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Did you know there’s a difference between a career agent and a recruiter? Do you know what to expect from either of them, or even that you should have different expectations?
Strategic staffing solutions offer a more efficient workplace, a more flexible job market, and greater opportunities for both employers and employees. Additionally, improving productivity enhances a company’s bottom line and employee job security.
Imagine landing an interview at the company you’ve been dying to work at, for a position that would be the perfect fit. Now imagine an emergency pops up the morning of that interview and you can’t make it. What would you do? Just not show up? Call and try to reschedule?
“Are you even doing your job?” This unwarranted (and rather rude!) comment illustrated to us the necessity of debunking a common misconception job seekers have about what exactly a recruiter’s job is: a recruiter’s job is to find people for jobs, not jobs for people.
Working with a staffing firm is a great short-term and long-term job solution for many people. The best way to find success taking on temporary jobs is to have a complete understanding of what is expected of you and how the firm works so you can make the most of your job search.
We see candidates make the same mistakes… mistakes easily avoided if only they knew how we think and operate. In an effort to end some of the frustration experienced on job seekers’ side of the hiring process, we’ve compiled a list of things we wish all candidates knew:
Whether you follow up through an email, a phone call or a handwritten letter, it's important your follow up is appropriate and you aren't accidentally hindering your chances at landing a position. Here are some of the most common mistakes made when following up after an interview:
Whether you’re new to the workforce and seeking your first job, ready to make a career change in a new position or industry, or looking for more flexibility and variety in your current career path, taking on temporary or contract work offers numerous benefits.
Strategic staffing solutions offer a more efficient workplace, a more flexible job market, and greater opportunities for both employers and employees. Additionally, improving productivity enhances a company’s bottom line and employee job security.
Hiring new employees can be particularly stressful for companies, especially when trying to fill unique positions. That is why more businesses are turning to staffing and recruiting agencies for workers who can meet their needs and get the job done.
Like most businesses, you need to find the right candidates quickly so they can get to work right away. Your staffing and recruiting agency will do their very best, however, there are a few ways you as a client could help to streamline the process.
Regardless of the reasons behind working with an agency, it is important to understand the services they provide in order to understand their mark-up and fees.
Just one of the many reasons for working with a staffing and recruiting agency is their ability to help you control costs, improve production and manage risk. Here are a few ways staffing will help control business costs:
Do you know your temp workers as well as you might think you do? Understanding your contingent workers makes attracting and developing successful relationships with them easier.
Seasonal hiring usually takes place during summer and the holidays, but these aren’t the only times seasonal workers are hired. Many employers offer seasonal hiring year-round, which is a great solution for anyone seeking to supplement income, do something new, or create a schedule that better fits your personal life.
Put simply, the answer is: they aren’t affected at all. Because a staffing and recruiting agency’s profit comes directly from their business clients, job seekers often misunderstand how they are affected by the agency’s fees and mark-ups.
Recruiters look at their relationships with job seekers as partnerships, not one-sided transactions, and so we wanted to offer some of the key things recruiters wish job seekers realized to make the most out of working together.
Like most employers, you want to see a variety of additional candidates before making a final hiring decision. While we agree that interviewing different candidates is the best way to ensure you’re making the best hiring decision, we believe wanting to keep seeing more candidates is a mistake… here’s why: