8 Steps to More Positive and Productive Conversations in the Workplace

8 Steps to More Positive and Productive Conversations in the Workplace

Open and honest conversations are almost never easy, especially in the workplace. Coworkers often hide facts and sugarcoat realities to avoid confrontation. As a result, workplace communication can frequently become manipulative and counterproductive. As a leader or manager in the company, you can choose to create an environment where your employees feel free to have “real” conversations in the workplace. Here are eight steps to revolutionize workplace communication — one authentic conversation at a time: Be a Team Player Choose to see the good in people and approach others as allies as opposed… continue reading→
Ghosted After An Interview? Here’s What To Do Next.

Ghosted After An Interview? Here’s What To Do Next.

It goes like this: Two people meet, and things seem to be going well. After a few phone calls and maybe even a date (or two), one person vanishes with no communication of any kind to the other. We all know what ghosting is when it comes to dating — but did you know that you can be ghosted during the job search as well? That’s right: a potential employer could bring you in for an interview, only to never call again. Instead, you see the job listing disappear from the company’s website, only to… continue reading→
Answering the “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?” Question Like a Pro

Answering the “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?” Question Like a Pro

There are no easy questions in a job interview, but some are trickier than others. Explaining why you left your last job – or why you want to leave your current position – is the perfect example. Perhaps you worked for a toxic boss, or you met obstacles on your way up the ladder. Maybe you were just uninterested in continuing that type of work. Unlike questions about your skill sets or why you are pursuing a new opportunity – both which allow you to discuss yourself in a positive light – asking… continue reading→
Seven Tips to Empower Your Employees

Seven Tips to Empower Your Employees

The more you empower your employees, the more they will grow and succeed. The feeling of significance and trust leads to productive work. However, when employees don’t feel empowered at work, they’re unlikely to take initiative or be top performers. Here are seven tips to encourage your employees to take more responsibility while creating a positive work environment. Communicate a Clear Vision The first step in empowering employees is to give them something to get excited about and work toward. What is the vision or purpose? It is imperative that your team understand the… continue reading→
What is unlimited PTO and does it have a place in your workplace?

What is unlimited PTO and does it have a place in your workplace?

For employees, an unlimited vacation policy can seem like the ideal benefit. For managers, it can be the ultimate recruiting tool. A small but growing number of American companies are now offering workers the benefit of unlimited vacation days. Under these policies, employees are encouraged to take as much vacation time as they like — within reason. Not surprisingly, unlimited paid time off (PTO) policies are getting a lot of attention. The idea of taking time off whenever – as long as all productivity goals are met, and the business still runs effectively –… continue reading→
Snelling Named to SIA List of Largest Staffing Firms in United States

Snelling Named to SIA List of Largest Staffing Firms in United States

Snelling Staffing has been named by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as one of the largest staffing firms in the United States. Ranked by 2016 revenue, SIA’s 22nd annual report of the Largest Staffing Firms in the United States covers firms that generated at least $100 million in US staffing revenue in 2016. The report features 144 companies, in an increase over the 134 firms included in last year’s report. Snelling made the list reporting $201 million in 2016 revenue. Combined, the 144 elite companies on the list generated $80 billion in revenue last… continue reading→
Five Ways to Build Confidence at Work

Five Ways to Build Confidence at Work

Feeling confident at work is key to a successful career. Once you believe in what you're doing, others will too, and they'll trust your decisions. However,  for some people, that's easier said than done. The good news is building confidence at work is possible and doesn’t require a complete personality overhaul. If you need a confidence boost in your day-to-day routine, check out these proven tips. Find a Mentor An excellent mentor – someone who advises you on career decisions and even helps you navigate tricky situations – can be invaluable. Find a professional… continue reading→
10 Most In-Demand Information Technology Skills

10 Most In-Demand Information Technology Skills

If you’re considering making a career move in the information technology field, now is the time. According to CareerBuilder’s Midyear Forecast, IT is projected to lead all industries in hiring for the second half of 2017. Over 70% of employers plan to hire IT professionals by the end of the year. Understanding the skills hiring managers need is key to landing a job in this field. Here are 10 of today's most in-demand IT skills. Security Cyber attacks are on the rise across the globe. Hackers are targeting businesses to steal valuable information… continue reading→
Six Tips to Help You Formulate A Career “Plan B”

Six Tips to Help You Formulate A Career “Plan B”

Do you know what you would do if you lost your job tomorrow? Did you ever formulate a career Plan B? Many people joke and say, “Well, I can always wait tables” or “I’ll just teach.”  However, those two options might not be practical. You cannot just walk into a classroom and start teaching. There are tests, certifications and a certain level of training you need to complete to become a teacher. Also, depending on the circumstance (company-wide layoff, economic downturn, etc.), you could find yourself competing with hundreds of other people for… continue reading→
Do You Have the Three Skills IT Hiring Managers Want?

Do You Have the Three Skills IT Hiring Managers Want?

Hiring managers are struggling to find the right IT candidate with the right combination of skills for the job. According to a recent survey, almost 60% of IT leaders say the skills gap within the field severely or moderately impacts their organization. The ideal IT candidate scores high marks across three key categories. Technical Skills When trying to secure an interview, technical skills matter. Most hiring managers match the skills listed on your resume to the job description to decide if you should be offered an interview. Although the exact skill-set varies by… continue reading→

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