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Employment Staffing Agencies: Pro Tips

Pro Tips for Partnering with Employment Staffing Agencies

So you’re ready to enlist the help of an employment staffing agency. Where do you start? We’ll give you a quick rundown of what you need to get started with most agencies. In addition, we’ll provide you with a free Employer Pro Tip Checklist & Guide for Partnering with an Agency when you subscribe to our list!

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Greatest Weakness: How to Answer

Greatest Weakness: Tips on Answering This Question

We all have them: weaknesses. It’s no wonder that one of the hardest interview questions to answer is “What is your greatest weakness?”. While we’re not fond of thinking about our weaknesses, taking a personal inventory is a critical first step in any job search. The biggest weakness question doesn’t have to be a barrier to your dream job- as long as you know how to answer this question correctly.

It’s never easy to discuss our flaws. The job search process can feel like such a vulnerable time too! Sometimes this question can feel like a trap but it and prove an excellent way to show your ability to be honest and grow. There’s much to be learned about a candidate by their answer to this question. So, don’t be offended or afraid to tackle this topic head-on. Let’s dig in and strategize on best practices for answering: “what’s your biggest weakness?”

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Staffing My Team: Can’t I Do This on My Own?

Staffing My Team: Can’t I Do This on My Own?

I know what you’re thinking. We hear it all the time. Can’t I just handle staffing for my team on my own? The answer is yes- you can do this on your own. But, why would you want to?

HR Time Spent

Your time is so valuable and you have a multitude of things on your plate. Things like open enrollment, payroll, compliance, and the list go on and on. According to TotalJobs, the HR Elite spends 6.4% of their time recruiting. What if you could get that time back? When you partner with the right staffing firm, you can get assistance to help you recruit for your positions, which frees you up for other projects related to employee relations and retention programs.

Staffing: By the Numbers

Staffing in Austin and San Antonio is hard! And we all know that sorting through hundreds of resumes submitted through job boards can be cumbersome, costly and time-consuming. According to a Glassdoor survey, the average job receives 250 applications and leads to 4-6 interviews. In the staffing world, we understand your pain points on a larger scale! Working with a staffing agency allows you to quickly filter through applications and receive pre-qualified talent who is actively interested in interviewing for your position.

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Placement Agency: How to Choose the Right One

Employment Options Through Agencies

As a job seeker in any major metropolitan area, you have many options when it comes to placement agencies. There are a number of factors to consider when selecting an employment placement agency. Your time is valuable and sometimes interviewing and applying feel like a full-time job! When you select the right staffing agency, it can open doors to unlisted career opportunities, direct connections to hiring managers and a fast track to interviews.

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Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Strategy

Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Strategy

Components of Talent Acquisition

In creating an effective talent acquisition strategy, there are many factors to consider including candidate experience, branding & marketing and recruiting & hiring. It is no surprise that the part of talent acquisition that impacts your capabilities as an organization the most is recruiting and hiring.

In the past few years, talent acquisition has moved from transactional exchanges to strategic thought and planning. Many of our clients come to us when they have an immediate need for temporary or temp to hire talent.

While recruiting through an agency may not be the first step in your process- with unemployment at historic lows- why isn’t it? There are many firms that will gladly work in partnership with you with no contracts or costs required to initiate a search.

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Interview Tips: 12 Days of Christmas

This Christmas season, give yourself the gift of a better job interview! Below you’ll find our 12 Days of Christmas Interview Tips. These tips are wonderful for direct hire positions as well as your interviews with staffing agencies. Even if your position is temporary or temp to hire, you’ll always want to put your best foot forward. Interviews with employment agencies are a great way to practice your interviewing skills and receive helpful feedback. Stay tuned for more tips this coming year for updating your resumes, preparing for an interview and setting yourself up for success!

Interview Tips

Do Your Research

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Be Present

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Calm Down

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Bring an Updated Resume

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Schedule Appropriately

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Follow Up

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Mind Your Manners

Prepare for an interview

Practice Your Pitch

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Silence is Golden

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Be Positive

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Ask Thoughtful Questions

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Be Kind to All You Meet

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