Send Your Employer a Thank You Card this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again. You know you should get your boss a holiday gift. But what on earth should you buy? Sometimes, the best present is a heartfelt Thank You. Here are three beautiful ways to express your gratitude.   Write a Handwritten Note   Sure. You could send a text or an email. However,… 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 »

Where Do You Begin Getting Forklift Operating Experience?

You’ve been searching for a job, and you’ve noticed lots of ads for forklift operators. That sounds interesting. But, most of the positions require experience. So, how do you learn to drive a forklift?   Step #1 – Meet the Requirements You must be 18 years old;   You will probably need a high school diploma or… 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 »

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 »

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 »