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Code of Conduct for Rescheduling an Interview

Canceling a job interview should represent a last-resort decision. However, if it can't be avoided, it doesn't mean you've punted your only chance at that particular job. How you handle the process of rescheduling can go a long way to keep your chances alive. Read more »

What to Do When Applicants Leave Parts of Your Job Application Blank

Online applications are supposed to fast-track the recruiting process. “Supposed to” being the operative words in that sentence. In reality, you’ve run into a snag. You keep getting incomplete or abandoned applications. Read more »

Why Your Customer Service Skills Are a Golden Hiring Trait

Some skills are extremely specific to a particular job. Others have a broader implication. These represent the so-called "golden hiring traits,” the competencies so universal they can get you hired for any position. Customer service falls into that category. Read more »

What is Better For Your Equipment; Diesel or Mixed Fleet Oils?

Choosing an oil for your mixed fleet of Cat equipment seems like it should be a relatively simple decision. Do a little research and pick a product. However, to make the right choice, the process quickly becomes highly technical and surprisingly tangled. Read more »

Understanding What Role You Are Applying For: Associate vs. Specialist

The difference between an associate and a specialist is a key distinction that comes up when you work with a staffing firm. The terms create a template to assist in the recruiting process. They help define what kind of jobs you'll likely pursue and what kind of role you're likely to fill at client… Read more »

Stop Treating Your Employees Like Children and More Like Equals

Everyone knows that an overbearing supervisor stands in the way of innovation and blocks the highest levels of productivity. Instead, strong managers go the other way, treating their employees like intellectual and creative equals, rather than children that have to be looked after. Read more »

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel Can Add Value in Your Next Interview

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, or any similar spreadsheet program, represents a core skill in today’s job market. No matter what industry you are looking to conquer, you’ll get a boost with a deep knowledge of these products. Read more »

Applying with the Wrong Version of Your Resume … Now What?!

It’s one of the core dangers of online applications. Your clicking-finger gets itchy and you submit your job application too fast. Suddenly, you realize that you’ve uploaded the wrong version of your resume. Uh-oh. Now you’re worried you’ve blown your chance. Read more »

Overexerting Employees: How to Avoid It

Overexerting employees can lead to serious consequences. Studies show it can be the number-one contributor to workplace injuries, as tired workers become more prone to accidents. Read more »

4 Reasons to Say Thank You to That Job You Hated

You’re finally out. That dead-end, waste-of-time, career-stalling, anxiety-inducing, binge eating-inspiring job has ended. You walked out. You’re done. You’ve said goodbye to that job you hated … now you never have to think about it again. Read more »

“We have worked with the staff of Qualified Staffing for 14 years. The relationship is built on trust, good communication and a solid understanding of Read More

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“On behalf of Woodard, we wish to thank all of you for your support to our business. We value the vital role you play in Read More

Carol Gaskin, Human Resources Manager: Woodard Furniture.

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