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Red Flags to Watch for During an Interview

Interviewing candidates for open jobs at your company can be very tricky for a couple of reasons. You might not know what to look for in candidates when trying to match them to open jobs and you might not know which ones are not right for your company. We will discuss the most common red… Read More »

Making the Most of an Informational Interview

One of the best ways to get closer to landing a job or at least an interview for an open position is to go on a couple of informational interviews. Many job seekers do this when they have no job prospects. Informational interviews are an excellent way to grow your professional network and could lead… Read More »

2014 Technical Scholarship Recipients

Halpin is grateful to celebrate our 20th year of business in Kenosha and Racine. Congratulations to our Technical Scholarship Recipient Eric Barta We are happy to announce Eric Barta, a Lakeview Technical School graduate, as our first recipient of the Halpin Technical Scholarship. This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors in Kenosha County that are… Read More »

Employee Engagement: Strategies to Encourage Employee

Employee engagement is very important in the workplace because it can make or break the culture of a company. Employees who are engaged will be more productive, care more about the company, and will be more customer focused. These employees will also be retained at a higher rate by companies than other employees. We will… Read More »

Resume Key Words- What to Include and What to Avoid

When it comes time to write your first, or latest, resume, you need to make sure that it is free of some key words that should never be in there. You also need to make sure that it has some key words that let potential employers know about you as a worker.   Avoid These… Read More »

Strategic Partnership: The Benefits of a Strategic Staffing Plan

A strategic staffing plan can be very beneficial to your company and how it hires new employees. If you follow the tips outlined in this post, your company will be able to enjoy all of the benefits associated with a strategic staffing plan.   Five Steps to Create a Strategic Plan If your company is… Read More »

Job Searching While Employed

Deciding to look for a new job can be bittersweet. As much as you appreciate your current position, sometimes you need to move on to a more challenging position. And common wisdom says that it’s easier to find a job when you already have one. How can you conduct a job search while treating your… Read More »

Nonverbal Communication Says a Lot: Part II, Employer

Nonverbal communication is an important part of the interview process for a job opening. It says a lot about the job candidate, which is why the employer needs to know what to look for and how to interpret the nonverbal communication. Knowing what signs to look for during a job interview will help the employer… Read More »

Nonverbal Communication Says a Lot: Part I, Candidate

Body language can be a strength of some and a weakness for others. For example, when a person is sitting in a job interview, he can exhibit body language that either helps or hurts their chance of landing a job. Nonverbal communication can be detrimental to a candidate if he or she does not realize… Read More »

It’s Cheaper With Help – Creating a Staffing Partnership

Finding employees to fill vacant positions can be difficult and time-consuming for companies these days. Some might not have the resources or enough staff members to sit through multiple rounds of interviews. When this becomes an issue, it is an excellent idea to create a partnership with a staffing firm to fill vacant jobs using… Read More »