Advances in technology and a stronger emphasis on work-life balance have made working remotely more commonplace for all sorts of businesses. However, supervising a work from home employee can be a unique challenge. Here are four key tips on how to be prepared for the new working situation.
Have you ever wondered why some companies seem to attract top talent, again and again? Have you ever wondered why your organization may have high turnover? Aside from the position and salary, there is something else at play that is a powerful force in attracting top talent to a job — and keeping them.
So what is it?
Work culture. Having a positive, engaging, and supportive work culture can make a huge difference for current and potential employees.
If you want to learn how to attract top talent, use these tips as a guide:
Goal setting and creating individual performance plans can go a long way in creating a performance-focused organization. Regardless of what business you are in, the team you surround yourself with is the most important asset that you have. But how do you get your work group to perform at a high level from year to year? And how do you make the process doable?
We've all been there. Fed up with a service or product that we paid good money for. You call the customer service phone number and play Customer Service Representative Roulette, hoping your call lands on someone who is understanding and can help you resolve your issue. If you are unlucky and get a representative who is not either of those things, your feelings towards this particular company will sour.
That's why customer service representatives are so important to a company's image. For some companies, the only interactions with the clients are through these individuals. Customer serivce representatives need to be confident, calm, patient and knowedgeable of their company's products and services.
Have you ever met with a candidate who had the perfect resume, excellent experience, perfectly-matched skills and said all of the right things in the interview but your gut still said “don’t hire them?” Recently, I was part of a team working on a high-level executive search. We had hundreds of candidates interested in the position but only a few met our hiring criteria. One candidate in particular looked perfect. The resume was a model which could have been used as our job description. In a panel-style interview, this candidate was poised, provided thoughtful answers with brevity and clarity and was completely comfortable with their surroundings. Not a single bead of sweat rolled down their face as they zapped every tough question from the committee of 7. A presentation followed. One of the best we’ve seen. A perfect performance.
Recently, internet content producer Marina Shifrin quit her job with a video on YouTube. So far, she’s had 13 million views of her resignation. How you quit your job is so important. In most cases, resigning with a video on the internet is probably not the best way to leave your position.
“Temp-to-Hire or Direct Hire?” This is one of the most often asked questions by hiring managers when utilizing the services of a Tampa staffing company. Both are great options with many factors to consider.
Every hiring manager ends up in the position of having to decide whether to remediate an underperforming employee or to terminate him and start over with a new hire. If you've already looked up the phone number for a local clerical staffing agency and are about to terminate your problem worker, take a second and ask yourself these four questions before you pull the trigger.
Clerical staff members are often the unsung heroes of successful businesses, so finding the right person to fill your available clerical position is critical. Using a Tampa staffing agency to fill your clerical staffing needs is a good way to connect with talented job seekers. You can also use the following clerical staffing strategies to screen and select the right clerical candidate.
Hiring processes vary from company to company and even from hiring manager to manager. Most include an application, face-to-face interview and some kind of background / reference check. While these are all very important parts of the process, there are several other key indicators, which often get overlooked by Tampa staffing managers. Here are six additional factors to consider when hiring new employees: