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 »

Benefits of Maintaining Strong Communication With Your Candidates Through A Crisis

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close… Read More »

Do You Hate Your Job Or Hate Working?

You’ve decided you’re unhappy at work. But… do you hate your job or hate working? Before you start looking for something else, you need to figure out what’s wrong.  Signs You Hate Your Job  You dread going to work  You worry about your job during your free time  You repeatedly catch yourself complaining about work  You’ve distanced yourself from your co-workers  You feel frustrated because you wish you liked your job  You’re noticed symptoms of stress such… 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 »

4 Ways to Stay Busy at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Are you stuck in your house because of the Coronavirus crisis? You know social isolation helps save lives, but you are so bored. Here’s four ways to stay busy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.     Tackle Something You’ve Been Meaning to Do   You know what we’re talking about. Those projects! Sort out your closet.… Read More »

Do You Hire the Under-Qualified Candidate Who Is Extremely Motivated?

With ongoing low unemployment rates, your organization may be having trouble filling open spots. So, what should you do with an under-qualified candidate who is exceptionally motivated? Should you hire, or should you pass? The correct answer depends on the applicant as well as your company’s needs. Here’s a quick overview.  When TO Hire an Under-Qualified Candidate When You Realize Your Expectations Are Too High Sometimes, businesses become overzealous when writing job descriptions. This can lead to a situation… Read More »

Quitting Your Job and Starting Fresh Can Be Scary – Here are 3 Motivating Tips

Your job is driving you crazy, and you don’t know what to do. You could quit, but starting fresh can be so scary. It would probably be easier to stay… if only you weren’t so unhappy.   Are you tired of going around in this circle? Here are three motivating tips to get you back on the road to success.  Your Current Job Won’t Magically Fix Itself. Ok, so you… Read More »

Techniques for Handling Hand and Power Tools

When you use hand and power tools as part of your everyday job, it’s easy to forget how dangerous they can be. What can you do to stay safe? Follow these seven tips to handle tools correctly and reduce the chance of injuries.   Use the Right Tool for the Job Although it’s tempting to pick… 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 »