5 Signs You Should Use Temporary Staffing

Posted by Hiregy Staff on May 6, 2015 10:20:00 AM

Shifts in business hiring practices and the workforce have pushed companies to carefully evaluate the need for new hires. As a result, more and more companies have turned to highly skilled, temporary personnel as a solution to their staffing problems. Here are five signs that suggest a temporary hire may be the best solution for your business.

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5 Questions to Ask When Staffing an HR Generalist

Posted by Michelle Louden on May 4, 2015 2:08:00 PM

Human Resources are vital to an organization's success. Effective management of human resources is necessary for all organizations in order to ensure that the right people are doing the right type of job in the organization. Since organizations are giving more and more importance to the management and development of human resources, the need for people who can efficiently do this task is also increasing. Among the specific skills required of them, HR generalists are expected to have strong organizational and people skills, as well as an eye for detail.

To work in HR, you must be able to communicate with all levels of employees and management and enforce company policies. HR associates are involved in all aspects of hiring, employee retention and engagement, benefits administration, strategic planning, disciplinary actions and terminations. When staffing this role, you should be asking questions that specifically test a candidate’s HR knowledge as well as their interpersonal skills.
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Top 5 Ways to Speed-Up Your Hiring Process

Posted by Shaun Androff on Apr 22, 2015 10:29:00 AM

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. 

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The Cost of Hiring The Walking Dead

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Feb 9, 2015 1:50:40 PM

One of my favorite shows, AMC's The Walking Dead, had its mid-season premiere last night. I love this show and am really excited about the new season and all of the great stuff it has to offer (including, but not limited to, the zombies, and the killing of said zombies). 
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5 Questions to Ask Payroll Specialist Candidates

Posted by Michelle Louden on Feb 2, 2015 12:11:08 PM

We have all had this happen to us at one point in time during our career. We received our check only to find a major discrepancy!  Who do you turn to?  Why your payroll specialist, of course! Needless to say, in most cases, it may not always be the most pleasant of conversations. 

Do you know how to find the best suited candidates to handle the sometimes difficult task of keeping employees happy? 

We have listed 5 great questions below that will assist with finding the right Payroll Specialist candidate for your organization: 

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6 Questions to Ask Administrative Assistant Candidates

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Jan 14, 2015 4:03:00 PM

Hiring a new administrative assistant can be a daunting task, particularly for more involved positions. Here are six specific questions that can help you find the perfect candidate for just such a job.

1. Can you describe your four last jobs and the specific duties you performed there?

This question allows the interviewee to break down his or her experience while showing if the person is able to handle a multi-level, detail-oriented question. If the person answers out of order or backtracks, s/he may not be able to quickly multi-task or handle detailed projects when on the job.

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What To Look For When Hiring An Elf

Posted by Andy Dunscombe on Dec 18, 2014 2:49:00 PM

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.

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4 Great Interview Questions to Ask Customer Service Candidates

Posted by Brian Potts on Dec 16, 2014 1:37:00 PM

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.   

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Interview Tips for Managers New to The Interview Process

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Apr 15, 2014 7:54:00 AM

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:

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Should You Review a Candidate’s Facebook Prior to an Interview?

Posted by Hiregy Staff on Apr 3, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Social media is one way people communicate with each other, and the social media profile of a future employee can say a lot about him or her; including work ethic and moral compass. In fact, social media profiles are the new thing to check when hiring employees. Nearly 40% of all companies check potential employees social media profiles before extending a job offer.

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