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 »

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 »

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 »

Interview Going Poorly? Turn it Around With these 3 Tips

You’re having one of those interviews. Things are not going well, and you know it. Is there anything you can do to redeem yourself? Sometimes a job simply isn’t meant for you. However, don’t give up mid-interview. Use these three tricks to help turn an interview around, or at least leave a more positive impression.… Read More »

5 Ways to Up Your Leadership Abilities

Maybe you are looking to advance your career? Or, maybe you are trying to improve the effectiveness of your team? In either case, strong leadership abilities are key to your success. These five strategies can help you become a better leader. Take Responsibility Not Power We often associate leaders with perks and privilege including a… Read More »

The Best Ways to Follow Up After an Interview

You just finished an interview. Hopefully, everything went well. Now what? Don’t go home and wait around for a phone call. In many cases, following up can make a difference. Here’s how to impress your potential employer after the interview is over. Say Thank You This task requires time and thought, so many job hunters… Read More »

Recognizing Burnout: How to Know When You’re Stretching Your Employees Too Thin

Sometimes business gets crazy and you need to ask more from your workers than you usually do. This may be the result of a busy season, budget cuts or staff shortages. In the short term, this can be a chance for your team to rise to the occasion. However, over a longer period, overwhelming workloads… Read More »

What It Takes to Become a Machine Operator

Are you thinking about working as a machine operator? Would you like to know more about what this job involves? Here is a brief overview to help you decide if this career is right for you. What Does a Machine Operator Do? Machine operators set up, operate, maintain and repair a variety of computer-controlled and… Read More »

Understanding Generational Differences in the Way We Communicate

In business, communication is essential. You may know what you are trying to say, but if no one else understands, the message is lost. Generational differences can compound this communication breakdown even further. Today, five different generations work side by side. Each group grew up with different political influences, educational opportunities, technological advances and socioeconomic… Read More »

Safety in the Workplace: 5 Ways to Stay Safe in the Warehouse

Working in a warehouse is not only a challenging, but also a potentially dangerous job. If you are an employee in one of America’s more than 17,000 warehouses, you need to know how to stay safe. Respect Machinery Warehouses are full of machinery from conveyor belts to forklifts. Any of this equipment can be hazardous,… Read More »