Spotting the Best Talent in Everyday Life

July 26th, 2016

If you own a company or manage employees on a regular basis, you know how important it is to hire the top talent to keep your company running successfully and thrive on a daily basis. Often, the best talent can be found in everyday life – somewhere you wouldn’t normally think to look. Here’s how you can spot the best talent in everyday life:

Be Open to Spotting Talent.

The first way to be able to spot talent in everyday life is to be open to the possibilities. Too often, hiring managers only look for talent through their staffing agency, resume, or job portal connections. If you open yourself up to the possibility of spotting talent out and about, you have taken that crucial first step of being aware that true talent can surround you; those who submit resumes may not always be the best fit.

Put Yourself in Ideal Talent Participation Situations.

While you can find talent “in the wild,” there are going to be certain locations and situations that lend themselves much more to finding the kind of talent you want. For example, while you’re less likely to find the talent you want at a rave, but you could find the talent at a networking event – any type of networking. Other situations you should be made aware of are lifestyle hobby activities like hiking or surfing, meet-ups, or organizational events.

Look Out for Specific Workplace Qualities. 

When you look for talent out and about, you primarily want to look for the qualities and traits that are important to you for an employee in your workplace. For example, if you see an individual displaying a high level of leadership in a transportation crisis and you need your employees to be leaders, they could be a good fit for your team.

If you allow yourself to be able to spot talent for your company in everyday life, you’re just opening up your talent pool and increasing the chances that you will hire the absolute best fit for that particular position. If you need help figuring out how to identify the hallmark qualities of a good candidate, contact Olympic Staffing. We will be able to help you identify these qualities and characteristics so you can be on the lookout for top talent no matter where you are.



Making Friends at Work

January 19th, 2016

It’s no secret that work can be a drag sometimes. No matter how much you love your career, there are going to be days when you simply don’t want to get out of bed or are too busy to have time to enjoy the hobbies you love. However, making friends at work can make both of these inconveniences a lot easier to handle. Here are some other reasons why you should make friends at work:

Can Be Great for Networking.

First and foremost, making friends at work is a great way to network. When your friend moves into a higher position or vertically into a position that’s more aligned with your interests, they will be more likely to help you out than if you weren’t a friend.

Can Help Build Productivity

Having friends in the workplace can help you stay productive. It’s no secret that work can sometimes be monotonous or boring; having friends can help combat that. While you must ensure that you don’t get distracted by your work friends, having them often helps you stay motivated and productive when you start to slide into the doldrums.

Can Provide Insight into Other Positions.

If you have a friend in a different position at your company, you likely hear about his or her day and the different projects on which s/he is working. This can be a good way to get insight into other positions without having to ask for a promotion or a vertical transfer within your company. This can allow you to figure out what you like or don’t like about the different positions.

Can Boost Company Morale.

If you are friends with your co-workers, you are more likely to like where you work. This can help boost company morale overall, which is ultimately good for everyone’s productivity and spirits. Increased company morale can also lead to more promotions and raises.

Making friends at work can enhance your work day and make for an overall more pleasurable work environment. If you are in need of a job in which you are allowed and encouraged to develop positive work environments, contact Olympic Staffing. We will be able to place you with a company that prioritizes camaraderie and networking.