Ditch the “Fake It Until You Make It” Attitude

At some point in your life, you probably didn’t know how to do something. So, maybe you just pretended everything was fine… until it wasn’t. Are you looking for a better solution? Ditch the “fake it until you make it” attitude and try these strategies instead.  Admit You Don’t Know It All Especially in the workplace setting, many people feel pressured… Read More »

3 Tips for Creating Better Professional Relationships

What if you got along well with your co-workers? In most cases, it probably would make your job easier. Follow these three tips for creating better professional relationships and, therefore, a better career.      Make a Commitment to Relationship Building We all know developing a meaningful relationship takes time and effort. In other words, you can’t bring in donuts once and assume everyone will love you forever. As a result, you’ll… Read More »

Tips to Help Manage Political Discussions in the Office

You may prefer to run a non-partisan business, but during an election year those political conversations inevitably pop up. And suddenly, an off-handed comment turns into a heated debate. To keep work-life civil, use these tips to manage political discussions in the office.  Familiarize Yourself with Workplace Laws When it comes to politics, workplace laws vary by state, industry and context. While everyone has First Amendment rights, these rights may not apply in the office.… Read More »

4 Reasons Manufacturing Is a Good Career Choice

Are you trying to decide what you would like to do for a living? Office work? Health care? Skilled trades? How about manufacturing? Although often overlooked, manufacturing can be a good career choice. Here are four reasons why you should consider looking into this field.  Skills Shortages In September 2019, The National Association of Manufacturers reported a record number of 522,000 open jobs. And, according to industry estimates, this number could grow to 2.4… Read More »

Locked-In? Here are Halpin’s Favorite Netflix Shows

Are you one of the millions of Americans who have been locked-in because of the Coronavirus outbreak? If you’re trying to make the best of a challenging situation, this is your chance to binge-watch TV… guilt-free. Here are Halpin Staffing Service’s favorite Netflix shows.   Grace & Frankie   Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, Sam… 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 »

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 »

Easy Ways to Cut Paper Waste in the Office

Are you trying to make your business more environmentally friendly? Using less paper is an effective, and relatively easy, place to begin. Inspire your team to Go Green with these 20 ideas.    Invest in web-based software, such as Google Docs, to collaborate and share files electronically.  Digitize documents rather than keeping paper copies.  (Added Bonus: Cloud-based storage is easier to access and search.)  Use email, voicemail or texts before paper mail.  (Added Bonus: You… Read More »

Big Interview Coming Up? Here’s How to Boost Your Confidence Beforehand

For most of us, interviews are stressful. After all, you need to make a great first impression, sell your skills, prove your worth and get the job. No pressure, right?  Although this sounds anxiety inducing, you don’t have to let your nerves get the best of you. Use these five tricks to ace your next interview … with confidence.  Don’t Waste Time on Worst-Case… Read More »