Posts Tagged: staffing agencies in Anchorage

Finding the Sweet Spot on the Productivity Continuum

Productivity. It is a Holy Grail for companies looking to innovate, grow, and prosper. All companies are looking for ways to improve productivity. It takes a three-pronged approach to do it effectively – one is by having workers who are skilled at their jobs, two is by creating a culture of accountability, and three is… Read More »

Don’t Blow Off the Personality Test (and Other Interview Tips for Your Job Search This Year)

When you interview for a job, you are likely to encounter another kind of assessment as well – the personality test. Surveys have shown that a majority of companies are now using them – about two-thirds, compared to less than half in 2010. A Predictor of Performance As a job candidate, it is in your… Read More »

How Temp Life Can Help You Find the Work Life Balance You Want

People take temporary work for variety of reasons. It’s much more common these days because companies are using contingent labor a lot more than in the past. People often take a temp job as a bridge to full-time, regular employment. Others, however, take temporary positions because they actually like the lifestyle it affords them. One… Read More »

How to Increase Diversity in the Workforce

Diversity in the workplace is not just a nice thing to have. It is essential for a number of reasons. It helps to increase productivity and innovation. This happens when people of different backgrounds come together to exchange thoughts and ideas. Diversity ignites creativity. Moreover, it helps companies work better with customers. Businesses sell to… Read More »

How to Handle Workforce Issues

Things are not going well with your business. Revenue is slipping while operating costs are climbing. You need to identify the problem or problems. When hunting for these issues, there are three main areas to look at – your employees, your operations, and the market for your goods or services. The market conditions look good,… Read More »

How to Approach a New Job

You have just started a new job. This may be your first full-time professional work experience, or you may have worked someplace before. Whatever the case, as a new person at a company, there are certain things you should be aware of, actions you should take to get off to a good start. 1. Don’t… Read More »

How to Refuse a Job Candidate

These days, it’s become more of a buyer’s market between companies and job seekers. Businesses are scrambling to find top talent and to keep them. In order to attract the best people, companies need to improve their recruiting and hiring process, to make it more user friendly and a more positive experience for job candidates.… Read More »

Hiring Managers and the Hiring Process

To give job seekers a better idea of what their business is all about, many companies put together videos about their firm and what it does. Some companies pour a lot of time and money into the project. Most companies do this assuming that people will take a look at the video if they are… Read More »

Communication, Body Language and Empathy

A key part of good management is effective communication. This helps to establish a positive culture at work, one where people have empathy for each other. Showing empathy is important, research has found, because it increases employee engagement and productivity. Empathy is especially important when giving feedback because you want to be honest about a… Read More »

Is It Time to Quit Your Job?

There are any number of reasons to leave a job. It could be that you see no future for yourself in your current position. The job is basically a dead end. It has become routine and stale. Or it could be the opposite – the job is so stressful that you are experiencing burnout. Or… Read More »