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
On average, nearly 17 million temporary and contract employees work with America’s staffing companies during the course of a year, according to the American Staffing Association. In Pennsylvania, temporary help came primarily from engineering, IT, and scientific sectors (38%), health care (7%), industrial (17%), administrative and clerical office work (14%), and managerial (12%).
At TriStarr, our clients find that hiring temporary workers can reduce labor costs, unemployment claims, and time. Temps, on the other hand, enjoy the flexibility of short-term assignments that align with their personal schedules and lifestyles.
There are many ways to recruit temporary workers to ensure the best possible fit. Here are a few strategies for recruitment that can lead to finding a temporary worker that exceeds expectations:
- Assess soft skills when conducting an interview. Exemplary temporary candidates are cheerful, resourceful, and coachable. They’re also confident. Ask open-ended and anecdotal questions to gauge their abilities beyond what’s on their resume.
- Evaluate a candidate’s communication skills. Temporary workers often shift from assignment to assignment and work with many different people and industries. The best temporary workers are adaptable and able to communicate well with employers and employees of all levels. Enthusiasm and a can-do attitude can also have a positive impact on ... Read More
Recruitment strategies in 2019 aren’t what they were 10 or more years ago. Today, job recruitment companies stay competitive by offering alternative forms of interviewing to reach the best candidates in the marketplace. There are numerous means of interviewing candidates that close the gap in distance and time constraints, getting you that much closer to the best candidate for your company.
A common interview approach, when an in-person interview isn’t possible, is video interviewing. Modern technology allows you to remotely interview candidates – either in real time or in pre-recorded sessions. Offering this form of interviewing could be the tipping point in snagging that industry all-star who isn’t actively searching for new work.
Before you start interviewing all potential candidates exclusively over video interviewing platforms, we suggest that you consider the following benefits and drawbacks. Figure out for yourself if video interviewing, utilized by job recruitment companies like TriStarr Staffing, is right for your department.
3 benefits to video interviewing potential candidates
- Save time and money: Scheduling a video interview with a candidate can ultimately help your bottom line. It allows you to cut out extraneous small talk and additional administrative time. It can also save travel time and money for a candidate, which ... Read More
How you interview job candidates can make a big difference in the success of your most important hires. Knowing what and what not to do, as well as what and what not to ask, can also keep you out of hot water.
Interviewing is time-consuming and requires organization; it can be frustrating and even stressful. It’s not surprising, then, that so many companies depend on job recruiters for their most significant hires. Whether you decide to go it alone or hire a professional recruiter, you will eventually be interviewing candidates. So, equip yourself now with good interviewing skills to assess your finalists.
You are likelier to make the right hires if you interview smartly and effectively. And as you no doubt have learned, the wrong hires cost time and money, and the hiring process restarts at square one.
Make our 5 do’s and 5 don’ts for interviewing part of your recruitment strategy
- Look over candidates’ resumes before interviews. Well, of course, you say? You might be surprised at how many people don’t. Be organized and know what you plan to ask before interviews start.
- Be positive and make candidates feel at ease. This builds a better rapport with them and encourages them to respond openly and honestly.
- Ask candidates the same set of questions. This allows you to compare ... Read More