Cliques and Conflict – Keeping Team Relations Harmonious

We’ve all heard the adage “birds of a feather flock together.” In any social situation, including work environments, people who share common interests tend to come together. This group bonding can be positive, reinforcing each individual and even spurring healthy competition. The down side is when exclusive cliques form and conflicts arise. More...


Trust Your Gut – How to Hire Without Overanalyzing

Nowadays, not only are hiring managers faced with the challenge of maintaining uninterrupted productivity, they also have to snap up topnotch talent before the applicant accepts an offer elsewhere. Great candidates go fast, and if you want the best for your organization, you have to act accordingly. But, then, how do you know that the candidate is indeed the best choice, particularly for the position you’re trying to fill? In addition to experience and skill level, there are also individual qualities to consider – will the candidate fit into and thrive in your work environment? The answer to all these questions, it turns out, is very simple: just trust your gut and go with your intuition. More...


Client Spotlight on Michael Kawamoto, HR Manager:
Setting the Stage for Strategic Growth

As the Human Resources Manager of a massive facility that provides services across the globe, Michael Kawamoto faces staffing challenges on a day-to-day basis. Mr. Kawamoto and his team are responsible not only for ensuring the smooth administration of this facility’s expanding workforce, but also for meeting the on-going need for qualified contingency staff. In early 2004, Mr. Kawamoto took a proactive step in anticipation of a greater need for both Direct Hire and Temporary employees. He began laying the groundwork to obtain and accommodate the services of an on-site staffing vendor. More...


Book Review
Love ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em:
Getting Good People To Stay

Retention is an often overlooked workplace issue, but smart managers realize that an unhappy employee who walks out the door can cost up to 200 percent of their annual salary to replace. The fear of top performers leaving is a very real one and engaging and keeping good people is worth the time and effort. Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em introduces managers to 26 A-Z strategies to engage and retain your best and brightest. More...


Q: How much should I expect to pay for an Administrative Assistant with 4+ years of office experience?

A: That's a question that varies so much by region that it would be hard to provide a single, national number. Your best bet would be to contact one of our local offices. However, if you just want a very general idea, we've also made a Salary Wizard available via our site. –Staffing Success



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