Posts Tagged: employment agencies in Portland

How “Sleeping On It” Helps Us Make Better Decisions

What is the best course of action to take when you are faced with a big, far-reaching decision? Many feel that the best way to go is to act with certainty and make a decision on the spot. But is that really the best way to make a big decision?  When President Barack Obama was… Read More »

Secrets to Successful Self-Promotion During a Job Search

If you’re applying and applying — and applying! — for jobs but not getting much traction from your efforts, you’re probably wondering why you’re “working” so hard at finding work, but having so little to show for it. If that’s your situation, the Opti Staffing Group is here to help. Here are some tips you… Read More »

Getting the Important Things Done

Do you feel overwhelmed? Feel you never seem to get done what you need to get done on any given day? And then do you have a friend or two who seems quite “together,” who always is cool, calm and collected and who — amazingly it seems — appears to get done all the important… Read More »

Overcoming Fear at Work — and Making it Work for You

Because of the pace of change, and the rapid expansion of knowledge, navigating your way in the workplace has become a lot more difficult and a lot more uncertain.  There is always fear, mostly fear of making mistakes, fear of failing.  How can we combat this fear and get beyond it? In this new business… 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 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 »

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 »