31 July 31, 2021

Temp-to-Hire Positions are Not as Risky as You Might Think

2021-12-29T20:36:00+00:00July 31st, 2021|Job Search, Staffing|

Are temp-to-hire positions more risky because they are not “permanent” positions to start? Not necessarily. Think about it as a probationary period. After all, permanent positions are not necessarily “permanent” are they? Companies usually have a probationary period that lasts about 90 days (and benefits are not always available until [...]

4 June 4, 2021

Second Level Interviews: Important Process or Necessary Evil?

2021-12-29T20:37:20+00:00June 4th, 2021|Employment Tips, Job Search|

Companies involved in hiring often narrow down their candidates to a “short list” and ask finalists to return for another interview before deciding who to choose. Some clients even request a third interview – spending valuable time and annoying job seekers in the process. Are multiple interviews the result of [...]

17 September 17, 2020

Just a reminder, your staffing agency is your employer.

2021-12-29T20:36:50+00:00September 17th, 2020|Job Search, Staffing, Temp Agency|

You have filled out all of the necessary paperwork, registered/interviewed with your staffing agency and have been placed on an assignment. You have been working for several weeks or maybe even several months now and things seemed to be going well. However, you are now experiencing some concerns, maybe you [...]

17 July 17, 2020

Do you maintain the proper contact with your staffing agency?

2021-12-29T20:37:10+00:00July 17th, 2020|Employment Tips, Job Search, Temp Agency|

The staffing agency calls and presents a possible opportunity. You are excited/interested (at least that is the message you convey), so the agency submits your resume to the client. You are even scheduled to have a phone interview or in person interview. And then…the agency cannot reach you again to [...]

23 March 23, 2020

Sleep and Your Career: Strategies for Success

2021-12-29T20:39:26+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Job Search, Staffing|

On World Sleep Day, we take a few moments to consider the relationship of sleep and your career, job performance, or success in job-hunting. Technology and the demands of family, partner relationships and other factors pull us in competing directions. According to a recent study by the Philips Corporation, Americans [...]

21 February 21, 2020

HIRING MANAGERS: Simple Tips to Improve Your Results

2021-12-29T20:36:19+00:00February 21st, 2020|Hiring Trends, HR & Management, Staffing|

Hiring is up, unemployment rates are close to an all-time low, your social media and job placement sites are buzzing with activity, yet you have not made a hire. What gives? And how can you get better hiring results without lowering your standards? Hire Standard’s analysis of successful hiring manager [...]

17 May 17, 2018

Why do some positions acquired through staffing agencies fall through?

2021-04-18T18:52:34+00:00May 17th, 2018|Job Search, Staffing, Temporary Positions|

The staffing agency calls and connects you with a great assignment. It may be a long-term assignment with the potential for a full-time opportunity! You excitedly take the position, you love the work/environment and everything seems to be going smoothly…until the staffing agency calls and delivers the bad news. Unfortunately, [...]

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