Mar 11, 2019 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)
We often get asked from job seekers why they should use a staffing agency. Our main response is, “Why wouldn’t you?” But because this question exists, it tells us that what we offer isn’t readily understood. If you want to know why past and current job seekers are using staffing agencies to find their next position, read on. ..Read More
Feb 06, 2019 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)
With the chant of “Happy New Year” still in the air, you may be thinking 2019 is finally your time to snag your dream job (or at least move out of one that’s no longer satisfying). Whether it’s been a long time, or still rather recently that you’ve been on the search, a brush-up on some tips is likely in order. ..Read More
Jan 09, 2019 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)
If you think a staffing company is your mother’s temp agency, think again. As a job seeker, there are tremendous perks to aligning with a staffing company to help you find your next employment opportunity. Don’t miss out on the benefits because you’ve dismissed them based on these myths, which we debunk below. ..Read More
Dec 05, 2018 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)
There are so many moving parts to running a business, and hiring employees is one of the most time-consuming, yet important tasks. Staffing agencies are a great way to limit the amount of time it takes to find qualified candidates, while also reducing the expense associated with a bad hire. While time and money are huge motivators, we wanted to give you a few more reasons why successful businesses are leveraging staffing agencies in today’s market. ..Read More
Nov 05, 2018 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)
Hiring can be a time-consuming task for companies, and yet if you have employees, you understand it is an important part of business. Too few staff can
lead to employee burnout, too many can lead to payroll nightmares. Natural attrition, employee termination, and business growth all lead to the need
to hire, and there is no way to get around it. Staffing and recruiting firms fill the gap when your business
has employment needs.
Oct 09, 2018 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)
Looking for staff? It’s important to know your options for finding talent to determine the best strategy to fill the role with the right person, at a budget
that meets your needs. Here are the top ways employers have found staff and some benefits of each.
Sep 06, 2018 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)
While there is no way to eliminate unethical issues in the workplace, management can take a proactive approach in hiring and managing to limit code of ethics violations. Getting to know your employees as human beings, understanding the ethics issues they may come across, positioning your company as ethical, hiring with qualities in mind, and continuous training are all ways to have integrity and ethics in the workplace.
Hire with Ethics in Mind
Interview questions will always give employers an opportunity to interact with a potential candidate, but don’t always demonstrate how they will be as an employee. In addition to questions that gauge their skills, ask questions to see if they align with company culture and ethics. Ask them about times they have had to demonstrate your unique company values as well as in an actual ethics situation.
Get to Know Your Employees
Oftentimes, once the interview and orientation are over, we have little interaction with new employees. Build processes that allow for more interaction with employees which will help managers to know them on a deeper level, such as team projects, social events, or even contests. Seeing what motivates employees will contribute in managing them better.
Understand Potential Ethics Issues
Listen to frontline staff, as well as managers, about concerns they see that could be challenging. Specifically ask for these issues to be raised, as part of your overall culture. One-to-one meetings are a good place to ask for this type of feedback. Be sure to create an environment that praises and not punishes truth-telling.
Position Your Company
Having values posted and enforced that demonstrate integrity, honesty, ethics, transparency...can help create a culture of ethics. A public face that promotes your values also positions your company as a leader in principles.
As laws and political climates change, so must ethics training. Understanding diversity and being sensitive to it, communicating applicable laws, and clarifying expected behaviors both in and outside the workplace will go a long way in supporting company ethics. Ongoing and even specialized, systematic trainings should be part of your annual training plans.
Have you heard the expression: “birds of a feather flock together”? When you have positioned your company as having high integrity and hire, train, and create a culture that proves it, you can then attract more of that in employees, clients, and even vendor relationships.
If you are in search of brilliant employees, let Colorado Network Staffing (CNS) help you find your Right Fit. CNS is a leader in staffing, staff augmentation, and contract management by acting as a sole human resource provider for our clients. Don’t waste your time, energy, and money on a bad hire. CNS has the experience, resources, and top-level management expertise to accomplish the tasks required on any size project. Contact us at 303-430-1441, and we’ll find you the best and brightest team.
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Aug 23, 2018 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)
As a job seeker, your hope is that every action you take will lead to your next career - an opportunity to make income and have a satisfying work experience. While the end goal is to get the offer, there are several steps that come before that, and even before the interview. Today’s online application atmosphere can make job searching frustrating and hard to manage.
Here are a few tips on how to manage your job search:
Get organized by cleaning up your resume and online profile. Make sure all your most current information is listed, including your most recent job and tasks. Call your references to make sure they are willing and available to answer calls from prospective employers and to insure you have the most up-to-date information for them.
Get really clear on what type of job you want, and where. Look at job descriptions and use the same type of wording in your resume to match your job history. Rather than using a “shot-gun” approach that will wear you out and waste time, be strategic in the positions you are looking for and spend time learning about the company and the hiring agent to write a cover letter specific to them.
Have easy access to information you will want to put on any application, such as references, job history, and schooling in one place so you can “automate” the online process. It wastes time to have to look everything up each time you submit information, so have it all handy.
