Maximize Your Time with the 80/20 Rule

What’s the 80/20 rule? The 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Rule, is simple: in many cases, about 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In other words, 20% of the work you do accounts for 80% of the outcomes of your work. With this in mind, strategizing about how best to maximize… Read more »

Phone Interview Coming Up? Here’s How to Prepare

Pick up a call from a recruiter

As businesses have become remote, hiring has too. There’s no other way to put it: phone interviews are daunting. Not only is this your first real “personal” opportunity to give the employer a great impression of you, your chances of moving on to an in-person interview hinge on it. Fortunately, you have some benefits on… Read more »

Weighing Pros and Cons: Temporary vs Direct Hire

Temporary vs direct hire

You may find it difficult to determine whether or not you should hire someone permanently or temporarily. A staffing firm can help you make the right decision. Here are some pros and cons to hiring temporary vs direct hire employees. Pros of Hiring a Temporary Employee You can hire employees for specific tasks or projects… Read more »

Drive More Top Talent to Your Applications with These Tips

So, you have an excellent opportunity at your company, and you’ve made sure to advertise it in the right places. You’ve written a terrific ad that showcases not only the job itself but your company and the benefits you offer. However, you’re not receiving applications from top talent. Where did you go wrong, when you… Read more »

Overqualified? How to Make the Most of an Application

Much like the classic dating brush aside, “it’s not you; it’s me” comes the more recent job hunter letdown, “you’re overqualified.” It’s frustrating, it’s vague, and it closes your case without being offensive – but what exactly does it mean? Quite possibly, it could be exactly what it sounds like – the employer feels you… Read more »

Need a Manager? How to Hire Right for Your Business

How to hire a great manager

When you’re running a business, selecting a manager can be one of the most important decisions you ever make. As one of the leading staffing firms in Jackson, Mississippi, Staffers knows you need to hire a great manager can turn leads into sales, motivate employees, and produce bottom line results. A poor manager, on the other… Read more »

So, You Want to be an Administrative Assistant?

An administrative assistant ensures the day-to-day of an office runs smoothly and efficiently. Becoming an administrative assistant may be a good path for you if you are organized, detail-oriented, and communicate well. An administrative assistant’s responsibilities varies from industry to industry, but more than likely, they will require answering phones, scheduling appointments and meetings, and… Read more »

How to Write an Eye Catching Job Description

Calculating market value

Job descriptions are often the first interaction a candidate has with the position you’re recruiting for. It could even be their first encounter with your business. Therefore, to ensure you are getting top applicants, it’s important that your job description be stellar. Here are some tips for how to write an eye catching job description…. Read more »

Navigating Difficult Conversations with your Supervisor

There are a variety of reasons you might have an uncomfortable conversation with your supervisor or boss. You may make a mistake on an important project, receive some negative feedback, want to ask for a raise, put in your notice, or complain about a company policy or decision. While these scenarios are totally different, you… Read more »

Hybrid Work Week How-To’s

As the country begins to reopen, many workers look forward to getting back to the office. However, according to getAbstract, 43% of full-time American workers say they want to continue working remotely, even as companies open up. As CNBC puts it, “Of the more than 1,200 employees surveyed between April 16 and April 17, nearly… Read more »