Posts Tagged “Madison”

Tips For Job Seekers: What Not To Do In A Job Interview

In this episode of Tips For Job Seekers we will look at what not to do in a job interview. While some of these behaviors may seem like common sense, applicants have been known to forget when nervous before meeting a potential employer for the first time. These quick tips will help you avoid making a ...

How To Register As A Job Applicant With A Staffing Firm

Sign by the lake says Chase Your Dreams   When someone works with a staffing firm for the first time they often have questions about the process. Some of the questions we hear frequently are about the cost (it’s free!) and what to wear to a job interview (professional, please!). More often than not, job applicants want to know how the registration process ...

How A Stapler Can Change Your Career

Swingline 333 stapler As technology changes, the way we complete tasks in the office also evolves. We have pushed aside typewriters for laptops, smart phones and other mobile devices. We are no longer bound to our desks confined by the limitations of office technology. While many things have changed to make our lives easier at work, we tend ...

Accelerate Your Job Skills

A sign sits by State Street in Madison that reads Find A New Start It happens all the time. You find a job that has the potential to be a perfect fit for the responsibilities you are ready to take on in an office position. As your eyes scan the list of requirements, you find defeat when you do not posses one of the skills the employer has listed ...

Dear Atty., Help! Our Employee Handbook Landed Us In Hot Water

Attorney Pete Albrecht The “Dear Atty.” column is aimed at answering employers’ legal questions that surround issues in human resources. Attorney Pete Albrecht of Albrecht Backer Labor & Employment Law, S.C. welcomes you to submit questions here for future editions of “Dear Atty.” Dear Atty., I run a small business. We have fewer than 50 employees so I ...

4 Ways To Improve Your Commute

Stop sign It is no secret that the Beltline can be horrible, terrible, the worst, a challenge through the peak hours of the morning and afternoon commute. While the Madison area commute may not always be the most ideal drive in Wisconsin, there are ways to improve the sometimes stressful journey to the office. Podcasts It seems ...

What Are The Costs Of Employee Turnover?

A clock hangs on an office window. Imagine writing a check for thousands of dollars to a departing employee on their last day of work. Sounds crazy, right? That may sound ludicrous, but the costs of turnover often amounts to the equivalent of giving away thousands of dollars of a company’s hard earned money. The American Management Association estimates it costs employers ...

Resume Spring Cleaning

A dust pan This is the time of year when many of us clean out our garages, venture down to the basement to do a bit of reorganizing, and in general tidy up our living spaces.  Your resume deserves the same type of treatment from time to time, even if you are completely happy with your current job ...

Drake Team Interviews Students

The Drake & Company Staffing Solutions team recently had the opportunity to conduct mock interviews with students from a local middle school. We welcomed the opportunity to step out into the community and meet with area students. Overall, our team was impressed by the goals and aspirations the students displayed, and how the students presented themselves ...

Donations Sought For Dressed For Success Clothing Drive

Literacy Network logo One of the biggest tips we share with job seekers is to always dress professionally for a job interview. While a suit is not necessary for every interview, an applicant should dress to impress any potential employer. First impressions are an important part of the interview process and that is why we want to help ...