Growth is Good Until It’s Not

Growing a company is something every entrepreneurial person wants. Whether you’re the owner, the manager, the vice president, or some other title, you want the business to succeed. Clearly you’ve done well in the past getting the right people in, otherwise your company wouldn’t be expanding. But with that growth comes stretching yourself and your… Read More »

Is Turnover Killing Your Company?

Employee turnover is an issue that many companies face. Having employees leave and then hiring new ones may seem like a normal occurrence until you realize that it could be different. High turnover doesn’t have to be an accepted fact – no matter your industry. Issues with Turnover 1. Time and Money Spent Odds are… Read More »

Using a Staffing Agency Wastes Time (No it Doesn’t)

There is a common misconception that staffing companies are a waste of time. When in all actuality it may be exactly what your company is missing! Working with a staffing agency such as Barracuda Staffing could be exactly what you need to take your company to the next level! When you work with Barracuda Staffing,… Read More »

Dealing with Unqualified Candidates

I have to imagine that one of the most frustrating parts of searching for new employees is the beginning stages. You get bombarded with resumes on resumes, having to sift through hundreds of them just to find the ones that actually qualify. Handling phone screens with people who had applied for a shop help job… Read More »

The Cost of the Wrong Hire

The search for talent right now is intense. Everyone needed workers yesterday, and the talent pool just seems to be getting smaller. But production must go on, so what do we do? We rush to hire just to fill our open positions. However, that may not be the best option. According to a CareerBuilder survey,… Read More »

The Hiring Process is Too Long

As an agency who strives to understand all our clients’ needs, we know just how much organization goes into making a hire. From coordinating and receiving communication from the hiring managers on what they are looking for, screening candidates, scheduling interviews, and extending offers; then you have on-boarding and pre-screening checks. For many of you,… Read More »

Appropriate Body Language in an Interview

I’m back with more tips on how to crush your interviews! Let’s talk about appropriate body language in an interview. I know that this may be a surprising topic because you wouldn’t normally think there is much to it, but it’s something everyone needs to be mindful of. Not thinking about your body language during… Read More »

How to Create the Best First Impression with Your Resume

When you submit a resume for a position, it is the first impression that the hiring manager will have of you. It’s imperative that you make sure that it reflects the best of what you’ve done, and is clear and easy to read. Start with Experience When creating your resume you should begin with all… Read More »

Personal and Professional Development

I stumbled upon this quote recently, “everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy. What it Means for Me To become a true leader and overall better person, I have to start making changes for myself. It’s great that I want to do something to try to… Read More »

10 Things You Shouldn’t Wear to an Interview

It may seem self-explanatory that these things are not interview attire, but let’s go over them anyway. Excessive Perfume or Cologne Put the bottle down, or else you might suffocate your interviewer. While you don’t want to smell bad, a thorough shower should be enough. There’s no need for seventeen spritzes of your favorite perfume… Read More »