Candidates Have a “Clear View” into Your Middle TN Business with Glassdoor – should you be worried?

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Before the rise of “all things internet,” job seekers typically had very little information upon which to form their opinions of potential employers. Then along came Glassdoor, an employer review site where employees (and interviewees) can leave anonymous feedback on what it’s really like to work for your company. With a rapidly growing database of… Read more »

Wood Personnel Makes Best of Staffing List for the 2nd Year in a Row!

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Wood Personnel Services is pleased to announce that we’ve been named to Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing™ Client list of award winners. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fourth annual Best of Staffing list provides the only statistically valid, objective, service quality benchmarks in the industry and reveals which staffing agencies are delivering exceptional service… Read more »

Successful Staffing Strategies for Middle Tennessee Employers

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Significant change and uncertainty are the new norm in our business environment. Is your company equipped to thrive? Everything from a volatile global economy to proposed employment legislation changes make it more challenging than ever to predict what’s in store for the coming year (let alone the coming month).  Constantly changing workloads, talent availability and… Read more »

10 Performance Management Tips to Drive Your Bottom Line

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Want to create top caliber performance in your organization? Who doesn’t?! Use these 10 tips to get people to stop making excuses and start delivering exceptional results: Stop accepting excuses. Are you too tolerant of excuses?  Don’t be.  An excuse means the job didn’t get done and accepting excuses allows failure to persist.  When you… Read more »

Five Things You Can Do to Take Charge of Your Job Search

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Like most things in life, you’ll get out of your job search what you put into it.  Those who work harder, have a positive attitude, persevere and go the extra mile are more likely to get what they want – period. If you have the commitment to work hard, but need direction for your efforts,… Read more »

Why Written Job Descriptions Yield Better Temporary Staffing Results

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Ever play “whisper down the lane”? Also known as “telephone,” this popular children’s game provides a simple, yet critical illustration of how important information can get lost in translation. Great fun if you’re just playing around, but not so great for business. When it comes to ordering temporary personnel, many of our clients call in their job orders. … Read more »

Temporary Assignment Limits and Concerns About Benefits Liability

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In the wake of historic employment litigation (e.g., Vizcaino v. Microsoft), some companies have adopted policies limiting assignment length for temporary and contract employees from staffing firms.  Why?  These employers view assignment limits as a way to protect themselves from the kind of “retro-benefits” claims Microsoft faced back in the 1990s. Unfortunately, these assignment limit… Read more »

Performance Management: Tips for More Action and Fewer Excuses

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“It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.” — Harold S. Geneen If you’ve ever managed a single person, then you know that employees make excuses.  They procrastinate, miss deadlines and blame others when they fail. So how do you get… Read more »

Best Practices for Managing Contract Employees

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If yours is like most forward-thinking companies, you are integrating contract employees with direct staff to maximize resources and meet project objectives.  But are you getting the best results from your contract staff?  To get the most from your contract personnel, you must understand their motivations and develop a culture in which they can succeed…. Read more »