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December Webinars Announced!

Looking to end the year with a plan for your future?  Why wait until January and your New Year’s Resolution?

Several times a month, our company will provide you with timely (and free!) career development webinars to help you make the most of your job search and career development.

You do not need to come to our office to attend these webinars, you simply need to sign up and log in from the comfort of your own home.

Of course, if you do not have access to the internet and are interested in taking one of our webinars, please contact our office and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

To register, log into your Career Resource Circle account and click on the Webinar Tab. If you have any questions, please call our office at (262) 544-4787.

CAREER RESOURCE CIRCLE

The Career Resource Circle is a free career resource tool for our current and future associates.

To access this resource:

Log onto www.nissenstaffing.com, click on “CAREER RESOURCES” and then “CAREER RESOURCE CIRCLE”

or quick link to http://www.careeresourcecircle.nissenstaffing.com/

DECEMBER OFFERINGS

Ignite Your Job Search with Confidence – Re-THINK YOU

Tuesday, December 5th @ 3:00 pm CST

It is time to re-invent your self-image, expand your self-concept, and ignite self-confidence.  No matter what you are doing in life, it’s important to know how to effectively manage yourself on all levels; physically, mentally, and emotionally.  If you feel like job searching is a defeating experience, make it a priority to join us.

In this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Shift your perspective to cultivate self-confidence
  • Discover how easy you can change your self-image
  • Learn strategies to help you powerfully manage emotions
  • Build and strengthen your attitude – Be a Yes to You!
  • How to access the courage, clarity and power already in you!

 

Make the Holidays Happy: Resume Writing Tips to Beat the Job Seeking Doldrums

Tuesday, December 12th @ 10:00 am CST

In this webinar, job seekers will learn tips to keep their job search fueled through the holiday season and beyond. Targeted to help all job seekers—from entry-level to senior-level—our resume writing expert will offer easy to implement strategies that attendees can use immediately.

 

Nine Things to Do Before an Interview

Tuesday, December 19th @ 12:00 pm CST

There are hundreds of interviewing books and thousands of articles on the Internet. Often the most qualified person does not obtain the job offer. It is often the job seeker who aced the interview. Today we will discuss what you can do before an interview to gain a competitive edge. During this session, we will address the following topics:

  • Nine steps to help you prepare for an interview
  • Why preparation improves your interview abilities
  • Tips to remember during the interview process

 

Holidays are the Best Time to Escalate Your Search

Thursday, December 28th @ 11:00 am CST

Holidays can be very difficult when you are not working. Don’t get caught in the trap of waiting until after the first of the year to continue your Job Search. Understand the benefits of escalating your Job Search during the Holidays. During this session, we will discuss the following:

  • Hiring budgets that must be spent before the end of the year
  • Why many terminations occur during the last quarter of the year
  • How there is “less competition” right now!

Surviving (and Thriving) During a Job Change

Change.

This one little word can cause excitement in some and panic in others.  While the expression is “Change is Good,” it can also be a bit scary, especially when it involves an involuntary change in your employment status.

Here is where we can help.  As your local employment expert in Southeastern Wisconsin, our team of dedicated staff can provide you with support as you navigate the unknown waters that is a job search. Earlier this year, we provided you with some helpful tips on the World of Work Basics and this month we will share the benefits of working with a staffing firm like Nissen Staffing Continuum.

Benefit #1 – Working Knowledge of Your Specific Job Market

Remember, career consultants at Nissen Staffing Continuum are talking to employers every day.  They know which skill sets are in demand, they know what companies are paying and they know who is proactively looking for employees, even though they may not be advertising it.  Take advantage of this information and look to our team of employment experts to be your eyes and ears in the job market.

Benefit #2 – Honest, Straight-Forward Advice

Of course your mom loves your resume and thinks you are grossly underpaid.  But do employers think the same? We’ll evaluate your skills, your experience and your salary expectations and give you an honest answer about whether or not your expectations will likely be met.  We’ll coach you through the job search process and help you identify which skills are most marketable and suggest skills you may want to develop.  While our advice is not always exactly what you want to hear, it is always helpful and well intended.

