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The Staffers Blog is where you’ll find timely news and updates. It’s just one more way we support your business, your career and your goals.

It’s a picture-perfect scenario: you’ve found the dream candidate for your open position who walks the walk, talks the talk, has a brilliant skill set, spot-on experience, and glowing recommendations. However, only a mere month or two after signing on, this new hire quickly crashes and burns. What happened? Countless horror stories like this one… Read more »

It is understood that staffing the right employees is essential to a company’s success. Employees are a big investment in themselves – an investment you will want to see a discernible return on. However, as vital as staffing is, an alarming number of businesses do not currently have a staffing plan in effect. You would… Read more »

If nothing else, all organizations, whether large or small, can agree on one common issue: employee engagement is a difficult challenge. Additionally, with the job market and economy turning around, engaging new employees to give their best isn’t the only concern; retaining employees you have already spent the time and effort to engage is also… Read more »

Much like the classic dating brush aside, “it’s not you; it’s me” comes the more recent job hunter letdown, “you’re overqualified.” It’s frustrating, it’s vague, and it closes your case without being offensive – but what exactly does it mean? Quite possibly, it could be exactly what it sounds like – the employer feels you… Read more »

The employment future is looking very bright for Mississippi—and the Mississippi Economic Council can prove it. Last year, they surveyed 20 different communities in “every corner of Mississippi” as part of the 2011 Mississippi Blueprint project, an objective review of the state’s economic opportunities and recommended actions for putting Mississippi into a growth phase. The Blueprint Project… Read more »

Today, it almost goes without saying that we’re in a tough market – both for job seekers and employers alike.  Although there may be more applicants per position than there were 5 years ago, we are still faced with the same single goal: find the perfect candidate that will do the job right. Sometimes, we… Read more »

When it’s time to make an employee an offer, you’ll want to make sure your compensation package is at least comparable to what your competitors are paying. It’s so easy these days for candidates to look up the salary range for their job. If what you offer is lacking, you may have gone through the… Read more »

Has it been awhile since you’ve had an interview or even a call from a potential employer? It may be time to take a look at how you’re conducting your job search. You may need to revise your approach, your materials or your attitude. 1. Do some homework. Once you’ve put your resume on a… Read more »

So, you have an excellent opportunity at your company, and you’ve made sure to advertise it in the right places. You’ve written a terrific ad that showcases not only the job itself but your company and all of the benefits you offer; however, you’re not getting the applicants you want. Where did you go wrong,… Read more »

If you’re still thinking of staffing companies as “temp agencies,” it’s time to adjust your outlook. Many companies are discovering that partnering with a reputable staffing company can give them a competitive edge. How? First and foremost, if you work with a reputable staffing company and develop a long-term relationship with them, they will be… Read more »