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  • 2020 Foresight: New trends in temp staffing and hiring

    You’ve heard of being “ghosted” through texts, social media, and even on dating apps. But, in temp staffing and recruitment? It’s happening. Typically, “ghosting” is when someone you are corresponding with stops responding in any way to texts, emails, posts on your social media, or conversation with you on dating apps. In the world of temp agencies and recruitment, “ghosting” is when you have a prospective employee, the interview is scheduled, and they are a no-show. No telephone call, no reason for not showing up, they simply vanish.

    Over the past 12 to 18 months, “ghosting” has quickly made its way into the world of temp staffing and job recruiting. It has become one of the most talked-about topics at trade shows and conferences, around the country. So, why now? Some experts in the industry believe it has to do with the low unemployment rate and the fact that there are so many job opportunities available. Candidates don’t feel pressure or obligation to show up. Others believe it’s generational–that there isn’t a concern for consequences if they don’t keep a commitment.

    If a suitable candidate presents to you, follow up with them right away.  Studies have shown that scheduling interviews in the ... Read More

  • Repeat performance; returning to the workforce as a temp

    You’ve been out of the workforce for years. Maybe you took time off to raise your kids or care for a loved one. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided you’re ready to go back to work. The thought is daunting. You’re overwhelmed with questions. Where do I begin? How long is too long to be out of the workforce? And technology? Do I know enough to get by or even survive in a world dependent on computers, software, and automation? These questions are valid, and answering them is a necessary part of the process as you consider your next steps. So, where do you begin?

    There’s a simple, trending solution for adults just like you. Men and women with previous employment experience, who have taken a break, are reentering the work world as a temp employee. Temp agencies in Lancaster, PA, for example, have become increasingly popular because they have a broad base of clients and vast pool of job offerings like call center jobs, administrative assistant, clerical, and data entry positions. They match your skills with the right job, ensuring a proper fit for the temp and the corporate client.

    Is a temp agency right for you?

     

    Agencies, like TriStarr that provide temp ... Read More

  • Repeat performance; returning to the workforce as a temp

    You’ve been out of the workforce for years. Maybe you took time off to raise your kids or care for a loved one. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided you’re ready to go back to work. The thought is daunting. You’re overwhelmed with questions. Where do I begin? How long is too long to be out of the workforce? And technology? Do I know enough to get by or even survive in a world dependent on computers, software, and automation? These questions are valid, and answering them is a necessary part of the process as you consider your next steps. So, where do you begin?

    There’s a simple, trending solution for adults just like you. Men and women with previous employment experience, who have taken a break, are reentering the work world as a temp employee. Temp agencies in Lancaster, PA, for example, have become increasingly popular because they have a broad base of clients and vast pool of job offerings like call center jobs, administrative assistant, clerical, and data entry positions. They match your skills with the right job, ensuring a proper fit for the temp and the corporate client.

    Is a temp agency right for you?

     

    Agencies, like TriStarr that provide temp ... Read More

  • Should You Accept A Temp-To-Hire Job?

    You want a full-time job. You’re hoping to score a permanent position as quickly as possible. While you’re looking, you get offered a temp assignment, with the potential for a staff position in the future. Should you take it?

    Your instinct might be to turn it down. You don’t want to get stuck in a career cul-de-sac, wasting time in a job you might not be able to keep for the long term. However, don’t walk away too quickly. There are plenty of strategic reasons why a temp-to-hire position might represent the best play for you.

    Here are some of the benefits of accepting a temp-to-hire position:

    Get Hired Faster

    Companies can be reluctant to make full-time hires. For them, it’s a big commitment. In many circumstances, these firms feel much more comfortable bringing in temporary help. They can use this to supplement their current staff or complete short-term projects.

    The good news for you is that the hiring process for these shorter-term assignments is more streamlined. Because of the lowered risk for the employer, you don’t have to jump through the same hoops to get hired.

    Try Out the Position

    Temporary positions lower the risk for companies. They provide the same benefit for workers as ... Read More

  • How to create a more employee-friendly work environment

    Employee happiness has become increasingly important to success in business. Why? There is now growing evidence that when employees are happy, companies thrive.

    Consider these key statistics. According to Forbes Magazine, one study found that happy employees are up to 20% more productive than unhappy employees. When it comes to salespeople, happiness has an even greater impact, raising sales by 37%. But the benefits don’t end there. Often there is less employee turnover in a healthy, employee-friendly workplace environment. That equals less time lost on the job translating into an increased bottom line for companies.

    Taking positive steps to create a more employee-friendly work environment can be done with these five simple suggestions:

    1. Invest in growing your employees. Self-development is essential for career growth. Offering a variety of training programs will help employees build their skills and grow professionally. Conferences, seminars, and online courses can further help employees gain more knowledge and become an increased contributor in the workplace.
    2. Listen and show appreciation to your employees. Promote an open dialogue between corporate leadership and staff. Employees want to know that their opinion matters and that their work contribution is making a difference. Recognize staff accomplishments in meetings for positive behavior and performance that go above ... Read More