Benefit #3 – It’s FREE.  That’s right, we said free.

Our clients pay our fees.  Our associates never pay a dime for our services and this is most helpful if you need advice about your resume, or coaching on an upcoming interview or the “inside scoop” about an employer, an interviewer or a benefit package. Take advantage of us. That is why we are here.

Benefit #4 – In many cases, you can “try before you buy.”

If you’re open to a temp-to-hire job, you have a wonderful opportunity to work in a business before actually committing to the position.  Want to know more about the company culture?  Not sure if you want to work in a small business?  Have you always been interested in jobs in manufacturing but are not sure where to start?  No problem.  Actually DOING something is always more insightful than hearing about doing something.  So give it a try and see what you think, and THEN make a longer term decision.  Not your thing?  No problem.  We also offer direct hire placement.

Benefit #5 – We can help you fill in the gaps. 

Not sure what you want to be “when you grow up?”  Are you feeling stressed and not sure which direction you want to go?  Want to change industries but are not sure how? Consider temporary work.  You might find an environment you’d love to call home and you are now connected and have your foot in the door.

Get expert advice on the current job market, honest advice and get your foot in the door, all at no cost to you. Allow our team of experts to help you during this transition.  You’ll be glad you did.  After all, like we always say, it’s not who you know alone, it’s who we know together.

An award-winning job placement expert in Southeastern Wisconsin, Nissen Staffing Continuum can assist you in your job search in southeastern Wisconsin. As your strategic partner and career coach, we’ll help you take your job search to the next level.  For more information about how you can find a new career, contact us today and allow us to help you focus on success!

 

 

‘Tis the Season to be Working

According to the National Retailer Federation (NRF), an average consumer will spend more than $800 on gifts and holiday merchandise this season.  The NRF also estimates that retailers will hire between 700,000 and 750,000 new holiday positions to cover the busy shopping season.  But the retail industry is not the only industry that sees an increase in activity this time of year. Product needs to be produced, items need to be shipped and delivered, restaurants and grocery stores see an increase in sales and the demand for personal services (hair salons, spas, etc.) also increases.

This increased activity means that you have an opportunity to make a little extra money this holiday season, and perhaps try something new. Here are five reasons to pursue a holiday position this year:

  • Earn more than you’ll spend! Wouldn’t it be great to not incur debt this holiday season?
  • Discounts! Many retailers offer product discounts to their employees.
  • Learn something new! Many companies are willing to train seasonal help and it’s a great opportunity to learn something new.
  • Get your foot in the door! Have you always wanted to work for a specific company? See if they are hiring seasonal help and apply.  Companies often offer longer term positions to people that do a great job during their seasonal roles.
  • Enjoy the flexibility! If you’re looking for some extra money and want a short-term, flexible job, seasonal positions often fit the bill.

Nissen Staffing Continuum can help you find seasonal work or a short term, flexible temporary job. An awarding-winning job placement expert in Southeastern Wisconsin, Nissen Staffing Continuum, can assist you in your job search in southeastern Wisconsin. As your strategic partner, we’ll help you take your job search to the next level.  For more information about how you can find a new career, contact us today and allow us to help you focus on success!

Finding (and Keeping) A Job in Today’s Market

Recently, our team of experts was invited to speak at a conference targeted at people looking to enter, or return to, the workforce.  The goal of the program was to provide essential job search skills and advice on how to keep a job in today’s employment market.

Here are some highlights from our program:

On Job Availability:

  • There are many available jobs in today’s job market, as unemployment is extremely low and the market is looking for capable workers, provided they have skill sets that complement emerging job trends.
    • Health Care jobs, IT jobs, Construction jobs, Business Management and Financial jobs, Installation, Maintenance and Repair Jobs are some of the jobs with the largest needs and the most availability.
    • These jobs all have a median salary higher than the median salary in our region.
  • Our low unemployment means one thing to qualified job seekers: GREAT OPPORTUNITY.
  • If you don’t have experience in one of these growing jobs, look for transferable skills (skills that you already have but can use elsewhere) that you can apply in a new role.
  • Look for non-traditional employment!  As employers seek to diversify their workforces, ignore gender stereotypes about certain jobs and pursue any job you find interesting!  Many employers have developed special programs to introduce interested job seekers to roles that have traditionally been filled by typically one gender or the other.

