The American Staffing Association, in partnership with Career Builder, has released its new Skills Gap Index. The metric is an aid for those who follow the economy and staffing industry, but it is also used by those of us in the industry so that we can develop solutions and strategies for our clients.
These seemingly minor tasks can add up to a significant waste of time in your staffing business every day. Learn how to avoid them here.
Today, we’re looking at social media for candidates: not just how to bring in more of them, but how to attract better candidates, how to help existing candidates improve and how to help keep your candidates happy.
From time to time, your relationship with a client might go south. Now you need to repair that relationship… but how?
Just as customer service continues after the sale, candidate service continues after the job assignment.
We’re covering the candidate experience this month on the COATS blog, starting at the same place many of your candidates start (and some of them stop): your reception area and the people in it.
The I-9 is a pain to fill out, especially for as many employees as staffing firms have, but the fines that can come from incorrect I-9 processes are a lot more painful.
Social media is a powerful way to interact with large audiences like potential candidates or client prospects. But it can also be a great way to communicate directly with individuals, and that can help you follow up with highly desirable job candidates. Once you’ve received a completed application and a resume from a candidate, it’s […]
While some publications have published articles pondering whether social media is a threat to the staffing industry, a better way to look at it would be to view social media as the powerful tool it is and understand how it can strengthen your recruiting and sourcing efforts. Social media is, of course, a means of […]
Social media is not a fad or something used only by kids and people who want the world to know about their lunch; it’s a proven platform for marketing. But while most companies have one audience for their marketing, staffing companies have two: candidates and clients. Trying to speak to both audiences at once using […]
You might have thought that 2011 was an action-packed year in employment law, but if January is any indication of the year to come, 2012 is going to knock all our socks off (and then file an injunction ordering us to put them back on again).
Fuel costs have been going up recently, and with summer on the way, they’re likely to keep increasing. Not only does the rising cost of gas affect you as a consumer, it affects your business and your candidates.