4 Types of Staffing Fill-Rates

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Reviewing a staffing agency’s metrics will determine the balance of quantity, quality, accuracy, and speed they provide. One metric to examine is fill-rate. Knowing these 4 types of fill-rates will help you narrow down what’s important to your company and partner with an agency that aligns with your objectives. 1. Time-to-Fill-Rate This will measure, in days, how long… Read more »

Lead by Action in the Workplace

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At Employment Solutions, we often talk about the difference between leaders who inspire their teams, and those who just manage departments. Businesses sorely need the kind of leaders who can bring a company forward, rather than just working a desk. Get Involved One of the biggest ways to lead by action is to be constantly… Read more »

Implementing a Social Media Policy in the Office

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For anybody who’s still wondering whether their company should have a social media policy to determine what happens online, the answer is a resounding “yes!”   Here are some reasons to have a social media policy in the office to handle all of the digital communications that go on within a company. Company Reputation (and… Read more »

Notifying Candidates They Didn’t Get the Job with a Courtesy Email

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Here’s a question that sometimes comes up in HR — should human resources departments be notifying candidates that didn’t get the job? In our experience as a temporary staffing services provider, yes, they should. But the question becomes more complicated when you look at the pros and cons of investing in a courtesy email for your… Read more »

3 Ways to Approach Problem Solving in the Workplace

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In today’s companies, we often counsel top–level managers to be ‘problem solvers.’ But we don’t always define what this means. How do you solve problems and move ahead in any company?   1. Solve for People The majority of workplace problems have to do with the people that are involved in the company. In fact,… Read more »

Are You Ready for New Hires?

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Here are 4 questions companies should consider before adding temporary staffing or expanding their business with new hires. 1. Do You Need Full-Time Staff? Think about whether a set of full-time in-house new hires, or whether temporary workers or contractors could fill in for an interim period of time. Too many smaller businesses make the… Read more »

4 Ways to Prepare Your Team for Temporary Staffing Services

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At Employment Solutions we’ve seen a lot of situations where business leaders benefited from telling staff up-front about how temporary staffing services can help enhance business operations.   Here are some ways to keep your in-house people fully informed and prepared to embrace working with a temporay staffing service.  1.  Clear Delineation of Work Tasks… Read more »

How to Conduct Effective Reference Checks

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Too many companies cut corners, or don’t really do reference checks the right way. Here are some tips on how to conduct effective reference checks and provide value to the company’s hiring process. Reach out One of the most unfortunate situations is where companies ask for references, but never follow up. The philosophy of some… Read more »

Scratch the Annual Employee Reviews and Switch to Semi-Annual Reviews

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Some of our client companies are changing from an annual review format, and instead, developing review processes every six months. But how does this help businesses? The Benefits of Semi-Annual Employee Reviews Tracking Progress In general, it’s important to keep tracking the progress of individual employees toward concrete goals and objectives. There’s a lot of… Read more »