To Be a Leader in Staffing, Here Are Some Things You Need to Do

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Do you have passion for the industry? Yep. Follow through on commitments? Check. Are you a great communicator? Absolutely. All of these elements are essential to being a successful leader in the staffing industry. But when you’ve been a staffing executive for as long as I have, you become aware of other, subtler characteristics that… Read more »

Build a Better Employee With These 5 Questions

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It’s the middle of the year, it’s the end of the second quarter, and if you are a business owner it might be time for some staff reviews. Instead of printing out your redundant questionnaire, it’s time to spice up your review! Forbes came out with an article today with 5 simple questions that can… 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 »

Troy and Roscoe WIN the Alternative Staffing “Share the Love” Photo Contest

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We had countless entries for our Alternative Staffing “Share the Love” photo contest. To celebrate the loving month of February we asked our Facebook fans to send us photos of them and their beloved pets. Alternative Staffing Owner, Jan Cappellini, is an avid dog lover. So another contest where she could check out photos of all… Read more »

5 Common Mistakes you are making with your email signature

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Did you know that your email sign off can make a lasting impression? 2015 New Year’s Resolution: Create a relevant and unique email signature! Read the Alternative Staffing tips on how to maximize the readability on your email signature: Images in your signature – A lot of people have images in their signature, whether it is a… Read more »

Put your plan into place for temporary holiday staffing

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The holidays are a busy time for everyone in the business world. Whether your organization is a service, product, retail, or industry, the volume of work can be high during the holidays. To keep up with the business demand and alleviate some stress off of employees, temporary workers can be a successful fix. To get… Read more »

Keep up Christmas Cheer for employees working holiday shifts

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The staffing industry never rests, even during the holidays. So the A-team at Alternative Staffing understands the stresses of having employees work during the holidays. But how do you keep up company morale when employee have to work holiday shifts? While smaller companies can’t afford to give hefty bonuses, there are other ways to treat… Read more »

Don’t Stifle Your Business With Dependent Leadership

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The Staffing Stream published a recent article, “Avoiding Dependent Leadership” with tips on how do do just that. Oftentimes leaders try to have their hands in every project, which spreads themselves too thin. We’ve all been there when we think to ourselves, wouldn’t it just be easier if I did this myself. Wrong. As a… Read more »

Veterans Get the Job Done – Happy Veterans Day

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Darren Hicks, a writer at the Staffing Stream, wrote a recent article about how hiring veterans are a hot topic. Of course, the person being hired shouldn’t be hired simply based on whether they are a veteran or not. But if the job fits, and that person is a veteran, there is a great chance… Read more »