The Importance of Referrals in the Recruiting Industry

In 2019, most recruiters rely on referrals as one of their most important recruiting resources. According to the 2018 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report, “Referrals from existing candidates jumps to the top of the list of single best talent sources this year. Nearly 30 percent say referrals are the absolute best source of… Read more »

Challenges Facing Staffing Firms in 2019

The staffing industry comes with its rewards and challenges. On the one hand, it’s so exciting to help job seekers and businesses find the perfect fit for the job; however, accomplishing these goals comes with its own set-backs and difficulties. Here are some of the challenges facing staffing firms in 2019 and how to combat… Read more »

Setting Your Employees Up for Success: Improving Team Engagement

If nothing else, all organizations, 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 an… Read more »

Improving the Application Process

Even though a candidate clicked the “apply” button on your website, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will follow through. In fact, many candidates lose applicants during the process, some of whom are top candidates. According to a Career Builder survey, there’s a slight disconnect between what employers and job seekers consider to be good candidate… Read more »

The Importance of Recruitment Marketing

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… Read more »

How to Attract and Retain “A” Player Employees

As one of the leading staffing agencies in Jackson, MS, Staffers knows when it comes to operating a profitable business, top employees are critical for success. But finding and hiring “A” players is a lot easier said than done. Too often, employers move full speed ahead with the hiring process without fully thinking through their needs… Read more »

The Makings of an Excellent Recruiter

Excellent recruiters know that hiring requires a lot more than meets the eye. Not only do recruiters have to place great new hires, but they are also responsible for marketing their company and attracting top talent. As The Undercover Recruiter points out, a huge part of recruiting is sales. Are you considering a career in… Read more »

Recruiting Strategies: Attracting Generation Z Talent

Recruiting experts spent years researching how to hire Millennial talent. Millennials are a more established faction of the workforce and are beginning to take on more senior positions. As we begin to see Gen Z-ers replace Millennials as the group entering the workforce, recruiters need to rethink their hiring strategies. What makes Gen Z employees… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Temp or Perm

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 temp or perm employee. Pros of Hiring a Temp You can hire employees for specific… Read more »

The Importance of Office Culture in Retaining Top Talent

The notion of company loyalty has changed dramatically in the past few years. As the job market changes, employees are switching from job to job more frequently, which means companies are having to re-strategize in order to retain their top talent. One strategy is to establish and / or maintain an engaging office culture. According… Read more »