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How To Keep Your Employees Productive Around the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The parties, the treats, the spirit of good cheer and goodwill, that magic that comes with the holidays and makes everything just a little better. 

With that holiday magic, of course, come endless distractions: online shopping, juggling appointments, trying to get more done in less time and maybe trying to cut a few corners during the workday to get everything done on time. 

How can you keep your employees focused on the tasks at hand when visions of sugarplums are dancing in their heads? 

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Don’t Be SCARED of Your Interview

Here are some helpful hints to help you nail it!

Every professional on the planet, in big business and small business, has faced an interview at some point in their lives. This can be very exciting to face a new career opportunity, but nerve wracking to feel like you may not make the cut, or you are up against many candidates and worry how you will stand out.

Although it is perfectly normal to have interview jitters, calming your nerves so you don’t psych yourself out to the point you jeopardize your performance is important. Being as prepared as possible will help ease your mind so that you can face your interview calmly and with confidence.

If you want to make sure you aren’t nervous about your next interview, here are some tips that can help.

Do Some Research on the Company

Feeling like you may be asked a question that you don’t have the answer for would stop anyone in their tracks. Do some homework on the company to learn their mission, structure and recent accomplishments. Having a good idea of what the company is about will help you address all the key points as to why you would be a god fit.

Beforehand, it may also be beneficial to take some notes on specific qualifications you have that fit the job description you are applying for. You know what your skills are and being able to answer confidently without hesitation can help reassure that your strengths are highlighted to the interviewer.

These things will help you anticipate any question that they could ask.

Have Everything Ready to Go

Don’t let yourself be in a panic the morning of because you didn’t prepare.  Everything from setting your outfit out, checking directions and packing your bag ahead of time will allow your morning to be a bit more manageable so you can mentally focus.

By doing so, you allow yourself to take your time the morning of and not be in panic mode.

Have A Positive Attitude

Starting your day with a positive attitude is a good way to get your mind in a healthy place to face your interview. Make sure to breathe and be calm when walking into the interview, you don’t want to throw off your interviewer with nerves and a negative attitude. Remember you got the interview for a reason, so remind yourself of your strengths.

Even though it is perfectly normal to be nervous, you are in control of how the interview goes. Applying these three helpful tips will help you nail your interview! Additionally, don’t count out your resources. Agencies like LeadingEdge Personnel have recruiting staff that are available to share their expertise and help you succeed. Contact us for more information.

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Celebrate National Staffing Employee Week!

Celebrate National Staffing Employee Week

According to The American Staffing Association, nearly 15 million employees are working for a staffing agency. Temporary employment agencies have helped to fill positions for all different kinds of industries for decades.

National Staffing Employee Week is an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the millions of people they employ.

Starting over or finding the right job can be a hard arena to navigate. Figuring out what you are looking for in a new position is probably the hardest thing to do but consider what it is you really want.

Staffing agencies offer many kinds of jobs to consider, do you want part time employment? Do you want full time employment? Or are you looking to try out a few different companies and have the opportunity to be a temp to hire employee?

A staffing agency like LeadingEdge Personnel will be able to help you evaluate all these things and find a fit that is best for you. The nice thing is, you still get the perks of being an agency employee!

National Staffing Employee Week wants to recognize all those individuals employed by U.S. staffing agencies. Below are a few ways LeadingEdge Personnel likes to show appreciation:

Feature an employee of the month. We surprise our employee by showing up at their place of employment with balloons, lapel pin, freshly baked cookies and a crisp one hundred dollar bill.

Host an appreciation lunch/event. Or maybe this is a gift card so they can take themselves somewhere?

Offer paid time off. Temporary workers don’t often get to take time away from work without giving up a portion of their paycheck, so this is a great way to show them their contributions to your team mean a lot.

To conclude, a staffing agency will offer all the help and guidance to help you find the best job for you. Learn more about LeadingEdge Personnel below, and Happy National Staffing Employee Week!

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Keep Your Skills Sharp During Unemployment

Keep Your Skills Sharp During Unemployment

Unemployment can be a tough time in your professional life. Whether it’s because of a company restructure, for cause or because of resignation, unemployment is flat out tough. Not only is loss of employment emotionally taxing Being unemployed can leave you worrying about how to avoid gaps in employment on your resume.

While unemployment is stressful, there are some ways you can continue to grow your skill set outside of a traditional work arrangement. 

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Attracting Candidates in a Competitive Market

Attracting Candidates in a Competitive Market

We hear it all the time. It’s an employee-driven market. It’s true. Potential employees have choices when it comes to their career. Gone are the days of the employer holding the cards and it’s outright tough to attract candidates in a competitive market. In this post, we’ll discuss the difficulties of attracting candidates in this market, ways to get ahead and things you can do to enhance your strategy at little to no cost.

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Why Did You Leave : How to Answer

Why Did You Leave a Previous Employer: Tips on Answering This Question

If you have any professional experience, there’s a good chance you left an employer at some point. Sometimes a separation happens voluntarily. Sometimes it’s not so simple. It’s no wonder that one of the trickiest interview questions to answer is “Why did you leave your position at…?”. It’s hard to think back on when we left employers or were separated. But, it’s necessary to know how to answer this question for any interview process. The why did you leave question doesn’t have to be awkward or difficult to answer. If you understand it and follow a couple of general conventions, this question is easily answered.

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Cultural Add Vs. Cultural Fit

Cultural Add Vs. Cultural Fit

Historically, companies have focused their efforts on finding the “right” candidate based on their cultural fit within an organization. The term “fit” is often used to describe someone who would act as a team player, join the organization’s mission and not necessarily challenge the status quo.

As more companies move towards a diversity and inclusion trend, they are focusing on cultural add rather than fit. We’ll explore the concept of cultural add and the benefits of challenging historical screening processes.

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10 Things to Remove from Your Resume

Top 10 Things to Remove from Your Resume

There’s a lot of advice online to help guide what to include on your resume. Just as important as what to include, you should know what to remove from your resume as well! In this post, we’ll go over 10 things to remove from your resume today to immediately improve it.

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How to Reject Candidates with Care

Rejecting Candidates with Care

The hard truth is that in recruiting, rejecting candidates is par for the course. Since we often meet many candidates for the one position, often, we’ll end up with a few people left behind in the process. A first impression is important. However, you shouldn’t underestimate the value of leaving a positive lasting impression.

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Job Search: How to Focus

Focusing Your Job Search

One of the hardest things about starting your job search is to figure out what you’re looking for in a position. We’re not just talking job title here- what do you really want? It’s normal to wonder to yourself: What’s my next career move? When considering initiating a job search, there are a number of factors to consider. We’ll talk you through those factors and if you download our “What’s Next” guide, you’ll get FREE access not only to this guide but other actionable, helpful printables too!

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