Frustrated by Positions That You Just Can’t Fill?

Your company is looking to fill an open position. You post multiple Now Hiring ads, but you just can’t seem to find the right person. Are you getting frustrated? Before you give up, consider these strategies.     Revisit the Job Description  When hiring, it’s easy to become overzealous in defining the ideal candidate. Take a second look at your job description. Are you being realistic? Or, are you trying to find someone… Read More »

4 Reasons Manufacturing Is a Good Career Choice

Are you trying to decide what you would like to do for a living? Office work? Health care? Skilled trades? How about manufacturing? Although often overlooked, manufacturing can be a good career choice. Here are four reasons why you should consider looking into this field.  Skills Shortages In September 2019, The National Association of Manufacturers reported a record number of 522,000 open jobs. And, according to industry estimates, this number could grow to 2.4… Read More »

Locked-In? Here are Halpin’s Favorite Netflix Shows

Are you one of the millions of Americans who have been locked-in because of the Coronavirus outbreak? If you’re trying to make the best of a challenging situation, this is your chance to binge-watch TV… guilt-free. Here are Halpin Staffing Service’s favorite Netflix shows.   Grace & Frankie   Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Sam… Read More »

4 Ways to Stay Busy at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Are you stuck in your house because of the Coronavirus crisis? You know social isolation helps save lives, but you are so bored. Here’s four ways to stay busy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.     Tackle Something You’ve Been Meaning to Do   You know what we’re talking about. Those projects! Sort out your closet.… Read More »

Are You Bringing Your Personal Problems Into Work?

Management is a challenging job. And, sometimes, when you are having a bad day (or a bad month), it’s easy to bring your problems into work. However, as a supervisor, you need to be a stronger person. Check out these tips for successfully navigating the personal/professional balancing act.     Signs You ARE Bringing Your Personal Problems into Work  Do you think you are doing a decent job of staying professional? Here are five symbols… Read More »

Do You Hire the Under-Qualified Candidate Who Is Extremely Motivated?

With ongoing low unemployment rates, your organization may be having trouble filling open spots. So, what should you do with an under-qualified candidate who is exceptionally motivated? Should you hire, or should you pass? The correct answer depends on the applicant as well as your company’s needs. Here’s a quick overview.  When TO Hire an Under-Qualified Candidate When You Realize Your Expectations Are Too High Sometimes, businesses become overzealous when writing job descriptions. This can lead to a situation… Read More »

Quitting Your Job and Starting Fresh Can Be Scary – Here are 3 Motivating Tips

Your job is driving you crazy, and you don’t know what to do. You could quit, but starting fresh can be so scary. It would probably be easier to stay… if only you weren’t so unhappy.   Are you tired of going around in this circle? Here are three motivating tips to get you back on the road to success.  Your Current Job Won’t Magically Fix Itself. Ok, so you… Read More »

3 Tips to Conquer Your Fear of Speaking Up At Work

You would like to contribute ideas, point out potential problems, and offer suggestions at work, but you’re too scared to say anything. Don’t worry. With a few tips and a bit of practice, you can overcome your hesitation. Here’s how to conquer your fear of speaking up.  Ask Yourself, “What Are You Afraid Of?” Fear can be paralyzing.… Read More »

Getting to the Bottom of High Employee Turnover in Your Company

Is your company struggling to keep workers? Does it seem as though no sooner do you hire someone than someone else leaves? If so, it may be time to get to the bottom of high employee turnover in your company.   What Is High Turnover? High turnover is a tricky topic. Turnover rates vary from 1.3% to 1.4% for government positions to 100%… Read More »

Is There Such a Thing As a “Perfect” Job?

You’ve probably heard people take about their perfect job. But as world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking once said, “Perfection simply doesn’t exist.” So, how can you have a job you love without anticipating every day will be perfect?       3 Ways Overcome the Idea of a Perfect Job Recognize Bad Days Happen  Even if you’ve landed your dream job, you’ll have days where things go wrong. You might make an embarrassing mistake, receive a mediocre performance… Read More »