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When it’s Hard to Hire Talent, Retention is More Important than Ever

February 12th, 2016

Often, it takes work to locate the best of the best in your industry. And once you find them and bring them on board, you’ll want to keep them there. Employee retention is one of the most important things to conquer in a competitive job market—especially in Oklahoma and Texas, where top talent are flying… Read more »

Retaining Employees Through Ongoing Training

December 21st, 2015

When it comes to building an outstanding team, recruiting top people is only half the battle. The other half is keeping them. Top performers are motivated to learn. They always want to know more about their work so they can become better at it. But offering ongoing training sessions does more than just keep your… Read more »

Managing Employee Engagement Through Company Changes

December 7th, 2015

Change can be good – even necessary. As companies grow, change is an essential part of sustaining that growth and developing the organization and its employees. However, change can also pose challenges. Nearly everyone responds to change initially with caution, if not outright distrust. When managers understand the phases of grappling with change, they are… Read more »

Help Prevent Falls in Industrial Work Settings

November 23rd, 2015

Slip and fall accidents have become a stock comedy trope, often involving banana peels. But a slip, trip, or fall in the workplace is no joke. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, most industry accidents are slip and fall accidents. They’re second only to car accidents in causing accidental deaths, and they account for… Read more »

How to Keep Employees Safe When Operating Company Vehicles and Machinery

October 23rd, 2015

Many companies need employees to drive in order to carry out day-to-day business. When your staff is in charge of operating a company vehicle or machinery such as a forklift, safety must be their top priority. Here are some ways to help employees stay safe and keep others safe as well:

Your Recruiter is an Expert. How Can You Leverage Their Knowledge to Grow Your Company?

September 11th, 2015

Having a solid partnership with a recruiting agency is one good way to grow your company. A recruiter can quickly get the right people on board at work so you can stay on track to achieving goals. But just like with any relationship, the one with your recruiter needs to be nurtured. How can you… Read more »

Should You Use Behavioral Testing?

September 4th, 2015

As a leading staffing firm, 1st Staffing Group knows that behavioral testing can be quite useful for many companies. The data derived from tests can help employers hone in on the best-fit hire. However, there are downsides to testing, as well. For instance, some experts say that testing can cause companies to pigeonhole employees. So,… Read more »

6 Tips for Increasing Workplace Safety

August 21st, 2015

Workplace accidents and injuries cost Texas companies millions in lost productivity and medical bills each year – but they don’t have to. Companies can take many proactive steps to reduce the risk of injuries and illnesses, including cumulative injuries that may occur when a task like typing or lifting boxes is performed repeatedly.

5 HR Time-Busting Habits to Stop Now

July 17th, 2015

Every business, big or small, has 24 hours in each day. Where businesses spend their time determines how effectively they perform in every department, including human resources. If it feels like there’s “just no time!” for quality candidate searches, considered hiring, or thorough performance reviews, consider taking a second look at your HR department’s habits.… Read more »

Advice for Choosing Between Two Great Candidates

June 9th, 2015

You’ve combed through the resumes, held the interviews, and narrowed down the field to just two candidates. Now it’s time to make an offer – but the candidates are equally qualified and each one offers a great “fit” for your team.  How do you choose? Choosing between two outstanding candidates is an enviable position, but… Read more »

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