Choose Your Hiring Partner Carefully

Your hiring partner is a key figure in your company’s success. He/she must be trustworthy, accountable, and in agreement with the company mission and values – all in addition to having the discernment to hire right.

Ensure They Understand Your Company Culture.

If your hiring partner doesn’t understand your company culture, they are not necessarily going to be able to hire an employee who is the right fit. Before you let your hiring manager take over the interview process, make sure they understand exactly the type of culture you’re seeking regarding work hours, workplace friendships, policies on vacation time and outside gigs, etc.

Don’t Rush into It.

Don’t rush into the hiring process by placing someone an inexperienced candidate into the ring. You could end up causing more harm than good by doing this. If you are short on time and need someone to hire your next candidate, consider hiring a staffing agency as they have all the experience necessary.

Inform Them of Your Values.

Whether you choose to hire a staffing agency or an internal hiring manager, make sure you have a conversation with them about the company’s values, ethics, and definition of professionalism. It’ll be much easier for them to tangibly take that into account when seeking a candidate that is a good fit.

If you’re looking to hire new staff, consider Award Staffing. We will be able to ascertain your company culture, values, and other parameters to help you find the staff you need. We can both find the best-fit hiring manager and play a role as your HR extension. Contact us today.

 

Get Ready for Your First Job

If you’ve recently graduated from high school or college, now may be the time for you to get your first job. If you’ve never had a job before, there are quite a few things you need to do in preparation. Not only do you need to make yourself employable, but you also need to take several steps to make sure that you’re ready.

Get Your Resume Ready.

Before you apply to jobs, you will need to get your resume ready. This means that you will need to take the time to format it and update everything regarding your past work experiences and education. If you need help, make sure you have someone look over the resume to spot any mistakes or errors.

Secure Your References.

Before you start applying for jobs, you need to secure professional references. The easiest way to do this is to ask people you trust, such as former coaches, teachers, or other professionals. Let them know that they should be expecting a call from any future employers so that they aren’t caught off guard and can speak professionally to your character.

Clear Your Schedule.

Make sure you clear your schedule! You’re going to need enough time to apply for jobs, attend interviews, and start working! If you’re not used to working full-time (or even part-time), this part of the job-seeking process will likely be an adjustment for you.

Award Staffing is here to help you.  We will be able to guide you through the job seeking process and recommend you for several different jobs for which you are a good fit. Contact us today.

Start Prepping for The Holiday Rush Now

Yes, September is here – and with it comes preparation for the holiday rush. No matter what type of business you own, there’s always increased traffic and strain due to employees being out of town, holiday obligations, and more. Now is the time to prepare and save yourself some stress later.

Determine Your Needs.

First and foremost, you need to make your best estimate concerning staffing needs for the holidays. For some companies, the holidays equate to increased staffing to cover absent employees. For others, there is also a need for extra staffing to cover increases in production. For some, it’s both. Make sure you know your exact needs so that it’s easy to ask for help.

Talk to a Award Staffing

If you’re feeling overwhelmed about hiring help for the holidays, talk to a staffing agency such as Award Staffing. Staffing agencies are well-equipped to find people who can work for temporary periods such as during the holidays or school breaks. They will be able to help you find people who can meet your company’s exact needs.

Develop a Training Plan.

Often, the holidays can be such a rush that employee training falls by the wayside, which is not good for new hires or your company. Try to develop a training plan before you fall into the holiday rush, so you make enough time to sufficiently train your new hires before they come on board.

If you’re looking to hire holiday help, contact Award Staffing. We can help you find reputable staff who will be able to integrate into your company culture seamlessly.

How to Explain Gaps On Your Resume

 

If you’ve ever had a gap in your resume, the chances are that you might feel self-conscious about it or even stray away from applying for jobs because you think your chances might be hurt. Don’t fret, however, because you often can explain gaps on your resume. Consider these explainable situations.

Working Vacation.

Some people have gaps on their resume because they are taking a break to develop their career skills while not officially working for an employer. This is known as a “working vacation” and is pretty common for people who have just graduated from college or high school. Make sure to tell your employer that you were working

Change of Career.

Some people take time off because they’re looking to change careers. Whether this means they’re going back to school, taking some certification courses, or simply just taking a break before they jump into the next part of their lives, this is often considered an acceptable reason to explain to employers why you weren’t working.

Health/Personal Reasons.

Sometimes, there are unavoidable health or personal reasons that you encounter. For this reason, you may need to take time off from work. Employers are usually very amenable to these circumstances if you explain it to them.

If you’re looking for a new job but are having a hard time finding one, contact Award Staffing. We can help you explain the gaps on your resume and will be able to recommend you for several different jobs for which you are a good fit.