Your First Steps Post Layoff

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You’ve just been given the word — you’re being let go. Laid off. Downsized. That bites. Definitely bites. Yes, even as the economy is slowly recovering, companies still lay off workers. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that more than 152,000 workers were laid off in November 2010 (the most recent statistics… Read more »

Failure as a Learning Opportunity

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Companies should look at the times they fail as opportunities for learning important lessons — and could come back more successful as a result. So says research from the University of Colorado Denver School of Business. The research found that lessons learned from success weren’t as helpful as the knowledge learned from failure. Company management… Read more »

The Right Way to Handle Mistakes on the Job

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It happens to the best of us – making a mistake on the job.  No one is infallible, so at some point, it will happen.  But the question is, after the mistake is made, how do you handle it? The way you handle it will tell others a lot about your character and professionalism.  In… Read more »

Interview Questions YOU Should be Asking the Interviewer

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When interviewing for a job, you naturally are trying your best to impress a prospective employer, and much of your time has most likely been spent preparing for an interviewer’s questions. But it is important to remember that a job interview is a two-way street.  You need to make sure that this is a place… Read more »

How to Kill Productivity Killers

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If you want your business to grow, you want to get the most from your employees because it’s their productivity that will lead to growth. What stands in the way of generating greater productivity, and what can you do about it? Employee productivity can be tied to one thing – motivation.  What motivates your employees… Read more »

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 »

To Stay or To Go: Questions to Ask When Considering a New Opportunity

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When considering a new job opportunity, there are obviously many things to look at.  Salary may generally be uppermost in people’s minds when looking at a new job, but there are many other important factors to examine as well.  These factors are all key to determining that all-important fit between job candidate and employer. 1)… 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 »

What is Temp-to-Hire and Why You Should Consider It

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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 »

How to Position Yourself as a Leader in Your Organization

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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 »