A career change can be exhilarating

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A career change can be exhilarating, exciting and at the same time, more than a little scary. This is especially true if your job switch comes with a significant cut in pay. Should salary be your main focus as you consider the next step along your professional path? There are several factors to consider including… Read more »

A Few Tips to get the Most out of your Employees

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As a teenager, I recall my grandmother waking up and ready by 6:30am just in case the phone would ring. It was not until I started working in the staffing industry that I realized how hard that must have been for her. Each time she left the house she was walking into a different school… Read more »

Before Hiring for a Demanding Role, Ask Yourself these Questions

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There will be times when you hire someone and that person turns around and quits six months later. Staffing agencies try their best to minimize that scenario as much as possible. But this can be tough when you’re hiring for demanding positions. To help you hire the best fit candidates here are a few questions… Read more »

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Facebook is, has been, and continue to be the go to place for social information. But how can you incorporate this into your staffing company? Here are a few helpful tips on using Facebook to help make your company more visible in the public light.   Create a brand specific page and post You don’t… Read more »

White Pants Are Back

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Well, it’s now that time again. Time to break out your white pants/shorts and enjoy the Charleston weather. There’s an old unofficial rule when it comes to the colors of your outfit that must be abide by or suffer the consequences of sideways glares and soft whispers. That rule is of course: “No WHITE before Memorial Day… Read more »

Conducting A Background Check: 4 Things You Should Ask Yourself

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Checklist Here’s a scenario that might be all too familiar: You’ve pulled out all the stops to identify, interview and potentially place one or two skilled candidates, but suddenly your hard efforts come to a standstill with a delay in the background check. A lengthy background check can be one of the most frustrating aspects… Read more »

How Indeed’s Ad Marketplace Works

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If you own or work for a staffing company, you know Indeed. Indeed is the best place to post your jobs online. If you’re in the staffing & recruiting industry and you’re not posting your jobs on Indeed you’re doing something wrong. All of our marketing clients advertise on Indeed because it works. We often… Read more »

To Be a Leader in Staffing, Here Are Some Things You Need to Do

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Do you have passion for the industry? Yep. Follow through on commitments? Check. Are you a great communicator? Absolutely. All of these elements are essential to being a successful leader in the staffing industry. But when you’ve been a staffing executive for as long as I have, you become aware of other, subtler characteristics that… Read more »

Build a Better Employee With These 5 Questions

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It’s the middle of the year, it’s the end of the second quarter, and if you are a business owner it might be time for some staff reviews. Instead of printing out your redundant questionnaire, it’s time to spice up your review! Forbes came out with an article today with 5 simple questions that can… Read more »

Millennials : Friend of Foe?

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In just 5 years, Millennials will make up approximately 50% of the work force, according to Staffing Talk. What does that mean? What the heck is a millennial? Should businesses be preparing for this? Employers are becoming eager to understand the profile of this new generation.  Well Alternative Staffing did a little research and we… Read more »