Having Trouble Finding Qualified Candidates? Try These 5 Exceptional Strategies

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If you’re having trouble finding skilled candidates to fill your open positions, know that you’re not alone. But that doesn’t mean it’s an impossible task!  If your recruiting and outreach efforts haven’t changed much in the past five to 10 years, it might be time to branch out and consider some new tools and avenues […]

Is Your Business Missing This Key Component of Onboarding? 

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Onboarding, or new employee orientation, or whatever you call the process of getting a new employee set up and prepared to start work, is a critical component of the hiring process.  The problem is that most companies start engaging their new employees on their first day instead of working with them from the time they […]

Safety Tips for Every Warehouse Worker

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A warehouse environment can often bring an opportunity for injury. Hazards, trips, falls, and bruises occur where they can easily be prevented. As a warehouse employee, take the initiative to keep yourself safe and abide by all safety regulations each day on the job. Follow these safety recommendations to avoid danger. Power Equipment Usage When […]

Retraining an Employee May Be Better for Business Than Firing

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Retraining an Employee May Be Better for Business Than Firing

You created the posting.  Resumes.  Phone screens.  Interviews.  Second interviews.  Offer letters.  Onboarding.  And then suddenly you look up and realize you’ve made a terrible mistake. The dreaded poor hire. What can you do? You’ve invested so much time into the hiring and training process, and you feel like you can’t start all over again. […]

3 Reasons Why Workforce Diversity Is Essential

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Hiring managers love to talk about dry spells in the labor market and dealing with low retention and turnover. But the experts know it’s about hiring the right people in the first place. The secret to effective long-term hiring is emphasizing the values that matter. Cultivating a staff with fresh ideas and diverse perspectives is the […]

3 Reasons Why Your Employees Are Leaving

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Retention is the challenge of all managers. Hiring for fit can be time-consuming, but it’s critical to find the best person for each role, or you’ll risk losing them. If you’re finding turnover to be an increasingly significant problem for your business, here are the three likely reasons your employees are leaving.  Lack of Opportunity  Research shows that millennials […]

Why You Should Work With A Chicago Staffing Firm

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Job searching can come with some unwelcome surprises for the job seekers that contact you. Resume updates, fresh cover letters, and setting up interviews can be time-consuming and frustrating. Even worse, most of those carefully customized cover letters probably end up in the trash. Managers spend hours, days, even weeks assessing the right workers for […]

Five Ways a Top Chicago Staffing Agency Helps Your Business Stay Flexible

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To be at the top of your game, your business needs to stay flexible. It’s imperative that you keep your company in the loop on the latest industry trends and updates. Changing with the times isn’t just a bonus – it’s now a requirement to carry out your duties. Between changes in hiring, production, scheduling, […]

Five Effective Tactics to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Your Organization

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Top leaders in Chicago are more focused than ever on creating a supportive and inclusive company culture. Finding new ways to cultivate a diverse workforce and show you support your staff can often become a challenge. Discussions about the nature of diversity can lead to conflict and miscommunication. If you’re looking for great ways to […]

Why Your Employees Will Quit This Year

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It happens: an employee quits and you’re left asking yourself how it happened. Some losses are more surprising than others. Adaptation is important for any manager because you’re going to have staff members quit on you. Have a plan to follow up, like keeping resumes on file or teaming up with a staffing agency, but […]