 

On “The Search”- Considerations When Looking For A Job:

  • Manage every contact like it’s a live interview. Your interview started with the first contact and will continue until you get an offer, or they move on to someone else.
    • Check your voice mail! Make sure your outgoing message is professional and says “Hire Me!”  If it doesn’t, change it!
    • Check your e-mail. Make sure your email address sounds professional and all things related to email (your auto-signature, your grammar, etc) is professional.
    • Check your social media. What does it say about you?  Remember, if you put it on the internet, you should not expect any privacy.
    • Answer the phone with a pleasant, professional voice. If you are in a situation where you can’t talk, or things around you are chaotic, then let it go to voice mail and handle the call when you can do so in a quiet, professional manner.
  • Use your Network
    • Tell everyone you know that you are looking for work.
    • If you are involved with organizations that can help you, take FULL ADVANTAGE of their services, many of which are free.
    • Consider informational interviewing and find a mentor.
    • Consider working through a staffing company. You can build your resume, gain work experience, try something new and learn more about what you like and don’t like.
  • Follow up and be persistent. Don’t be afraid to call, but do so on a reasonable schedule, like once a week, not several times a day!
  • Have an updated and accurate resume.
  • Don’t give up and when feeling frustrated, DO SOMETHING.
  • Know your bottom line. We all have a budget, we all have a “bottom line”—know what yours is!  If you don’t know this, figure it out.  It’s important.
  • Know what the market is currently paying for your skill set. And if you’re not happy with that, go find a new skill set and learn some new things.  That’s the great thing about resources—you can use them!
  • Interview for as many jobs as you are invited to. Interviewing takes practice. Get good at it!
  • SAY THANK YOU. Thank you notes, letters, even e-mails, will set you apart.
  • If you are working, always give notice.

On KEEPING the Job You Found:

  • Be On Time. On time means on time.  Every Day.  Without Fail. It shows you are dependable and that you care about other peoples’ time as well.
  • Work Ethic.  Work Ethic means doing what you say you’re going to do, without fail, with honesty and good judgment. Always try your best and seek out improvement.
  • Body Language. You “hold” yourself with confidence and look approachable and pleasant.
  • Be Positive! Your bring effort and a can-do, positive attitude every day. A good attitude is half the battle.  Look at your job, your wins, your losses, your celebrations and your frustrations with a positive attitude and your life just gets easier.
  • Learn to love what you do.  And if you don’t love what you do, learn what you can from it so you can work toward loving what you do.
  • Be Coachable. Be coachable and learn to take feedback.  Learn to ask for feedback and most importantly, apply it.  It will only make you a better human being.
  • Do Extra. Go out of your way to be exceptional. Ask what else you can do to help and show a willingness to go the extra mile.
  • Be Prepared. Always be ready for your day, your week, your month.  Have a back-up plan.  Be ready for whatever the task at hand is.

All of these tips can help you to have a more successful job search and working experience.  In this market, many employers are willing to TEACH a candidate the specific job skills, but they expect a candidate to come to the table with excellent “soft skills.”  Apply our advice and be ready to succeed!

An award-winning job placement expert in Southeastern Wisconsin, Nissen Staffing Continuum can assist you in your job search in southeastern Wisconsin. As your strategic partner, we’ll help you take your job search to the next level.  For more information about how you can find a new career, contact us today and allow us to help you focus on success!

How to Make a Great Impression On Your First Day At Your New Job

You did it, you found a job.  While the job market is hot, finding that perfect fit is both exciting and scary.  Before you set your alarm for that first day, take some time to think about what you can do to make a great first impression.

