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 »

Are You Leveraging Your Employees’ Strongest Skills?

What if you could use your employees’ strengths to your advantage? It sounds like a recipe for success, doesn’t it? Here’s why and how your company should be leveraging your employees’ strongest skills.  The Benefits of Playing to Strengths Recent Gallup research shows focusing on employee’s strongest skills increases engagement and performance as well as health and wellbeing. Some of the specific… Read More »

4 Tips to Sell Yourself In Your Next Interview

Landing an interview is exciting, but this is only the first step. To receive a job offer, you need to go beyond your resume. Follow these four tips to sell yourself in your next interview.  Research the Company Companies want people, especially potential employees, to love them. Knowing about a company is one of the best ways to display your interest and enthusiasm. And, as a bonus, you’ll look well-informed and prepared. Before… Read More »

Why Halpin Won’t Be Your Next Recruiting Horror Story

You’ve probably heard a story about a company that hired the wrong staffing service. They spent time and money only to end up short-staffed and frustrated. Are you hoping for better results? Choose the right agency the first time. Here’s why Halpin Staffing Services won’t be your next recruiting horror story.   You’ll Find the Employees You Need In a tight labor market, finding qualified workers can be a challenge.… Read More »