Going Out with a Bang!

Is 2017 the Year You Retire? Are you ready? Many people, blue collar and white collar alike, have diligently built a financial plan for retirement, but now that the time is near, money isn’t the focus of their thoughts. Instead,… Read more »

Holiday Tidbits from Springborn Staffing

Poinsettia Beauties – for Brightening your Decor Poinsettias have been making Maine beautiful for the holidays since the mid 1800s. An exotic plant native to Central America, it was brought into the states by Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, America’s first… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence and You – the Candidate

(Emotional Intelligence – Part III; Read Part I and Part II) “Emotions need to be taken seriously,” says Sigal Barsade, professor of management at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. “They can provide a company with… Read more »

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence (EI – Part II)

Last week in part one, we covered the why emotional intelligence (EI) is a valued commodity in candidates. Today we will share key tips for building a team of individuals with EI – the do’s and the don’ts – the… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence: Part I

Why It Matters The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the average cost of a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the individual’s first-year potential earnings. That’s an alarming statistic for the company’s bottom line. That’s why many companies are… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy Since 1963, when President Lincoln declared it a national holiday (thanks to Sarah Josepha… Read more »

Leadership Don’ts

“If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Benjamin Franklin Characteristically, Leaders have too many responsibilities on their schedule. Why? Because they not only have the ability to evaluate the list, prioritize it, delegate, and then act; they also… Read more »

Onboarding for Long-term Success

Successful onboarding begins with a strategical plan. A well-designed plan, centered around your company’s purpose and mission secures long-term energized staff; while a failure to plan often results in high turnover – increasing both time loss and financial drain. Here… Read more »

Traits of the Great . . .

Part IV – Business Finance & Banking In this last blog of our Traits of the Great series, we will talk about what it takes to excel in a business finance or banking career. While it does require specific training,… Read more »

Traits of the Great . . .

Part III – Information Technology Specialists Information Technology Specialists are a hot item in the ongoing war for top talent, but that doesn’t mean every IT guy or gal is guaranteed their dream position. Companies want – and need –… Read more »