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As staffing professionals, we all try to bring the best workers to our clients: qualified, motivated and—maybe most importantly—reliable. Which makes a recent piece of research on staffing industry facts published by SHL, an Atlanta-based talent measurement company, particularly worrisome. The SHL research indicates that a relatively high… Read More

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As staffing professionals, we all try to bring the best workers to our clients: qualified, motivated and—maybe most importantly—reliable. Which makes a recent piece of research on staffing industry facts published by SHL, an Atlanta-based talent measurement company, particularly worrisome. The SHL research indicates that a relatively high… Read More

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Though Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg famously said "Email is dead," we are pleased to report email is alive and kicking and is, in fact, a hugely valuable tool for marketing a staffing firm. No wonder: fully 50% of businesspeople begin their day by checking their email. The other 50% can't be far behind. A well-organized email can work well for internal staff members as well as external clients and candidates. The greatest risks with an email are that it won't get opened, won't get a full read, won't be fully understood (or worse: will be MISunderstood), or won't garner a response (if response is desired). Here are a few tips to avoid the pitfalls and make email your friend: Read More

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When it comes to retaining your top talent and avoiding constant turnover, you need to plan ahead. People are no longer staying at companies for 20, 10 or even 5 years anymore. This is partly due to millennials making up a larger percentage of the workforce and their tendency to “job-hop.” Job hopping can be caused by many things: Whether it’s boredom, desire for better pay or a career change, feeling underappreciated and overworked, or for better opportunities and more options, companies are losing top talent at an alarming rate. Read More