Curious how your business can plan for your seasonal employment needs? Here are five tips to keep in mind over the next few months: Get a Head Start It’s never too early to plan for the busy season, be it the holiday rush of winter or the sunny festivals of summer. Both are always just around the corner. No matter your industry, trying to find and train a wave of seasonal employees all at once…

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Between technology, politics, the climate, and economics, the world feels like it’s changing faster than ever these days. Staying ahead of disruptions and opportunities is a constant challenge across all industries, but it’s especially important for staffing firms: people often turn to such agencies in times of uncertainty, so whether you’re a client or a candidate, it’s vital to be aware of some of the up-to-date trends. First, just how profitable and vital is the…

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For those on the job hunt, you know that any advantage you may have over other candidates is huge -- it can even make the difference between starting your dream career and heading back to the drawing board. Some advantages, like work experience and the college you graduated from, are hard to create on demand (you can't suddenly have 5+ years of additional relevant job experience) when looking for a new job. One advantage that…

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Working with a recruiter or a staffing agency can be a major boost to your job hunt. Having someone in your corner supporting you and finding potential jobs for you is really valuable, but it requires on your end to make sure you are maximizing the value you are getting from the recruiter. 1) Provide Updated Contact Information This may sound obvious, but be sure to provide your recruiter with accurate and up-to-date cell phone…

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Here's a pretty common scenario: You’ve been working with a staffing agency for a while at a variety of assignments – a week here, a month there – and nothing seems to stick. What needs to change so that you can make that leap from temporary employment to getting hired on permanently? There’s a wide variety of things you can do to make yourself more viable as a permanent employee, but here are the essentials!…

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If you’ve never worked a temporary job or with a staffing agency before, you might be wondering what you could get out of it – why not continue applying to job sites on your own the old-fashioned way? While temporary employment isn’t for everyone, there are definitely some benefits you should consider! 1) Flexibility This is one of the most obvious advantages, since at SITE Staffing, for example, you can specify what shifts, hours per…

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Maybe you’re fresh out of school and uncertain how to navigate the job market – maybe you’re still in school and need flexibility around your class schedule – maybe the company you’ve worked at for the last ten years closed down and now you need to get back into the job search – or maybe you’re currently employed but want a change in career but don’t know where to start.  People come to staffing companies…

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It was announced this month that the unemployment rate in Wisconsin is 3.7% -- the lowest it has been since November 2000 (Department of Workforce Development). Anyone in HR knows that while this is great for the job seekers, it makes recruiting top talent much more difficult. That’s one of the reasons that most HR departments are turning to staffing agencies to provide solutions to their workforce shortages. At SITE Staffing, we provide a myriad…

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Finding a job that you love can take a long time, but it doesn’t have to! Here are six tips to help you find and land your next job fast! 1) Be Selective Applying for more jobs doesn’t necessarily increase your chance of getting a job. Each application takes time and energy to get just right. Rather than rushing through 50 online job applications, take your time applying for the 5 or 10 jobs that you…

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If you’ve never worked directly with a recruiter or staffing agency before, it’s important to note that the interview process works a bit differently than it would with a potential employer. In a traditional job interview, many candidates feel the need to provide concise answers, or “follow the playbook,” as it were. They give canned responses like “My greatest weakness is I care too much,” or “I’m a hard worker,” because they don’t want to…

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