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?”

Job Placement Services Can Help Your Hiring Chances!

job placement services, finding an office jobJob placement services exist to help people find work. They are hired by companies to help them find suitable candidates. It is their job to find qualified employees for the businesses that hire them. So, it’s safe to assume that they know what it takes to get hired. This means, they also know what types of things turn employers off. If you’re looking to find work this year, it’s crucial that you follow the advice of your employment agency. Here’s what you should avoid.

How to Make Your Temp Agency Hire Feel Welcome

temp agency, part time employment agencyMost businesses in San Antonio and Austin employ a mixture of full-time and part-time workers. More and more, temp workers are becoming a major part of staffing for companies all over the area. These temp agency workers might only be on your team for a short period of time, but you need them to be productive members of the team. However, because they are classified as “temporary”, they can sometimes feel like outsiders, which could cause issues that affect their productivity. It’s important to make anyone who is hired from a part-time employment agency feel welcome and a part of the team. Here are some tips on how you can do this.

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.

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.

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.

Staffing Agencies: Their Top Tips and Trends for 2019

staffing agencies, employment agenciesWhen the calendar turns to a new year people in San Antonio and Austin start to look for new beginnings. In a lot of cases, that means making life changes, including a new career. Many of those change-seekers will use staffing agencies to help them find their new start. Employers will be looking to hire those candidates. Employment agencies are always learning, growing, developing, and changing with new trends, ideas, and inspirations. Here are some trends that staffing agencies will be monitoring as you look to hire new employees.

Professional Temp Staffing Agency Advice on Resume’s and Temp Work

professional temp staffing agency, employment servicesPutting together your resume is a daunting task, but it’s even more challenging when your work history is made up of various temp jobs. Knowing how to portray those jobs properly (even in an interview) can help you secure a job. A professional temp staffing agency can help you list those short-term jobs in a way that’s appealing to employers. Here’s some advice that will help you in your search.

Employment Placement Agency Advice: Leverage Your Resume Beyond the Interview

employment placement agency, job recruitersMost people would agree that a high-quality resume is the most important tool when it comes to securing a job interview. No one can really argue that logic, as it’s what gives employers a snapshot of your work history and experience. However, what most people don’t know is that there are ways to leverage that resume to increase the probability of scoring an interview. Ask any San Antonio employment placement agency and they’ll tell you it’s true. They’ll even tell you how.