Why You Should Let a Staffing Agency Handle Temp Hires

Hiring new employees is never fun because it’s a time-consuming process that doesn’t necessarily guarantee the results you want. We would recommend letting a staffing agency handle hiring temporary employees, and here’s why.

Save Time

Looking for new employees is extremely time-consuming.  Creating and posting a job description is only the first two steps. Then you have to field candidates, interview them, and make final decisions. If you outsource to a staffing agency, you can use all that time to focus on your business instead of searching for employees.

Access a Wider Candidate Pool.

Staffing agencies have a wider candidate pool than you do as a potential employer. Therefore, it makes sense to work with a staffing agency so you can increase your chances of hiring the perfect fit for your company.

Allow Creative Input.

By working with a staffing agency, you are introducing a third party into your business. This can often be a very positive thing because that third party can provide creative input. For example, you may have never thought about hiring a “junior-level” employee to do a “senior-level” job, but a staffing agency might have just the right candidate who can do both for multiple reasons.

If you’ve determined that you want new employees but don’t have the time or manpower to do it in-house, contact Award Staffing. We will be able to pool together our resources to help you find the finest talent for your workplace.

Maximize Your Referrals

Referrals are an extremely important part of the job-seeking process because they give employers confidence that they are about to make a good decision in hiring you. When an employer calls a reference, they are likely wanting to know more about your character, work experience, and passion. Here’s how you can maximize your referrals.

Ask Permission.

One big mistake a lot of individuals make is failing to ask permission of their referrals. You want to ask permission because you want your referrals to know you’re considering using them in your job search, obtain their permission, and give them time to be prepared. Otherwise, if you don’t, your potential employer may run into some very awkward phone calls.

Keep Your Referrals Updated.

Keep your referrals updated on your job search. If you receive a job offer, let your referrals know that you won’t be using them for the next several months (or however long you expect to be employed). They will appreciate the courtesy, and it will keep you fresh in their minds for the next time you need to use them.

Choose Referrals Who Will Speak Highly of You.

This is common sense, of course, but you need to choose referrals who will speak highly of you. There is no point in choosing a boss who fired you as opposed to someone who highly valued you as an employee. Choosing wisely can have a great impact on your job search.

Bring your referrals to  Award Staffing. We will help match you up with a company that notes your positive references and puts your skills and educational experience to good use.

Train Your Employees to Maximize Customer Service

Customer service is imperative in almost every line of business; therefore, it makes sense that your employees should know how to maximize their customer service skills. here are a few of our favorite tips for training your employees to maximize their customer service skills.

Encourage Smiling

Smiling is a universal way of being friendly. In almost every culture, a smile can show another person that you’re friendly, ready to help, and perceptive of their needs. Therefore, you need to remind your employees to smile when they’re interacting with your customers, even if they aren’t necessarily “happy.

Encourage Positive Reinforcement

Another pinnacle of customer service is ensuring that the customer feels like they’re being heard. One way in which your employees can accomplish this is by practicing positive reinforcement. For example, if a customer is complaining about something, your employee can repeat what they’re saying back to them and acknowledge it.

Encourage “The Customer is Always Right”

No matter what, the customer is always right. You need to train your employees to adopt this mindset – even when interacting with particularly difficult customers. It will reduce conflict and encourage customer loyalty. Employees who tend to be impatient are not a good fit for customer service roles.

If you need to hire a new employee to handle customer service relations, contact Award Staffing. We will be able to match you up with someone who is friendly, engaging, outgoing, and driven.

Safety Reminder – Wintertime Slips and Falls

Ice is NOT our FriendWintertime Slips & Falls - Safety Reminder

No matter how often snow and ice is cleared and salted, walkways from parking lots to buildings can pose the most dangerous obstacles to worker safety.

Award Staffing is committed to educating our associates and clients on the proper footwear to use during icy conditions as well as what you should watch for.

Hazards to Watch For

  • Snow-covered ice
  • Black ice
  • Uneven Surfaces
  • Unsalted walkways and parking lots

How to Prevent Slips and Falls

  • Report unsafe areas and unsalted sidewalks to the appropriate personnel immediately
  • Wear shoes or boots that provide traction support
  • When getting in and out of vehicles, use the vehicle for support
  • Walk only in designated walkways
  • Look ahead when you walk – a snow or ice-covered sidewalk may require travel along its grassy edge for traction

Want more information on slips and falls or about Award Staffing’s Safety Awareness campaign, please contact us

 

How to Find Temporary Jobs or Assignments

You may find yourself in need of a temporary job; maybe you’re on a break from school, or maybe you just need to make a little extra cash in a short amount of time. Even though it may seem tough to find a temp job on your own, you do have a few options.

Look on Job Boards.

Job boards are a great way to find temp work because they’re often very clear with the term length, skills required, and any other pertinent information you need to know. Check out the Award Staffing job board to see some of the latest opportunities available.

Use Social Media.

You can use social media in one of two ways to search for temp jobs. First, you can post on your personal social media profiles that you’re looking for a temp job and see if you receive any responses. Second, you can search for temp jobs on the social media profiles of companies for whom you want to work. We recommend you follow Award Staffing’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn profiles to see what may be of interest to you. We post new opportunities daily to our followers.

Ask via Word of Mouth.

Your friends and family may know of great temporary/freelance opportunities, but they need to know you’re looking! If you throw out that you are in need of temp work, you may be surprised at the opportunities your friends and family present to you.

Use a Staffing Agency.

One of the easiest ways in which to find temp work is to use a staffing agency. When you work with a staffing agency, you can tell them the amount of time you want to work and give them your unique skill sets. They have a much wider pool of jobs from which they can look, so your chances of being gainfully employed are much greater if you work with a staffing agency.

If you’re looking for a temporary job, assignment, opportunity or looking to get your foot in the door at a new company, contact Award Staffing. We will be able to match you up with a company that will put your skills, educational background, and talents to good use for the set amount of time you want to work.