Temp agency. Staffing firm. Recruiter. Headhunter. Executive search firm. Placement agency. Whew. Choosing an outside firm to help you find the right workers can be a complex. What’s the difference between one firm and another? Which one fits your needs? The truth is that many companies need more than one solution, or a hiring partner that’s a hybrid. Use these insights to help your company find the right staffing partner.
Hiregy’s recruiting services are built around a commitment to connect exceptional people in Central Florida, including Orlando, Tampa and St. Petersburg. Here’s why.
On February 7, 2016, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller showed the world what it means to be a great team member. His efforts were rewarded when he was officially named MVP of American football’s most important game.
Miller’s accomplishments highlight the importance of building the right team for your business. Each staff member's skills, background and personality can make or break your company’s track record. This is why pro sports teams invest significant time and effort in assessing prospects before they’re added to the roster. It is also the reason why Hiregy invests in a robust candidate screening process that exceeds many of our competitors’ efforts.
Our process includes:
We recently sat down with the CEO of an insurance firm who was struggling to fill a key sales position. The spot had been empty for three months and she was ready to bring on a recruiting partner to help fill the role. By asking a few questions, we realized that the empty position was draining her company of thousands of dollars each month. No one had realized it because her team was juggling more work and overflowing to-do lists due to the empty position. The hidden costs of hiring were damaging her business.
Some costs related to expanding your staff are easy to track, such as the price of advertising, background checks and new equipment. Others require a bit of digging to reveal, but are still relatively straightforward to calculate, such as the value of a hiring manager's time spent writing job descriptions and interviewing. So what are the hidden costs — the sneaky, silent items that drain value from businesses, often without their even knowing? Keep your eye out for these stealthy wealth eaters.
With 4.6 percent unemployment, we’re facing a challenging hiring market. Exceptional people are in short supply, which means it’s time to approach hiring more strategically. Here’s what you can do to gain an edge on your competition.
Are you hiring like a snail? Does it take your company forever to make a final decision on a candidate? Sure, you want to learn the most you can about an applicant, but putting them through a hiring process that involves multiple phone screens, an in-person interview with Human Resources, a second round interview with a Hiring Manager, a third round interview with a panel of executives, a personality profile, the Wonderlic test, and then a professional case study to top it all off, is overkill.
The holidays are always a very busy time of year for us at Hiregy, as it is the busiest time of year for one of our biggest clients. We'll keep our client's name a secret, but let's just say it's a family run business with a corporate office up North.
Our client, let's call him Mr. C, does 100% of his shipping for the year on a single night. Needless to say, this small time frame has no room for error, and requires a solid infrastructure of productive and capable employees. This is where Hiregy comes in. We are tasked each year on recruiting and interviewing the best elves on the job market. As we have done this successfully for many years now, we put together some tips to best aid the process.
The following are what we look for when hiring elves.
We've all been there. Fed up with a service or product that we paid good money for. You call the customer service phone number and play Customer Service Representative Roulette, hoping your call lands on someone who is understanding and can help you resolve your issue. If you are unlucky and get a representative who is not either of those things, your feelings towards this particular company will sour.
That's why customer service representatives are so important to a company's image. For some companies, the only interactions with the clients are through these individuals. Customer serivce representatives need to be confident, calm, patient and knowedgeable of their company's products and services.
Interviewing candidates is an incredibly important task. You want to find the person whose experience, skills and personality fit your company best. If you don’t prepare for the interview or pay attention to the job candidate, then you could end up missing out on the perfect employee. If this is your first time interviewing job candidates, then don’t stress out about it too much. As long as you prepare yourself, you will be fine. Here are a number of tips you should keep in mind in order to help you conduct a successful job interview:
Have you ever met with a candidate who had the perfect resume, excellent experience, perfectly-matched skills and said all of the right things in the interview but your gut still said “don’t hire them?” Recently, I was part of a team working on a high-level executive search. We had hundreds of candidates interested in the position but only a few met our hiring criteria. One candidate in particular looked perfect. The resume was a model which could have been used as our job description. In a panel-style interview, this candidate was poised, provided thoughtful answers with brevity and clarity and was completely comfortable with their surroundings. Not a single bead of sweat rolled down their face as they zapped every tough question from the committee of 7. A presentation followed. One of the best we’ve seen. A perfect performance.