  • Arrive on Time. Do not be late, but do not be too early either.  Often, employers have procedures and tasks that must be completed on your first day of work and while you want to show your employer that you’re eager to get started, you also don’t want to create an awkward situation.  Arrive about 10 minutes early and be patient.
  • Pay Attention to Names and Learn What Each Person Does at the Company. Listen for people’s names and do your best to remember them.  Are you “bad with names?”  Many people are.  So admit and move on, “So nice to meet you Jim! I know I’ll be meeting a lot of people in the next few days, and I am not always the best with names, so forgive me in advance if you have to remind me the next time I see you.”  Ask them what their job is; the more you engage in conversation, the more likely you will remember their name.
  • Do Your Homework on the Dress Code. You’re the “new kid on the block.” You want to look nice, but not stand out.  If it’s a business casual environment, don’t show up in a suit.  If you start on a “Casual Friday”, you don’t need to show up in your most casual of clothes, but you don’t need to wear a shirt and tie either.  Be aware of the dress code at the company and pay attention during your interviews.
  • Be Prepared. Did the HR contact tell you that you need to bring in identification that permits you to work?  Were you asked to complete any paperwork?  Make sure you have what you need.
  • Don’t Over-Personalize Your Space. You are starting a new job, not moving into an apartment.  On your first day, bring only what you need.  Look at the workspaces around you and personalize your space slowly, and appropriately.
  • The first few days, weeks and months at a new job is the time to listen.  Do not be the person that walks in the door telling people how YOU would do things.  In order to be a great contributor, you need to first understand your environment.  You can only do that by listening.
  • Ask Good Questions. Use phrases like “help me understand…” and “can you explain…” when you ask a question.  You do not want to appear critical, you want to appear sincerely curious. Don’t repeatedly ask the same question over and over again; retain the answer.
  • Find a Mentor. Find someone you can trust and go to if you have questions.  But be careful, and keep the relationship professional and do not gossip about issues you see in the office.
  • Ask For Feedback. Ask your manager if you are meeting expectations or if there is anything else you should be focusing on.
  • Don’t Discuss Things That Aren’t Your Business. You may have replaced someone that was recently terminated.  You may have been recruited from a competitor.  You may be starting a job that an internal candidate applied for, but didn’t get.  Be sensitive to these things, keep your focus on your role and doing the very best job you can.  Don’t get caught up in office politics, gossip or speculations.

Coaches tell athletes to let their playing performance do the talking.  As your career coach, we will tell you the same thing.  An award-winning job placement expert in Southeastern Wisconsin, Nissen Staffing Continuum can assist you in your job search in southeastern Wisconsin. As your strategic partner, we’ll help you take your job search to the next level.  For more information about how you can find a new career, contact us today and allow us to help you focus on success!

A Millennial’s* Guide to Workplace Success (*Also applicable to every other employee on Earth)

If you are reading this, chances are you are a millennial who is sick of two things:

  • Constantly having to defend your generation
  • Trying to communicate with other generations and consistently failing

Never fear – help is here!  We know you like things quick and succinct, so here you go:  Ten Workplace Tips for the Millennial Generation

