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 »

Holiday Staffing: When to Start Planning

As the holiday season approaches, temporary staffing agency, Staffers, knows now is the time to start your seasonal hiring. Here’s why: Early planning helps you gain an edge over the competition. Many employers will, in fact, wait another month before they begin hiring for the holiday season. But by getting your seasonal hiring function up and running now,… Read more »

Tips for Cold Calling Potential Employers

Cold calling potential employers can be a tricky, yet beneficial, job search strategy. This method can demonstrate your initiative and interest in the company. A lot of businesses don’t list their open positions, and in some cases, they may have a position that is opening up soon. All the more reason to give them a… 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 »

Recruiting Trends: Revisiting Changes in 2018

Recruiting firms often re-evaluate staffing trends in early January, but it can be easy to lose sight of how these changes affect your business over the course of the year. Technological advancements, changes in the workforce, and the economy have made the greatest impact on staffing trends this year. As recruiters, it’s important to keep… Read more »

Four Steps to Proactive Spring Hiring

Does the phrase “proactive hiring” make you cringe? Does the whole concept just seem like too much work? In the current hiring environment, though, it truly pays off. To get the best talent, you need to work a little smarter than the competition. How? Proactive hiring simply means being aware of what jobs are most… Read more »

6 Soft Skills to Look for When Hiring Top Talent

As one of Jackson’s leading staffing agencies, Staffers knows that when you’re looking to hire, you need to go well beyond a candidate’s technical skills and dig into their soft skills as well. After all, the very best candidates have a solid mix of hard and soft skills, allowing them to succeed and add value… Read more »

What Really Attracts Top Talent?

As one of Jackson, Mississippi’s leading staffing agencies, Staffers knows staying competitive in the war for talent means you need to know what potential employees want – so you can attract the best. How do you stack up compared with other employers? Here’s a look at what high quality candidates are searching for when evaluating… Read more »