DePaul Industries Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

2016 has been quite a year.

Some of the major happenings at DePaul Industries included the launch of our new website, our President & CEO Travis Pearson being named one of the Portland Business Journal's 40 Under 40, and significant growth for our knife assembly contract.

Throughout the year, we've posted on our blog not only about DePaul news, but on topics related to our four divisions: staffing, securityconsumer products and Unified Workforce. Here's a look at the most-read posts on our blog this year. 

1. 5 Tips for Recruiting When Unemployment is Low

Employers are struggling to find qualified employees in the current labor market, and our post focusing on recruiting during these times was our most-read of 2016. We provide ideas to help employers reach candidates, including new ideas for outreach and turning to a temporary staffing agency.

2. 4 Facts to Know about the Staffing Industry

Let's face it: staffing isn't the most glamorous industry. But like any field, when you take a closer look, you begin to uncover some really interesting facets. Our #2 top post of 2016 takes a look at four staffing industry trends of note, including how staffing is part of a bigger cultural shift in the way we work.

3. Focus on Workplace Safety: Resources

Safety is an incredibly important topic for employers in every industry, but where do they turn for resources and information? We compiled a list of resources for materials like posters, flyers and safety meeting topics, that can help employers either implement or improve a safety program. 

4. The Soft Skills You Should Be Looking for in Entry-Level Employees

Hiring employees of any kind is tough, but it can be especially challenging to assess an entry-level employee's skills and abilities. We call out some key soft skills that you should be screening for in new entry-level hires, like communication and problem-solving.

5. 3 Fun Employee Morale Boosters for Summer

Summer is a great time to show your employees appreciate them. Our post providing some fun seasonal ideas for employee appreciation, like hiring an ice cream truck or surprising your employees with a Friday afternoon off, rounds out our top 5 posts of 2016.