Mastering the Application Form

How many times have you started to apply for a job and then given up in disgust or frustration over the online application process? Online application forms can be complicated and annoying, but many companies still rely on them to round up and organize candidates for their open positions, or to collect resumes to keep… Read more »

Four Steps to Proactive Spring Hiring

Does the phrase “proactive hiring” make you cringe? Does the whole concept just seem like too much work? In the current hiring environment, though, it truly pays off. To get the best talent, you need to work a little smarter than the competition. How? Proactive hiring simply means being aware of what jobs are most… Read more »

How to Build Rapport with New Coworkers

Whether you’re starting a new full-time position or you’re making the rounds as a temporary employee, you’ll feel better and more comfortable on the job when you’ve started forming relationships with your coworkers. Here are five strategies that will make it easier: 1) Practice common courtesy When you’re walking down the hall and pass a… Read more »

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Technology makes workers accessible around the clock like never before, and as a result, people work longer hours. According to Forbes, 94% of working professionals are working more than 50 hours per week, and nearly half of these people said they work more than 65 hours a week. Work-life balance, an increasingly relevant term, has… Read more »

Working with Staffing Firms: Advantages

Staffing firms can play a significant role in connecting businesses with hard to find talent. Here are some of the reasons why companies should work with staffing firms: A Staffing Firm’s Main Priority is Recruiting Staffing firms are recruiting specialists. While your company may have a recruiting department with similar abilities, they may not have… Read more »

Does it Cost to Work With a Staffing Firm in Jackson?

Partnering with a Jackson staffing firm can be a great benefit to your job search. Whether you work in administration, IT or another field entirely, staffing firms can give you access to a variety of rewarding opportunities – oftentimes not advertised on job boards. In fact, more than 90 percent of U.S. companies use staffing… Read more »

How to Pick a Stellar Staffing Firm in Jackson

Whether you’re in manufacturing or IT, you need the right people in the right positions in order to succeed. A staffing firm can help you gain access to talented professionals – where and when you need them, optimizing your workforce in the process. But if it’s your first time working with one, the question is:… Read more »

Jackson is Set to Grow! What Does This Mean For Employers?

The employment future is looking very bright for Mississippi—and the Mississippi Economic Council can prove it. Last year, they surveyed 20 different communities in “every corner of Mississippi” as part of the 2011 Mississippi Blueprint project, an objective review of the state’s economic opportunities and recommended actions for putting Mississippi into a growth phase. The Blueprint Project… Read more »

How Much is a Job Worth? How to Determine the Market Value of a Job

When it’s time to make an employee an offer, you’ll want to make sure your compensation package is at least comparable to what your competitors are paying. It’s so easy these days for candidates to look up the salary range for their job. If what you offer is lacking, you may have gone through the… Read more »

How to Jumpstart Your Job Search

Has it been awhile since you’ve had an interview or even a call from a potential employer? It may be time to take a look at how you’re conducting your job search. You may need to revise your approach, your materials or your attitude. 1. Do some homework. Once you’ve put your resume on a… Read more »