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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Boost Employee Morale by Hanging Some Holiday Lights

The holidays are almost here. Do you want to help your employees get into the spirit of the season? Consider putting up some decorations, including holiday lights.   Why Do Holiday Lights Improve Our Mood?   Decorations Give Us a Break from the Norm   Humans like variety. After months of the same day in and day out… 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 »

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 »