“Tell Me About Yourself.” Well, Where Do I Begin?

If you are headed to an interview, be prepared to “Tell me about yourself.” This commonly asked “question” is also is one of the most dreaded. Where should you begin? Because of its open-ended nature, it is easy to answer incorrectly. And, as this often is an opening question, you can miss the chance to… Read More »

3 Things You Should Always Do Before Your First Day on the Job

Day one on the job can be scary with a new environment, new responsibilities and new co-workers. But, you can do this. Use these three tips to eliminate first-day jitters. 1. Plan Ahead After you are hired, you will probably a few days before you report to work. Rather than worrying and/or doing nothing, use… Read More »

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Implementing Workplace Safety

Obviously, workplace safety is important, but the idea of designing and implementing an official policy can be overwhelming. These eight steps will help you get started. 1. Make Safety a Company-Wide Commitment If management doesn’t take workplace safety seriously, workers won’t either. Many organizations list worker safety and health either in their mission statement or… Read More »

5 Job Search Mistakes You Don’t Even Realize You’re Making

Job hunting is a challenge. And the lack of feedback can be one of the biggest hurdles. When things don’t work out, often you have no idea why. If your resumes seem to be going into a giant void and every interview is a dead-end, check for these common (and easily fixable) errors. 1. Forgetting… Read More »

It’s Time to Develop an Employee Retention Strategy That Works!

Employee turnover is expensive. Between hiring costs, downtime and decreased morale, replacement prices can range from 30 to 400 percent of an individual worker’s annual salary. Obviously, any business can benefit from paying more attention to retention. Here are five ways to develop a more proactive approach. Compensate Fairly Most people know someone who has… Read More »

Leadership Skills to Turn Your Temp Placement Into a Full-Time Job

As a temporary worker, you may have your fingers crossed hoping that something will turn into a permanent placement. Building these six leadership skills can help increase your odds of success. Reliability If you are trying to win your way into a company, you must not only show up but also exceed expectations. Arrive on… Read More »

How to Create a Workplace Safe From Sexual Harassment

Recent stories about celebrities, such as Matt Lauer and Harvey Weinstein, have made sexual harassment a top issue. It’s clear. Companies must find better ways to protect their workers. What Is Sexual Harassment? The exact definition of sexual harassment can be elusive, but generally breaks down into two categories. Quid Pro Quo – Quid Pro… Read More »

Why Partnering With FirstStaff Will Boost Your Job Search

Are you looking for work? Have you contacted an employment agency? Many job seekers overlook the benefits of using a staffing firm, but this can be a great option. Here are five reasons why. Get Expert Advice Embracing a “do-it-yourself” attitude can be fun, but eventually most of us hit roadblocks.  That is why we… Read More »