Posts Categorized: News

Staffing companies and not the government are the best path to first job

Although there are many reasons why government sponsored tech training fails, the one that stands out in this instance is that by the time the training for a skill becomes institutionalized, the demand for that skill inevitably disappears. In this case, the kid got trained on some Cisco routing gear. Sorry, but that sounds as… Read More »

Beyond Price And Service, Five Extra Ways Staffing Agencies Can Add Value

As a somewhat frugal father of four little ones, there’s a big joke among my friends and co-workers that I’m somehow, well… cheap. Not thrifty, or frugal, mind you, but a penny-pick’er-uppin’ skinflint. I have no idea where this slander comes from! Just because my wife and I know every kids-eat-free restaurant within an hour… Read More »

Ramp Up Your Customer Service!

We’ve all been there… …complaints from clients or candidates that you’ve taken too long to respond…issues for which you don’t have a great answer…or when you can see someone’s frustrating building because there was just too much back-and-forth before a problem was solved. What can you do? You’re certainly trying your best – and the… Read More »

Staffers: If You’re Not In Sales, You’re Overhead

Melanie Kramer is Vice President of Specialty Support at TempWorks Software-By Staffing Talk When I was a recent college graduate, I accepted a sales job in a jewelry store in the Mall of America. Customers would come in, try on every piece of jewelry we had in the store, then tell me they wanted to keep… Read More »

Build Trust

Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read More »

Etiquette: Let it Make (Not Break) Your Chances at a Job

Etiquette, as Emily Post once declared, is the science of living. It may seem stuffy and outdated to some, but having established social protocols can be helpful in unfamiliar situations. A job search, for example, is a time where it can be a blessing to have guidelines to follow to make sure that you don’t… Read More »