Skills Mismatch? Here’s How to Address This Issue

Are you spending more time working with your employees on correcting current issues than moving forward with them? Believe it or not, these occurrences are more common than you’d think. Many times, these scenarios can be caused by understaffing, but more often than not, they’re caused by a skills mismatch. It sounds daunting, but it’s… Read more »

Tips for a Successful Mid-Career Change

It should come as no surprise that a mid-career change often leaves job seekers feeling confused. You’ve surpassed entry-level positions both in experience and salary expectations, but you don’t have the qualifications for senior-level management jobs. This gray area combined with today’s job market leaves you facing the challenge of finding a job. However, if… Read more »

Improve Your Company’s Customer Service Skills

Where customer service is concerned, there is no gray area; it will make or break your business.  That’s why it is so imperative to begin viewing your own company’s customer service as a source of profit, rather than cost.  Fortunately, stepping up your company’s customer service skills is not a difficult transition when approached in… Read more »

How to Apply for a Reach Job

It happens all the time: you’re searching for a job, and you find the perfect position. Only there’s one problem. You don’t quite meet all the requirements listed in the job description. Should you walk away, or take a chance and submit an application? We suggest you do the latter, and we have some tips for how… Read more »

Questions You Should Ask Any Potential Recruiting Partner

When partnering with a potential recruiting partner, getting to know them is essential. What is their area of expertise? How do they work? What kind of work ethic do they have? Asking the right questions can reassure you that your recruiter will be a true business partner. They will work with you to achieve your… Read more »

Addressing a Resume Gap

These days, it’s not unusual to have a gap in your employment history given unemployment rates over the last decade. Employers and recruiters are familiar with seeing a resume gap, but you’ll still need to explain them. Here’s how to handle the situation and keep those gaps from harming your chances of getting hired. Be… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Working with a Staffing Firm

How to Make the Most of Working with a Staffing Firm Staffers

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 »

Is Your Application Process Pushing Away Top Talent?

Is Your Application Process Pushing Away Top Talent_ Staffers

Even though a candidate clicked the “apply” button on your website, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will become your next top hire. In fact, many recruiters 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 a… Read more »

Managing Through Good and Poor Employee Performance

Managing Through Good and Poor Employee Performance Staffers

As one of Jackson’s top recruiting agencies, Staffers understands that managing employee performance is a critical part of what you do. Setting goals, making expectations clear, and providing regular input are keys to enabling your people to perform effectively and building the strongest team. But performance management goes far beyond just conducting quarterly employee reviews…. Read more »

Tips for Proactive Hiring this Spring

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 »