Today's post is by Sam Morton, Senior Executive Recruiter in our Newport News office. How many times do you answer the same questions over and over again to new employees? Why don’t they know the answers? Since it is impossible for owners to train and conduct an orientation personally with each new employee, an employee handbook can serve as an ... [Continue Reading]

By Margie Minnix, Placement Specialist, Chesapeake If you've got a position that seems almost impossible to fill, you don't have to give up. The right employee is out there, just waiting for the chance to grow with your organization. Sometimes the best candidate has so much experience, they appear to be over-qualified. However, in today’s job ... [Continue Reading]

Hopefully, you haven't abandoned your personal New Year's resolutions just yet, but even if you have, January is a great month for setting goals for your business. Think of them as business resolutions for the new year. Of course, you can't accurately determine where you want to go without understanding where you are right now. The classic method ... [Continue Reading]

June may be graduation season, but most management experts know that learning is a lifelong process. On the job, learning usually takes the form of training. Whether the impetus for training is to improve performance, adjust to changes in work processes or outputs, test a new procedure or just improve an employee's knowledge, training is a benefit ... [Continue Reading]

by Stephanie Lamb, CSP Branch Manager, Reliance Staffing Suffolk Coaching is on-the-job training which allows managers to work directly with employees to teach or improve job-related skills.  Effective coaching will benefit employees and in turn their employer.  Some of the benefits that result from proper coaching include developing effective work ... [Continue Reading]