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Hiring Staffing Agencies: How They Can Help Your Business

August 5th, 2014

Having an open position at your company can be a stressful occurrence. There is additional work to be done all around and you’re missing the value of a good employee. Just as stressful as that vacant spot is, going into the hiring process can be just as daunting. Collecting resumes and interviewing candidates is work in itself, but what if there was someone to help you with that? Over 90% of businesses hire a staffing agency to give them a hand. If you’re interested in an agency, here are five ways they can help your company. fhjghj

5 Reasons to Invest in a Staffing Agency

  1. Save Time

Going over resume after resume is a time consuming process that can leave you feeling drained and exhausted. You are overwhelmed with applications and cover letters trying to find the best fit for the job.  A benefit to hiring a staffing agency is that they do that for you. Staffing agencies spend the time combing through resumes to determine whether or not they are right for your business. This allows for you to continue your work while the hiring process forges on.

  1. Find Top Talent

Another benefit of staffing agencies looking over resumes for your open position, is that they will find you top talent. By going over the qualifications of each applicant, they can determine whether or not they match what your needs are before they ever reach your door. Read the rest of this entry »

Job Interview: 5 Questions to Ask the Interviewer

April 22nd, 2014

Preparing for a job interview can be scary.

Every question that an interviewer could ask goes through your head as you try to come up with a clever answer that will surely make you stand out from the rest. While the correct preparation is extremely important and incredibly helpful, many interviewees fail to snag the job due to their lack of questioning of the interviewer. A job interview doesn’t have to be a one-sided Q&A from a coffee-addicted executive team. Instead, make the interview a conversation between an employer and potential employee, with the job candidate finding out what they need to succeed.

Are you asking the right questions?

Are you asking the right questions?

To prepare for your next job interview, be prepared to ask these five questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Workplace Wellness Programs: Do They Work?

April 15th, 2014

There have been many debates about the effectiveness of workplace wellness programs, both financially and psychologically. Some employees have shied away from the idea of sharing personal information such as exercise, eating and smoking habits with their employers due to a potential impressions it may leave, or simply because they want to keep their work and personal life separate. But the truth of the matter is, when it comes to saving money, workplace wellness programs are the way to go.

In a study performed by the University of Minnesota, employees received discounts of up to $300 from their health insurance by completing a health questionnaire, biking to campus or setting personal fitness goals. The grocery store chain, Safeway, has become a leading example in workplace wellness programs with its Live Life, Live Long, Live Well program. If employees “pass” a series of four tests, annual premiums are reduced by up to $780 for individuals and $1,560 for families.

Are you supporting wellness in the workplace?

Are you supporting wellness in the workplace?

The benefits of workplace wellness programs reaches far beyond just savings for employers and their employees. Saving money on health insurance motivates employees to stay healthy, an overall goal every human should strive for, as well as boosted morale and productivity in the workplace. A weight loss program, for example, can bring out the competitive side in employees and employers which can increase employee engagement. Practicing healthy habits in and out of the office can improve focus, productivity and confidence in employees, making them better workers and people.

“Wellness programs continue to offer an effective way for employers to encourage healthy behavior without having to decrease benefits, reduce wages or close their doors altogether,” said a Representative from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who was quoted in workplace wellness study.

Improving health of employees can also save the company money by paying less in medical costs and a reduction in absenteeism. No company wants to have an office full of tired, unproductive and unmotivated employees. Using incentives such as gym memberships, cash and gift card rewards, discounts at vitamin/supplement stores and improved office equipment can give employees the motivation they need.

Do you have a workplace wellness program? We’d love to hear about it!

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Social Media & the Workplace – 3 Tips for Success

March 26th, 2014

We live in a world driven by technology. Our Twitter accounts and Facebook pages have us connected almost instantly across the world, but with the freedom that social media platforms provide, it is essential to understand how these technological resources should and should not be used while at work. In this blog post, we identify three tips for appropriate workplace social media activities.

Three Workplace Social Media Tips for Success: 

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 1. Keep it professional: Social media is a great resource for doing some networking, getting your news, and just about everything in between, but keep in mind that as a professional, everything you post on your personal pages could come under scrutiny at work. Keep your content appropriate and friendly, never complain about work, supervisors or coworkers, and use it as an opportunity to convey positive messages.

 2. Utilize it on your own time: Social media platforms are literally available at our finger tips, and while they are easily accessible, this doesn’t mean that they should be accessed any time you feel   like it. Try to keep your online activities work related while at the office, and if you do feel the need to update a status or send a tweet, do so only on breaks.

3. Be familiar with your company policy: Every company will have a different set of rules in relation to their social media activities. The best way to prepare yourself is to have a thorough understanding of your individual organization’s policies. If your company has a ban on all social media sites, don’t risk updating that status as it could cost you your job.

Social media is exciting; it allows us to remain constantly plugged into the world and those around us, but keep in mind that there is a time and a place for everything, and social media may not always be an appropriate workplace activity. Use good judgment and always be professional, and you will be on your way to social media success.

About Josephine’s Professional Staffing

Founded in 1988, Josephine’s Professional Staffing has nearly 25 years of business success and is continuously committed to providing superior quality staffing solutions to companies in the Bay Area. We proactively and consistently search for avenues to provide staffing solutions in the field of administrative, accounting, healthcare, light industrial, technical and professional services while taking pride in each of our employees. Josephine’s Professional Staffing is a Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Underutilized Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (UDBE), and Minority Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWOBE). We can be reached at jps@jps-inc.com or 408.943.0111 and are located at 2158 Ringwood Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131

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