3 Ways HR Can Increase Employee Engagement

Organizations with engaged employees report higher productivity, lower turnover, and fewer safety incidents. (Harvard Business Review, 2013) Is your company interested? Here are three ways your HR department can help to increase employee engagement.  Hire the Right People  As the old saying goes, “One bad apple can spoil the bunch.” And regrettably, a single bad hire often causes a domino effect of disengagement, turnover and lower… Read More »

Start Making Connections with Upcoming Graduates

Your company is looking to hire. So, where can you find your next employees? In the rush to post Help Wanted ads, many organizations overlook the potential of connecting with upcoming high school and college graduates.  The Advantages of Recruiting Upcoming Graduates The newest members of the workforce bring a unique set of benefits to the table. These include:  Enthusiasm  Fresh perspectives  Adaptability … Read More »

Frustrated by Positions That You Just Can’t Fill?

Your company is looking to fill an open position. You post multiple Now Hiring ads, but you just can’t seem to find the right person. Are you getting frustrated? Before you give up, consider these strategies.     Revisit the Job Description  When hiring, it’s easy to become overzealous in defining the ideal candidate. Take a second look at your job description. Are you being realistic? Or, are you trying to find someone… 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 »

Are You Leveraging Your Employees’ Strongest Skills?

What if you could use your employees’ strengths to your advantage? It sounds like a recipe for success, doesn’t it? Here’s why and how your company should be leveraging your employees’ strongest skills.  The Benefits of Playing to Strengths Recent Gallup research shows focusing on employee’s strongest skills increases engagement and performance as well as health and wellbeing. Some of the specific… Read More »

Why Halpin Won’t Be Your Next Recruiting Horror Story

You’ve probably heard a story about a company that hired the wrong staffing service. They spent time and money only to end up short-staffed and frustrated. Are you hoping for better results? Choose the right agency the first time. Here’s why Halpin Staffing Services won’t be your next recruiting horror story.   You’ll Find the Employees You Need In a tight labor market, finding qualified workers can be a challenge.… Read More »

Why You Should Use a Staffing Company for Your First Job After Graduating

Congratulations! You earned your college degree. Now, you’re ready to put your education to use. It’s time to find a job. But what if this is harder than you thought?  Luckily, you don’t have to search alone. Employment agencies can be a fantastic resource for first-time job seekers. Here are five reasons to give your nearby staffing company a call.  Gain the Experience You Need Lack of… Read More »

How to Select the Best Professional References

Putting together a resume and reference list for a job application takes time. You should not throw something together in an instant simply to meet a job application deadline. Take the time to make sure your documents are visually appealing, do not have any spelling mistakes, and that you have a strong list of professional… Read More »

Strategic Partnership: The Benefits of a Strategic Staffing Plan

A strategic staffing plan can be very beneficial to your company and how it hires new employees. If you follow the tips outlined in this post, your company will be able to enjoy all of the benefits associated with a strategic staffing plan.   Five Steps to Create a Strategic Plan If your company is… Read More »

Nonverbal Communication Says a Lot: Part I, Candidate

Body language can be a strength of some and a weakness for others. For example, when a person is sitting in a job interview, he can exhibit body language that either helps or hurts their chance of landing a job. Nonverbal communication can be detrimental to a candidate if he or she does not realize… Read More »