How Employers Can Contain Costs with Staffing

What business isn’t looking to control expenses? Staffing firms offer many effective solutions for reducing overhead, managing operating costs and improving organizational performance. Used effectively, staffing services can save you more than they cost.

Here are some key ways you can use staffing to reduce costs in your organization:

Convert fixed expenses to variable.
Develop a plan to staff your business strategically. Minimize the number of permanent employees on your staff to the level needed to sustain your core volume of work. ...

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Motivation Secrets – It’s Not Always About the Money

No matter what industry or what size company; employee motivation is one of the key factors that determine the success of an organization. But motivating employees can be easier said than done!  So how can you keep your team motivated? Here are a few ideas (beyond just pay raises):

  • Get buy-in.
    Employees will NOT be motivated if they don’t believe in the company. It’s important to build a firm base for your employees, so ...
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Ad-VANCE Receives Top Honor from Manatee Chamber of Commerce

Ad-VANCE Talent Solutions, Inc. was awarded top honor for their dedication and commitment to the students of Manatee County.

Ad-VANCE Talent Solutions received the Partner in Excellence award at the Manatee Chamber of Commerce 20th Annual Business & Education Partnership Awards Breakfast. Ad-VANCE was recognized for their continued support of the schools in the local community.

“As a career partner to hundreds of job seekers in the area, we understand the importance of continued education and personal growth,” said Brion Sunseri, President, ...

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Ad-VANCE Joins the Manatee Chamber to Load the Bases

On Saturday, August 28th, the Manatee Chamber Foundation and the Chamber’s Business/Education Partnership Program received on-field recognition during the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Boston Red Sox.

Ad-VANCE Talent Solutions, Inc. received a special thank you for supporting the foundation by purchasing 15 or more tickets to the Manatee Business Partners in Education Night with the Rays. The funds raised through this event help support the programs the Chamber Foundation presents in all ...

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Career Success Basics

Anyone with more than a few months work experience will realize that success on the job is not determined solely by skills, level of education, or experience. Understanding the factors that govern getting ahead at work will lower your stress levels, and increases your chances of moving ahead.

The following seven critical rules should be considered in managing your career:

YOU are responsible for charting your own career path.

  • See the Investment in the assignment.
  • Opportunity is usually more important ...
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Guerilla Job Search

There is a proverb that says, “Desperate times require desperate actions”.  Some individuals seeking employment might just feel that way when it comes to seeking employment.  We’re all reading about individuals standing with a sign at a corner or printing their resume on a tee shirt, but apart from the amusing story of what some people would do for a job, let’s look at it from a different perspective.

It’s easy to follow the application process ...

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Paper Turkeys and the Emotional Bank Account

HR as the strategic partner……I think as I print out the last batch of funny turkey cards for the company’s gift to employees for this Thanksgiving Holiday.  As we begin our HR careers, this is often the staple of what we do.  The “soft” side of HR, also known as the fluffy or non-value-added activities wind up on most of HR’s plates.  It’s always been difficult to articulate these morale-building activities as part of ...

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I Was Who I Am….

The other night, as part of a coaching session, I was conducting a post mortem with a client who just had her first interview in months.  She asked a very simple, but sincere question.  She said, “Rick, during the interview should I project myself as the person they are seeking or just be myself?”  This made me think of this person who really needed this job and how landing it would help her circumstances.  Of ...

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The Strategic Corporal: The New Empowerment

I often enjoy my talks with my brother Scott.  A retired Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Scott still doesn’t take himself too seriously, even after working at senior levels at the Pentagon and teaching at the prestigious Army Command Staff College.  Once in a while, we hit a note in our talks that brings about an “Aha” moment for me.  Earlier this week I mentioned how proud I am of the professionalism in the junior ranks ...

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Can HR Deliver Disruptive Innovation?

Disruptive technology and disruptive innovation are terms used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically by being lower priced or designed for a different set of consumers.  The original concept was introduced in an article by Josephe Bower and Clayton Christen (1995) that introduced the concept.

Henry Ford’s Model T, the PC, and the Iphone, are all examples of ...

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