Staffing Insights

STEM Industries Face Hiring Challenges

In today’s economy, growth is fueled by technological innovation, so it’s no surprise that the demand for Scientific, Technical, Engineering and Math professionals (STEM) has skyrocketed since the early 1990s. The number of Scientific and Engineering jobs in the United States has grown at an average annual rate of 5.9%, compared with 1.2% for the general workforce, according to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Companies across the pharmaceutical, chemical, food, information technology and manufacturing industries are increasingly looking to fill their rosters with highly skilled talent. However, the current STEM labor market may not align with the industry’s demands and growth trends.

Creating a Successful Partnership with your Staffing Agency

If you are a company that currently uses or plans to use a staffing firm, you are likely facing one of these situations:                 -You don’t have the time or resources required to find the quality talent you’re looking for                 -You need contract or temporary labor for a special project or seasonal demands                 -You can’t seem to find the industry specific talent needed for your open positions Whether you’re struggling with one or all of the above, staffing agencies are here to fill your hiring needs.

Tax Season: Planning Ahead for Success

With tax season in full swing, Tracy Vistine, Director of Recruiting at Messina Group and Accounting & Finance staffing expert of 10 years, provides insight into the accounting industry’s busiest time of year and how to come out on top.

November 09, 2015

Why Hire a Veteran?

Generally, employers recognize the value of military service and the life skills a veteran brings to the work environment. Veterans make exceptional employees because of their military experience and extensive training.

Job Offers November 04, 2015

Make a Job Offer that Gets Accepted

After an extensive interview process, you find the right candidate and make an offer – only to have the potential hire turn you down. What went wrong? As the talent pool continues to become more competitive, we are seeing candidates forgo employment offers for two main reasons.

October 27, 2015

Unique Trends of the Scientific Staffing Industry

Staffing in the scientific industry generally operates on a cyclical basis. Hiring will fluctuate depending on the company’s project cycle. For instance if a company is in the product development stage, positions in research and development might be the top priority. But once this stage is completed, R&D positions may be cut in order to focus efforts on a different area like quality assurance. Because cyclical positions are periodic, hiring permanent employees isn’t the most efficient course of action.

October 26, 2015

Office Halloween Costumes: What HR Really Thinks of Them

Thank you to all of the HR professionals who took the survey. And, congratulations to Jessica Horning of Vetter Development Services USA. She won the $200 Starbucks gift card.

5 Not So Obvious Ways to Recruit Employees

With the job market getting hot again, talented candidates are receiving multiple offers – and quickly leaving the pool of available workers. Companies must move fast when positions become available, and become a little more creative when searching for the perfect candidate. If you have a thoughtfully written job description and fully vetted your internal systems for hiring, it’s time to gear up for a few non-traditional ways of locating talent:

Logistics: Getting a Jumpstart on Holiday Hiring

Logistics is a consumer-driven industry with its peak workload occurring during the holiday season. Although the first big holiday isn’t until November, transportation companies are forced to start their preparations months in advance in order to keep up with the influx in demand. 

Agile HR Strategy October 09, 2015

What Your CEO wants from Human Resources

A majority of CEOs believe that human resources is making exceptional contributions in strategic areas, including talent management, succession planning, recruitment and retention. In order to make the next step, CEO’s are looking for HR leaders to couple their skills with a much deeper understanding of the business - and be ready to react to sudden change.

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