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How Proactive is Your Staffing Strategy? Find Out with This Quiz:

Replacing staff for last-minute call-offs. Increasing production capacity. Supporting a growing organization. The ways our Middle Tennessee clients use staffing are as diverse as the organizations themselves. But regardless of the reason(s) your company needs staffing or recruiting services, a proactive strategy will help you: save time and money; access better quality people – exactly… Read more »

Text-Based Recruiting: Could It Really Work for Your Middle TN Business?

That little smart phone in your hand? It could be the next big thing in interviewing. Skeptical? Let’s take a look at a few statistics: Roughly three-quarters of Americans (77%) now own a smartphone, up from just 35% in 2011. (Pew Research Center) Most Americans would rather text than talk, spending 26 minutes per day… Read more »

Be Responsible (not invisible) Online to Land the Job You Want

Social media research is an extremely powerful tool in a recruiter’s screening arsenal. And if you’ve read any career advice articles recently, you’ve probably come across one warning you about the dangers of posting irresponsibly on social media. True, social media blunders can cost you a job. In a recent Harris Poll survey of over… Read more »

Training Employees? Get More Bang for Your Buck with These Ideas

If you have responsibility for employee training, you know that the benefits extend well beyond improving employees’ job skills. Training your employees also: makes workers more versatile, especially if you offer cross-training; makes employees’ jobs more interesting and diverse; fulfills your staff’s need for continual development, which is essential for retaining high performers; enhances employee… Read more »

Pivoting Your Middle TN Business: Why and How to Shift Your Strategy

The rate of change in business is accelerating – dramatically. New opportunities are everywhere, and technology is driving innovation in virtually every industry. What does that mean for your Middle Tennessee business? It’s pretty clear: Evolve, or lose business to your competition. Sometimes, a simple tweak is all your organization needs to stay at the… Read more »

Would You Try THAT?! Unconventional Ways to Boost Employee Productivity

Call them “out of the box.” Call them “unconventional.” Call them “strange.” However you choose to describe these productivity boosters, one thing is sure: they’ll go a long way toward refreshing, refocusing and re-energizing your team (especially during a summer productivity slump). Get Visual. Try color therapy. Research shows that the color yellow positively affects… Read more »

Mastering the Modern Office Dress Code

Have an unlimited wardrobe budget and a professional stylist? Who does?! But frankly, you don’t need either. If you’re headed to an interview or angling for a promotion, you just need some sound advice. Below, we share our Cool Springs employment agency’s best tips for mastering the modern office dress code (without spending a fortune).… Read more »

Recruiting Pain? Here’s Why It Hurts – and What to Do About It

“UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IMPROVE ACROSS ALL COUNTIES“ This headline, published by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development (TDLWD), is great news for Middle Tennessee’s economy. But if you’re trying to recruit great people? Not so much. The latest data from the TDLWD paints a stark picture of our state’s employment landscape: just 2 of… Read more »

Resume Round Up: 4 Must-Read Posts to Make the Cut – and Get that Interview!

Writing a resume for the first time? Need to dust off an outdated resume? Want to make your resume more competitive? You’ve come to the right place! Below are summaries and links to 4 posts to help ensure your resume gets read, presents your experience in the best light, and increases your chances of landing… Read more »

Want to Make Your Middle TN Company More Innovative?

Hire GHEAL innovators. People with a GHEAL “Glass Half Empty and Leaking” perspective aren’t negative or pessimistic (as the label suggests). They’re forward-thinkers who: question the status quo; identify potential threats on the horizon; ferret out new problems to solve and opportunities upon which to capitalize; can turn your organization into a serial innovation firm.… Read more »