Benefits of Hiring Temporary Staff

Benefits of Hiring Temporary Staff Benefits of Hiring Temporary Staff

When a business needs help, temporary staff can provide support. Sometimes a temporary hire is the right solution because additional staffing is only needed for a set amount of time. In other instances, temporary staff allows a company to continue filling the needs of a position while searching for a full-time employee.

Whether you are looking for short-term hires or are interested in trying out candidates for a full-time position, Staffing Network can help.

Adapt to Economic Changes

Temporary staff can provide flexible support when there are shifting demands within your business. Some organizations have busy periods during the holidays, for example. Others have low periods due to the ebb and flow of product demands.

When there are special projects or unexpected product orders, temporary staff may be the answer. Temporary hires can even boost morale, particularly if their support reduces the need for double shifts or weekend work. During rush periods, additional workers can assist in retaining core staff who might burn out because of an extended workload.

Save the Company Money with Temporary Staff

Training staff is time consuming and expensive. Investing resources into an employee when there are predictable shifts in demand may not be the best solution for an organization. A temporary worker will typically make an hourly rate, which can be more affordable to an organization than providing a full-time salary and benefits.

Plus, when a company hires a temporary worker through a staffing firm, the company will not have to worry about the screening, skill tests, payroll, or taxes of that worker. The staffing firm is responsible for these time-consuming administrative duties.

That said, if the temporary hire will last for more than a few months, there may be a financial advantage to looking for a full-time hire. In these instances, temporary staff is a way for a company to evaluate a person’s work before offering a position. And with a short-term employee doing the job that needs to be done, a hiring manager will not be rushed. This is important because deciding on a full-time hire should be done carefully.

Bring New Ideas Into the Workplace

Short-term hires can bring new perspectives to an organization as well. They may have talents and skills that were not present on the team already. Their experience in other areas might lead to improvements in production or the ability to see a problem from another viewpoint.

Also, if an employee is planning a long-term leave, a temporary hire supports an organization through absences due to a medical leave, military duty, or maternity leave. A recruiting firm can help to smooth these transitions so that the day-to-day obligations of the business can continue without disruption.

Is your organization in need of a few short-term hires? Staffing Network is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in light/skilled industrial, engineering, and operations professionals. Let our experts help you find the best person for your company. Connect with Staffing Network today.

How to Write a Resume

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The process of looking for a job can be intimidating. But don’t let a task like writing a resume hold you back from landing your dream job. Whether you are seeking a light industrial position or a position as an operations manager, you will need a resume. It’s a sales tool to show hiring managers you will be an asset to their company.

Follow the guidelines below and you will have a resume ready in no time. Then, reach out to Staffing Network to learn more about what positions are available.

Add Skills and Work Experience

If you don’t already have a skills section at the top of your resume, add one. When you place a bulleted list of skills before your work experience, it gives the hiring manager a snapshot of why you are the right person for the job, even before they dive into your work history. Because this is such valuable real estate on your resume, be sure the skills you list in this section are applicable to the industry you are applying for.

Following the skills section, list your past work experience. For each position, include your job title and a summary of your job duties and successes you had in that role. These accomplishments could be skills you acquired on the job or examples of how your work allowed the company to meet goals ahead of schedule.

All of your job history should be listed in chronological order, the most recent position should be first. And you don’t have to list each and every job you have ever worked. Instead, choose the jobs that are connected to your current career goals. For people with a lot of experience, that may mean leaving off jobs that aren’t relevant. If you are new to the industry, feel free to list positions with skills that transfer over, from teamwork to attention to detail.

Add Certifications and Education to Your Resume

After skills and work experience, list your educational experience and any areas in which you are certified. Also, list any degrees you have obtained. If you went to college but didn’t graduate, simply list the school and the emphasis of study.

Additional activities and enrichment classes that are connected to your field should also be listed. Plus, you can add any professional groups you belong to and organizations where you volunteer.

Some of these additional activities could even be in an ancillary industry (unlike the skills at the top of your resume, which are targeted toward the exact job description). These additional experiences can be helpful as talking points during an interview. Besides, if a hiring manager has a relationship with the organization you volunteer for, it could be a deciding factor between you and another candidate.

Are you ready to hand your resume to hiring managers? Staffing Network is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in light/skilled industrial, engineering, and operations professionals. Let our experts help you find the best position for you. Connect with Staffing Network today.

What the Low Unemployment Rate Means for You

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Low unemployment means it is a job seeker’s market, and for the past year the unemployment rate in the United States has been under 4%.

What does this mean for you? If you are a job seeker, it means there are more possibilities to find a job that you truly enjoy. This is because when more people are employed, there are fewer applicants vying for the same positions.

That said, a tight labor market does not necessarily mean every job seeker will receive more offers. This is because employers may be more careful with their hires as talent retention is more important than ever. Reach out to Staffing Network today to learn more about what types of positions are currently available.

Consider Opportunities In Other Industries

Often, people start a job and believe they will work in that field for their entire career. Then, their lives change. For one reason or another that job is no longer the right fit. When that happens, an individual might be nervous to switch to another industry. Particularly if they feel it is unlikely they will find a new job.

