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 »

First Impressions 101

In today’s fast-paced world, people have short attention spans, and recruiters and hiring managers are no exceptions to the rule. For better or worse, our brains make quick first impressions about the people we meet. When it comes to impressing someone who has a strong say in whether you will be offered a job or… Read more »

Recruiting Tips: How to Increase Your Organic Reach on Facebook

Your Facebook page’s organic reach is the number of followers who see your updates without using Facebook’s boosting tools. With an ever-increasing supply of content on Facebook, it is becoming harder and harder to successfully use organic reach as a marketing tool. As Haley Marketing’s current statistical analysis on organic reach reveals, only 2-4% of… Read more »

5 Essential Questions to Ask a Potential Recruiting Partner

When you consider partnering with a recruiter, it’s essential that you get to know them. For example, ask them: what is their area of expertise? How do they work? What kind of work ethic do they have? Asking the right questions can give you confidence that your recruiter will be a true business partner. We… Read more »

Mastering the Job Application Form

How many times have you started to apply for a job online and then given up in disgust or frustration? Online application forms can be complicated and annoying, but many companies rely on them to organize candidates for their open positions, or to collect resumes to keep on file. Instead of possibly missing out on… Read more »

Tips for Planning Your New Career in 2019

The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” That certainly holds true when you are planning your career development. Here are four steps you can take… Read more »

Employee Performance: Managing Through Good and Bad

As one of Jackson’s top recruiting agencies, Staffers understands that managing employee performance is a critical part of what you do. Setting goals, making expectations clear, and providing regular input are keys to enabling your people to perform effectively and building the strongest team. But performance management goes far beyond just conducting quarterly employee reviews…. Read more »

How to Make 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,… 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 »