Staffing Insights

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.

Employee Turnover October 09, 2015

Communicating the Cost of Turnover to Your CEO

Human resource leaders are expected to track HR KPIs – one of the most vital being turnover. Knowing the metric’s financial implications and being able to communicate them to the CEO provides added relevance for the company as a whole.

Talent Shortage, BECO, Architecture September 08, 2015

Skill Shortage in Architecture

As the market continues to evolve, we are seeing some sectors recover faster than others. Right now, architects with backgrounds in health care, large-scale commercial buildings and high-end residential are enjoying a surge in opportunities.

3 Questions to Ask when Hiring a Scientific Staffing Firm

When hiring lab personnel, it’s best to work with an agency that specializes in the sciences. As opposed to a general employment recruiter, scientific staffing firms are better equipped to understand the job requirements, evaluate applicants and present ideal candidates. Use these questions when searching for a scientific partner:

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