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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: Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, HR, Human Resources, Management, Job Description

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 much time and human resources. 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: Staffing, Employment, Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, Hiring

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 duties 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: Staffing, Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, HR, Human Resources, workplace productivity

New Year, New Team - Optimizing Your Staffing Levels in 2017

Posted by Michelle VanHemert

Dec 6, 2016 8:11:00 AM

You may have noticed when you were out shopping for Halloween that Christmas items have already infiltrated the stores! It seems like every year businesses start planning for the holidays earlier and earlier, making the festive season last longer. For any employer, seeing Christmas gift baskets amongst Halloween candy may get you thinking that 2017 is right around the corner (and it is!).

If you have a business with complex staffing needs, it may spark some interest in planning for the upcoming year. Now is a good time for looking at the growth of your company and analyze staffing levels to be the most effective in 2017. Will you need to hire more workers? Is there any new equipment or software systems that current or potential employees need to training?

 

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Topics: Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, workplace productivity, Productivity

A Staffing Agency: One Point of Contact, A Network of Potential Employees

Posted by Shawna Echebelem

Nov 30, 2016 8:11:00 AM

A lot happens behind the scenes of a staffing agency that the clients might never see, as they typically only communicate with one point of contact at the agency. But, like an iceberg, there is so much more happening beneath the surface. Take a peek into the inner life of Workbox Staffing, and you’ll see internal conversations and sharing of information happening within our team about openings and potential candidates that enables us to help our clients achieve success.

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Topics: Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, HR, Human Resources

Four Eyes are Better than Two

Posted by Cameron Wooten

Nov 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Your company may already work with a staffing agency and understand the many benefits of using an agency to fill vacant positions. From quicker hiring times to easily finding qualified replacement workers, your staffing agency has helped you stay productive when you have sick employees, a sudden vacancy, need for more employees or a lot of staff members on vacation.

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Topics: Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, HR, Human Resources, workplace productivity, Productivity

Using a Staffing Agency to Meet Holiday Labor Demands

Posted by Shawna Echebelem

Nov 8, 2016 7:38:00 AM

The holidays are a crazy time for many businesses, from retailers to warehouses to delivery services. Millions of seasonal workers are hired every year to handle the increased demand for products and services. Staffing agencies alone provide more than 3 million workers to employers during the last quarter of the year.

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Topics: Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, Employee Motivation, Wages, Holiday

Is using a staffing agency more cost-effective than full time employees?

Posted by Brooke Thielke

Oct 27, 2016 9:57:00 AM

Finding the right people for the right job is a challenge for many small businesses. Between posting the job, interviewing and selecting the right candidate, a lot can potentially go wrong. But if you haven’t considered using a staffing agency, then maybe you should.

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Topics: Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, HR, Human Resources

Local vs National: Why Your Nearby Staffing Agency is Your Best Bet

Posted by Erica McEachran

Sep 20, 2016 9:04:00 AM

 

National staffing firms may have an extensive reach and decent brand awareness, but that doesn’t necessarily make them more qualified or better than a smaller local hiring organization. Local staffing agencies have more at stake in the recruiting process, therefore they provide a higher level of customer service. Recruiters from local staffing companies tend to stay late to fill orders and do what it takes to get the job done. From experience and knowledge to access and personalized service, local agencies have significant advantages over national agencies.

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Topics: Staffing, September 2016, Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, HR, Human Resources

6 Things You Should Know About the EEOC and Hiring Felons

Posted by Bret Roberson

Jul 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

You probably are familiar with the question on most job applications that asks, “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” and maybe wondered how often felons actually get hired. Unfortunately, although most felons are willing to work and have received specialized training while incarcerated, only around 12.5% of employers surveyed said that they would take applications from ex-convicts.

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Topics: July 2016, Workbox Staffing, Staffing Agency, HR, Human Resources

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