  1. Break the Stereotype: Don’t be bothered by people that say your generation is rude or lazy. They are generalizing and this is never a good idea.  Every generation has rude and lazy people.  At the same time, don’t be rude or lazy.  Say please.  Say thank you.  Respect other people.  Do what you say you’re going to do. You know, all the basic things you learned in kindergarten.  Model how you expect to be treated.
  2. Be Careful with Technology: Technology is great, but does not replace the value of an actual conversation or relationship. Be efficient, but be present.  Too many things can be misinterpreted over email, text or other digital communication tools. You can’t build trust over email.  Don’t discuss your job, your boss, your co-workers or company issues on social media unless you are asked to do so or it is positive marketing.  We live in a world where nothing is private.  Be conscientious of that and don’t share something “privately” that you are not ready for the rest of the world to see.
  3. Be Patient: Not everyone grew up like you did. Your own parents did not grow up with Windows-based operating systems, smart phones or the like.  They didn’t use a “cloud,” they saved things on Floppy Disks.  It was a different time and some people take to technology just a bit slower than your generation grew up learning.
  4. Be a Teacher: You might not know your industry like the 25-year employee that sits next to you.  But, you know a thing or two.  Offer to help, but don’t be a know-it-all.  Say things like “I noticed that it’s difficult to get everyone’s schedules coordinated for our department meeting.  Would you like me to help by showing everyone how to share their calendar so we can find the best possible meeting time and help you make this task an easier process?” or “I am really strong in Photoshop.  I’m not sure if you are, but if you every need help, I’ll be happy to help you!”
  5. Be a Learner: NEVER discount the life experience that sits next to you.  Yes, things may have been “different” back in the day: things change, products change, practices change. But this work history, life lessons and unwritten knowledge are invaluable to your future success.  Say things like “Tell me about a lesson you learned the hard way” or “What are you most proud of about your success in your job and this company?”
  6. Ask for Feedback: You can’t fix something you don’t know is broken.  You can’t be proud of something if you don’t know it’s being noticed.  Look for a mentor or mentors, and continually ask for feedback. Choose someone that you know will be honest and be ready to accept the feedback and apply it.  You don’t always have to agree, but you need to be open to feedback.
  7. LISTEN: Have you ever spoken to someone that you know is just waiting for you to finish your sentence so they can speak? Have you every spoken to someone that you know is not listening?  Don’t be that person.  Make an effort, every day, to LISTEN. Sometimes we do our best learning just by paying attention.
  8. Be Dependable: Be on time. Do what you say you are going to do.  Say you are sorry if you miss a deadline and be prepared to share a plan for how you are going to fix it.  Deadlines ARE important.  Start and end times to your day, meetings or appointments are important.  Ignoring time parameters shows disrespect to others’ time.  If you need more time, ask for it and say why.  If you need more resources, ask for them, and say why.  Don’t say you are/were busy.  Everyone is busy.
  9. Ask About the Big Picture: Ask questions about your company’s past, present and future.  Try and understand why things have happened in the past and how they exist today.  Ask your peers and leadership about the company’s future goals and initiatives.
  10. Ask How You Can Help: Regardless of your generation, companies appreciate people that aspire to be helpful contributors.  Ask how you can help the company achieve its goals.  Volunteer to be part of leadership initiatives. Show interest in the future and success of your organization.  Learn where you can make the greatest impact and go for it.

Following these ten tips will help you to become an engaged, successful employee that is not burdened with a generational stereotype.

An award-winning job placement expert in Southeastern Wisconsin, Nissen Staffing Continuum, can assist you in your job search in southeastern Wisconsin. As your strategic partner, we’ll help you take your job search to the next level.  For more information about how you can find a new career, contact us today and allow us to help you focus on success!

 

Ten Things You Can Do to Stay Healthy At Work

Most of us spend more than one half of our waking hours at our jobs. Because we spend so much time at work, we cannot ignore our health during these hours.  Here are ten easy ways to stay healthy at work:

