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5 Questions to Ask the Boss During Your Next Evaluation

Most people feel at least a little nervous when they receive a performance review or annual evaluation. Someone with the power to affect your paycheck, benefits and employment has been scrutinizing how you do what you do, and they’re about to tell you what they really think. Your future raises and promotions hang in the... More

How Inflation Impacts the Job Market

If you’re scratching your head about what’s going on in the world, you’re in good company. Record numbers of people are quitting their jobs, and at the same time prices are going through the roof. Entry-level workers say they can’t pay their bills because their employer doesn’t pay a “living wage,” but top-level earners are... More

Community Spotlight - East Texas Communities Foundation

At Brelsford Personnel, we’re thankful to live in a community filled with caring people who are passionate about helping others and who regularly work together to make East Texas a better place. One of our favorite charities, East Texas Communities Foundation, serves donors and nonprofits in Smith and 31 other East Texas counties. ETCF has... More

Your 2022 Job Search Guide

Everything has changed the past few years, and that includes how people look for jobs and how companies hire. At Brelsford Personnel, our mission is to provide a personal approach for job seekers and area employers. We’ve been doing this for decades and helped thousands find work, so we’ve been uniquely positioned to notice hiring... More

Tyler Museum of Art Celebrates 50 Years

In the early 1950s, Tyler Service League members realized East Texas children had no opportunity to experience works of art. “Picture Ladies” from the league started taking prints to area classrooms, and members eventually established the Tyler Museum of Art.The museum officially opened its doors in 1971 and has been serving the community ever since.... More

Key Takeaways From the 2022 Northeast Texas Energy Summit

What’s going to happen with gas prices? How vulnerable is the post-Snowpocalypse Texas power grid? Should we as a state be focusing more on renewable forms of energy, or are there other more realistic ways to have dependable power available?Oil and gas experts recently addressed these questions and more at the 11th annual Northeast Texas Energy... More

Try These 5 Minute Stress Busters You Can Do At Your Desk

Some people thrive under pressure, but for most of us, stress wears us down. If you’re in the middle of a stretch that includes long hours, a heavier than normal workload, job insecurity or conflict between co-workers or administrators, you might feel like you’re nearing the end of your rope. Take charge of your mood... More

Community Spotlight - Habitat for Humanity Monopoly Tournament

Playing board games triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s “happy hormones.” So does doing something that makes a positive impact on your community. We’re spreading the word about Habitat for Humanity’s Monopoly Tournament event because it allows participants to do both at the same time.About Habitat for Humanity of Smith CountyHabitat for Humanity is... More

4 Habits That Lead to Career Success

Why do some people get promoted while others get passed over? What makes one individual get a raise while their co-workers don’t? It varies by employer, but in our decades of experience, we’ve seen patterns develop.Sometimes a person just lands in the right place, but long-term success usually involves more than just a lucky break.... More

5 Work Habits That Are Holding You Back

My employer is just greedy… My boss is just a (fill in the blank)… They just got the promotion because they always schmooze with leadership… Have you made similar statements when you experienced career disappointments? If you keep getting passed over, maybe these things are true, but there’s also another possibility. You could be sabotaging... More