Staffing Insights

February 07, 2018

Just Hired: Financial Temp Placements

Job Title: Accountant Candidate Profile: Skilled professional with over ten years of experience in accounting  Client: International Real Estate Franchise   Position Type: Long-term contract Location: Northbrook, IL 

IT, Project Management, ERP December 13, 2017


Messina Group was engaged to fill an ERP PM role to lead the Client's ERP platform selection and ERP implementation partner selection process. Our Senior PM had extensive ERP experience and worked on-sight to help this client negotiate better platform pricing as well as Vendor contract terms, select a quality implementation partner and co-manage the ERP implementation.

Manufacturing December 05, 2017

Just Hired: Manufacturing Temps Placements

Job Title: Electromechanical Engineer Candidate Profile: Mechanical Design Engineer with experience in sheet metal design component models, assemblies, and detail drawings utilizing Windchill, Pro/E, Wildfire, and Creo Client: International company providing innovative water technology to the world Position Type: Long-term contract Location: Morton Grove, IL 

work habits November 14, 2017

finding YOur work-life balance

Is it too obvious to state that a healthy balance between work and your personal life is necessary for overall well-being? Apparently not, since most of us struggle to find this sweet spot. It is said that everything is good in moderation. Whether it is the Christmas cookies and family time the upcoming holidays bring or the amount of time you designate as the hours of your work day, a balance is necessary with everything. Keeping all aspects of your life in harmony doesn’t just happen instantly, it takes time along with trial and error to find a work-life parity that allows you to be your most healthy self. 

Logistics, October 24, 2017

Just Hired: Logistics Temps Placements

Job Title: Data Entry Specialist Candidate Profile: A performance driven administrative professional with skills in communication and organization; BS in Management Client: International Logistics Services Company Position Type: Short-term contract Location: Des Plaines, IL 

Successful Interview Techniques September 20, 2017

Spotting Characteristics of Success in Your Potential Candidate

Is there really a key to being successful? It’s said that successful people tend to share common habits and personality traits like having a morning routine of waking up early compared to consistently hitting the snooze button. Getting a read into a candidate’s characteristics and their potential success in your open position, is a difficult but necessary step to hiring effective individuals. However, some of these important traits are harder to spot than others, especially when you’re trying to unearth these characteristics from a piece of paper or an introductory interview. Read on to learn how to spot five qualities that we think make successful candidates.

LabTemps September 13, 2017

Just Hired: Lab Temps Placements

Job Title: Chemist Candidate Profile: Scientist with over nine years of experience in industrial/environmental research and quality assurance as a chemical analyst Client: Recognized International Industry Leader in Confections Position Type: Short-term contract Location: Chicago, IL 

Architecture August 15, 2017

Just Hired: Architecture Temps Placements

Job Title: Revit Architect  Candidate Profile: Architect with experience in residential design and skillsets in Rhino, Sketchup, Revit, AutoCad, Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Grasshopper Client: Influential International Architecture Firm Position Type: Long-term contract Location: Chicago, IL 

Generation Z August 09, 2017

Gen Z in the Workplace - 3 Secrets for Hiring & Motivating Them

Generation Z is coming of age and about to enter your work place.  Born in 1996 and after,  they’ve been  labeled as the generation unable to remember the world impact of 9/11. And, no, this new generation is not just like their Millennial big brothers and sisters. In fact, they are showing signs of being quite different, especially when it comes to how they get work done. Generation Z has grown up with a device in their hands since toddlerhood -- with technology and information on demand at their fingertips. This characteristic is presenting itself now in how Gen Z employees have different needs than previous generations when they enter the work force. Here are some secrets into the psyche of this generation that will help you attract and retain them as employees.

Engineering, BECO May 10, 2017

Hiring Challenges in the Manufacturing Industry

US manufacturing is standing at a significant milestone in its long history. The intersection of technology advances, population growth and political factors have had a significant impact on the changing  American business environment.  According to a new study from The Manufacturing Institute, the United States manufacturing industry,  has shown steady growth in recent years, and has even more opportunity ahead.  

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