Posts by Robin Bair
How to Maintain Your Staffing Agency’s Competitive Edge in the Summer
It’s Time to Eclipse Your Competitors Summer is a tough time for staffing firms. You’re challenged with a seasonal workforce decrease through vacation time, a less active talent pool, and higher turnover rates. The result is increased competition with your staffing rivals. But summer can also be a great time for your business, with the…Read More
Always Be the First to Know: How to Get a Job by Being Headhunted
It’s Easy – Just Say Yes! You’ve been contacted by a headhunter. It’s made you feel good. It means you’re being recognized for your achievements in the staffing industry. And in today’s job market, headhunters are the ones who have their fingers on the pulse with the best staffing opportunities for standout candidates and skills.…Read More
Tips for Staffing Industry Success – Connecting With Candidates
Strategic Relationship Building Success in staffing is all about the relationships you build. But relationships take time, and they take work to develop and maintain. With the right approach, though, you’ll find that all the effort you put into relationship building pays back tenfold, and then some. Here are our top tips to connect to…Read More
Friends Working Together – Is It a Good Idea?
Your Friends Know You – Or Do They? Friends working together. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But is it a good career move? You’ve just been invited to apply for a job where your best friend works. “It’s a great opportunity. You’ll be perfect. And we’ll get to work together,” they tell you. Before you jump…Read More
How Do You Prepare for Life as a Division Director of Staffing?
Do You Have What It Takes? The title Division Director of Staffing is one of the most coveted roles in the recruitment world. It’s one of the highest-paid positions in the industry and, according to Payscale.com, pays an average salary of around $82k per year. If you are serious about progressing into this role, you…Read More
In the Staffing Industry, People Join Leaders, Not Jobs
Develop the Leadership to Drive Your Business Forward In the staffing industry, hiring good managers is imperative to retaining good staff. According to a 2017 Gallup survey of one million U.S. workers, 75% said they would quit their jobs because of their immediate supervisors. If you are having trouble hiring great staffing consultants, it may…Read More
Don’t Chew Tobacco! Mistakes to Avoid in Virtual Interviews
7 Things Not to Do in Virtual Meetings Virtual interviews (ie. Zoom or Skype) are hurdles that seem to trip up many candidates. Some mistakes made on video calls are embarrassing at best, and indefensible at worst. Who would have thought a politician would have made such an elementary error as appearing naked on a…Read More
Hiring for a Staffing Leader? Should You Use Executive Search?
5 Benefits of Search Consultancy for Hiring into the C-Suite You need a new Staffing Leader. You know the skillsets you seek – the hard and soft talents that will help to drive the team forward and develop the business toward its objectives. If you make a poor hire, it could be disastrous. If you…Read More
How Will Your Staffing Agency Stand Out in the New Normal?
Strategies to Help You Excel Post-COVID Your staffing agency has had to tackle some serious challenges since the pandemic first hit, and it’s forced changes into how you operate. As unemployment rates soared in America, people were left feeling reluctant to change roles, with WaveTrackR reporting a 47% reduction rate in applications across all industries.…Read More
Recruitment Consultant 101: How Do You Know Your Salary Has Stalled?
And What Should You Do If It Has? We recently wrote an article detailing how a recruitment consultant can negotiate a raise. But should you rely on gut feeling that you’re underpaid, or are there some clear signs that you’re not being paid what you’re worth? Here are five ways you can tell that your…Read More