Why Giving Feedback Leads to Happier Employees

March 22nd, 2015

None of your employees are perfect. Even the best people on your team have room for improvement — and that’s okay. As a manager, it can be very nerve-wracking to give your staff feedback, but if done right, it can actually lead to a much happier workforce.

Your best employees are always eager to learn. They value your feedback, as it offers a way for them to understand their weaknesses and overcome them. Happy, engaged employees want to feel like they’re contributing to the team. When you take the time to point out where they’re excelling and where they’re falling short, they know exactly where they stand.

It’s a great feeling to know your employer values you enough to notice your strengths and help you overcome your weaknesses. This is what makes truly satisfied workers who stay with your company for the long term.

4 Tips to Effectively Give Feedback

Not quite sure how to give great feedback? Follow these four tips to offer constructive criticism that will be well received: Read the rest of this entry »

Office Jobs – Michiana and Southwestern Michigan

March 15th, 2015

Southwest Michigan and Michiana have various office opportunities for experienced and qualified candidates and Wood Temporary Staffing is working hard to fill these positions and many more that are available on our job board. Currently Wood Staffing is looking for:

Administrative Assistant – South Bend, IN

Administrative Assistant/part time-Will be working with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Invoice Entry; interacting with and assisting managers as required; and representing the company as the receptionist. Must have experience with Word, Excel and ERP systems. Part time position with potential to become full time in the future. Wage DOE. Please contact Rena Graham at rgraham@woodstaffing.com.

Payroll Clerk – Berrien Springs, MI

Payroll Clerk-Long standing Berrien Springs manufacturer is looking for a payroll clerk possessing knowledge/prior experience with ADP payroll. Must also have strong Microsoft Office skills – especially in Excel – as well as good data entry skills, the ability to follow instructions, and good attendance. Wage starting at $11.00/hr with substantial increase if converted from temporary to direct hire. Company offers good benefits and paid time off. Apply online at woodstaffing.com/apply.

Junior MRO Buyer – Niles, MI

Junior MRO Buyer. Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Will be responsible for placing purchase orders, processing RFQ’s, managing material costs for MRO and materials purchases, developing sourcing strategies for commodities, acting as liaison between Engineering and Production Departments and suppliers, resolving issues with suppliers in cases such as delayed deliveries, damaged goods, or other supply issues, and assisting Purchasing Manager as needed. Must have an Associate’s degree in Business, Accounting, or other related field, with a Bachelor’s degree preferred, as well as a minimum 1-3 years of buying experience, supply chain, or product development background, experience with MS Office and ERP systems, and strong communication and organizational skills. Salary up to $45K depending on experience. Contract to hire position. Qualified candidates can apply online at woodstaffing.com/apply or contact Teresa at 574-968-1410 or 269-605-4018 for details.

Office Assistant – Benton Harbor, MI

A full time Office Assistant is needed; will be answering phones, filing, and doing collections. Must have Microsoft Office 2010 or higher. Good Word and Excel experience and collection experience is a plus. Must have a high school diploma or GED.  Wages from $10.00-$11.00/hr depending on experience. Good benefits when hired by the company. For more information please contact Rena Graham at 269-925-6767.

Look to The Wood Companies to fulfill your career dreams and feel free to browse our many other open jobs that are available. Our experienced staffing coordinators know exactly how to find the right fit for you and our clients.

How to Find Great New Jobs in Michiana

March 8th, 2015

The Michiana Partnership recently released a study highlighting the economic strength of the area. The organization conducted a voluntary survey of compensation practices and policies of 220 employers in the seven-county Michiana region. Results revealed that more than 90 percent of participants expanded their workforce during the past six months — with 40 percent planning to add even more jobs in 2015.

More Jobs Headed to Michiana

Benefits of the survey are two-fold — the updated data provides an accurate look at workforce costs in the region, helping economic development organizations bring new employers into the area and allowing existing employers to see how their compensation levels measure up to other regional companies. Read the rest of this entry »

Maintenance Technician Positions

March 1st, 2015

Wood Temporary Staffing has various job opportunities for experienced and qualified candidates to fill the following skilled positions including many more that are available on our job board.  Currently Wood Staffing is searching for:

Recent Job Opportunities


Maintenance Technician – Eau Claire, MI

Looking for a Maintenance Technician with duties to include welding and fabricating, troubleshooting and repair of hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical systems, mechanical machine repair and general plant maintenance. Qualified candidates must have mechanical aptitude, welding, machine repair and knowledge of hydraulics and electrical. This is a temp to hire position with wage starting at $15.00/hr depending on experience.

Maintenance Technician – St Joseph, MI

Local printing company is looking for a Maintenance Technician to install, troubleshoot and repair equipment problems while working with other departments to ensure production needs are met. Troubleshoot all equipment both electrically and mechanically and detect malfunctions to diagnose problems to repair the machines.  This job also entails manufacturing and repairing parts as needed as well as welding, brazing, plumbing, carpentry and sheet metal work.  A Master level Electrician and HVAC Technician  are highly preferred and a one year certificate from college or technical school is also preferred.

Maintenance Technician Journeyman – Benton Harbor, MI

Wood Staffing is looking for a maintenance technician journeyman with 5 years minimum experience in the repair/maintenance of injection molding equipment. Must have troubleshooting experience of hydraulics, electronics, robotics and a basic understanding of plastic injection molding processes. Must be versed in the basics of TPM, PLC and have general knowledge of equipment used in PM/Maintenance of injection molding equipment. Starting wage is depending on experience.

3rd Shift Maintenance Technician – Niles, MI

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 5 years in the maintenance field and experience with trouble shooting and programming of Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers and H.M.I systems with the ability to program and troubleshoot CNC equipment, proficiency with trouble shooting and repair of all equipment including electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics plus have experience with PLCs. This is a temp to hire 3rd shift position working 10pm-6am Sunday – Thursday plus overtime as needed. Wages starting at $18.00/hr – $20.00/hr depending on experience.

Qualified candidates can apply online at woodstaffing.com/apply. Look to The Wood Companies to fulfill your career dreams and feel free to browse our many other open jobs that are currently available.  Our experienced staffing coordinators know exactly how to find the right fit for you and our clients.

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