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 »

How to Manage and Make a Difference

What if you could not only effectively manage your employees, but also improve their lives? Does this sound impossible? Maybe, it’s not. Check out this inspiration advice from top leadership experts.   Help People Achieve Their Dreams – Matthew Kelley In his book, The Dream Manager, best-selling author Matthew Kelley writes, “The future of your organization and… Read More »

More Offices Are Offering Non-Monetary Benefits, Here Are 3 of the Best

Of course, people want to know how much a job pays. Recently, companies such as Google have received lots of attention for their overly generous perks.   What benefits should your organization offer to attract and retain top employees?  Health Insurance Although this may seem standard, health insurance isn’t guaranteed. The Affordable Care Act only requires large employers to provide coverage to full-time staff or pay a penalty. The law excludes employees who work for small businesses (under… 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 »

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 »

Hiring on Personality: Finding a Good Fit for Your Team

One of the most important things to look at when hiring for an open position within your company is that of personality. As much as experience counts, you do not want someone on your staff who has a negative personality. This will cause a schism within the corporate culture and bring the entire office down… Read More »

Five Interview Questions You Should Prepare For

Preparing for an interview can be stressful, especially if it is for your dream job. Having nerves while in an interview is normal, but make sure your nerves do not get the best of you. Being too nervous will show in your demeanor and maybe even in your answers. The only way to beat this… Read More »