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Are Credit Checks a Legitimate Screening Tool?

The use of credit checks has grown over the last several years.  According to a 2010 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 60 percent of employers used credit reports for some or all of their background checks. Employers use credit reports as a screening tool for a number of reasons: They believe… Read more »

The ASA Staffing Index: Timely Employment Trend Info for TN Employers

How’s business?  The ASA Staffing Index can help you answer this question. The ASA Staffing Index, developed by the American Staffing Association, provides a current measure of staffing industry employment trends.  Published weekly, the index estimates the weekly changes in the number of people employed in temporary and contract work. Index numbers are reported just… Read more »

Temporary Employment: A Career Change Catalyst

What do you think of when you hear the term “temporary employment”? Most people regard temporary work as a means to earn extra cash, maintain a flexible work schedule, gain work experience or fill employment gaps.  Did you know, however, that temporary employment can also be a great option if you’re looking to change careers?… Read more »

The Benefits We Offer Our Temporary Employees Directly Benefit YOU

Benefits.  Perks.  Extras.  Whatever you call them, they really make a difference in today’s changing job market.  Here are a few key ways the benefits we offer our temporary and contract employees directly benefit you and your organization: Attract the best candidates. Today’s job seekers are savvy.  Most know to choose a reputable staffing firm… Read more »

Why HR Professionals Need to Participate in Social Media

Still on the fence about using social media?  Consider these statistics from the recent Cone Business in Social Media Study: 93 percent of Americans believe that a company should have a presence on social media sites. 85 percent believe that these companies should use social media to interact with consumers. 60 percent of Americans regularly… Read more »

Using Social Media to Drive Your Business

Here are a few interesting statistics for you, from a February 2011 press release issued by small-business social network MerchantCircle: Facebook is becoming an increasingly popular way for merchants to market their business, with 70 percent using the social network for marketing, up from 50 percent one year ago. Facebook has now surpassed Google (66… Read more »

Five Things You Can Do to Take Charge of Your Job Search

Like most things in life, you’ll get out of your job search what you put into it.  Those who work harder, have a positive attitude, persevere and go the extra mile are more likely to get what they want – period. If you have the commitment to work hard, but need direction for your efforts,… Read more »

Finding the Right Fit: Is Values-Based Recruiting Right for Your Organization?

One of the biggest challenges facing HR and other hiring managers is finding candidates who are the “right fit” for their respective organizations. But just what, exactly, is the “right fit”? For many employers, it means finding a candidate who shares the same belief systems and values as the company, and who meshes with the… Read more »

Experts Look to the Staffing Industry for Signs of Recovery

A recent Reuters article by Kristina Cooke shares some good news: “The pace of temporary job creation after the most recent recession – an average of about 25,000 per month – has been faster than the past two, potentially a good sign for a labor market struggling with a jobless rate of 9 percent.” This… Read more »

Make Balance a Priority

Smart work/life balance tips to reduce stress and give you more time Meetings.  Soccer practice.  Long hours.  Project deadlines.  Yard work. Given all the responsibilities you have both on the job and at home, you may feel that a healthy work/life balance is unrealistic right now:  spending more time at work may cause you to… Read more »