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JPS, Inc. provides staffing services in Silicon Valley, San Jose, Santa Clara County, Northern California, Southern California, Nationwide

Overtime Costs: Tips to Reduce It

April 24th, 2013
Do you know your business' overtime costs?

Do you know your business’ overtime costs?

Overtime, one and a half the employee’s hourly rate, can really add up for a small business. And although employees may enjoy receiving the paycheck, working employees overtime can cause lower productivity, higher stress and increased burnout. Here are some tips to help your business identify the source of overtime costs and reduce it.

Analyze overtime costs. Studying your overtime reports can help a business figure out any overall office patterns or insight into specific employees to determine the cause. Whether it is too much work for one person to handle efficiently in a 40-hour week or the employee is leaving work to the last minute in order to collect overtime, Chron says, “Knowing your overtime patterns can help you find the best way to cut overtime without reducing productivity.”  Read the rest of this entry »

Employment Agencies: How They Can Reduce Your Costs

April 17th, 2013
How can employment agencies reduce your business costs?

How can employment agencies reduce your business costs?

By now everyone knows that hiring employment agencies for your company’s staffing needs can save both time and resources, but what about money? At JPS, we know that a down economy means businesses are looking for ways to trim down costs and reduce expenses. Here are just a few of the ways employment agencies can help your organization stay within budget.

Reduce overhead costs. When looking for different ways to gain a competitive advantage, companies often lower their prices. This is where hiring a staffing agency can help your business goals. From furniture and office space to wages and benefits, employment agencies can dramatically reduce the overhead costs needed by an HR department. JPS has the expertise to help your company reach its highest potential while saving on overhead costs.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hiring Mistakes – How To Avoid Them

April 9th, 2013

243996426_b6996dcddfDoes your business have a high employee turnover rate? This cycle of hiring for the same position over and over again can waste your company’s time, money and resources. You may be surprised to learn that the blame does not lay fully with the candidate and could be your hiring practices instead. At JPS we often hear of businesses making the same hiring mistakes; here are some practical tips to help your company avoid them.

Not preparing the candidate. One of the most common mistakes is not giving the candidate enough information prior to the interview. Whether it is not written on the job posting or failed to have been communicated during the initial phone call, not giving the necessary information to adequately evaluate the candidate can be detrimental. Don’t let a potential hire slip away due to a technicality. JPS has been in the staffing industry for years and our team knows exactly how to prepare a potential hire for success at your company.  Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing a Staffing Agency

March 12th, 2013
Certified as Small Business and Minority Woman Owned since 1988

Certified as Small Business and Minority Woman Owned since 1988

If you are in the market for a staffing agency you should know there are many different aspects to consider. From overall price to checking references, here are some tips to help you choose the right staffing partner for your business.

What are your needs? First and foremost, think about your needs. This is the most crucial step in the process. If you are unclear of your business’ needs the staffing agency will have a hard time providing you with a proposal tailored to your staffing requirements.  Read the rest of this entry »

Hiring a Staffing Agency – Benefits for Companies

March 5th, 2013
Certified as Small Business and Minority Woman Owned since 1988

Certified as Small Business and Minority Woman Owned since 1988

Finding the right employee can be difficult task, especially when companies don’t have the available time or resources. There are three core reasons why using a staffing agency is a far better choice for your organization.

  1. It Saves Time – By using a staffing agency, companies don’t have to spend hours upon hours sorting through hundreds of resumes and scheduling endless interviews with candidates.Put your mind at ease with JPS; we conduct extensive background checks and have customized screening, recruiting, orientation and performance evaluation processes to find the right employee and make the most of your time.
  2. It’s Cost-Effective – Hiring the wrong employee can cost companies time, money and resources they may not have available. Rely on the expertise of a staffing agency to find the right fit the first time around. Plus,  Read the rest of this entry »

Employees – How To Deal With Difficult Workers

February 26th, 2013
Certified as Small Business and Minority Woman Owned since 1988

Certified as Small Business and Minority Woman Owned since 1988

It can be very frustrating for a manager to have to deal with a difficult employee, and unfortunately, most every office has one. But what makes someone so hard to work with? From the pessimist to the competitive, there are different ways difficult employees present themselves. Here are some tips to assist you in helping a employee avoid another trip to the HR office.

Research. The first step in attempting to solve an issue is to know where the problem lies. Doing some research on the person’s behavior can help you understand where the difficulties comes from, giving you a better perspective on how to handle the situation. has put together a reference list of the 10 most common difficult employees.  Read the rest of this entry »

Making a Job Offer

February 1st, 2013
Celebrating 25 Years In Business!

Celebrating 25 Years In Business!

You have taken your company through all the interview process steps. From making a great first impression on a candidate to mastering the interview process, now that you have picked the right candidate for the job, how do you make the offer? Here are some tips to help your company make the right moves and fill the position.

Be prepared. Once you have decided on the right candidate for the job, move fast. Your company may not be the only one the candidate has interviewed for and they are most likely awaiting other responses. But before you call them, make sure to have all the information ready including salary, benefits, bonuses, etc.

Make the call.  There are a couple of things to remember here. First, Read the rest of this entry »

Interviewing Essentials for Businesses

January 25th, 2013
Celebrating 25 Years In Business!

Celebrating 25 Years In Business!

The year is off to a great start and with the economy beginning to turn around, more and more companies are looking to hire additional staff. If you are currently seeking to find the perfect employee for your business, here are some tips to help you master the essentials of an interview.


Know what questions you can and cannot ask. We all know there are certain questions like, age and race, you can’t ask while interviewing a potential hire. But did you now that these questions extend to more than asking about martial status? Some questions, like inquiring if they have a reliable form of transportation or the ability to get a babysitter on a short notice, may not be illegal but can be considered Read the rest of this entry »

Interviewees: Tips For Making a First Impression

January 17th, 2013

Tips to make the best first impression at a job interview.

Have you struck out on your past couple of interviews? Maybe you haven’t had much experience interviewing? A lot of the times interviewees can get caught up in the excitement of an opportunity and forget about the essentials. In last week’s post we touched on why an employer should take the time to make a good first impression on interviewees, however, most of the pressure can fall on you. Here are some ways to help make the best first impression and land the job.  Read the rest of this entry »

Making a First Impression – Tips For Employers

January 9th, 2013

Why should your business bother to make a good first impression with potential hires?

Potential employees are not the only ones who should be worrying about making good first impressions. A business relationship with an employee goes both ways and as you already know there is no second chance at making a great first impression. But why should your business bother with this? Here are some tips, as well as some reasons, on why making the best first impressions you can with a potential employee is important.

Ease Their Nerves. Making a possible employee feel welcome will put them at ease. That translates directly to a better interview overall. We all remember how nerve-racking it can be to be on the other end of the interview process. Making an employee feel at ease will Read the rest of this entry »