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If your Winston Resources staffing consultant contacts you about a temp-to-hire position, this is good news. It means if you take the assignment and do well in it, the employer may decide to hire you onto its own payroll. A temp-to-hire assignment is really the best of both worlds. You can “try out” a company… Read more »

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The recession is showing definite signs of abating. Companies will be hiring new employees (although probably slowly in the beginning) and will be looking for current employees to step up and help the business grow and thrive. Do you have what it takes to become a leader in your organization? Here are some ideas to… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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You’re in the middle of an interview for an amazing job.  Things are going great. You look outstanding; you sound confident; you’re nailing every question. Then the interviewer asks you: “If you were a car, what kind of car would you be?” Your heart starts racing. Your mind goes blank. You begin to sweat. What… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »