Staffing Insights

Making a Counter Offer to Retain an Employee [Infographic]

When an employee turns in their resignation notice, you have two options: Accept the resignation Try to convince the employee to stay Depending on the employee and working relationship, a counter offer may make sense.

Counter Offers: When They Make Sense

Your number one (or number three) employee just turned in their notice. Do you try convincing them to stay?

Staffing July 31, 2015

5 Tips for Working with Staffing Firms

When you first partner with an agency for contact or direct hire staffing, one of three things is happening: You are not able to find qualified candidates who meet everyone’s requirements You need temporary labor or contract employees for a project On-staff recruiters are too busy or not able to screen candidates due to the particular nature of the position. Staffing agencies fill these gaps. Through sources that include propriety databases, licenses and skilled recruiters, staffing firms find qualified candidates who are ready to join your team. 

Staffing July 29, 2015

How to Write a Job Description that Attracts the Right Candidates

Being on a team that gets results is the one of the joys of going to work each day. During the hiring process, people may seem like a great fit on paper, but once they come in for the interview, something is not quite right. The experience could be off the mark or they may not have a key skill. How do you overcome these deficiencies to get the right players onboard? Tighten up the job description!

Understanding IT

Whether you’re in human resources or sales, the IT industry is growing and will most likely become an increasing part of your everyday work environment. And it’s probably safe to say that if you’re not an IT professional, understanding an IT job description or reading a technical resume can become impossible when you encounter those seemingly foreign phrases.

Former Revere Group/NTT Data Execs Join Messina Group

Messina Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Ingle as Executive Vice President of Consulting for Messina Group and Jason Bean as Vice President, Business Intelligence & Analytics.

Donkeys vs. Elephants: What ACA Means for Humans

Since it was passed into law in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a constant source of political debate. There is one thing that everyone agrees on: implementation of the ACA is a complicated process with hard-to-predict consequences. The landmark healthcare reform bill will be a mixed bag with both positive and negative consequences. First the bad news. Under the ACA, all companies—including staffing firms—with at least 100 full-time employees (defined as workers who work at least 30 hours a week), will be required to provide health insurance to their employees starting on January 1, 2015. For companies with 50 to 99 employees, the requirement has been pushed back until January 1, 2016. Companies that don’t comply with the requirement face a $2,000 penalty per employee. Staffing firms will either list health insurance as an invoice line item; or simply increase their bill rates to account for the new overhead expense. Messina Group will show the fee as a line item on invoices. Now for the good news.

Preparing for the Upcoming STEM Shortage

Human resource professionals consistently rank the scientific, technical, engineering, and math (STEM) fields as the hardest positions to fill. Today’s supply of STEM workers is currently very tight, but the current situation is just the tip of the iceberg.

Coworker Gift Guide December 11, 2014

Coworker Gift Guide

Just in time for the office holiday party, Messina Group is releasing its 2014 Coworker Gift Guide. All gift ideas are hand-crafted – and memorable.

Inertia Is No Longer an Effective Talent Retention Strategy

The job market is heating up, and companies are responding by getting more aggressive in their pursuit of top talent. But smart hiring managers know that acquisition is just half of the talent equation; it doesn’t do any good to bring in new talent if your existing, proven performers are walking out the door.

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