How to Prepare for a Video Interview

Posted by Workbox Staffing

Feb 24, 2017 10:32:20 AM

There’s something extra nerve-wracking about interviewing for a job via online video. It’s hard to replace the intuition you feel when being in the same room as someone, and while you already have nerves wrecking your brain, you could constantly worry about sound, picture quality, and other technical glitches along with the normal job interview jitters.

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Topics: February 2017

5 Tips for Interviewing Job Candidates using Online Video

Posted by Workbox Staffing

Feb 21, 2017 9:12:00 AM

Job interviews can be stressful for both the candidate and the interviewer as it is usually the only time you can find out if someone is a fit for the job before you hire them. However, there are many options rather than meeting in person to get the information you need from them and find out if they are suited for the job.

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Topics: February 2017

How Wages Increase or Decrease the Availability of Quality Candidates

Posted by Workbox Staffing

Feb 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When searching for new employees, whether temporary employees, holidays help or full-time staff, determining the right wage for each individual and position is important. Other than fitting their pay into your budget, the wage should reflect the responsibilities of the job and the quality of the work you expect.

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Topics: February 2017

An Inside Look at the Staffing Industry

Posted by Shawna Echebelem

Jan 31, 2017 9:33:00 AM

When I tell people that I work in staffing, it is not uncommon for me to receive one of the following responses: ‘wow, that’s a tough industry’, ‘I did that for 6 months, and it was too stressful’, or ‘that must be so hard’. And, the truth is, they are right.  The work is very challenging, but isn’t anything in life that reaps a great reward? So, for all my fellow crazy, insane work ethic, persevering, staffing superheroes, I put together a feel-good list of five things I love about staffing.
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Topics: January 2017

Does Your Staffing Agency Work as a Team

Posted by Brooke Thielke

Jan 26, 2017 9:14:00 AM

To work both effectively and efficiently, a staffing agency must operate as seamlessly as possible. This relies heavily on not only the way your employees interact, but the roles they play within the organization. When staffing agency teamwork breaks down — for example, if a particular employee is out sick, has been promoted, or leaves the company — communication falters and puts the entire team out of sync. This can easily lead to details slipping through the cracks, which in turn means your agency might miss vital opportunities for pairing a client with a potential hire. Working as a team is important to your company, but also to the clients and employees being served.

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Topics: January 2017

Do You Know Who is Working on Your Job Order Today

Posted by Stephanie Scott

Jan 24, 2017 9:50:00 AM

When you submit a job order to Workbox Staffing for a position that needs to be filled, you have faith that Workbox will complete the job and deliver a qualified candidate by your deadline. You might not think much about the person (or people) completing this job, but front desk staff, recruiters, and interviewers, work hard and cohesively to find you an employee who has the skills your company needs.

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Topics: February 2017

Are You Getting The Right Candidates?

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Jan 19, 2017 8:27:00 AM

A lot of work can go into finding qualified, skilled candidates. After you hire a new employee it’s a huge relief, but how do you know if you made the right choice? Here are five questions you should ask yourself in the post-hire part of the HR journey to determine how your new hire is working out:

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Topics: January 2017

Why Job Descriptions Are Obsolete

Posted by Billi Jo Thielke

Jan 17, 2017 8:39:00 AM

Every person is unique in the sense that we all bring a different skill set, experience, and talent to the table. Therefore, job descriptions aren’t a one-size-fits-all option. They can be limiting because quality employees contribute beyond what is listed in the depiction. Here are some reasons why job descriptions are often obsolete:

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Topics: January 2017

Tracking the Amount of Time it Takes to Fill a Position

Posted by Dave Grubbs

Jan 12, 2017 8:53:00 AM

To fill your open employment positions with the best employees for the jobs, you need a lot of time and manpower. From reviewing resumes to interviewing candidates, it can take you hours to find a new employee and an estimated 30-45 days according to the American Staffing Associates.

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Topics: January 2017

Tips for Working With a Recruiter to Solve Your Staffing Needs

Posted by Dave Grubbs

Dec 13, 2016 9:44:00 AM

Hiring is a big responsibility. From the beginning, the responsibilities can be overwhelming - promoting the open position, deciding on compensation, determining a timeline, interviewing, and finally, choosing the best candidate. Working with a staffing agency can relieve a lot of these duties as well as provide many opportunities. They can handle most of the work for you, guarantee qualified candidates, and serve as a resource for all of your hiring questions.

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Topics: December 2016

Guide to Employee Retention