Ways to get your office involved in your community

As the holidays near, and shops begin to post all their holiday sales and promos, opportunities also begin to open more in your local community. With so many still struggling to make ends meet, local non-profits are needing help in filling shelves, and filling volunteer spots. With business typically slowing down around the holidays, there is more bandwidth in the office for community activities. Looking for some ways to get your office involved? Here are some ideas to get you started: Read more

Dealing with office politics

It’s November, which means for many of us, a time where the political talk is at an all-time high. While it may all be over the second week of November, office politics rarely end. Whether you are in a healthy office environment or not, office politics are involved in some way. So, how do we avoid the negative side of office politics? Our HR experts weighed in, and suggest the following tips: Read more

Ghosting – it’s not just a Halloween thing!

In the past year, the term “ghosting” has become more and more prevalent in the business world. It became known as a term originally within the dating world, where blind dates wouldn’t show up for the date, and there would be no communication before or after the incident. People would simply disappear like a ghost. Read more

How to read nonverbal cues for effective communication

In the staffing industry, we often hear two different interpretations of how the interview went. The candidate will think, “This went great!”, while the hiring manager may tell us, “This person may not be a good fit.” Whether you are the interviewer or the interviewee, there are some things that are communicated by each party in an interview nonverbally. If we understand those, we can do some better active listening, and maybe even communicate a little better in the future. Read more