Posts Tagged: Chicago employment agencies

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 »

The Importance of Updating Your Résumé, Even if You Have a Job

Even if you have a job now, if this recession has taught you anything it should be that “No job is forever.” Which means that you always should have an up-to-date résumé because One. Just. Never. Knows. Updating your résumé  means you’ll never have to scramble to put one together should a great opportunity pop… 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 Our Mood Affects Our Workday

Some days just don’t start out well.  Maybe you oversleep.  Traffic is horrendous.  You spill that cup of hot coffee in your lap on your way to work.  The end result is you walk into the office not in the best of moods. What impact does all of this have on your day at work? … 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 »

Strategies for Impressing Your Boss and Advancing Your Career

Do you want a raise? Do you want to advance in your career? Good! Now get ready for some real work. Yes, impressing the boss — the right way — does take work on your part. Impressing your supervisor with empty flattery or agreeing with everything he or she says does little to impress and… Read More »