One of the most important aspects of building any company is acquiring the right talent to assist you. Whether you are a small contracting firm or a large multi-tiered corporation, skillful team members are vital to your operation. This means that your hiring process needs to be perfected from the beginning. Too often though, companies… Read More

Let’s face it, saving money is not as easy as it sounds. There are always bills to pay, mouths to feed, and things to do. Saving somehow always seems to fall to the wayside. However, no matter where you are at in life, it is super important to try and save money. You never know… Read More

By now you are probably familiar with the adage: the real magic happens outside of your comfort zone. The implication is that you need to experiment and step outside of your traditional viewpoint in order to make real progress; staying inside your comfort zone is a one-way ticket to averageness. How much truth is there… Read More

Stand-By Personnel, a 21st Century Staffing Agency When one of our Stand-By Personnel staff members is talking to an individual, too often we hear, “I thought you guys just hired labor and welding people?” or “Yes, I know Stand-By Personnel. You have a Day Labor, and you put homeless people out on jobs.” While this… Read More

Have you ever felt stuck at work? Stuck as in showing up and doing the same thing every single day, like clockwork? Or, stuck as in having no motivation to do whatever project is tossed your way?  Getting stuck often comes with feelings of frustration or a lack of purpose or responsibility. Feeling motivated and… Read More

In recent posts, we detailed some of the signs that you are ready for a new challenge and some of the ways that you can make that career change. These mostly involved leaving your current role for something that is a better fit for your desires, but perhaps you like your current employer and would… Read More

Working with teams is a necessary part of work. It is necessary to provide high quality products and services, maintain a safe working environment and lead the company into bigger and better deals. On a personal level, being able to communicate with coworkers is essential to leading a happy work-life balance. 

However, communicating with teams is a stressor for many people. Many people struggle to communicate while working on projects or they stick to the minimum amount of communication required to get through the day. … Read More

Okay, so you have decided that you are ready for a new opportunity. Maybe you are coming out of unemployment or perhaps you are leaving a different job. In either case, pay will certainly be a major factor in your decision about a new job.  Generally, as you progress through your career and pick up… Read More

What does it mean to network? The term is used so often and it is taken for granted that people actually know what it means, much less how it is supposed to help them. For blue collar workers? Forget about it: networking is not going to help my career. Wrong! Although networking is often synonymous… Read More

We get it! Work can be stressful; even if you love your job, work can become a bit too much from time to time. A busy life outside of work can only make things worse. In a recent blog post we explained how stressful work can affect you and now we want to share a… Read More