  1. Walk to Work or Park with a Purpose. If you can walk (or ride your bike, etc) to work, do.  But if you can’t, park with a purpose.  In the lot, park as far away from the entrance as possible or use a parking structure a few blocks away from your office.  If you park in leveled parked, park toward the top of the parking structure and take the stairs.  If you take public transportation, get off at the stop before you normally would and walk the rest of the way.
  2. Brown Bag It. Pack your lunch, drinks and snacks.  Skip high calorie coffee desserts drinks, sugar laden soft drinks and vending machine temptations.  Pack a healthy lunch that includes energy boosting proteins and healthy carbohydrates.  Pack snacks like almonds or vegetables and hummus, and avoid processed foods.  Don’t linger in the break room or wherever your co-workers offer baked goods, donuts or birthday treats.  Taste if you want, but then walk away.
  3. DRINK WATER. Buy an insulated water bottle and keep it filled so you can drink water throughout the day.  An easy target is to drink ½ of your body weight in ounces of water per day.  Not only is hydration important, but drinking water helps keep you full and focused.
  4. STAND UP and be noticed. Research shows that sitting for long periods of time can be as hard on your body as smoking.  Is your employer open to a stand up desk?  Would you be allowed to sit on a stability ball vs a regular chair?  You’ll never know unless you ask.
  5. Seek out Support. Sometimes staying focused on a healthy lifestyle needs some support. Find people that share your goals and keep each other accountable.
  6. Limit Eating at Restaurants. Avoid going out to restaurants every day, either before, during or after work (including Happy Hours!)  When you do, make healthy choices.  Plan ahead by going online and looking at the menu BEFORE you leave.  For example, not all salads are healthy, beware of extra cheese, fried food, and excessive amounts of salad dressing, etc.  Watch portions and ask for a To-Go box as soon as you receive your meal. Most restaurant portion sizes are excessive and you can easily reduce the portion by removing ½ of it from your plate as soon as you get it.  Avoid alcohol.  First, most alcohol/mixed drinks are high in sugar and calories, and second, alcohol can impact your ability to make good choices, eating or otherwise.
  7. MOVE. Take time on your breaks and lunches to stretch and walk.  Better yet, find a friend and make it a point to encourage each other to move.  When possible, consider “walking” meetings.  If something needs to be discussed that doesn’t require computers or presentations, take the conversation on the move.  Pack your gym bag and go work out before work or before you go home.  Chances are, once you’re home, life will take over and you’ll never get there.
  8. Look Away from the Screen. Take care of your eyes, back and neck and look away from the computer screen at least once an hour and focus on something else.  Eye fatigue can have long term effects on your eye health and sitting at a desk, staring at a screen can put unnecessary stress and tension on your neck and back.  Pay attention to ergonomics.
  9. Plan ahead. Have a plan for dinner BEFORE you leave work.  Do your best to pre-plan your meals, etc so that you are not tempted to rush out after a stressful day and stop at the nearest drive-thru to feed your family.  A little pre-planning can save a lot of tension….and calories.
  10. R-E-L-A-X and smile. Green Bay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers made headlines a couple years ago when he reminded millions of fans to calm down and relax.  While work is, well, work, try to find some time during your day to enjoy what you are doing and the company of the people that you work with.  Remember that while problems come up, there is always a solution.  Things will work out.  Try your best to let the day-to-day stress roll off your back.

An awarding winning job placement expert in Southeastern Wisconsin, Nissen Staffing Continuum, can assist you in your job search in southeastern Wisconsin. As your strategic partner, we’ll help you take your job search to the next level.  For more information about how you can find a new career, contact us today and allow us to help you focus on success!

 

Introverts, Extroverts, and Workplace Relations

Everyone experiences bumps in the road – and sometimes major potholes – when it comes to working relationships. We struggle to understand why someone acts, works and responds the way they do. Often, the key issue is the extrovert/introvert dilemma. Do you know the difference? Do you know which one you are? A little bit of understanding can make all the difference in office relations.

So what is the difference between extrovert and introvert?

Introversion and extroversion are aspects of personality, first identified by Carl Jung in the early 20th century. These aspects of typical personalities are frequently incorporated into personality testing (a prime example is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). The difference between the two is not complicated:

  • Introverts get their batteries charged by times of quiet solitude.
  • Extroverts get their batteries charged by social interaction.

Introverts do enjoy being with their family, friends, and coworkers, but eventually it drains them, so they need to spend more time in quiet solitude, one-on-one, or very small groups than they spend interacting with larger groups of people. They work best when allowed to think things through before reaching a decision, and sharing it. They are a great asset to the team when they are allowed to complete their own responsibilities alone or in smaller groups and save the big meetings for issues that need to be discussed as a whole.

On the other hand, Extroverts do enjoy their quiet times of solitude, but too much of it deflates their energy, so they need lots of time with family, friends, and coworkers. They work best when allowed to “think” out loud in groups, bouncing ideas off of people. They’re a great asset to the team when you appreciate and encourage their enthusiasm, letting them dive into their work.

Don’t be misled by the common myth that introvert refers to shy, easily-hurt people, who dislike leaving home and extrovert refers to people who never stop talking and wear a thick skin. In reality, introverts enjoy people and are very adept at conversation, and as much as extroverts thrive in a large gathering, they also can be great listeners who enjoy their evenings at home. Both personalities can be great leaders – they just have different styles. Furthermore, research reveals that neither type is “smarter” or “better” than the other type, but their brains do respond differently to stimuli.

