Category: Staffing

Would you apply for the world’s toughest job?

by wpengine on April 15, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


“That’s inhumane!” “Is that legal?” “Uh… I think that’s a little intense.” “No. That’s crazy.” “That’s almost cruel.. that’s a very, very sick and twisted joke.” These were some of the live reactions caught by candidates who inquired and interviewed for the world’s toughest job. The job posting for a Director of Operations role only […]

It’s a Courtesy to Reject Candidates

by wpengine on April 8, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


All too often I hear from friends, family, and acquaintances that one of the worst parts of a job search is being ignored. Whether you’ve spent the time to draft a new resumé and cover letter to apply for a position that seems perfect for you, or you’ve interviewed for a job that you think […]

Where is your next employee hanging out?

by wpengine on March 26, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


Where is your future employee? Your company’s future temporary professional is sitting somewhere, contemplating their next career move. What will s/he do first to let the world know that they are there and ready to be hired? Who will s/he turn to? Staffing Industry Analysts surveyed 3,300 temporary workers and discovered the answer to this […]

Why Your Employees Jump Ship

by wpengine on March 20, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


Our last blog discussed how employee referrals are the top source of bringing new people into organizations… but what is it that drives employees to leave? Well, while giving cash bonuses for employee referrals is suggested for bringing people on board, money is not the top reason people leave. Surprised? Wondering what it could be? […]

Rethink Rewarding Referrals

by wpengine on March 10, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


Does your company offer a referral bonus for employees that recommend friends from their network for internal postings? For those of you that answered Yes – how do your bonuses stack up? Did you say No? I have some numbers for you that may have you rethinking rewarding referrals. I’ll start with this – Employee […]

What is payrolling?

by wpengine on January 2, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


The Outside-In® companies get a lot of interesting questions and business challenges from its base of customers. Our Placers business often gets customers that identified talent to do a project or fill in for a role for a set period of time. The business reasons are many, a retiree coming back to fill in as […]

Should Santa hire Temporary Elves for his workshop?

by wpengine on December 23, 2013 in Staffing, Workforce


We have all seen the holiday movies that suggest that perhaps it is time for Santa to modernize the factory, get some of his lead elves certified in Six Sigma, or to employ lean manufacturing in his workshop. Gone should be the days of elves singing Christmas carols, eating cookies, and making toys from scratch. […]

When Direct Hire Is Your Answer

by wpengine on December 17, 2013 in Staffing


At Placers, we hear it everyday from small business customers: “I don’t have the resources or skills to hire. And we don’t seem to balance time, cost and the quality very well either.” To most of the world recruiters are those corporate people in Human Resources that guilde you through the process and steps to […]

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 […]

Video: Sourcing for Hard to Fill Positions

by placers on November 26, 2013 in Staffing


You asked, we answered! “How do you find candidates for hard to fill positions?” Sourcing Specialist, Ann Terranova shares her thoughts on sourcing for those hard to fill positions in this Q&A video: Since I’ve been a Sourcing Specialist there have been a couple of jobs in the financial services industry that have been […]



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