5 Soft Skills That Will Help You Advance Your Career

Education, credentials, and technical skills are critical to both finding a job and advancing in your career. Companies want to know you can take on the responsibilities of the job and meet their needs. Degrees tell them you have been trained for a career, but it takes more than technical skills to maximize your value… Read More »

Ways a Slow Hiring Process Can Damage Your Company

Do you want to get better results from your hiring efforts? You might not realize it, but speeding up your company’s hiring process could be the answer. When you stop and think about it, it stands to reason that dragging your feet on making a hiring decision could mean the top candidates have taken other… Read More »

Select Staff’s Amarillo Office is “Branching” Out

That’s right! Our Amarillo Branch is now doing business in neighboring New Mexico, so we are not only helping companies get their work done in the communities of Amarillo, Hereford, and Clovis but also in Portales, New Mexico. Select Staff in Amarillo has built its excellent reputation by providing workers in the following areas: general… Read More »

6 Ways to Effectively Manage Employee Turnover

Anyone who owns or manages a business knows one irrefutable truth: high employee turnover is expensive. It has a major impact on a company’s productivity, and it can have a negative influence on morale in the workplace. If you’re having problems with turnover, you have lots of company. Many fine organizations grapple with it, and… Read More »

4 Red Flags to Look for When Interviewing Candidates

You need to hire an individual to fill a vacant position. That sounds simple, but what you’re looking for is the right individual, and that takes some extra work. Picking the best person for the job happens mostly during the interview. During that meeting, you can identify signs and gather evidence indicating the candidate is… Read More »

The Cost of Temporary Staffing vs. Full-Time Employees

It’s a decision that many companies struggle with when it comes time to hire a new employee: Should we go out and hire a full-time permanent employee or utilize a temporary worker? Making the correct decision requires considering two essential factors—the cost of hiring and the time that’s involved. Here’s a breakdown to help you… Read More »

Tips for Improving Employee Retention

Talented workers are vital to your company’s success. They ensure your customers are happy, your profits keep growing and your company culture remains strong. When they leave, it’s difficult and expensive to find, hire and train a replacement. In some cases, it’s all but impossible. There are many reasons why good employees move on, and… Read More »

Tips for Differentiating Yourself From Other Candidates

Employers are looking for specific skills and experience when interviewing candidates for a job opening. But what if several candidates meet all of the requirements? How does the hiring manager decide which of them stands out from the rest of the job seekers? Of course, having the skill set to do the job well is… Read More »

How to Be Seen as a Leader and Not a Boss

If you have ever worked for a bad boss, no one has to remind you what a nightmare it can be. These are the superficial managers who are more interested in letting you know who is in charge and criticizing or punishing you when you make that inevitable mistake. They are good at telling you… Read More »

Interview Tips for Industrial Workers

Candidates for industrial jobs must go into a job interview with the same preparation and mindset as any other profession. It’s worth mentioning that because some applicants have the mistaken idea that some so-called blue collar jobs (a general labor position, for instance) don’t need to be taken seriously since they don’t require any special… Read More »