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 »

New Job? You Need the 30/60/90 Plan

The 30/60/90 plan is a great way to set yourself up for success in your new job. For each month that you’ve worked, on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day, you complete and begin a new set of goals for both understanding the company, understanding your role in the company, and contributing to the growth of… Read more »

Podcasts That Will Improve Your Hiring and Recruiting Skills

Do you have a long commute to work? It can be tough to entertain yourself on the way to work while driving safely. Podcasts have become hugely popular over the last few years, and the staffing industry has responded to listeners’ interests. If you don’t have as much time to read about current trends in… Read more »

The Importance of Office Culture in Retaining Top Talent

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 »

Handwritten or Email? Sending Your Post-Interview Thank-You Note

One thing is certain: after a job interview, it is important to thank your interviewer with a note that acknowledges their time, relevant points from the conversation, and your interest in the position. It’s far more complicated, however, deciding how you want to deliver your note. Should you send an email or write a handwritten… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Writing the Post-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 »

How to Find Temporary 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 »

Best Ways to Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” 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’s so open-ended that you often can’t… Read more »