New Year, New Team - Optimizing Your Staffing Levels in 2017

Posted by Workbox Staffing

Dec 6, 2016 8:11:00 AM

You may have noticed when you were out shopping for Halloween that Christmas items have already infiltrated the stores! It seems like every year businesses start planning for the holidays earlier and earlier, making the festive season last longer. For any employer, seeing Christmas gift baskets amongst Halloween candy may get you thinking that 2017 is right around the corner (and it is!).

If you have a business with complex staffing needs, it may spark some interest in planning for the upcoming year. Now is a good time for looking at the growth of your company and analyze staffing levels to be the most effective in 2017. Will you need to hire more workers? Is there any new equipment or software systems that current or potential employees need to be trained on?

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Topics: November 2016

A Staffing Agency: One Point of Contact, A Network of Potential Employees

Posted by Workbox Staffing

Nov 30, 2016 8:11:00 AM

A lot happens behind the scenes of a staffing agency that the clients might never see, as they typically only communicate with one point of contact at the agency. But, like an iceberg, there is so much more happening beneath the surface. Take a peek into the inner life of Workbox Staffing, and you’ll see internal conversations and sharing of information happening within our team about openings and potential candidates that enables us to help our clients achieve success.

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Topics: November 2016

Where to Find Work During the Holiday Season

Posted by Workbox Staffing

Nov 29, 2016 8:56:00 AM

During the holiday season, many companies increase staffing with temporary and part-time employees. This is especially true for retailers who are looking for cashiers and helping keep shelves stocked — and anything related to delivering packages, such as warehouse and delivery jobs. If you want to find work during the holiday season and earn some extra cash, where do you start?

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Topics: November 2016

Four Eyes are Better than Two

Posted by Workbox Staffing

Nov 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Your company may already work with a staffing agency and understand the many benefits of using an agency to fill vacant positions. From quicker hiring times to easily finding qualified replacement workers, your staffing agency has helped you stay productive when you have sick employees, a sudden vacancy, need for more employees or a lot of staff members on vacation.

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Topics: November 2016

Our Top four tips on hiring for the holidays!

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Nov 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A lot of businesses deal with increased demand during the holidays and need to quickly find the labor to help deliver the goods. Especially in specific industries like retail, delivery logistics, and seasonal recreation, businesses need to have a plan for how to fill holiday staffing needs.

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Topics: November 2016

Using a Staffing Agency to Meet Holiday Labor Demands

Posted by Shawna Echebelem

Nov 8, 2016 7:38:00 AM

The holidays are a crazy time for many businesses, from retailers to warehouses to delivery services. Millions of seasonal workers are hired every year to handle the increased demand for products and services. Staffing agencies alone provide more than 3 million workers to employers during the last quarter of the year.

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Topics: November 2016

Interview Nightmares to Avoid this Halloween

Posted by Mark Silverstein

Oct 31, 2016 2:05:00 PM

Going in for a job interview is scary enough even when everything goes right! In the spirit of Halloween, we’d like to share some interview nightmares that you or someone you know might have experienced and some ways to gracefully come out unscathed (and still have a chance at the job).

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Topics: October 2016

Is using a staffing agency more cost-effective than full time employees?

Posted by Brooke Thielke

Oct 27, 2016 9:57:00 AM

Finding the right people for the right job is a challenge for many small businesses. Between posting the job, interviewing and selecting the right candidate, a lot can potentially go wrong. But if you haven’t considered using a staffing agency, then maybe you should.

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Topics: October 2016

The Impact of Engaged vs Disengaged Employees on Retention

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Oct 25, 2016 8:35:00 AM

From small businesses to large organizations, employee retention is a metric on which every company has their eyes. Businesses do play a role in affecting their retention rates by keeping their employees engaged on a variety of different levels. This could include offering a competitive salary, attractive benefits package, or a flexible work schedule. For business owners, and those in human resources, engaging employees can also mean career development. What type of training is your operation offering to build upon employee skills sets and how are you developing valuable team members? Think about how you can create programs or initiative for workers to enroll in to develop skills in which they have an interest.  

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Topics: October 2016

Increasing Job Market Rates Mean There Aren’t Enough Skilled Workers

Posted by Cameron Wooten

Oct 20, 2016 9:08:00 AM

The economy in America is going through some pretty significant change, that much we know. Technology, globalization and many other factors are affecting what kind of and how many jobs are available. But today, there’s actually not enough skilled workers to fill many positions.

So why are rates increasing? And what should HR managers know in order to take advantage of this kind of employment environment?

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Topics: October 2016

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