Send Your Employer a Thank You Card this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. You know you should get your boss a holiday gift. But what on earth should you buy? Sometimes, the best present is a heartfelt Thank You. Here are three beautiful ways to express your gratitude.   Write a Handwritten Note   Sure. You could send a text or an email. However,… Read More »

4 Fun Winter Team Building Ideas

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and it’s easy for morale to slide. Add some fun back into your workplace by hosting one or more of these winter team building activities.     Hold a Chili Cookoff   Combine some friendly competition with a team lunch for all. Advertise this event a few… Read More »

Techniques for Handling Hand and Power Tools

When you use hand and power tools as part of your everyday job, it’s easy to forget how dangerous they can be. What can you do to stay safe? Follow these seven tips to handle tools correctly and reduce the chance of injuries.   Use the Right Tool for the Job Although it’s tempting to pick… Read More »

Where Do You Begin Getting Forklift Operating Experience?

You’ve been searching for a job, and you’ve noticed lots of ads for forklift operators. That sounds interesting. But, most of the positions require experience. So, how do you learn to drive a forklift?   Step #1 – Meet the Requirements You must be 18 years old;   You will probably need a high school diploma or… Read More »

4 Signs Your Bar Is Set Too High for Your Employees

You want your employees to succeed and even excel at their jobs. But, what if instead of challenging them, you are asking too much? Here are four indicators your expectations may be too high.   Everyone Is Working Overtime   Many businesses experience busy seasons or tight deadlines when everyone needs to put in some extra hours.… Read More »

3 Questions to Ask That Will Reveal If Your Candidate Is Reliable

Even if you find an employee with top skills, you’ll have a significant problem if they don’t show up and do their work. So, how can you make sure a candidate is time conscious, responsible, and dependable?    Here are three interview questions that will provide a greater understanding of character:   Tell me about a time… Read More »

4 Quick Budgeting Tips for a Shopaholic

You have good intentions, but you love to shop. And, you always buy too much. What can you do to keep your finances in better order? Use these four tips to keep your spending in check.   Save First, Buy Second   One of the best ways to spend less is to trick yourself into thinking you… Read More »

How to Manage and Make a Difference

What if you could not only effectively manage your employees, but also improve their lives? Does this sound impossible? Maybe, it’s not. Check out this inspiration advice from top leadership experts.   Help People Achieve Their Dreams – Matthew Kelley In his book, The Dream Manager, best-selling author Matthew Kelley writes, “The future of your organization and… Read More »

Begin Holding Yourself Accountable for Work Attendance

Whoops! You’re late for work again. No big deal, right? Wrong! Constantly missing work and showing up tardy makes you look bad.    Think about how you feel when a friend arrives late or not at all. Unless you are incredibly patient, you’ll probably feel aggravated and annoyed. And, this is how your boss feels too.  … Read More »

Halpin is Supporting Students Taking the Technical Education Path

For more than two decades, Halpin Staffing Services has provided local businesses with customized staffing solutions. And, as a local leader, our team strives to support the community too. That’s why since 2014, we have awarded $15,000 in scholarships to students pursuing technical degrees.   Why Does Halpin Offer a Technical Scholarship?   In the last… Read More »