Category: Leadership Thoughts

Learn to Delegate for Better Leadership

October 30th, 2015

Time is a manager’s most precious resource. Managers who don’t learn the best strategies for protecting their time struggle, and so do the teams they lead. When you can delegate effectively, your ability to lead and your team’s productivity and morale make a huge leap forward. You protect your time, and you also encourage your… Read more »

Retaining Top Talent With Three Leadership Lessons

October 9th, 2015

“Why should we choose you?” This question stumps many interviewees because it seems so broad. Should you say that you need a job? That you like the employer? That you’re better than anyone else who has applied, even though you have no idea who they are? Job seekers try all these tactics – but they… Read more »

Strategies for Earning Respect From the Boss on the Job

August 28th, 2015

Earning your boss’s respect pays off. When your boss trusts that you do good work, you are more likely to receive tasks that you enjoy and can handle competently. You’re also more likely to be put in leadership positions among the team or even asked to step in temporarily if your boss needs to leave… Read more »

The Pros & Cons of Delegating More

May 14th, 2015

As a top recruiting firm, 1st Staffing Group, knows when you delegate duties, it typically saves time, boosts productivity and strengthens the team as a whole. But, as you likely know, this management strategy also has a down side. The key is to know when and whom to delegate to, as well as how to… Read more »

Does Company Culture Matter When Hiring Temp Help?

October 28th, 2014

Companies looking to hire permanent employees have long known the importance of understanding their company’s culture.  When you know and can sell your company culture, your chances of finding a candidate who “fits” well with the current team increases.  But when a worker will be with your team for only a few weeks or months,… Read more »

Increasing Safety in the Workplace: What You Can Do

February 14th, 2014

Regardless of the size, pace, or industry in which a company works, all businesses are concerned with safety.  Taking the time to improve workplace safety can reduce the number of injuries and illnesses employees suffer, improving productivity while also ensuring workers are not harmed. Most businesses already have safety programs and processes in place to… Read more »

Reach Business Goals by Bringing on Temporary Workers

September 6th, 2013

Hiring a long-term permanent employee may not always be the right solution for your company’s needs. Sometimes valued employees need to take an extended leave of absence for medical reasons or other issues, with plans to return after a determined amount of time. Other times, finding the perfect employee to hire can be more than… Read more »

A Long Hiring Wish List Doesn’t Mean a Better Hire

June 14th, 2013

Creating a hiring wish list is a great way to provide yourself with a visual of what exactly you are looking for in an employee. While including specifics in your wish list can be helpful, it can also become far too easy to wander into dangerous territory, especially when your list keeps growing. The longer… Read more »

What Your Company is Missing: Wellness Programs

October 12th, 2012

More than ever, businesses are offering their employees wide varieties of options for preventative healthcare and promoting general wellness. Healthier employees tend to take fewer sick days and be more productive as a whole.  Although many companies will offer glamorous challenge incentives, such as exercise equipment or gym memberships, small businesses can also offer motivating… Read more »

Creating a “Safety Culture” Starts with the Leadership

September 14th, 2012

Every workplace follows a different set of methods for operating. From motivating and retaining employees to daily workflow, each company has its own unique system for “what works”.  However, regardless of your approach to managing your employees, one factor should always remain consistent: safety. Building a safety culture in your company should be more than… Read more »



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