Hiring would be a piece of cake if we only needed to hire someone from their previous work experience. But it is not that easy. In the world of purchasing, it is important to assess people’s soft skills to determine whether or not they are a strong purchasing professional and would be an added value … [Read more...] about 10 Soft Skills Every Purchasing Professional Has
Supply Chain Managers play a very important part in any manufacturing or distribution organization. They must be someone who embrace change and are extremely motivated. Someone who is analytical and listens to suggestions. Supply Chain Managers can tell you everything “they” have done at their … [Read more...] about 8 Important Soft Skills in Supply Chain Managers
A strong staffing agency partnership relies heavily on the agency’s ability to perform. How you measure this performance can often be a source of confusion. Some companies evaluate performance based on limited parameters such as order fill rate, cost-per-hire or simply the number of candidates … [Read more...] about “Talent Quality” and Getting Your Agency To Do Their Part
We’ve heard this story many times in discussions with client prospects: “I have 2 positions to fill and my staffing agency sent over 10 resumes and filled up my schedule for 2 days. Many of my interviews were a waste of time”. Under the guise of ‘giving you a variety of choices’, staffing agencies … [Read more...] about How to Stop Doing your Staffing Agency’s Job
The interview went well, and you found the perfect candidate. You made a strong offer and the candidate declines the offer. WAIT – WHAT – WHY???? Unemployment is lower today than it has been in the past 50 years. Which means there are more job opportunities than viable candidates available to … [Read more...] about Is Your Interview Process Sending the WRONG Message?
In the last 30 years, we’ve heard this story many times in discussions with client prospects: “We haven’t had very good luck with staffing agencies in the past. Our last experience was not good – we had a class of 18, filled just 9 and only 3 converted to permanent status.” When asked how many … [Read more...] about How to Be Treated as a Top Priority by Your Staffing Agency
#1 – Go beyond the resume Spend the time to know the candidate with an upfront assessment of skills, personality and cultural fit. #2 – Really look at the working environment Do an honest assessment of your workplace – is it attractive, comfortable, clean and safe? #3 – Pay competitively Is … [Read more...] about 7 Tips for Engaging and Retaining Talent