What It Takes to Be a Successful Recruiter

Being a recruiter requires wearing multiple hats. Not only are you working with candidates, but you are also working with clients and establishing liaisons between the two groups. Recruiters have to know how to best serve their candidates and clients, and in a lot of ways, this position is about both being a good salesman,… Read more »

Tips for Using a Staffing Firm as a Job Seeker

Job seekers who are looking for employment often find success working with a staffing firm. 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… Read more »

Retaining Top Talent: Office Culture

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 »

Summer Time and the Living Isn’t Always Easy: How to Find Temp Employees During Vacation Season

Summer is one of the most popular times for vacationing, which means, for many businesses, that fewer employees are working at any given time. This can make it difficult to keep a schedule running smoothly or to meet a project deadline. If your office numbers are lower during the summer time, and you’re scrambling to… Read more »

How to Get Your Business More Involved in Your Community

It’s well known that for a business to succeed, it has to successfully engage and serve its local community. Of course, your Chamber of Commerce can help you connect with your business community, not to mention getting involved with groups like Jackson MS’s Small Business Administration or the Jackson’s Women Business Center of Mississippi. But… Read more »

4 Tips for Writing an Interview Thank You Note

The interview process isn’t over when you shake hands and walk out the door. There’s still one card left to play, one too often neglected these days: writing a follow-up letter. While this used to be an actual letter, today an email serves the same crucial purpose – one final reminder to your interviewers to… Read more »

Hire a Manager in Jackson, Mississippi

When you’re running a business, selecting a manager can be one of the most important decisions you ever make. As one of the leading staffing firms in Jackson, Mississippi, Staffers knows a great manager can turn leads into sales, motivate employees, and produce bottom line results. A poor manager, on the other hand, can cause serious… Read more »

5 Secrets of a Likable Manager

Being a good boss isn’t about giving orders. That’s what a dictator does. An effective manager should to lead by example, show respect for his or her employees, and inspire subordinates to give their best efforts. It helps greatly if employees like their manager. It takes an incredibly rare individual to be unlikable yet still… Read more »

“Tell Me About Yourself” – Best Ways to Answer This Interview Question

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 is so open-ended that you often… 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 »