Big Interview Coming Up? Here’s How to Boost Your Confidence Beforehand

For most of us, interviews are stressful. After all, you need to make a great first impression, sell your skills, prove your worth and get the job. No pressure, right?  Although this sounds anxiety inducing, you don’t have to let your nerves get the best of you. Use these five tricks to ace your next interview … with confidence.  Don’t Waste Time on Worst-Case… Read More »

5-Minute Meditations at Work for Your Most Stressful Days

Most of us have experienced one of THOSE days at work. Your stress level is through the roof, there’s no end in sight, and you can’t seem to calm yourself down. When this happens, have you considered meditation?   Maybe you think meditation is too time–consuming, too difficult or just not for you? Well, think again. Did you know you can meditate in as little as five… Read More »

How to Keep your Best Employees

Although some turnover is unavoidable, no one likes losing a high performer. These individuals may be difficult or even impossible to replace. What can your organization do to keep its top talent?     Pay People What They Are Worth Pay tends to be a sticky subject as well as one of the primary reasons employees leave. After all, who wouldn’t want to make $75,000 a year instead of $50,000? But, how do… Read More »

Watch These 3 TED Talks to Boost Your Motivation

Maybe you are having a bad day? Maybe your week seems endless? Or, maybe you feel like you are stuck in a rut? Hey, sometimes we all could use a little extra motivation.  If you are looking for a new perspective, inspiration or a personal challenge, these three TED Talks will boost your spirits.    Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Speaker: Angela Lee Duckworth Running Time: 6:01 minutes Views: 17… Read More »

More Offices Are Offering Non-Monetary Benefits, Here Are 3 of the Best

Of course, people want to know how much a job pays. Recently, companies such as Google have received lots of attention for their overly generous perks.   What benefits should your organization offer to attract and retain top employees?  Health Insurance Although this may seem standard, health insurance isn’t guaranteed. The Affordable Care Act only requires large employers to provide coverage to full-time staff or pay a penalty. The law excludes employees who work for small businesses (under… Read More »

Make Sure There’s a Path for Your Temporary Workforce to Become Permanent

Does your company use temporary workers? Do any of your temps ever become permanent employees? If you answered, “No,” you probably are putting your business at a disadvantage.  Here are three reasons why advancing temps to full-time positions is a smart business strategy.   Inspire Your Workforce As organizational consultant, Simon Sinek writes in his book, Start with Why, “Average companies give their people something… Read More »

What Can We Learn From National Hot Dog Day? Bring a Salad for Lunch

When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Sunshine, beaches, picnics and probably hot dogs. That’s why the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council celebrates National Hot Dog Day every July. In 2019, Wednesday, July 17 is the date to remember.   However, when it comes to healthy lunch options, we know salads, not hot dogs, are the better choice. In fact, according to the experts at WebMD, “Eating salad almost every… Read More »

25 Years of Experience: Halpin Staffing Services is Here for You

Founded in 1994, Halpin Staffing Services is proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. As a local business leader, we are eager to continue our mission of matching great clients with great companies in Southeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois.  Here’s what Halpin can do for you:    For Employers Comprehensive Staffing Solutions Is your company struggling to find qualified workers? Are busy seasons stretching your staff too thin? Or, are you swamped with… Read More »

Celebrate Yourself by Learning New Skills

Trying something new is a wonderful way to celebrate yourself. You gain a new skill as well as a sense of accomplishment.   Is there something you’d like to learn, but you never found the time? Here are seven popular skills and tips on where to start your learning journey.  Photography / Videography Did you know Apple Stores offer free photography and… Read More »

With Unemployment so Low, Are You Utilizing Redeployment?

In a tight labor market, smart companies are becoming more creative when it comes to hiring. One untraditional, but effective, technique is redeployment. Redeployment refers to moving an employee from one job to another within an organization. Since workers receive or choose (rather than compete for) a new placement, redeployment is different from applying for… Read More »