10 Strategies for Controlling Costs with Staffing

Looking to improve operating margins in your business? Then take a look at your staffing strategy. From the assembly line to the executive office, effective staffing is essential to maximizing profitability. Below are 10 practical strategies for using staffing to reduce overhead, manage operating costs, and improve organizational performance. 1. Convert Fixed Cost to Variable… Read more »

When Is the Right Time to Plan Your Hiring Needs?

Change is a necessary part of every successful business, and the key to staying ahead of the game is having the right employees in your corner. If you’re short-staffed or lacking the talent needed to serve your client base, your bottom line will suffer. The right time to plan your hiring needs is now. It’s… Read more »

How to Evaluate a Candidate’s Strengths and Weaknesses

Part of choosing the best candidate for the job is determining each person’s strengths and weaknesses. Easier said than done, this process requires some savvy thinking, as no one wants to look bad on a job interview. Follow these tips to effectively gauge both the strong points and limitations of each candidate, so you can… Read more »

Why Employees Need You to Lead by Example

As the boss, you’re in control. You can tell your employees to do pretty much whatever you want — within reason — and they’re supposed to listen. However, by now you’ve probably noticed people aren’t as susceptible to direction you don’t even follow yourself. Some might begrudgingly follow suit, but they’re probably not too energetic… Read more »

How Will Your Employees Respond to Change?

Change is a normal, healthy part of the business world, but everyone responds to it differently. Some employees crave change and can shift gears on a moment’s notice, but everyone doesn’t work that way. Many people fear the unknown and are very apprehensive to even the slightest adjustments. If a change is coming to your… Read more »

Why You Should Encourage Failure

In a perfect world, projects would always go as planned and results would consistently exceed expectations, but it doesn’t work like that. Instead, failure is a regular part of life, so instead of dreading it, you need to know how to accept it. Often viewed as the best possible teacher, failure stings at first, but… Read more »

Learning About a Candidate’s Job History

When trying to fill an open position at your company, every applicant you encounter will have some type of work history — with the exception of those vying for entry-level jobs. Take advantage of this by learning as much as possible about what the person learned from past positions and why they chose them in… Read more »

How Can You Evaluate an Expert Interviewer?

When interviewing candidates, you’re used to meeting people who are a bundle of nerves. However, there’s another group of individuals that can remain cool as cucumbers. These expert interviewers arrive perfectly polished, have seriously impressive responses to your questions and display impeccable body language. At first glance, the calm, collected and smooth-talking candidate probably seems… Read more »

Should You Hire a Candidate Who Requires Training?

When interviewing candidates in Burbank for your team, you’re probably hoping to find someone with all the right skills and a personality that perfectly aligns with your culture. Unfortunately, it doesn’t usually work that way, so you need to be open to candidates with potential. Bright, energetic and eager to learn, these professionals may require… Read more »

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Administrative Professionals Day falls on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, and this is a holiday your entire company needs to observe. Designed to honor the unsung heroes of the workforce, this special day was first observed in 1952. In 1955, the National Secretaries Association officially set the date of this annual celebration to the last week… Read more »