Using Social Media to Recruit Top Talent

For staffing firms, one great way to find top talent is through social media platforms. According to Social Talent, “In the first 10 years of their career, 86% of people are likely to use social media in the job search, making social media a crucial channel to support your recruiting efforts.” Here are a few… Read more »

Constructive Criticism: Improve Your Feedback Skills

Giving constructive criticism is one of the most difficult aspects of being an employer but is one of the most important ways to keep your office running smoothly and efficiently. Providing constructive criticism can be tough, but being proactive about it can strengthen your communication skills as an employer and company. As one of the… Read more »

Overlooked Tips for Acing that Job Interview!

The interview can make or break your chances at getting the job. There’s the typical advice: dress to impress, arrive on time, carry yourself well, and ask good questions. While these are great things to keep in mind, here are some overlooked tips that could help you stand out in the job market. Use Google… Read more »

How to Build a Sustainable Culture of Employee Happiness

Did you know that employees who are recognized at work actually feel happier at their jobs – and more loyal to their employers? As one of the top human resources firms in Jackson, MS, Staffers knows that focusing on your people and showing them your appreciation on a regular basis goes a long way in… Read more »

Do Staffing Firms Post Fake Job Listings?

When you’re spending hours tweaking your resume, writing a cover letter, filling out an online application, and checking your email, it can be extremely frustrating to find out a particular job never existed. In fact, it was a fake. Do companies do this just to torture you, or is there a legitimate reason? Typically, when… Read more »

It’s Not a Myth: Hiring is Getting Harder. What Does This Mean for Employers?

It’s getting hard to find good help these days. Due to a weak educational picture, the ever-increasing specialization of the economy and a shrinking supply of available workers, hiring is getting more and more difficult for Mississippi employers. One reason is that skilled workers are experiencing ever-higher demand while programs to create those workers are… Read more »

How to Spot a Natural Leader When Hiring

One of the most sought-after skills in business is good leadership. An effective manager uses their own skills, delegates well, and gets the most out of their subordinates. But it’s not always easy to tell which person is management material. Before you can call someone a natural leader, you have to know what you’re looking… Read more »

How to Strike a Work-Life Balance (without Sacrificing Employee Productivity)

Keeping employees motivated and effective is central to a company’s success. A stressed-out, run-down and over-worked staff is one that’s sloppy, lacking focus and prone to mistakes. Even the best, most dogged employees will eventually, if pushed too hard, reach a point where they become a liability rather than an asset. Ensuring your employees achieve… Read more »

How to Train Your Interviewing Team

You may think you know how to interview. You may think you’re a good judge of talent, or that you can always trust your gut. But if all of these were true, and if you were always able to assess whether a candidate had the right skills and personality—well, you wouldn’t have to hire very… Read more »

How to Plan Your 2015 Staffing Budget

Yes, it’s that time of year already! If you want to get executive buy-in on your staffing budget for next year, now is the time to do it. How can you create an accurate forecast for your contingent labor needs? Start by asking yourself these key questions: Where do you plan to get your employees,… Read more »