Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

When Bringing on Contingent Workers is the Right Step to Take

Handling workforce issues in this volatile economy can be frustrating. The needs of your company may rise and fall, but you still want to have that expertise on hand, and you still want to be economically efficient. What is the best way to handle the problem? Contingency staffing might be the way to go. It… Read More »

Does a Focus on Ethics Increase a Company’s Profits?

Three of the most important things for any business are profit, customers and ethics.  But the question is, which should take priority?  On what should the business focus? It’s not what you might think, according to Clif Reichard, a sales consultant at Ball Corporation for more than five decades.  Most business people would put profits… Read More »

Temps Aren’t Just for Fill-Ins Anymore — the Value of Professional Contractors

We know you call upon the Opti Staffing Group when you need to fill in for vacationing or ill employees for temporary assignments. But what happens when your accounting manager, HR director, CFO or even your CEO needs to be take an extended leave? If you’re just about to launch a new product and your… Read More »

Hiring the Lowest Priced Staffing Firm Often Means Lower Quality Temporary Employees

Sometimes it really is true — you do get what you pay for. So it often brings gives your more “bang for your buck” to pay a little more in order to get a quality product. The same goes for hiring a staffing service to source and place temporary and direct-hire employees for your company.… Read More »

Dealing with High Turnover

Employee turnover is a fact of a business life. Recruiting new workers, then, is an ongoing process. Turnover in and of itself isn’t bad because new talent brings in new ideas. New employees help companies keep pace with the competition. But too much turnover can be a problem, especially when considering the impact excessive turnover… Read More »

How and Why to Give Feedback to Your Staffing Service

Companies that routinely use staffing services to provide qualified workers in a timely fashion are in a position to enhance the relationship they share with the service. This is achieved simply by providing feedback to the company so it can measure the effectiveness of its services. Letting the staffing service’s managers know what they are… Read More »

Best Practices for Handling Workplace Conflicts

Not unlike bickering children, workplace conflicts are bound to occur. Just how they play themselves out – a full-blown feud or friendly handshakes in the end – depends a lot on the people handling the situation. Yet, as the person in charge, a manager can do much to set the stage for handling conflicts as… Read More »

Five Tips for Writing Effective Job Descriptions

One of the key tools hiring managers have at their disposal when seeking new employees is the job description. Its content and design could well determine whether an ideal candidate responds to your inquiry or passes you by for another offer. So, where do you begin? Before putting anything to print, it is advisable to… Read More »

Bringing on Temporary Staff: Orientation and Training Best Practices

Hiring temporary staff is a way of life for most hiring managers who are strapped with having to quickly fill a gap when regular staffing is not sufficient. And while a temporary worker need not be concerned about a benefits package normally reserved for permanent hires, companies should not cut corners when it comes to… Read More »

Popular Employee Assessment Tests

Have you ever hired an employee pretty much just based on his or her résumé, references, how he or she interviewed, and “just your gut” feelings?  And then did you have to let that employee go just a few months later? If you used an employee assessment test you may not have had that problem.… Read More »