment

The world of the average temporary worker is a tough one. While it’s important to take on new assignments when they come your way, it can be difficult – if not downright impossible – to assume responsibility for a project you’re just not comfortable with. In this case, it’s important you’re able to say no […]