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Recruiters and staffing agencies are turning more and more to social platforms to find job candidates. 77% percent of employers use social networks to recruit and 94% of these employers use LinkedIn. As a job seeker, if you do not have a LinkedIn profile and are not incorporating LinkedIn into your job search, you are likely missing out on valuable job opportunities. Here are some tips on setting up your LinkedIn profile to help you get ahead in your job search. Read More

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While spending hours navigating through job boards and online postings, you may have thought about applying for a job with a temp agency, but not knowing how they work may have prevented you from submitting your application. I’m here to assure you that working with a temp agency (also called temporary agencies or staffing agencies) can benefit you in numerous ways. Here are 7 common questions asked by employees about how the world of staffing works! 1. What is the benefit of a temp agency? Employees can go to a temp agency and generally find a job in a short period of time. It is also a way to get your foot in the door for a full-time position or to gain experience in a particular field. Employers can get a position filled temporarily so that the work is getting done effectively and efficiently while they search for a more permanent employee. Read More

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Have you avoided pursuing temporary employment because you think it’s for entry-level workers or college students looking for a summer job? It’s true that many companies hire temporary employees with these attributes, but more and more companies are looking to fill temporary positions with more experienced professionals when they need an extra team member with a specialized skill or time-intensive assignment. Temporary employment can help professionals with various career goals and experience levels. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider temporary employment: 1. It offers flexibilityFor those who are looking for a better work/life balance, temporary employment might be your answer! You can still reap the benefits of employment by receiving a steady paycheck and getting the satisfaction that comes with working, but with a lot less stress and time commitment. This means you can devote more time to pursuing a degree, spending time with you family, traveling and volunteering! Read More

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The success of a business is dependent on so many things. There are both internal and external factors that can play a huge role in the success or failure of a company. For the purpose of this blog, I am going to focus on one of the biggest internal factors that can determine the rise or fall of a business…its leadership team. More often than not, companies that thrive and grow have these 3 leadership team characteristics in common: Read More

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – May 7, 2014 – Link Staffing Services has been named as Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing® Client and 2014 Best of Staffing® Talent List award winners. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the 5th annual Best of Staffing Award provides objective service quality benchmarks for the industry to help identify which staffing agencies deliver the highest quality service to their clients, as well as the permanent and temporary employees for whom they find jobs. In a year when the staffing industry’s client and talent service quality scores continue to trend downward, Link Staffing scored well above the industry average. Read More

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Link Staffing, a leader in the staffing services industry, was recognized on the Inc 5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies in America. The company also received the #85 rank for top companies in the Houston Metro area.  Every year Inc. Magazine releases the “500|5000” list, which ranks the fastest growing private companies in the United States. The list is compiled based on increase in revenue growth over the previous three-year period. Read More

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A New Link Staffing Location Is Now Open to Serve the Temporary and Seasonal Staffing Needs of West Houston Companies HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - Link Staffing, a leading provider of temporary and permanent placement staffing services, has expanded its presence in Houston. Adding to its four other existing locations in Houston, the company has expanded farther west between Katy and the Galleria. Read More

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HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 -- Demand for direct hire placement staffing has risen steadily since the current economic recovery began in 2011. Research performed by BMO Capital Markets indicates that direct hire permanent placement services are expected to outperform in 2013. Due to this rise in demand as well as pressure from current temporary staffing clients, Link Staffing is proud to announce its newest direct hire division, Link Services™. Read More

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The old adage “You can’t cost cut your way to success,” may be true, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cut costs to improve your profit margins. While you may find it difficult to reduce expenditures in your staffing agency’s operations, labor costs, and facilities, and inadvisable to cut marketing expenditures, you may discover easy targets for cutbacks in office expenses. New technology can help shrink expenditures, as can some creative thinking and a little bargain shopping. Below are a few tips on how to go about reducing costs for your staffing agency. Some suggestions may appear minimal, but a penny saved is certainly a penny earned. And those pennies add up! Read More