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Psychological research has shown that a lack of empathy in co-workers can result in morale problems – which in turn spike conflict and loss of productivity. Gone are the days of employees leaving feelings and emotions at the door. In today’s world, empathy is as critical a trait when hiring as are hard skills like… Read more »

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How can you tell if a job candidate has the ability to work under stress? To best gauge this skill in an interview, you need to ask questions that reveal not only whether a person has the right qualifications for the job, but also how well they function under pressure. An individual’s demeanor during an… Read more »

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Research has shown that managers spend up to 50 percent of their time motivating their staff. Your management team would save a lot of time and resources if your hiring strategy resulted in self-motivated employees who were more likely, by nature, to be top performers and have intrinsic drive that rubs off on those around… Read more »

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  To lead is not just to manage … it is to guide, create, motivate and inspire. And a person’s attitude can significantly impact their leadership success or failure. The right attitude determines how a person views opportunities, problems, challenges and relationships in life – and at work. Often, it’s not what a person does,… Read more »

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When you post an open position for your company, you’re probably inundated with resumes from some pretty impressive candidates. At first glance, those with the flashiest credentials always seem like the clear choice for the job; however, sometimes when you scratch the surface, you realize the passion for the work just isn’t there. Initially, this… Read more »

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As an employer, you cannot ignore social media or its impact on your business. Research has shown that 40 percent of gen Y workers rate social media access above receiving a higher salary, as they make a decision on where to accept a job. And the popularity of social media is not limited to millennials…. Read more »

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Approximately 17 million people work as temporary or contract workers, consultants, freelancers or interns, according to the Associated Press. The inherent flexibility associated with these employees keeps them in the forefront and makes them an extremely valuable component of your strategic staffing plans. Summer is right around the corner … you may already be feeling… Read more »

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How can you tell if a potential new hire will have an absenteeism or punctuality problem if hired? This is a red flag you don’t want to miss as you narrow down your field of candidates. According to one recent study, unscheduled absences cost an average of $2,600 per year per salaried employee. That figure… Read more »

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A high turnover rate can wreak havoc on your company. The constant need to hire, train and familiarize your staff with new hires may cause your organization to veer off the path of its core values, mission and vision. Turnover hits a company and its employees hard when it comes to: Costs: According to one… Read more »

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If you want your company to succeed, you need the right people, in the right places, at the right times. Managing this balancing act can be quite a challenge, but you can master it with the help of a local staffing agency, like StaffMasters. In the business world, hiring is unpredictable, so you have to… Read more »