Partnering with a Staffing Agency? Ask These Questions

Partnering with a staffing agency? Here are five questions to ask!

When you consider partnering with a staffing agency, it’s essential that you get to know them. What is their area of expertise? How do they work? What kind of work ethic do they have? Asking the right questions can reassure you that your recruiter will be a true business partner. They will work with you… Read more »

Strategic Staffing Planning 101

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 »

A Recruiter Responds to, “How Much is a Job Worth?”

A recruiter answers the question, "How much is a job worth?"

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 »

Resume Gap? How to Explain it Away in an Interview

These days, it’s not unusual to have a gap in your employment history given unemployment rates over the last decade. Employers and recruiters are familiar with seeing employment gaps on resumes by now, but you’ll still need to explain them. Here’s how to handle the situation and keep those gaps from harming your chances of… Read more »

Three Steps to Making a Great First Impression

You only have one chance to make a first impression. Why is this old adage true? As an article in the Harvard Business Review demonstrates, this is because first impressions are difficult to change. Psychologist, Phil McAleer, conducted a study, which revealed that even the first “hello” can determine whether or not someone finds you trustworthy. So, what… Read more »

Staffing Firms Help Job Seekers Find Their Career Path

Staffing Firms

Job seekers who are looking for employment often find success working with staffing firms. Whether you are looking for temporary or permanent work, a staffing service can help you take the first step. Many job seekers work with staffing agencies because they can place you with companies that you may not be able to reach… Read more »

Hiring Temporary or Permanent Employees? Pros & Cons

When you’re hiring, it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether or not you should hire someone permanently or temporarily. A staffing firm can help you make the right decision, but here are some pros and cons to hiring a temporary or permanent employee. Pros of Hiring a Temp You can hire employees for specific… Read more »

Answers to the “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question

A strategic staffing plan will help your business have success!

As a job candidate, you know there are some questions you’re almost always going to get during an interview. One of them is “tell me about yourself.” And, as one of Jackson’s top employment agencies, we at Staffers know it’s one of the most dreaded questions for a reason. It’s so open-ended that you often can’t… Read more »

New Job? Here’s How to Start on the Right Foot

You’ve been searching for weeks and finally landed a new job. You’ve put a ton of effort into re-designing your resume, writing the perfect cover letter, and preparing for your interview. Now, you’re sitting at your new desk and trying to learn new company policies, procedures, and culture. In the first weeks of your new… Read more »

Attracting Top Talent With Recruitment Marketing

Job Seekers: work with a staffing firm to figure out your next career move.

Recruitment marketing is a practical approach to finding and attracting top talent.  The Undercover Recruiter compares this strategy to a pyramid or funnel. At the base of the funnel is “Awareness,” followed by “Interest,” “Active search,” “Application,” “Evaluation,” and finally, at the top, “Hire.” According to the Undercover Recruiter, however, “Many consider [recruitment marketing] the top… Read more »