Archive for the ‘Hiring’ Category

Fraudulent Resumes Getting Busted: the Common Lies

Posted on: October 14th, 2013 by staffnetinc

When putting together your resume it is important to be completely truthful. You might be tempted to embellish the truth a little bit, or to even make something up in order to gain an advantage. Don’t! Doing so could be a costly mistake.

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Fudging the truth on a resume is something that is done quite often. This is especially true with individuals who have been turned down for job after job and are becoming desperate. According to some studies, some 34 percent of job applicants have lied on their resumes. Areas that are most commonly lied about include education, employment dates, job titles and technical skills.

The problem is that lying on your resume is not only unethical, it’s much easier to find out about these days. All companies have to do to verify your resume is to do a quick search online. If they find out you’ve lied, not only will you not get the job – you’ll never have the opportunity to interview with them again. You may even receive a reputation for lying, which is the last thing you want following you around.

Be sure to contact us online at StaffNet for additional resume building advice today.

Evaluate Your Needs Before Making Your Hire

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by staffnetinc

Hiring employees that you can trust with your business can be difficult, especially when you have done so much of the work by yourself. You want to find the right person who will help propel your company forward. Here are a few pointers to help you choose your first great hire.Making first hire

  • MAKE a list of which tasks you need help with, include the mundane tasks so that you are freed up to work on the more important things.
  • DECIDE on a firm job description with a specific title, this will help you pick a qualified candidate from the many applications you may receive.
  • HIRE a new employee that has a different skill set to yours but is complimentary to the needs of your business.
  • CHOOSE someone that you know you will get along with. You may end up spending many hours with your new hire.

In the end when hiring, you will want to look for someone that is going to be an advantage to your business and an employee that is willing to stick with you as the business grows.

If you are looking for staffing professionals to help with your hiring needs contact us at StaffNet Inc. today!

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How to Dress for an Interview

Posted on: August 16th, 2013 by staffnetinc

BusinesswomanWhile it may not always seem fair it is quite often true that first impressions are often lasting. This is especially true when it comes to job interviews.

When it comes to dressing for a job interview you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a professional look.

  • Spend some time researching the company and their dress code. See advice from those knowledgeable of the company.
  • If you are going to be interviewing invest in an interview outfit. Plan on two. One for the first interview, the other for the 2nd interview. If there is a 3rd interview you can go back to the first and change the look up a bit. Keep it professional yet comfortable, a suit is the gold standard for making the best impression. This rule of thumb would only be waived if the interviewing company offered that you did not need to wear a suit. However, still dress for success and choose separates that project a pulled together look.
  • Wear professional looking shoes without scuffs or marks on them yet are comfortable. You don’t have to spend too much, think faux crocodile skin in neutrals. Women - always closed toe shoes and don’t forget the hose if you’re in a skirted suit.
  • Accessories can make or break an outfit, don’t wear too much bling however an attractive piece can set off the look of your outfit.
  • Be sure your bag is conservative and professional or better yet bring a briefcase that fits your personal items such as keys and wallet.

Always remember when it comes to presenting yourself at an interview it is better to look overdressed and professional than underdressed and sloppy.

If you are looking for more interview tips contact the experts at StaffNet Inc. today!

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Great Ways to Build a Business Culture

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by staffnetinc

A business culture that focuses beyond the financial interests of an organization is a major step toward attracting talent and improving employee retention. The question is how to obtain a balance that meets the needs of the employees and satisfies the remaining stakeholders while building your culture.Build Business Culture

  • Keep the lines of communication open. The company’s mission and values should be clearly communicated to all stakeholders and followed by example from the top down.
  • Provide what the organization needs to be a winner. In order to be competitive, your team needs to have the tools to be at its best. This includes the right team members and continued learning through training and coaching.
  • Know the ultimate goal. If your organization does not have an ultimate goal, how will your team ever reach it? Create a legacy that can be realized and remain long after you are gone.

Taking the time to develop the appropriate business culture for your organization will pay off in the long run. For more tips on improving your organization’s employee retention, contact the experts at StaffNet Inc today!

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How to Avoid a Big Hiring Mistake

Posted on: August 6th, 2013 by staffnetinc

A big hiring mistake can cost a business enormous sums and hamper its activities, meaning that it is important for businesses to avoid them as much as possible. For the most part, businesses can avoid big mistakes so long as they have a plan in mind and thoroughly evaluate their candidates.Avoid hiring mistakes

Here are three important tips to remember in hiring employees:

  • It is essential that the recruiter understands the duties and responsibilities of the position to be filled. Understanding the position means that the recruiter is in a better position to understand the kind of people best suited to fill the position. Of course, it is also important that recruiters communicate their intentions to potential candidates in a clear and concise manner.

 

  • Spend the time to evaluate candidates. Interview them through the phone, interview them face-to-face, and use these opportunities to figure out their personalities. Make sure that candidates can either fit into the business or learn to fit into the business.

 

  • The recruiter should never hesitate to consult others during the hiring position. Speaking to someone in the same position can lend the recruiter valuable insight into the characteristics of the ideal candidate.

For help in the hiring process, Atlanta businesses should contact the expert recruiters at StaffNet today!