Now that you have a clearer picture, how do you translate this into workplace harmony?

It’s a twofold plan:

Recognize your own weak areas and develop antidotes

Extroverts

  • Practice listening: Focus on the speaker, then think before responding.
  • Silence doesn’t always mean agreement, learn to ask for opinions.
  • Don’t fill every silence with words; learn to allow time for reflection.
  • Understand that some people prefer to see it in writing.

Introverts

  • Practice speaking: you may need to reflect first, but don’t expect others to read your mind.
  • Verbal expression isn’t always call-to-action statements, learn to decipher when others are simply bounding ideas.
  • Give value to your thoughts and opinions – if you just can’t verbally express them in large groups, at least develop the art of nonverbal communication.
  • Understand that some people prefer to hear it said.

Appreciate the strengths of your opposites and support them

Extroverts

  • Respect their need for privacy
  • Privately affirm or teach new skill
  • Let them observe new situations
  • Provide uninterrupted thinking time
  • Offer transition time and notifications

Introverts

  • Respect their independence
  • Compliment publicly
  • Accept and encourage enthusiasm
  • Recognize their need to verbally bounce ideas
  • Appreciate their ability to quickly switch between tasks

Despite differences, there is a great deal of overlap in the way that extroverts and introverts behave. Acknowledging normal variants of behavior along the spectrum can help with self- acceptance and understanding of others. Instead of focusing on the problems your differences can cause, use your differences to grow and challenge each other both individually and as a group. Rather than simply assigning roles according to ability, also consider the personality type. Remember, when opposites learn to work together, each can fully use his/her strengths to best support the project, creating genius in the form of a more productive, effective, and congenial team. As long as you recognize your personality type relative to your colleague’s, you should be able to find a happy medium and get along in the workplace.

At Nissen Staffing Continuum, our focus is on you and your success, assisting you with your career plans and placement. We understand both introverts and extroverts, and work as your strategic partner accordingly. We specialize in helping you avoid obstacles and reach your objectives. How may we assist you with your hiring process?

 

 

Nissen Staffing Continuum Wins Future 50 Award

Nissen Staffing Continuum has been named a 2015 Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE)

The Future 50 program, now in its 28th year, recognizes privately-owned companies in the seven-county Milwaukee region that have been in business for at least three years and have shown significant revenue and employment growth.

“It is always encouraging to see such a strong group of applicants and winners in this program each year. These companies truly represent the future of our region,” said Mary Steinbrecher, executive director of COSBE.

The Future 50 companies will be honored at an awards luncheon on Thursday, September 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Pfister Hotel. The luncheon will be hosted by the MMAC, COSBE and BizTimes Media. To register to attend, visit www.mmac.org/events.

“We look forward to honoring these fast-growing companies and learning more about the best practices that are driving their growth,” said Dan Meyer, publisher of BizTimes Milwaukee.

“We make exceptional service a priority and we are proud and honored to be recognized for our efforts.  Our company mission statement is to provide human capital solutions to our clients that create and grow value. We do this by working with our clients in a consultative manner, doing our best to understand their business and exceed their expectations. We are committed to this mission and our growth is evidence of this commitment.  We are honored to once again be recognized as a Future 50 Winner,” Nissen Staffing Continuum’s President and CEO Scott Nissen said.

About Nissen Staffing Continuum

Established in 1997, Nissen Staffing Continuum has consistently focused on helping businesses grow their organization’s most precious asset:  their people. They understand that to succeed in a fragile economy, or thrive in a strong one, organizations require a staff that is flexible, innovative, and dependable. Nissen Staffing Continuum offers multiple solutions for all of your staffing challenges; from sourcing temporary help required to meet a tight deadline of a project, to finding capable temp-to-perm personnel, to recruiting a professional with just the right background and qualifications.  Nissen Staffing Continuum also offers personalized, on site partnerships to meet the ever changing needs of businesses that rely on a flexible workforce to meet their customer needs.  This is their second Future 50 Award and earlier this year, Nissen Staffing Continuum also won the Inavero Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction Award, powered by Career Builder.   Visit their website link to learn about their service offerings, contact their office or read direct customer testimonials.