Entries by Derek Freese

Star Tribune’s 2020 Top Workplace in Minnesota

Star Tribune Names Award Staffing as a 2020 Top 150 Workplace in Minnesota Bloomington, MN June 28th, 2020— For the 5th year in a row Award Staffing has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2020 and will also […]

Three TED Talks to Inspire Your Job Search

Looking for a job is a trying time. Your patience and your resourcefulness can be tested, to say nothing of your perseverance and your morale. At times you’re going to need different ways to motivate yourself. Most people turn to their friends and family during those times but there are going to be instances where […]

Signs Your Hiring Process Isn’t Working for You

We don’t go into the hiring process expecting it to fail, but bad hires happen—and they can cost your organization a lot of time and money. If you’ve been struggling to attract the right kind of employee, it might not be their fault. It could be that your hiring process isn’t working for you. Luckily, […]

Taking Control of Your Relationship With Your Boss

The field of management and authority is closely studied and monitored. There are reams of pages written every year by successful bosses hoping to pass their wisdom on to their fellow managers. Less attention is paid to the critical task of understanding how employees can improve relationships with their bosses, however. This is a mistake […]

Temporary Employees and Paid Sick Leave

Sick leave for all employees, including temporary ones, has been a hot topic for decades. Today, with the coronavirus pandemic, the topic is more important than ever. For employees, paid sick leave can make the difference between paying bills and watching expenses rack up, while many employers are concerned about keeping their businesses afloat. Temporary […]

Did You Get The Job Or Not? What To Do

It can happen to anyone in the midst of a job hunt—you put your best foot forward on your resume and your application with a company. You had a great phone interview, which led to at least one in-person interview. You knocked that interview out of the park and left the office with a great […]

When a Hiring Freeze May Not Be the Right Solution

Hiring freezes can stop a company from spending money on finding and hiring new candidates, but they might be doing your business more harm than good. As a hiring manager or owner, it’s important to consider why you want to implement a hiring freeze, and whether another solution could accomplish the desired—or better—results. What is […]

How To Maneuvering Job Searching Through COVID-19

Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs, […]

How To Avoid Getting Sick While On The Job

Keeping fit and ready to roll is always a top priority for everybody, and staying healthy at work is a big part of this. No matter your role or your industry you can be proactive about your own health at all times and make sure you’re doing whatever is necessary to keep healthy. All it […]

Maintaining Communication With Candidates In A Crisis

Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close […]