Making an Impact on LinkedIn

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by staffnetinc

Employment recruiters use LinkedIn as their go-to resource to research a candidate when they are looking to fill a career position. With more than 200 million users, it is essential to make an impact with your LinkedIn profile if you are seeking employment and the following suggestions will help you with that:image of LinkedIn logo

  • USE A PROFESSIONAL LOOKING PHOTO OF YOURSELF. Do not use a photo that includes friends or has a cluttered background. Your photo should be a clear head shot of you dressed for success.
  • CREATE A STRONG HEADLINE. The default headline for a LinkedIn profile is your current or last employment. Change your headline to include key words relative to the career you seek.
  • MAKE SURE TO FILL OUT YOUR WORK HISTORY. Also include any achievements and competencies in full detail using terms relevant to your chosen field. Recruiters use keyword searches to find suitable candidates.
  • JOIN GROUPS RELATED TO YOUR CHOSEN FIELD. Participate in discussions that will highlight your professionalism.

Making an impact on LinkedIn takes some time and effort but will maximize your chances at finding your ideal career. Contact us at StaffNet, Inc, a professional Atlanta recruiter, to help you find the career of your dreams.

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Leverage Your Staffing Company and Recruiting Firm to Find a Top Job

Posted on: June 14th, 2013 by staffnetinc

If you are tired of searching through endless online job boards only to be told at the interview that you are not right for the position, maybe it is time to take a different approach. Staffing agencies and Recruiting firms are an excellent way to find a job that fits your needs and experience without the stress, time, and hassle of looking for work yourself. Here are just a few things a staffing service will do for you.Job Hunt Leverage

  • PROVIDE YOU WITH THE LATEST JOB OPENINGS. Many companies prefer to use staffing agencies and recruiting firms to fill some positions and refrain completely from advertising elsewhere.
  • HAVE ALL THE HARD WORK COMPLETED FOR YOU. Eliminate the need to do any of the searching yourself while receiving information on the most appropriate positions for you.
  • FIND WORK THAT SUITS YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS. If you are looking for a permanent or contract position that matches your skill set, professional recruiters will provide you with the appropriate offerings.
  • BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS. You are more likely to receive vacations, holidays, health insurance, retirement plans, and other benefits when you find work through a professional recruiter or staffing agency.

If you are looking to get all the above benefits from an Atlanta full service staffing and recruiting firm, contact us at StaffNet.

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3 Staffing Agency Myths Debunked

Posted on: June 10th, 2013 by staffnetinc

Due to misunderstandings about the purpose and function of job staffing and recruiting firms, many people are missing out on a chance to boost their career as well as seek a new position on a confidential basis. Job seekers often believe that they can do better by looking for work on their own. Following are the top three myths about staffing agencies debunked plus more.Staffing Agency Myths Debunked

  • YOU HAVE TO PAY A FEE TO USE STAFFING AGENCIES. Reputable firms do not charge candidates anything for their services. Firms make their income from their client companies when they fill a job opening.
  • STAFFING FIRMS ARE ONLY SUITABLE FOR ENTRY LEVEL JOBS. Agencies offer jobs at all levels of experience from entry level to executive. Many find employees for all types of businesses, while others specialize in a particular industry. Staffing firms also often have confidential job opportunities as well. These are positions you would not be aware of but through a reputable staffing firm.
  • STAFFING FIRMS WILL TALK YOU INTO A ROLE YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED IN. Recruiting firms guarantee their placements. It does not behoove them to talk anyone into a role they don’t anticipate will be long term. They also want to provide the best service possible to their hiring clients to maintain that business relationship. And don’t forget, Recruiters are always looking for good referral candidates and a happy candidate will send their friends their way.
  • STAFFING AGENCIES ONLY OFFER TEMPORARY JOBS. Some staffing firms specialize in permanent placements and some temporary. Some firms do both but usually their expertise is one or the other. Be sure to let your staffing recruiter know what type of position you are seeking and what their specialty is.

For help advancing your job search be sure to contact StaffNet.

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Your Online Presence Can Affect Your Job Search

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 by staffnetinc

Businessman pressing modern social buttonsJob hunting has never been this easy, thanks to the Internet. There’s not a lack of employment opportunities advertised online when there are recruiting companies like StaffNet that effectively matches potential candidates with the right companies.

The Internet can be a big advantage in landing a new job when you are actively looking or even just have a passive interest. Be sure to use social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook in the most strategic way.

However, the Internet is a double-edged sword. You may have a hard time landing your dream job if you use social media sites inappropriately. Tweeting about hating the work for a position you haven’t even gotten yet is a big no-no, and so is saying bad things about your current manager or employer on Facebook. Both examples are a sign of unprofessional behavior, which is something employers avoid.

Instead, keep these tips in mind to make sure you have a clean social media presence:

  • Remove compromising posts, such as complaints about your job, photos of you in a drunken state, confidential information, etc.
  • Develop a positive online reputation. Start a blog that markets your skills to be recognized as an expert in your field.
  • Keep job offers to yourself. It’s not yet a done deal until you actually get the job, anyway. Your future employer may want you to lie low until your hiring is official.

Remember, think twice before you post!

Unemployment Falls to a 4-Year Low

Posted on: June 4th, 2013 by staffnetinc

person rises over UnemploymentEmployment is showing greater strength in 2013; the employment news was encouraging with numbers released in April that sent the stock market soaring. Investors demonstrated a renewed optimism about the U.S. economic recovery.

Christopher Rugaber of MSN Money says the more favorable job market is connected to the housing market revitalization, lower interest rates and increased consumer confidence. The Department of Labor indicated several industries showed the greatest growth in April 2013.

There were 73,000 new jobs In the professional/business services sector, with notable gains in temporary help services, professional/technical services, and company management.

Leisure, hospitality and food services created 38,000 jobs, closely followed by general retail with 29,000 jobs. The healthcare industry realized 19,000 new jobs in April.

If you have new positions that need to be filled in the Atlanta area, StaffNet can help you find the most qualified candidates before they find a new position elsewhere. Contact us or call (404) 843-9342 to start the process today!