How Do I Know What Questions to Ask in An Interview?

If you’ve ever been to an interview, you know the drill. As the session is winding down, someone usually says, “Do you have any questions?” Well, do you? Your answer should be a definite YES! Asking smart and insightful questions makes you look like a stronger candidate. Plus, interviews are meant to be a two-way… Read More »

Go paperless: Sign up to get your W-2 tax form electronically

2020 W-2 statements are available online in the Employee Portal.  If you have not signed up for an electronic copy of your W-2 form, contact FirstStaff for assistance. FirstStaff is required by IRS regulations to send employees a paper W-2 form unless they consent to receive their W-2 form in an electronic-only format. Once consent… Read More »

How Can You Turn Your Gig into Long-Term Job?

Are you doing freelance, contract or temporary work at a fantastic organization? Do you wish you could turn your gig into a full-time position? Maybe you can.   Follow these five steps to improve your chances.  1. Be Reliable Even though you aren’t a permanent employee, the company is counting on you to get your work done. Don’t let them down. Show your… Read More »

3 Ways to Politely Wrap Up A Dead-End Interview

Dead-end interviews are not an ideal situation. You invited a candidate in, and after ten minutes (or maybe two), you know this person is not the right for the job. What should you do?  Don’t Drag Things Out  Most people would much rather not tell an applicant they didn’t get a position. In fact, many hiring managers are so eager to avoid this situation that they will… Read More »

Why You Should Be Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

To better care for their employees, many organizations are adding wellness programs to their benefits packages. Although these usually cover fitness and healthy eating, mental health is another important part of the equation. What Are the Advantages of Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace? Decrease Your Costs On the surface, mental health issues are less… Read More »

How to Proactively Deal With an Unethical Employee

If you’ve ever seen unethical behavior in the workplace, you may not have known how to react. And, you aren’t alone. In a recent study of 900 workers, 63 percent admitted to witnessing an unethical incident. So, what should you do if you see something that shouldn’t be happening on the job? Know the Facts… Read More »

8 Simple Ways to Nail Your Next Interview

If you just landed an interview, congratulations! You’re probably excited and nervous. How can you prepare? What can you do to make sure things go well? Here are eight easy-to-follow tips to help you ace your next opportunity. Do Your Homework Before you arrive at your interview, thoroughly research the company. Visit their website, follow… Read More »

How Do You Know You Made the Right Hiring Decision?

Hiring is risky and stressful. If you recently welcomed a new employee into your organization, you may wonder, “Did we make the right decision?” This question is difficult to answer, especially early on. However, you can look for some clues suggesting you and the newest member of your team are on the right track. Is… Read More »

Best Tips For Staying Awake While Working Late Hours

Everyone gets tired on the job at some point. But if you are working late hours, your sleep schedule can be even more of a challenge. Here are six tips to help you stay awake and alert. 1. Get Enough Sleep Especially when you are working non-traditional hours, you may find yourself staying up late… 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 »