Nine Ways Employers Screw Up Hiring

Having trouble finding quality employees? The problem may not lie with the talent but with your internal hiring process. A recent Bloomberg Businessweek article shares nine ways employers bumble the hiring process. Here are a few: They write bad job ads. Many job ads give one boilerplate sentence on the company and the role, and […]

Staffing Firm Finds Success By Establishing Niche

Five years ago, M Force Staffing, a Tennessee technical staffing firm, was created as a way to train people in the software they sold while offering those people to the industry for employment, according to a recent Knoxville News Sentinel article. Its success comes from serving a niche by filling technical vacancies and leveraging technology that’s available, according […]

Job Hunting Today Requires Different Skill Set

Post-recession job hunting is much different than it was pre-recession, writer Kyle O’Donnell says in a column that appeared in the Daily Local News, a Pennsylvania newspaper. O’Donnell discusses his own trouble finding a job after graduating college in 2009 and some lessons he learned along the way, including the benefits of utilizing staffing firms. […]

Real-time Communication Tools to Surpass Email, Survey Finds

Email may soon be outdated, a new Robert Half Technology survey suggests. Fifty-four percent of chief information officers interviewed recently said real-time workplace communication tools – like instant messaging, microblogging, forums and document collaboration and management – will surpass traditional email in popularity within the next five years. “Although email remains an important communication tool, the increased use of […]

Employees Willing to Take Pay Cut for Workplace Flexibility, Survey Shows

Flexible work options are significantly important to working professionals today as a deciding factor when taking a job, according to Mom Corps, a national flexible staffing firm that released findings from an online survey conducted on its behalf by Harris Interactive. The survey was conducted among 1,071 working adults nationwide about their preferences around workplace […]

Communicating the Benefits of Temporary Workers

While many employers see the obvious benefits of hiring permanent employees, many overlook the numerous benefits of hiring temporary employees. Temporary workers are less likely to develop negative attitudes based on exposure to office politics and management issues, Bonnie Burke, co-owner of Shore Staffing, says in a recent column that appeared in the Delaware Wave, […]

Thinking About an App? Look at This Firm.

Kavaliro, a national staffing agency, recently launched a free mobile job search app for the iPhone and iPad. Designed to interface seamlessly with its job portal, the application allows users to browse, filter and search jobs in the Kavaliro database from their mobile devices. Users then contact Kavaliro about job openings directly through the app’s built-in […]

Staffing Firm to Offer Video Resumes

Staffing firm Remedy Intelligent Staffing recently began allowing job seekers to submit video resumes to clients via a video platform. Video booths at Remedy’s branch locations allow applicants to record and submit information to clients so they can see and hear candidates answer questions specific to their needs without ever meeting the candidate in person, […]

Staffing Agency CEO Featured on “Undercover Boss”

Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care, a national healthcare staffing firm, was featured on a recent episode of CBS’ “Undercover Boss,” which aired Apr. 17. Sun went undercover as a caregiver, certified nursing assistant and licensed practical nurse, according to CBS.com. Her husband, J.D., also went undercover as a caregiver. “I am grateful to […]