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 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 »

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 »

Getting to the Bottom of High Employee Turnover in Your Company

Is your company struggling to keep workers? Does it seem as though no sooner do you hire someone than someone else leaves? If so, it may be time to get to the bottom of high employee turnover in your company.   What Is High Turnover? High turnover is a tricky topic. Turnover rates vary from 1.3% to 1.4% for government positions to 100%… Read More »

Is There Such a Thing As a “Perfect” Job?

You’ve probably heard people take about their perfect job. But as world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking once said, “Perfection simply doesn’t exist.” So, how can you have a job you love without anticipating every day will be perfect?       3 Ways Overcome the Idea of a Perfect Job Recognize Bad Days Happen  Even if you’ve landed your dream job, you’ll have days where things go wrong. You might make an embarrassing mistake, receive a mediocre performance… Read More »

4 Tips to Sell Yourself In Your Next Interview

Landing an interview is exciting, but this is only the first step. To receive a job offer, you need to go beyond your resume. Follow these four tips to sell yourself in your next interview.  Research the Company Companies want people, especially potential employees, to love them. Knowing about a company is one of the best ways to display your interest and enthusiasm. And, as a bonus, you’ll look well-informed and prepared. Before… 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 »

How to Set an Attainable Goal for Yourself This New Year

Although New Year’s resolutions are popular, we all know the familiar story. We set a goal on January 1st, and by February 1st, our plans are long forgotten. So, how can you make 2020 different? Follow these steps to set an attainable goal for yourself this new year.  Start with a Stretch Goal Goals can be tricky. You want to push yourself but… Read More »

Did You Meet Last Year’s Goals? How to Realign for the New Year

How successful was your business in 2019? Did you meet your goals? Or, do you need to realign for the new year? Before you begin planning for 2020, it’s essential to consider your past performance.  Revisit Your Goals Start the new year by looking over your 2019 goals. If you didn’t write them down, make a list for both this year and for next. Having a hard copy… Read More »