Peoplelink: The Blog!

  • Your Performance Stinks!

    September 9, 2011

    If you have been a manager for any decent amount of time, you’ve undoubtedly been faced with an employee with poor performance.  But, how do you go about addressing this? Here are a few suggestions for addressing performance issues on 1:1 basis: Set clear expectations up front. The biggest cause of poor performance we see is the lack of clear

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  • Losing Summer Employees? Keep Your Productivity Humming in Fall and Beyond!

    August 28, 2011

    For many employers, summer means an opportunity to add low-cost, highly enthusiastic employees to your payroll. Summer employment accounts for a large percentage of the workforce during the warmer months of the year, and can make a dramatic impact on many businesses. But, as summer winds down, many employers struggle to adjust their workforce and maintain the productivity associated with

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  • Top 3 Myths About Working with an Employment Agency

    August 25, 2011

    Employment agencies offer an opportunity for job seekers to find new and exciting career opportunities, gain experience in a new field, and ultimately to reach their personal and professional goals. Nearly all reputable employment agencies offer their services to job seekers at no cost, and offer the chance to gain access to jobs that aren’t posted elsewhere. Still, not all

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  • Maximize Your Profits: 5 Ways to Lower Workers’ Compensation Costs

    August 21, 2011

    Workers’ compensation insurance is a hefty cost for most businesses, and small businesses especially can feel the pinch. In an economy where all businesses are encouraged to raise productivity and decrease costs, how can you keep your workforce producing, but also safe? And spend less on top of it? You can minimize the costs associated with workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’

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  • 5 Ways to Help You Manage Needy Employees

    August 18, 2011

    You may have encountered someone in a personal relationship that you consider “high maintenance.” There are certain traits that can tip you off to a high-maintenance individual, and many of us choose to avoid that type of person altogether.  But in the workplace, sometimes working with high-maintenance, or needy, employees is an inevitability. Needy employees can be managed (and your

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  • Stand Out From the Pack: How to Network Like a Pro.

    August 15, 2011

    There’s no doubt about it – today’s job marketplace is more competitive than ever before. To stand out from the pack, you’ll need experience and qualifications, but there is an often under-utilized, cost-efficient tool to help you find your next career opportunity. Cultivate and use your professional network. Did you go to school? Ever have a job before? Do you

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