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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Quick & Qualified: Using a Staffing Firm Is a Smart Idea

Perhaps your organization has thought about partnering with an employment agency, but you aren’t sure. Is this a smart idea? Staffing firms offer significant advantages to businesses of all sizes. They can quickly fill open positions with qualified workers and, ultimately, save your company time and money. Three top benefits include: Streamline Recruiting Sorting through… Read More »