Getting Employees to Set Personal Goals

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Are there companies you admire, businesses you would like to emulate? If so, chances are these successful enterprises have an ethos of goal setting and achieving among employees at all levels. Here are some tips to help you get all of your employees to set personal work goals: You may have to require that all… Read more »

How to Keep Your Younger Top Performers From Leaving

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If your top young talent doesn’t stay with  your company for more than a few years and you’d like to keep the brains, creativity, work ethic and chutzpah these young top guns have brought to your business, here are some tips to help you do so. Watch your rules. Too many corporations have too many… Read more »

Reduce Resume Overload: Using a Staffing Service to Help Screen Candidates

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Is this your situation? Job seekers desperate for work — any type of work — apply willy nilly to just about any job opening you have, whether they are qualified for a position or not. Are you receiving hundreds of resumes for a handful of positions? Are you wondering how you’re going to cull through… Read more »

The Value of High-Level Contract Staff

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When you think of temporary employees, don’t forget about high-level professionals such as accountants, human resources directors, managers, computer network administrators, engineers, even doctors. Winston Resources can provide companies with these types of professionals, and more. More and more companies are finding that bringing on high-level professionals, even executives, to their sites for short- or… Read more »

Giving Constructive Feedback to Your Employees

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As managers, we intuitively know that giving and getting honest feedback is essential to grow and develop, and to build successful organizations.  So why is it that many of us put off giving feedback to our employees?  Maybe it’s because there are so many ways to mess it up. Here are some common feedback mistakes:… Read more »

The Benefits of Temp-to-Hire Staffing for Employers

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Has this ever happened to you: You interview someone who just shines. She has the exact skills and experience you seek. Her delightful personality happily infects her future colleagues as they interview her as part of the selection process. Her references gush. Her former employer tells you to tell her he wants her back! So… Read more »

Grooming Your Company’s Next-Generation Leaders

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Let’s say your company is doing well. Demand for your products and services is steady. Your employees are engaged, and routinely go the extra mile and morale is high. Your business’ leadership is on the ball, all are healthy and have made it clear they intend to stay around until retirement, which is at least… Read more »

Why Outsourcing Your Payroll Processing Makes Sense

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In these lean times, many people wear many hats at work. The HR generalist serves as a recruiter. The media relations manager serves as the internal communication specialist. The bookkeeper does double duty as the payroll specialist. Even in lean times, perhaps especially in lean times, it may be fiscally wise to outsource some of… Read more »

Writing Great Job Descriptions

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Writing effective job descriptions is part art, part science.  The difference between a good job description and a great job description can mean the difference between recruiting average and exceptional talent. So to steal a line from author Jim Collins, how do you go from “Good to Great”? Here are a few essentials to crafting… Read more »

Assessment Tools for Making Better Hires

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Having the right tools at your disposal can make hiring a lot easier—and a lot more successful.  Here is a quick overview of different assessments tools you can use, beyond the basic job interview: Qualifications Screens – simple questionnaires determine if an applicant has the minimum requirements to perform a job (availability, minimum age, years… Read more »