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“Subscribe!” – 3 Safety Podcasts that You Should Subscribe To

May 27th, 2016

Good managers and supervisors will continually look for ways to improve their workplace culture and company morale – and a big component of that is safety! When employees feel safe and secure in their environment, they are happier on the job, thus improving productivity and the bottom line. While managers have demonstrated leadership to arrive… Read more »

The Best Kept Secrets to a Successful Job Interview

May 20th, 2016

The fate of your next job relies heavily on the success rate of your job interview. Fortunately, a good amount of control over the direction your job interview goes lies in your hands. In addition to dressing the part and researching the job, follow these best-kept job interview secrets to increase your likelihood of landing… Read more »

5 Traits All Supervisors Should Develop

May 13th, 2016

Supervisors tend to wear many hats within their team. In addition to possessing technical knowledge and skills for their job, supervisors are often a voice of reason, sense of stability, and motivational coach for their employees. For a supervisor to become strong and successful in their leadership position, it is imperative that they develop these… Read more »

6 Retention Strategies to Implement This Summer

May 6th, 2016

Recruiting, hiring and training the best job candidates requires ample time, effort and skill – and it’s all worth it when you find the right employee for the job! However, the time and effort should not come to an end once the new employee is settled in. Keeping your top employees happy and engaged is… Read more »

Can’t Find Great Candidates? This Is What to Do

April 29th, 2016

It’s the age-old question for great business owners and managers everywhere: How do I find the best candidates? While this question is always one of vital importance, sometimes finding the right candidates in Oklahoma City can be exceptionally tricky. With only so much time to study a candidate’s resume and get to know them during… Read more »

Introvert? How to Interview Effectively

April 22nd, 2016

Feeling the pressure during an interview is natural for most job seekers, and that overwhelming sense of anxiety tends to be even more amplified for introverts. Unfortunately, personality type does not get you a free pass on in-person interviews; in order to get a chance in the workforce, the ability to interview well is a… Read more »

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 »

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