Three Alternatives to Annual Reviews

Three Alternatives to Annual Reviews - Opti Staffing

The annual performance review is a business mainstay everyone is familiar with. But the fact is, annual reviews are not that useful – they really do little to improve an employee’s performance. They have become so routine simply because of inertia. Companies go through the procedure every year as a matter of course without really… Read More »

What Places Are Hiring This Winter? Jobs in Seattle, Portland, Lake Oswego, Anchorage and Vancouver Areas

What Places Are Hiring This Winter? - Opti Staffing

The pandemic has caused major disruptions to the economy. Many millions of people lost their jobs. But, as businesses began reopening, hiring began to pick up steam. The latest government figures show the economy added 1.4 million jobs in August, bringing the overall unemployment rate down to 8.4 percent, still high but much better than… Read More »

How to Increase the Productivity of Your Remote Team

How to Increase the Productivity of Your Remote Team - Opti Staffing

Because of the pandemic, many more people are working remotely. But even before the pandemic, there was a trend toward remote work. This kind of arrangement has a number of advantages for companies, but it brings challenges as well. How can managers maintain the cohesion and productivity of their teams when everyone is in a… Read More »

Video Interviewing Etiquette From Beginning to End

Video Interviewing Etiquette From Beginning to End - Opti Staffing

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting all aspects of business operations. It is changing the way companies recruit and hire. Companies are now using video interviews more than ever. So, if you are looking for a job, you need to become familiar with this type of interview and how to make the most of it. A… Read More »

Hiring Made Simple – Why a Partnership with Opti is a Smart Move in Today’s Market

Hiring Made Simple – Why a Partnership with Opti is a Smart Move in Today’s Market - Opti Staffing

Companies across the country are relying on staffing agencies to find and deliver workers where they are needed during the pandemic crisis. Public and private sector organizations are using staffing agencies to provide essential workers. As the pandemic continues to create a great upheaval in the job market, staffing agencies like Opti have the experience… Read More »

Make the Move – Why a Skilled Trade Job in Alaska is Totally Worth It

Many people believe that having a college degree is necessary to have a good career. But this is just not the case. There are definitely some high paying jobs that require a degree, but there are also many well paying jobs in the trades. In fact, for many of these jobs, the pay is comparable… Read More »

Managing Life’s Bumps – How to Spot Opportunity and Pursue It

Opti Staffing - How to spot opportunities

Opportunity is created as often as it is discovered. Thomas Jefferson commented on this phenomenon when he said that he believed in luck, and the harder he worked, the luckier he was. The more sustained effort we can muster, the more opportunities that tend to spring from it. But how do you spot these opportunities… Read More »

The Ups and Downs of Business Require Hiring Intelligence

Businesses spend a lot of time recruiting and hiring, but according to some prominent management experts, they don’t do a very good job of it. Companies today focus on passive job candidates, they try to recruit as many people as possible, they outsource their recruiting, they use applicant tracking software and vendors who claim to… Read More »

Longevity Still Matters at a Job

In the past, the amount of time a person stayed in a particular job mattered more than it does today. At one point in time, people spent their entire career at one company. If a person moved around a lot, he or she was known as a job hopper, and this was a red flag… Read More »

Have Trade Skills? It’s Time for the Move!

Have Trade Skills? It’s Time for the Move! - Opti Staffing

Traditionally, jobs in the skilled trades have been regarded rather dismissively, good only for those who were not academically oriented enough for college. Many believed these kinds of jobs could not provide the kind of income that a college education could. But these stereotypes have become outdated. The skilled trades today not only require a… Read More »