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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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FOXCONN IMPACT

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Foxconn has become virtually a household name in our part of the country given its decision to build a new complex in S.E. Wisconsin. We have all heard much about the Foxconn deal so far.  We’ll be talking about the impacts, both good and not-so-good, for some time to come.  There is, of course, that…

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Challenges of a shrinking workforce…

Workforce Shrinking

There is a shrinking workforce in Wisconsin and a recent BizTimes publication highlighted that fact. WFA Staffing is in the business of locating qualified talent for our client employers, and have been doing that for a long time.  We know the difficulties in searches since we live it day-in and day-out.   Our recruiting staff…

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Trust Your Team

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“A team is not a group of people who work together.  A team is a group of people who trust each other.”      Emmanuel Giavarini, Managerial Comm. Mgr. for a French Transportation System  This quote attributed to the person identified above was found on her Facebook page and immediately made an impression on me.  I suspect…

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Vacation- Casualty or Necessity?

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A recent story by Gail Rosenblum in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis – St. Paul) highlighted an interesting set of statistics from a report originally titled “The State of American Vacation: How Vacation Became a Casualty of our Work Culture”.  That report queried more than 5,600 American workers (including some 1,200 managers) and was conducted by…

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Congratulations to this year’s Future 50 class!

The MMAC’s Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE) has just made its decision about those companies that are on this year’s Future 50 list.  This is particularly important from our perspective since WFA Staffing was fortunate enough to make the Master Mettle level as a 3-year winner. The MMAC/COSBE began the Future 50 program to recognize…

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The Early Bird Gets the Talent…

Hire early for best results.  This seems a recurring theme for a WFA Staffing Blog, but that is the case for a reason:  there is a shortage of qualified people seeking positions as has been the case off and on for the past year.  We find candidates who have interviewed and made favorable impressions not being…

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Exciting Management Changes at WFA Staffing

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity…”  There truly is a time for everything and that includes the passing of the title of President from one person to another.  The time for that to happen is when it does not need to be done, when there is not some pressing…

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Is it time to shorten your hiring process?

Our last WFA Blog dealt with what is being called the ‘Silver Tsunami’ and the impact that is having on employers as retirements take valued skill sets off the market.  The State of Wisconsin has released its latest figures showing a total of more than 94,000 open positions across Wisconsin at this time.  This includes…

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Interesting Times…

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  The business of finding talent has gotten considerably more difficult of late, and it does not appear that will resolve anytime soon based upon what we see locally and nationally. With that reality upon us all, there are things prospective employers need to consider.  In some cases, if the desired talent and experience can…

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