Author: wpengine

Video: What is the difference between staffing & recruiting?

by wpengine on December 11, 2013 in Staffing


You asked, we answered! “What is the difference between staffing & recruiting?” President, Chris Burkhard describes the difference in this Q&A video: We love it when we get questions through social media, and we were recently asked about the differences between staffing and recruiting. Staffing is something short-term, it’s where organizations need resources. Whether its […]

What the Heck is Company Culture Anyway?

by wpengine on November 14, 2013 in Culture, Outside-In®


Guest blog spot by Caitlin Olszewski, Communications & Design Coordinator Before you read this article, you should know that I use the term “crazy” with the utmost respect and a level of genuine appreciation that is not standard. I believe that the craziest minds are the most innovative, the craziest experiences are the most memorable, […]

First Time on SmartCEO Future 50 List for Placers

by wpengine on November 1, 2013 in News


Outside-In® Companies, Placers and CBI Group are very humbled to announce their inclusion on the 2014 SmartCEO Future 50 list. This prestigious award is particularly pivotal because it commemorates being able to excel and demonstrate continuous growth despite economic hardships. SmartCEO is a panel of business executives and esteemed mentors alike with the common goal […]

The Big 3 — Woes of Managing Temps

by wpengine on October 31, 2013 in Workforce


If your company has adopted a workforce strategy that involves using contingent workers like temporary employees, independent contractors, or freelance workers — you are not alone.  Today, five years after the great recession, leaders feel an ever lingering sense of uncertainty about a full recovery. This doubt leads us to look to alternative strategies to […]

What You Need to Know about Unemployment Benefits

by wpengine on October 29, 2013 in Job Search Tips, Staffing


There are many benefits to taking a temporary job, including gaining new marketable skills, increasing your professional network and the ability to try out a potential new employer before you commit long term. Temporary work is an excellent way to bridge the gap and can help you successfully “land” in the right job for you. […]

What is in a word? “Permanent” Jobs

by wpengine on October 24, 2013 in Staffing, Workforce


by Chris Burkhard, President Did you ever work with a headhunter and listen to their choice of language regarding the work they do? “We are working on a permanent job with our client in IT.” or “I have a perm accounting job order.” They are perm recruiters working perm or permanent jobs for their clients. […]