Posts Tagged: Staffing agencies in Portland

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 »

How to Deal with Rising Workers’ Comp Costs

It’s no secret that workers’ compensation costs are a major headache for companies struggling to keep the lid on spiraling expenses. It becomes even more troubling when the same medical procedures often cost more under workers’ compensation than under other forms of coverage. Understandably companies are actively seeking ways to trim excesses in workers’ compensation… Read More »

Five Tips for Setting Yearly Goals for Your Team

It’s well known that those who set goals — deciding upon them and then writing them down — have a great chance of achieving them. If you’d like to put together some goals for your team at work, here are some suggestions on how to do so. The best kind of goals to set are… Read More »