When to Conduct Structured Interviews and Unstructured Interviews

When to choose structured or unstructured interviews

What’s the difference between unstructured interviews and structured interviews? Unstructured interviews are more informal, and the interviewer often bases later questions on the candidate’s previous answers. The interviewer may go in with a list of questions but not ask them all. The interview tends to be more conversational in nature and can cover a variety… Read more »

Starting a New Career in 2021

Looking for a new career in 2021?

The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said, “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” That certainly holds true when you are planning your career development. Here are four steps you can take… Read more »

The Ins and Outs of Asking for a Job Reference

Who should you ask for a job reference? How do you ask? Will they say yes? Do employers even look at job references? What do they ask your references? Applying for jobs can be stressful from start to finish, and securing good references is particularly tricky. A potential employer’s call to your references could make… Read more »

Get Ahead in the Job Search with These Tips

Have you had trouble finding jobs that match your skillset despite searching on endless job boards and company websites? Or are you putting hours into drafting and submitting cover letters with no luck? We have some creative strategies to help you boost your job search and your results! Seek new search strategies If scouring major… Read more »

Talent Shortage? Quick Tips for Talent Acquisition

Working hard to recruit and retain quality employees is essential for any business. Even so, most diligent companies sometimes find themselves seeking top talent to fill the shoes of a previous employee. However, no manager can fully prepare for every aspect of what the future may hold for a company’s workforce. In all actuality, the… Read more »

The “Do You Have Any Questions?” Question Answered!

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At the end of every job interview, your interviewer will inevitably ask whether or not you have any questions. And the answer should always be an enthusiastic “Yes!” Not only is the interview a chance for the interviewer to learn more about your background and qualifications, but it is also an opportunity for you to… Read more »

Considering Hiring a Temp? Here’s What You Need To Know

When you’re hiring, it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether you should hire someone permanently or temporarily. Are you considering what your next type of hire will be? 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… Read more »

Blogging to Boost Your Career

As the job search becomes even more of an online process, one way to demonstrate your talents and expertise while simultaneously drawing the attention of potential employers is by blogging about your career aspirations and your industry. According to Catherine Tan, a founder of the startup, Notey, “Alice Ko, the digital lead at Notey, previously blogged… Read more »

Managing Performance Through the Good & Bad

How to Manage through the Good and Bad

As one of Jackson’s top recruiting agencies, Staffers understands that managing employee performance is a critical part of what you do. Setting goals and expectations 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. This… Read more »

Applying for Jobs When You Don’t Meet the Requirements

It happens all the time: you’re searching for jobs, 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 on how… Read more »