When there is a low unemployment rate, switching to another industry may be a smooth transition. This is because employers are looking for the right person for their teams, and if that individual does not currently have all of the skills necessary, they could be more likely to train that individual when there are fewer candidates to choose from.

Take advantage of the current environment if you are interested in a new field. Share your hopes and passions with a recruiter along with how your past experience could help you to excel in another industry. There are often overlapping skills between industries. A staffing agency can help you identify what qualities you have that can make your transition a success.

Prepare for Extra Interviews During Low Unemployment

Because valuable employees are such an asset in low unemployment environments, it is more common for candidates to interview with more than one person. There could be interviews with your potential supervisor and other current employees. The goal of a business is to find the right fit for an open position. It is important the entire team appreciates the new hire.

There are two reasons businesses invest in company culture. First of all, they want to ensure a job seeker will be a good fit for their business and will plan to stay. Also, it is beneficial for current employees to welcome and appreciate new hires so they will also be remain with the company.

While it is a job seeker’s market, the truth is there is always an opportunity for the right candidate. The important thing is to take action and start connecting with potential employers.

Are you wondering how the low unemployment rate can help you with your job search? Staffing Network is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in light/skilled industrial, engineering, and operations professionals. Let our experts help you find the best position for you. Connect with Staffing Network today.

Why You Should Work with a Staffing Agency

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If you are looking for a job, you know how frustrating it can be to find the right position. Sometimes it is even difficult to know where to look and how to get started. It is common for job seekers to find themselves sending out application after application and still not have any results.

The good news is there is help available. A staffing agency works to connect the skills of job seekers with the needs of companies. They can be the perfect match for job seekers looking to pave the path from out of work to employed. Reach out to Staffing Network today to get started.

Temporary Positions Can Lead to Offers

Staffing agencies frequently have temporary positions available. Even if you prefer a full time position, a temporary assignment can be a great way to secure income while you are looking. Plus, you will meet people within an organization that is hiring for future opportunities.

Besides, some companies hire temporary help to decide on a permanent candidate. If you work in a temporary position and it is a good match for the company, they may move forward with an offer.

Temporary jobs can also be a way to learn new skills. The assignments you are given within a temporary position can start as a task that generates income and turn into a resume building talent.

Staffing Agencies Save You Time and Energy

When you turn to a staffing agency for support in your job search, you fill out one application and meet with one person from the agency. From that one point of contact you will be considered for a variety of positions. This reduces the need for you to search, apply, and follow up, over and over.

Because staffing agencies are in the business of recruiting, they are attuned to what is happening in the job market. They know what industries are growing and what placements could lead to permanent positions.

Jobs Are Placed Quickly

Companies rely on staffing agencies to fill positions quickly. This is in stark contrast to job seekers who are looking on their own and may not hear back from an application inquiry for weeks or months. Unlike internal review teams within an organization, a staffing agency is solely focused on placing talented individuals with quality companies. Their efficiency is an asset to companies and job seekers alike.

When you work with a staffing agency you can learn about a variety of industries that could be possibilities for you. Once you are aware of what industries are hiring and what jobs are available, you may find yourself gravitating toward a position you didn’t even know existed. Temporary positions offered by a staffing agency can even give you experience within a few areas, until you find the right one for you.

Are you looking for work? Staffing Network is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in light/skilled industrial, engineering, and operations professionals. Let our experts help you find the best position for you. Connect with Staffing Network today.

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October is Fire Prevention Month

Light Industrial Staffing Experts want you to be Safe!

October is Fire Prevention Month – 10 Home Fire Safety Tips

A home is often referred to as a safe haven.  This month, make sure your home is protected from (and your family is prepared for) a fire.  Here are 10 simple tips to help you avoid fires and reduce the risk of injury should one occur:

1)  Smoke Alarms – These are still a very important addition to your home.  Smoke alarms are widely available and inexpensive.  Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home and test it monthly.

2) Prevent Electrical Fires – Don’t overload circuits or extension cords.  Cords and wires should never be placed under rugs or in high traffic areas.  Avoid loose electrical connections by checking the fit of the plug in the wall outlet.  If the plug loosely fits, inspect the outlet right away.  A poor connection between the plug and the outlet can cause overheating and can start a fire in minutes.

3) Keep Plugs Safe – Unplug all appliances when not in use.  Follow the manufacturer’s safety precautions and use your senses to spot any potential disasters.  If a plug is overheating, smells strange, shorts out or sparks – the appliance should be shut off immediately, then replaced or repaired.

4) Alternate Heaters – Make sure there is ample space around any portable heating unit.  Anything that could catch fire should be at least three feet away.  Inspect your chimney annually and use fire screens to help keep any fires in the fireplace.

5) Fire Safety Sprinklers – When combined with working smoke alarms, home fire sprinklers greatly increase your chance of surviving a fire.  Sprinklers are affordable and they can increase property value and lower insurance rates.