Use a spreadsheet, notebook, or document to track URLs, usernames, and passwords so you can easily reference them if you need to go back to them.
The fastest way to be disqualified from moving forward in the hiring process is to ignore directions. If the job posting asks for you to apply online, don’t fax a resume. If they tell you to submit answers to three questions along with your application, do so. Some people think that by doing it differently, they may stand out, but really it just looks like you didn’t pay attention.
If you want to stand out, consider following directions and then doing a follow up call or send a note. Thank you notes after the interview are a nice touch.
Be Professional Everywhere and Always
Your first impression doesn’t start at the interview, rather at the very first connection the employer has with any communication you provide. Make sure your application, resume, email inquiry, etc. are all professional and tactful.
While seeking employment, keep your social media profiles private and professional. While employers may not check your online reputation, they could, and it is better safe than sorry.
If you are in search of employment opportunities in Colorado, let Colorado Network Staffing (CNS) help you find your next position. CNS is a leader in staffing, staff augmentation, and contract management by acting as a sole human resource provider for our clients. Our employing companies are looking for the best and brightest talent, and trust us to provide exactly that. Contact us at 303-430-1441, and discover why our clients come to us to fill their staffing needs, and get started in your new career faster.
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Aug 09, 2018 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)
As a job seeker, you want to do as many things right as possible to land your next career. You likely have seen opportunities to work with a company who provides employment solutions to large companies, such as a head hunter, executive recruiters or staffing companies. Head hunters and executive recruiters can charge you for their services and may be a good option for you. However, working with a staffing company may not be so cut and dry.
When determining if you should work with an employment solutions provider, it’s important to take a look at how it can help or hurt you. First, you may want to understand how using a staffing agency benefits the employer, so you understand how it works as a big picture overview.
Employment Solutions Benefits to Employers
Large and small companies alike will turn to staffing agencies to provide both temporary and long-term candidates quickly. Hiring through an again gives the employer a “try before you buy” with candidates, thus reducing their risk and expense. Onboarding is time consuming and therefore costly, and staffing firms take this burden on, even pre-qualifying the best candidates to help employers find a perfect match.
Employers pay a fee for this service to the agency, so you as a candidate don’t have to. The better the quality candidates provided, the more likely they are to rehire the staffing firm. This creates a big win for you.
Employment Solutions Benefits to Job Candidates
Because the employment agency benefits by providing high quality candidates, they are looking for the best of the best, you. This means the recruiters are specifically searching resumes to find candidates on behalf of their clients, who likely don’t have the time to search, contact, qualify and interview.
So, when a staffing agency contacts you, or when you register with one, you move to the front of the list for that agency’s candidate pool. Often, the positions you are introduced to are not publicly published, so you wouldn’t have access to them apart from the employment solutions provider.
If you are placed, even in a temporary position, this allows you to show on your resume two critical things: 1. A smaller gap between employers and 2. Flexibility and increased skills by working in a new environment, equipment, management and co-workers.
Employment solutions are the match maker between quality candidates and top employers. Engaging them is a great idea for employees looking to close the gap between jobs, and Colorado Network Staffing (CNS) does just that. Our employing companies are looking for the best and brightest talent, and trust us to provide them. Contact us today at 303-430-1441, and discover why our clients come to us to fill their staffing needs, and get started in your new career faster... Read More
Jul 20, 2018 Pam Fritzler Comments (0)
Hiring. It seems when it’s said, it comes with a sigh. It doesn’t matter if you are hiring to replace a troublesome employee, a temp for a high demand time, a new employee due to growth, or because of turn-over, hiring is a time-consuming process that most management don’t enjoy doing. Consider some of the steps, and you can quickly see why many employers use a staffing agency:
A staffing agency handle a bulk of the steps in the hiring process, allowing you to be more productive with your time. By creating a job description and placing ads based on your needs, combing through resumes and prequalifying candidates including conducting background and reference checks, staffing firms allow you to interview a few top candidates rather than hundreds.
Time is money. Lost productivity as you or other members of management spend time sorting through candidate pools can add up. A staffing agency earns a portion of the placed employee’s salary, meaning there is no out-of-pocket expense unless you have a quality candidate who has filled your vacant position(s).
No more wasted money on ads or tied up time. Do your most productive work and let the staffing agency do theirs.
Save the Headache
When the staffing agency places a candidate, they remain employees of the agency until you decide to directly hire them. This means the unemployment burden stays with them and you are able to terminate employment with the candidate if they don’t meet your expectations. This “try before you buy” model allows you skip the expenses that come with the turn over cycle.
If you are in search of brilliant employees, let Colorado Network Staffing (CNS) help you find your Right Fit. CNS is a leader in staffing, staff augmentation, and contract management by acting as a sole human resource provider for our clients. Don’t waste your time, energy, and money on a bad hire. CNS has the experience, resources, and top-level management expertise to accomplish the tasks required on any size project. Contact us at 303-430-1441, and we’ll find you the best and brightest team... Read More