Reduce Office Stress by Opening Lines of Communication between Coworkers

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In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Regular, open communication between coworkers is critical for workplace success. It strengthens interpersonal relationships, which leads to enhanced job satisfaction, efficiency and engagement. Effective communication builds trust and mutual respect. So how can you… Read more »

The Dos and Don’ts of Office Behavior

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Do you remember the Golden Rule? Also known as the “Ethic of Reciprocity,” it teaches a simple, but profound life lesson: Treat others the same way you want to be treated. It’s one of the best guidelines to remember – and practice – from preschool on. And your workplace is no exception. When you show… Read more »

Go Green in the Office this Earth Day With A-Team Tips!

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Happy Earth Day from everyone at the A-Team! At Alternative Staffing we make it a point to reduce, reuse and recycle. It is very important to our President Jan Cappellini to have a sustainable office environment. We have recycling bins around the office to make sure that staffers are recycling all paper, plastic, glass and… Read more »

Sunshine for the Soul…and Workplace!

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Daylight Savings Time is this weekend! If your office is anything like ours, we are battling summer fever. With gorgeous weather right around the corner employees might be itching to get outside. Don’t let your employees be distracted by the weather. Instead, capitalize on the beautiful weather and incorporate the outdoors into the work day… Read more »

Millennials : Friend of Foe?

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In just 5 years, Millennials will make up approximately 50% of the work force, according to Staffing Talk. What does that mean? What the heck is a millennial? Should businesses be preparing for this? Employers are becoming eager to understand the profile of this new generation.  Well Alternative Staffing did a little research and we… Read more »

Make the most of your commute to work with our A-Team tips

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For many Americans, the average work week not only takes up 40+ hours of you time, but also the added time spent commuting to am from your workplace. The average American’s commute to work is 25.5 minutes each way, according to a report in USA Today. That’s about 51 minutes a day getting to and from… Read more »

A-Team Tip: Write a thank you note after an interview

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Our Alternative Staffing tip of the week is about taking a step back and doing something a little more traditional – writing a Thank You note after an interview. Unlike sending an email (or doing nothing at all), sending and/or receiving a hand written note is far from and in between. It brings a sense of… Read more »

Four Ways to Show Your Employees You Appreciate Their Hard Work

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Employee recognition isn’t limited to special occasions. Rather, it should be at the core of your workplace culture. You can – and should – tell your employees how much you appreciate them and their contributions any time during the day, week or year. In a recent study, more than 80 percent of employees said they… Read more »

4 Ways to Kick Start the Second Half of 2014

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Before you know it, the calendar year will reach its midpoint. How can you look ahead to the second half of the year with an eye on renewing morale, performance and productivity? There’s still plenty of time to lay the groundwork for your best year yet in several key areas. Work Area Enhancements A simple… Read more »

Making a Difference at Work- And Getting Your Boss to Notice

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How can you step up at work and make impactful positive changes? The more you focus on changing things for the better, the more opportunities you’ll recognize. Start by asking yourself: Who needs help and how can I provide it? Who benefits from what I’m doing? How does what I’m doing impact what the organization… Read more »