6) Create An Escape Route Create and practice your escape plan with your family from every room in the house.  Practice staying low to the floor and checking for hot doors using the back of your hand.  It’s just like a routine school fire drill – but in your home.

7) Position Appliances Carefully – Try to keep TV sets, kitchen and other appliances away from windows with curtains.  If there is a wiring problem, curtains can spread a fire quickly.  Additionally, keeping your appliances away from water sources (like rain coming in from windows) can help prevent wiring damage which can lead to a fire.

8) Clean Dryer Vents – Clothes dryers often start fires in residential areas.  Clean the lint filter every time you start a load of clothes to dry or after the drying cycle is complete.  Make sure your exhaust duct is made of metal tubing and not plastic or foil.  Clean the exhaust duct with a good quality dryer vent brush to prevent blockage & check for lint build up behind the dryer at least twice a year.

9) Be Careful Around the Holidays – If you fill your home with lights during the holiday season, keep them away from anything that can easily catch fire.  Check all of your lights prior to stringing them up and dispose of anything with frayed or exposed wires.

10) Conduct Regular Inspections – Check all of your electronic equipment and wiring at least once a month.  Taking a little time to do this each month can really pay off.

Following these simple tips could potentially save your life or the life of a loved one.  Pass this list on to your friends and family and make this fire prevention month count!

Facebook Is Stopping You From Getting Your Dream Job

Dear Job Seekers,

You would have never thought that the way your Facebook account looks or the kind of pictures you post can affect your chances of getting a job. Job seekers, it is no joke!

According to a survey, a lot of companies have now started rejecting job applications on the basis of social media accounts of the candidates. Before making any move, HR professionals do research about the candidates by having a look at their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

Many times these HR professionals won’t even call you to inform you about any job openings if they do not like your posts and pictures on social networking sites. (Also read: 9 Tricks To Increase Your Productivity At Work)

And sometimes you can be rejected in the interview if your profile hints at behavioral misconduct or certain personal affiliations that may be a problem for the company which is possibly thinking of hiring you. So, think twice before adding any pictures of last night’s drunken antics on Facebook from now onwards. You should be aware of the effect of a ‘bad looking’ social media account on your job prospects.

Always remember, just creating a profile is not enough, you need to manage your profile well and make use of privacy settings. Social media can be a very powerful tool to build a personal brand and attract employers.

However, the internet is a two-way street as both the company and the candidate can get information about each other via social net. So, both should be cautious about how they are being portrayed on social media.

According to the survey, 28 per cent of applicants have admitted that what they read about a company online has influenced their opinion to apply for a job.

Experts believe that both employees and employers look for a good cultural fit, so they often go for a Google search. It can inform a recruiter more than what a CV can.

So, candidates should think about how they use each channel for – whether personal or professional – to build a profile for themselves.

Similarly, recruiters should think of the image they are projecting online as an organization. Check out some of our Industrial Staffing positions and see if you’re be a great fit!

Staying Safe During the Summer

SUMMER SAFETY TIPS from the Staffing Network

  • One of the best ways to stay safe this summer is to wear a helmet and other safety gear when biking, skating and skateboarding, and when riding scooters, all-terrain vehicles and horses.
  • Never bring charcoal grills indoors. Burning charcoal produces deadly carbon monoxide.
  • When cooking outdoors with a gas grill, check the air tubes that lead to the burner for any blockage from insects, spiders or food grease.
  • Make sure your home playground is safe.
  • Use softer than standard baseballs, safety-release bases and batting helmets with face guards to reduce baseball related injuries to children.
  • If you are a soccer mom or dad, beware that movable soccer goals can fall over and kill children.  Make sure the goal is anchored securely at all times and never allow anyone to climb on the bet or goal framework or hang from the cross bar. Remove nets when the goals are not in use.
  • Do not allow a game of hide-and-seek to become deadly. There have been reports of numerous suffocation deaths involving children who crawled inside of old cedar chests, latch-type refrigerators and freezers, iceboxes in campers, clothes dryers and picnic coolers. Childproof old appliances (such as by removing doors), and warn children not to play inside them.
  • Install window guards to prevent children from falling out of open windows.
  • Summer also means yard work. When mowing, keep small children out of the yard, and turn the mower off if children enter the yard. With a riding mower, drive up and down the slope, not across it.  Never carry children on a riding mower.

Enjoy your time outside and if you have any questions regarding a new job or career, please CONTACT US HERE!

8 Tips for Resumes

8 Tips for Resumes

Now a day more and more employers and recruiters are requesting resumes from the industrial field.  If you don’t have a resume, several Workforce Centers and unemployment offices provide free resume writing workshops and access to computers.  If you have a resume that needs updating, we came across a great article with few easy steps to upgrade your resume.  Here are some of them:

  1. Get rid of you address
  2. Get keyword savvy- if you have experience with specific programs, equipment, tools, machinery, etc., name them!
  3. Delete the year you graduated
  4. Tailor your resume for different jobs
  5. Delete “Reference on Request”
  6. Don’t include sports, clubs, or grade point average from high school or college
  7. Use your name in the file name
  8. Bring paper resumes to interviews

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