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 »

Buzzwords to Boost Your Resume

Your resume is a one-stop document that highlights your most relevant experiences, skills, and accomplishments. It’s the first part of your application that is going to grab an employer’s attention. According to The Balance, “Studies show that recruiters and HR folks spend as little as six seconds reviewing resumes before they move them to the… 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 »

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 »

Fostering a Happy Work Environment

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 helping you… 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 »

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 »

How to Transition from Temp to Perm

As one of the top employment agencies in Jackson, MS, Staffers knows more and more companies today are hiring temp employees. And they’re not just bringing them on board for short-term work; in many cases, they’re using temporary employment as a way to test drive candidates before making a full-time hiring decision. With that in mind,… 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 »