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 »

These Are the Steps You Need to Take to Become a CDL Driver

Are you thinking about becoming a professional truck or bus driver? If so, you must have a CDL or Commercial Driver’s License. But, how do you get a CDL? Here’s a brief overview.  Decide What Type of License You Need Although regulations vary by state, CDL licenses generally break down as follows:  CDL Class A – Tractor trailers, tank vehicles, livestock carriers, flatbeds  CDL Class B – Large passenger buses, delivery trucks, dump trucks, tow trucks, garbage trucks   CDL… Read More »

Easy Ways to Cut Paper Waste in the Office

Are you trying to make your business more environmentally friendly? Using less paper is an effective, and relatively easy, place to begin. Inspire your team to Go Green with these 20 ideas.    Invest in web-based software, such as Google Docs, to collaborate and share files electronically.  Digitize documents rather than keeping paper copies.  (Added Bonus: Cloud-based storage is easier to access and search.)  Use email, voicemail or texts before paper mail.  (Added Bonus: You… Read More »

Why You Should Use a Staffing Company for Your First Job After Graduating

Congratulations! You earned your college degree. Now, you’re ready to put your education to use. It’s time to find a job. But what if this is harder than you thought?  Luckily, you don’t have to search alone. Employment agencies can be a fantastic resource for first-time job seekers. Here are five reasons to give your nearby staffing company a call.  Gain the Experience You Need Lack of… Read More »