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Is Workplace Stress Killing Your Company’s Safety Record? Here’s What to Do

April 15th, 2016

Although it is common knowledge that an overabundance of stress in the workplace can bring down company morale, something that even the best employers may not be aware of is that extra stress can make for an unsafe work environment. While small amounts of stress are harmless and to be expected, situations in which stress… Read more »

Job Search Cheat Sheet for OKC Job Candidates

April 8th, 2016

Job searching has reached a whole new level over the past decade, thanks to the increased popularity of the Internet. With so many specialized tools and resources geared towards job seekers, it can feel a bit overwhelming deciding where to begin and which tricks will be the most effective. Fortunately, 1st Staffing Group offers many… Read more »

9 Things to Evaluate Candidates On (When Making a Hiring Decision)

March 31st, 2016

Making the correct hiring decision is critical, not only for your bottom line and quality of work, but also for your overall company morale. If your staff works closely together as a team, finding the candidate that is the right fit can be equally as important as ensuring they possess the correct skill set and… Read more »

Can Taking a Temporary Job Advance Your Career?

March 24th, 2016

When you hear “temporary job”, do you automatically think part-time or dead-end job? If so, think again! Many employed professionals today are discovering that taking a temporary job can be the best kept secret when it comes to advancing your career. Temporary jobs can provide excellent opportunities for broadening your existing skill set, gaining new… Read more »

Six Signs Your Career Plan Needs Updating (and What to Do)

March 17th, 2016

Most of us are not born knowing exactly what we want to do with our lives. Navigating your career takes time, trial and error. As a result, you may find your career plan changes throughout the course of your life—and this is perfectly normal. But you may wonder how you can be sure it’s time… Read more »

Five Recruiting Habits that are Holding You Back from Hiring Great Talent

March 10th, 2016

Star performers can be hard to find. This is in part because they’re in high demand—and also because they may not be actively seeking new employment. The workers you need are out there, but it may feel that they’re not within your reach. Still, it’s important not to lose hope! You can take steps to… Read more »

What Traits do Staffing Firms Look for When Hiring Temporary Job Candidates?

February 26th, 2016

Temporary work is an adventure! In what other line of employment can you consistently try new and different roles within an ever-changing array of companies? You get the unique opportunity to develop your career knowledge, while building your resume with many different job titles. To do well as a temp, you’ll need certain skills that… Read more »

New Supervisor Job? How to Build Trust and Credibility with Your New Team

February 19th, 2016

You want to inspire your staff to do great things. And you can do this through good leadership skills. The key to leading others is to win their trust—once your employees trust you, they’ll be on your side, have faith in your judgement and guidance, and best of all, they’ll follow your instruction. So how… Read more »

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 »

Six Tips to Help You Show Confidence in a Job Interview

February 5th, 2016

Interviews are not for the faint of heart. For most people, they translate into a nerve-wracking affair where you hope the interviewer can’t tell how much you’re silently freaking out. But unfortunately, they are a necessary part of your career process, and from time to time you will need to deal with them. The good… Read more »

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