Posts Tagged: Tacoma employment

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 »

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 »

How to Provide Effective Employee Feedback

As sure as the sun rises and sets, managers and supervisors are going to come to loggerheads with the unavoidable: employee issues. No business is immune, so hiding one’s head in the sand like the proverbial ostrich is not an option. In fact, avoidance is almost a sure way to see a minor issue become… 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 »

Networking Best Practices

We’ve all been there: at the business networking meeting, trying to speak with as many people as possible, trying not to look too “desperate” as we research new job opportunities, but feeling all the same as if our “secret” is out and believing everyone there pities us and sees the great “L” for “Loser!” stamped… Read More »

Temp-to-Hire Staffing: What, When and Why You Should Consider It

Have you ever hired someone who interviewed well, had glowing references and then, for some inexplicable reason, just didn’t work out? What a waste of yours and your mis-hire’s time. What a waste of your money. You can avoid this type of scenario with a temp-to-hire agreement with a staffing service. Temp-to-hire allows you “try… Read More »

Creating a New Year’s Resolution for Your Career — and Following Through

It’s the last week of January. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Whether you did or didn’t, why not make some resolutions for your career? Here are some suggestions: Why not make career planning a top priority? Yes, your family, making and keeping friends, eating right and exercising properly all are important. But your… Read More »