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The Costs of Onboarding a New Employee

Although many businesses may equate the cost of hiring a new employee to the salary and benefits that they offer them, there is likely more to the equation than meets the eye.

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5 Ways to Control Costs with Staffing

Any business looking to improve operating margins within their organization will inevitably need to look at their current staffing strategy. From entry-level positions to the CEO, maximizing profitability begins with ensuring that effective staffing is being utilized as best as possible.

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What Do Employees Actually Want?

As society continues to evolve, the demands that employees have from their respective employees have also seen a dramatic shift. Unfortunately, this has made a challenging situation for employers that are trying to keep up with the demand to attract top talent while also retaining their best employees.

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Interview Questions to Identify Cultural Fit

As a business, are you hiring employees based on not only their talents or skills but also your assessment of their cultural fit within your company? As a significant modern factor of employment

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The Benefits of Working with a Staffing Agency

Onboarding new employees not only takes away precious time that could be used in other facets of your business but it can also leave a lasting impression on your wallet if you don’t hire the right person for the position.

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How to Reduce Employee Turnover

Even the most sought after positions in the nation experience turnover as employees leave or pursue new career advancement opportunities.

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Thinking of Hiring a Recent Graduate?

As a business owner, it’s important to ensure you find a candidate with the skill set you are searching for but also at a reasonable salary that fits in your budget. For this reason, businesses of all sizes are often interested in hiring a recent graduate; however, there are many different considerations you should keep in mind if you want to take this route.

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I Caught My Employee Lying. What Happens Next?

You asked your employee to fulfill a simple task and they claim they have done it. But it turns out later that you find out they weren’t being honest. Once you catch your employee in a lie it can be disappointing, but it can also have further ramifications on your business’ productivity.

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5 Interview Process Evaluation Ideas

As an employer, you likely already know how hard it is to find the top talent due to a competitive and always-changing work environment.

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Is Your Job Description Setting You Up for Failure?

The job description you provide is often the very first impression you make on potential talent looking for a position just like the one you are offering.

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Why Temp to Hire Works

In the modern job market, employers will often have to give up something they really want in order to quickly fill a position.

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The Importance of A Good Onboarding Strategy

If you are responsible for a company budget, you likely already know that employee turnover can be extremely expensive.

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Tips for Checking References

In the modern age of employment, many employers are afraid to ask too many questions to their candidate’s references for fear of the legal repercussions that can arise.

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How to Determine Your Hiring Urgency Level

Just a few years ago, employers could interview a candidate one day, not make an offer until weeks later, and still expect to make the hire. Today, if you wait to make an offer, you will most likely be losing an opportunity to another more savvy company that knows time lost is money lost. There…

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How to Understand Temp Compliance

When you’re hiring, there’s bound to be a lot on your hiring team’s mind. You are analyzing the hiring and talent gaps in your company, perusing resumes, scheduling interviews, and gauging your colleagues’ interest in your favorite candidates. There are multiple meetings, and there is bound to be constant discussion via Slack, Gchat, or over…

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How Blind Recruitment Can Expand Your Talent Pool

Everyone has biases, checked or unchecked. If they’re not known to us, they are called “Unconscious Biases.” Unconscious bias is a concept so ingrained in our culturally-diverse society that one might be tempted to think it doesn’t need further reflection. One might be aware of their biases or prejudices, but still not know how to…

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How Disengaged Employees are Hurting your Business

As a business owner or manager, your responsibilities are multidimensional and far-reaching. Day to day tasks range from customer relations and employee management to, ultimately, driving the bottom line. However, many business owners fail to recognize one of the biggest issues within their organization: the disengaged employee. Recent Gallup polls found 7 in 10 employees…

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Six Steps To Streamlining Your Hiring Process

Does your business have a streamlined hiring process for finding new employees? Do you find that your job listings bring more unqualified applicants than qualified? What may seem like a simple process of hiring often ends up being a major barrier to overall company success, with lost time and revenue due to empty positions? The…

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How to Get Buy In on Workplace Safety

Workplace safety is essential for any business. Individuals who run organizations understand the importance of creating and safe work environment. Leaders are responsible for their staff’s safety and to provide a comfortable and safe work environment. This type of environment promotes company morale and improves overall functionality. It should the focus of any well-oiled business…

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Build a Good Relationship with Your Staffing Specialist

While utilizing a job placement service to find work, it is important to foster a good relationship with your staffing specialist. Having a good relationship will help your staffing specialist more efficiently and appropriately match you to job opportunities. Getting To Know Each Other Before you attend a meeting with a staffing specialist in your…

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Why Workplace Safety is so Important

Workplace Safety The necessity for safety in the workplace can’t be stressed enough. Fatalities in 2014 were up to 4,679 among workers according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.  In the same year, over 3 million people were hurt on the job. Safety awareness and training programs can help save lives and reduce injury…

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When Selecting a Staffing Firm, Look for Growth

A growing business is an exciting time for any owner, but the rapidly growing abundance of work can also make it a time of high stress. Excellent business teams that work well together and raise statistics are not easily made overnight and hiring can seem a daunting task. Many companies find themselves in a great…

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Partner with a Staffing Firm to Grow Your Business

Great employees make a great business.  When you staff your team with qualified, dedicated and engaged employees, they generate revenue (directly or indirectly), increase service and professionalism to your customers and make it possible for you to direct the future of your business. Yet, finding and securing quality employees is one of the greatest challenges…

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Certified Source Opens 3rd Location In Claremore, OK

Claremore, Oklahoma – This week, the state of Oklahoma is welcoming a new branch of Certified Source; a professional staffing agency. The company currently operates two well-established locations, one in Tulsa and another in Oklahoma City. Certified Source offers custom, tailored staffing solutions for a variety of growing industries in Oklahoma. The new Claremore branch…

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What You Need To Know About The Hiring Process

Staffing companies are more and more becoming the way organizations find the staff they need. A reputable staffing company can help you find skilled and experienced employees for long-term positions or help with your cyclical business. American staffing companies hire almost 15 million temporary and contract employees each year. Thirty-five percent of those employees get permanent…

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Why You Should Select A Recruiting Firm With A Strong Online Presence

If you’re in charge of connecting your company with a top recruiting firm, you need to know what to look out for. Did you know that recruiting firms that use software and online strategies to track and form their relationships with potential employees are 40% more likely to be rated as “Best In Class?” What…

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What is the benefit of working with a staffing agency that has certified professionals?

In our last blog post, we mentioned our company invests in the continuing education of our staffing managers and staffing coordinators. We require all our staff to achieve the Certified Staffing Professional certification from the American Staffing Association. Our company name is Certified Source Staffing Professionals because we believe in delivering certified results to our…

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Choose a Staffing Agency That Can Handle Your Needs

A key factor in choosing a staffing agency is selecting an agency that focuses on the specific disciplines of your company. Most people who choose staffing services to help their business grow look at the size of the agency as an indicator of success. The size of a staffing agency may vary from as little…

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Choose a Staffing Agency that Benefits Your Company

Growing companies both big and small often rely on the help of a professional staffing agency to help find talent within their companies. Some companies outsource their entire recruiting process to staffing agencies. Others simply need help filling specific roles which require a specialized recruiting process. If you are looking for a staffing agency to…

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Using A Staffing Company Can Grow Your Business

No matter what business your company is in, the fact remains that one of your most valuable assets isn’t just the products and services being sold, it’s the people you have working for you. Look at any budget or balance sheet and you’ll see why. For most businesses personnel costs typically dwarf other costs on the…

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