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Cost of New Employees

There is a usual rate of increase in the cost of new employees as anyone in business understands.  We are, obviously, in a situation today where that increase is greater than it has been in the recent past.  Business in general is on the uptick.  Certain types of people with certain backgrounds are in even…

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Employment: Good News or Bad News?

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Is our state of unemployment good news or bad news? That depends upon your point of view. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate now stands at 2.8%. That is good for some and not-so-good for others. If you find yourself looking for or thinking of looking for employment, this is likely a better time to be doing that.…

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2018- A New Year, A New Reality

What is to come in 2018? We see a 2018 that will bring with it new opportunities and certainly new challenges.  We know that the pool of great candidates for virtually any and all positions is what it was in the past: too small for us to delay on decisions when we find good people. …

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Differentiators

Have you given much thought to the impact that differentiators have in your business or your daily life? Those are the sometimes subtle, or sometimes ‘in-your face’ things, that help each of us to make decisions through-out the days and weeks ahead. A differentiator might be the color of a dress or the pattern on a…

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Changes in Attitude…

Positive Attitude

Many things can happen to drive changes in attitude. Life just doesn’t seem fair all the time.  We go along just fine for a while and then something happens.  We lose our job, or we get sick, or we get hit by another car as we’re driving home.  All sorts of things can and sometimes…

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Now Hiring: Where Are All the People?

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Where are all the people coming from to fill the needs of employers in this market today? Truth be told, there are difficulties even for us professionals to find the right people for the open positions our client employers have available.  That is no secret.  There are more openings than qualified applicants.  We’ve been through…

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Fresh Start for a New Year

A new year has begun, 2017 at that, and we are already hurry-scurrying through the first weeks. For some, this is a time of reflection on the year just past and on the things we’d have done differently had we the opportunity for a ‘do-over’.  For others the new year is simply that time when we…

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The Power of Optimism

Optimism Is The Faith That Leads To Achievement

 Optimistic people fare better in interviews all other things being equal. That is the simple truth. Most people like people who have optimism, so long as it isn’t exaggerated and overblown simply for effect. Optimism and smiles tend to go together. (See our recent entry http://wfastaffing.com/smile/ ) So there is a double-whammy in the package of…

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SMILE!

Want to have a better today…SMILE!  There is evidence that when we smile, even if we aren’t feeling it at that moment, we begin to feel better. We can actually make ourselves feel better by smiling at others.  Now, wasn’t that easy?  When I receive a smile, I tend to automatically to return it.  If I…

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Habits – Are they good or bad?

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Habits come in all varieties, but we tend to think of ‘bad’ habits whenever the word ‘habit’ is mentioned.  Maybe that is natural from childhood on through adulthood.  Maybe we were admonished so often as youngsters that we see the word as having a bad connotation. Habits are defined as: a settled or regular tendency…

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