There’s No “I” in Teamwork, but there is a “D”

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The “D” is for delegation. In management, delegation is the ability to effectively assign task responsibility and authority to others.  It’s a great business tool, and it’s critical to growth: Delegation helps your employees grow. Many employees want more responsibility – and want to work on projects that really matter. Delegation increases productivity.  When everyone… 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 »

Middle Tennessee Wellness Programs Trends Focus on Brain Health

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Employees who participate in your wellness program exercise their biceps, heart and lungs. But do they exercise their brains? Perhaps they should.  Across the country, a growing number of companies are realizing how important brain health is to performance and engagement.  While many traditional wellness initiatives focus on employees’ physical health, companies such as Aetna Behavioral… Read more »

Make Your Middle Tennessee Temporary Workers Feel Valued to Increase Retention and Productivity

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For decades, many employers have viewed temporary workers and freelance employees merely as “tools” to cut costs and minimize liability. Not anymore. As temporary workers become more valuable to your organization, so does your need to make them feel valued.  Here’s why: Across Middle Tennessee, companies like yours are relying more and more on contingent… Read more »

Are You Misclassifying Your Employees? Beware of the Risks

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Employee or independent contractor? That’s the question countless Middle Tennessee employers are forced to ask themselves.  But sometimes the answer is not clear-cut, because the rules governing worker classification are notoriously complex. As a responsible employer, however, it’s still your job to follow a proper vetting process and ensure you are correctly classifying independent contractors. … 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 »

Tips for Creating a Safer Work Environment

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The best way to keep workers’ compensation claims down is to avoid workplace injuries in the first place. This is not news, of course, but the concept occasionally bears repeating. If you’re just learning about workplace safety, or would like to refresh your knowledge, take a few minutes to read this brief but valuable post outlining… Read more »

Quick Tips to Motivate Your Contingent Staff

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If you’re like most Middle Tennessee business owners and managers, you are using more contingent workers this time of year.  But as you bring these temporary and short-term employees in, how can you ensure you get the best return on your staffing investment? While you certainly don’t have to go out of your way to… Read more »

Credit Screening and Your Hiring Process – Are Changes on the Horizon?

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Do you check candidates’ credit as part of your screening process?  If so, you may want to read this. Although no current legislation is in process in the state of Tennessee, the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) website indicates that changes in credit screening legislation are occurring from coast to coast.  Seven states now… Read more »