Staffing Insights

Architectural, Engineering February 23, 2017

The ‘New Normal’ for Finding Manufacturing and Engineering Talent

In the years following the recession, companies got accustomed to a labor market that had an unprecedented supply of highly skilled manufacturing and engineering talent. Because of the sheer number of people in these fields who had been laid off during the recession, the talent pool was incredibly deep. Companies could find designers at drafter’s rates and engineers at designers’ rates. If a company had a list of 10 very specific skillsets for a position, they were able to quickly find several people who met (or exceeded) all of those criteria.

Finance, Contract-to-Hire February 16, 2017

Contract-to-Hire: Taking the Risk Out of Finding Financial Talent

Despite our rebounding economy and an unemployment rate that is south of five percent, companies are still hesitant to hire after the recession hit hard a few years ago.

Financial Temps February 09, 2017

Just Hired: Financial Temps Placements

With tax season in full swing, often companies will supplement their full-time staff with temporary help to ease the workload. Messina Group's Financial Temps division has over 40 years of experience sourcing and placing talented professionals within the accounting and financial industries. Below is a sample of recent positions we’ve successfully filled for some of our top clients in 2017.

Interview Process, case studies January 25, 2017

The Case for Case Studies

Are you using case studies as part of your interview process for new hires? If not, then you might be missing out on one of the most valuable tools for determining whether a candidate possesses the hard and soft skills needed to thrive at your company.

recruitment, talent acquisition January 20, 2017

Recruitment vs. Talent Acquisition: Which strategy do you need?

While the difference between recruitment and talent acquisition at first may seem like a simple matter of semantics, these two strategies have fundamental differences in regards to how they are used by companies to acquire and develop their top talent.

Staffing, job description January 17, 2017

Elements of an Effective Job Description [Infographic]

An effective job descriptions is the foundation for finding top-tier talent. What should you include? Who should weigh in on the final description? View our infographic to find out! 

Staffing Stream, Hiring Trends January 06, 2017

Staffing stream: December 2016

With every new year comes the opportunity for a new start – especially for organizations looking to position themselves as leaders in talent management. In order to maintain a competitive edge, companies need to understand where workplace trends are heading in the New Year, as well as how their current recruitment and retention strategies stack up against the rest of their industry. In this month’s Staffing Stream, we’ve compiled five articles that explore the upcoming hiring trends of the New Year.

Generation Z, Staffing Stream December 12, 2016

Staffing Stream - November 2016

Generation Z consists of those born in the mid 1990s to the early 2000s, and makes up 25% of our population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. They are the first post-millennial generation to enter the workforce - and like Millennials, their generational characteristics are going to challenge our workplace norms. In this month's staffing stream, we share the characteristics of this new, interconnected generation, as well as highlight ways to prepare your company for the incoming job seekers. 

Employee Turnover, hiring August 16, 2016

The Cost of a Bad Hire

What is a crucial aspect of your business but also one of the hardest things to get right? Hiring. Although the need to hire more employees can mean your business is flourishing, finding the ‘perfect’ candidate to add to your team is a challenge that affects all companies in some way, shape or form.   

Recent Graduate May 24, 2016

5 Reasons to Hire a Recent Graduate

Summer is just around the corner, which means college seniors are graduating - most with the hopes of landing their ideal job. While recent graduates can be overlooked or underappreciated at times, they are a promising and valuable sector of our labor pool, especially for companies with long-term goals for their employees. More and more employers are taking advantage of this ever-growing demographic when looking to expand their team, and rightfully so. 

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