Posts Tagged: employment

Inexpensive Ways to Say Thank You to Employees

Many of our clients are small companies and their budgets are limited.  However, they like to recognize key employees, employees who have done well on a specific task, those who have had good attendance, or staff who have gone above and beyond.  We have had roundtables over the years and here are some of the ideas… Read More »

Are You Going to Bed a Bit Wiser this Evening?

Are You Going to Bed a Bit Wiser this Evening? As with many people, the 2016 year seemed to just fly by!  While re-evaluating the year, I started to think about my own personal and professional growth and began asking myself some tough questions, yet found I did not have all the answers.  Big surprise? … Read More »

It is Job Shadow Day at Career Options, Inc.!

Thank you to Nicole Gess who selected Career Options for her job shadow project! She is currently an Administrative Professional student at the Fox Valley Technical College. Here, Lori Eaton, is showing our mail room and postage process. Great luck, Nicole… you are bright, upbeat and professional! If you are looking to job shadow, here… Read More »

Offering Special Company Perks – What Are You Looking For?

As the economy picks up, more companies have been trying to come up with unique perks to attract and retain employees.  Smaller companies do not have a large budget, so they have to try to be creative, while larger firms often have more resources.  Businesses are realizing that employees want work/life balance and if they are… Read More »

Job Recovery Reaches Plateau

I read an interesting article this Monday morning, “Jobs Recovery Reaches Plateau, Posing a Challenge for Forecasters” By Eric Morath and Jeffrey Sparshott. Both Eric and Jeff offer some key points on reaching a plateau.  Some may feel this is a concerning sign, while others feel it is a more typical result from a steady increase in the economy… Read More »

Demand for Employees is High

I was reading an article today by Lucia Mutikani which talks quite a bit about the demand for employees.  Right now, companies are having difficulty finding employees in almost every sector and it is impeding their ability to produce product, service their customers or expand. Here are some excerpts from the article, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-jobs-idUSKCN11D1UX U.S. job… Read More »

Ensuring New Employee Success with Effective Orientations

As the economy continues to pick up, more and more companies will be hiring.  While this is exciting news, some companies will be ill-prepared for the onboarding process.  The result? An unhappy or unmotivated new employee who becomes disengaged quickly.  Being in the staffing industry for twenty years, we have received feedback from many candidates that… Read More »