Category: TriStarr Staffing

  • 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

  • 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
  • Busting Staffing Myths: Do Staffing Companies Offer Benefits?

    Most job seekers know the benefits of working with a staffing firm. However, when they think about “benefits,” they mean the term in a general sense. But what about literal benefits? What about those added elements of compensation that often come with full-time employment?

    Those kinds of benefits are a different story. People often rely on their employer to get things like health insurance and retirement savings. However, job seekers don’t usually associate these important benefits with staffing firms.

    It’s a key concern and one that often holds people back from using recruiters to ignite their careers.

    The Other Kind of Job Security

    The concern over benefits permeates job searches in general. As companies shift to a gig-economy model, fewer and fewer employers offer their workers full benefits.

    It leads to a situation where workers never feel truly secure. They always feel like they have to keep hustling, keep working, keep looking for that next job. The drive feels especially acute in the world of temporary work, where even paid days off seem like a mythical luxury from some bygone era.

    In this environment, many job seekers feel silly even asking a recruiter about benefits. They think, “if many employers don’t offer ... Read More

  • Finding the best temp candidates to meet employers’ expectations

    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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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
  • Ready To Re-Enter the Workforce? How To Find A Great Job

    Careers don’t develop in a straight line. There are always plenty of twists and turns. These can include times away from the workforce. Now, that you’re ready to return to the professional world after a long break, how do you find that perfect position?

    It’s often necessary to step away from the working world for a period of time. Whether you were raising your kids, going back to school, caring for an ailing loved one, or any of the myriad of reasons that a person might need a time out from the workforce, the transition back can be tough.

    However, it’s not impossible. With a little creativity, you can build up your resume and get your career back on track.

    Here are five steps you should take when you re-enter the workforce after a long break:

    Engage Your Network

    Everyone knows what a strong network in central to securing long-term career advancement. You may have been out of contact with many of your professional acquaintances over the last few years. However, you were going to need them in order to jumpstart your career.

    Contact the people in your network. This includes both the people you’re still close to and the more distant folks that you ... Read More

  • One way to cut down on having to find candidates—reduce turnover

    Are you constantly having to find candidates for open positions? You have a lot of company.

    Employee turnover in the U.S. reached an all-time high of 19.3 percent in 2018, according to a report by Salary.com.

    Nationwide, the number of voluntary resignations (or “quits”) continued to soar at 3.5 million in Feb. 2019, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (The previous high was 3.2 million in 2001.)

    With increasing job creation, baby-boomer retirements, and youthful job hopping, high turnover is becoming the norm, with no end in sight. Opportunities abound for workers, and they are responding—and who can blame them?

    Of course, employees’ gain can be employers’ loss. The current job market is definitely in employees’ favor as companies compete to find candidates.

    So, how can businesses limit high turnover? Frankly, by motivating your employees to stay—which may sound easy in theory but isn’t always in practice.

    While higher pay can entice some workers to stay, it’s not a universal solution. One in six U.S. employees say they would take a commensurate pay reduction in exchange for more time off.

    Here are a few ideas to consider for reducing employee turnover

    Granted, some of these are more feasible for some companies than for others. But spending ... Read More