Four Reasons Why it’s Great to be a ‘Temp’

We get it. When you were growing up and thinking about what you’d spend your working life pursuing, being a ‘temp’ probably wasn’t what you had in mind. Even the word itself can invoke negative thoughts – temporary, disposable, unappreciated, underpaid, you name it. And while staffing agencies (don’t call us a ‘temp’ agency!) have… Read more »

Hilarious Drug Test Stories From The Staffing World

As much as the law, technology, and even the workforce itself may change a staffer’s job over time, one thing will probably always remain the same – that ever-ubiquitous, empty-your-pockets, pee-in-a-cup, gloves-on, ‘hold your nose and pray there’s a white line because you really really neeeed this person to go to work tomorrow’ DRUG TEST!… Read more »

Do Company Dress Codes Affect Performance And Retention?

  In an era where qualified labor is increasingly scarce, smart companies are looking for every possible edge to attract and retain workers. And while there may not be as much money in the budget for cost drivers like higher pay and benefits, some perks that might mean the world to employees may not cost… Read more »

Are American Colleges And Universities Doing More Harm Than Good?

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this column are the opinions of the author and don’t necessarily represent the views of Quality Personnel I wasn’t around in the 60’s, but from what I understand colleges were pretty messed up then, what with all the hippies, pot-smoking, horrid tie-dye, and Vietnam war protesting going on. Since then,… Read more »

The Critical Contributions of Staffing Agencies

  Let’s face it, as more and more companies turn to staffing agencies to meet their personnel demands, staffing in general has developed a bad reputation among some sectors of the public. Certainly, some of this is the result of unscrupulous agencies doing unscrupulous things, but the majority of it is because, unfortunately, the public… Read more »

Our Business Is YOUR Success!

Image courtesy of sheelamohan at freedigitalphotos.net Our business is your success. Sounds like a great maxim, right? It may very well be in the corporate publicity-speak of many a company, but who really, truly means it? Sure, they may want people to be successful in the sense that, if they are, they’ll have plenty of… Read more »

Black Friday Adventures At Walmart

I’m not exactly sure how I got snookered into going to Walmart at 7:30PM on Thanksgiving evening (OK, maybe it had something to do with four kids and cheap toys, but whatever…). Every year my wife, the consummate, veteran Black Friday shopper, does it, either that night or Friday morning. She’s told me war stories,… Read more »

How Do We Handle An Employee With Body Odor?

Sadly, as anyone in staffing or hiring entry-level workers can likely attest, that is far from the case. In some instances, not only do we NOT have it licked, there are pockets of otherwise great people whose stench would make a wet carnival worker cringe in disgust. Dealing with this issue was one of the… Read more »