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Seeking a New Career? October’s Open Job Listings

October 18th, 2016

Here at Josephine’s Professional Staffing, we’re always seeking talented new candidates who would be a good fit for our open job listings. Through our extensive employment process, we work to place job seekers with great local businesses in the fields of Administrative, Clerical, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Healthcare, Medical, IT, Technical, Light Industrial and Manufacturing.

On the job hunt? Don't miss these open opportunities!

On the job hunt? Don’t miss these open opportunities!

Here is a list of the employment opportunities we have available for the month of October, ranging from warehouse assistant to engineer in training.

  • Material Handler – San Jose Area
  • Certified Nursing Assistants – Palo Alto, San Jose Area, Santa Clara, San Francisco
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses – Different areas in the Bay Area
  • Warehouse Assistant – San Jose
  • Document Control Manager – San Mateo, Oakland
  • Engineer in Training – San Mateo, Oakland

Are You a Good Fit Our Open Positions? How to Apply

If you’d like to apply for any of these open positions, we would love to hear from you! We use a comprehensive recruitment process to screen all of our potential employment applicants. Job seekers are required to submit a resume and complete an online application. Want to make sure your resume is the best it can be? See our helpful advice here. Read the rest of this entry »

We’re Hiring! Positions Available This September

September 20th, 2016

Can you believe it’s almost fall already? The summer has flown by, but with the crisp, cool weather also arrives a great opportunity to make a career change! At Josephine’s Professional Staffing, we’re always on the lookout for new, talented candidates who may be a good fit for our open job listings. Read on for more details on the positions we’re currently hiring for this September.

See our open job listings here.

See our open job listings here.

September’s Open Job Listings and Locations

  • Material Handler – Milpitas, California
  • Forklift Driver – Milpitas, California
  • Document Control Manager – San Mateo, California
  • Project Administrative Assistant – San Mateo, California
  • Project Manager – San Mateo, California
  • Medical Member Services – Campbell, California

Position Requirements: Must be bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Tagalog, or Chinese.

  • Medical Compliance Coordinator – Campbell, California
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse – Various cities in California
  • Certified Nursing Assistant – Palo Alto, San Jose, California
  • Phlebotomist – Bay Area, Los Gatos, California
  • Nurse Practitioner – Bay Area, California
  • Physician Assistant – Bay Area, California
  • Medical Assistant – Bay Area, California

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Open Job Listings for August

August 16th, 2016

Here at Josephine’s Professional Staffing, we work to place top talent with businesses in the fields of Administrative, Clerical, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Healthcare, Medical, IT, Technical, Light Industrial and Manufacturing. We’re always seeking new talented candidates who may be a good fit for our open job listings.

Job searching? Check out our open positions!

Job searching? Check out our open positions!

Continue reading for a look into the employment opportunities we have available for the month of August, ranging from reception to certified nursing assistants.

August’s Open Job Listings and Locations

  • Receptionist – San Mateo, California
    • Will provide support to an engineering project.
  • Administrative Support with Engineering experience – San Jose, California
    • Will provide support to a construction project in San Jose.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant – Palo Alto, San Jose
    • Will provide support in a hospital setting.
  • Material Handler – Milpitas, California
    • Will work in a warehouse setting.
  • Forklift Driver – Milpitas, California
    • Has experience operating a stand-up forklift.

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3 Tips for Writing a Job Description

October 6th, 2015

To attract and land the right candidates for your company, you’ll need to write an accurate job description. One of the best ways to avoid making a bad hire is to ensure your incoming team members are well-versed in their responsibilities and job expectations. Here are three tips for writing a job description that will attract great new team members.


3 Tips for Writing a Job Description

  1. Include the Right Items

Several items all job descriptions should include are:

  • Job title
  • Statement of job purpose
  • Level of job, including how much experience is necessary
  • List of job tasks and essential duties
  • Other relationships within the business, including to whom the job reports to
  • Basic job requirements, including physical limitations if necessary
  • Job location
  • Salary range

If you are unsure about any of the above, contact your human resources department. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Steps to Making a Job Offer

March 10th, 2015

When you’ve interviewed the perfect candidate, it’s important to move quickly and begin making a job offer. The formal letter contains important salary information, but it is also an opportunity to offer the candidate a window into life at your company. In order to avoid losing the potential new-hire and having to repeat the hiring process, here are 5 steps to making a job offer so you can lock down a great employee.


5 Steps to Making a Job Offer

  1. Act Quickly

Finding the perfect candidate took time and yours probably isn’t the only company with which they interviewed. As soon as you’ve made a decision, prepare yourself to make the offer. Read the rest of this entry »

Job Search: When is the Best Time?

August 26th, 2014

While we can honestly say that there is no golden time to start your job search, there are some key times that you should avoid while seeking new employment. Everyone’s schedules are a bit different, and hiring windows can differ based on the industry. Here at JPS, we are always available to help you land that dream job you’ve been looking for, but we want to make sure you’re in the right place at the right time. job search


Beginning of the Year 

Many companies will have a clear budget outline right before or shortly after the New Year. This budget will tell them if they have spaces to fill and can look into hiring new talent. It’s best to wait until about the second or third week of the month to allow time for executives and hiring managers to return from holiday vacation, but make sure that your resume is at the top of their inbox when they return.

Applying around the New Year also will give you a psychological boost thanks to the “starting over” mentality of a brand new beginning.  Read the rest of this entry »

HR Trends for 2015

August 19th, 2014

Human resources is a constantly changing, ever-evolving field.  I know it’s August but that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to 2015.  The New Year will bring with it new ideas.  Let’s take a look at the five biggest HR trends for the coming year.

1.  Making Data Personal

At its core, HR is the practice of understanding and helping people.  Data plays a major role in hiring new employees but numbers don’t tell a story.  HR professionals are learning to combine their analytic tools with a more nuanced understanding of each employee.  This interplay builds a stronger, more community-oriented workplace where every individual feels valued. data HR

2.  Generational Diversity

HR has been leading the way in creating a diverse workforce.  However, the knowledge gap between younger and older employees is still an issue.  One of the more interesting trends is reverse mentoring whereby a younger employees helps an older one learn new technologies.   Read the rest of this entry »

Employees & Applicants – Law Changes in Recruiting & Hiring (Part 3)

August 27th, 2013
Are law changes affecting you?

Are law changes affecting you?

In our last blog posts, we have introduced two of the revisions that have affected recruiting and hiring laws within the state of California for 2013. In part three, we will introduce the change that occurred in relation to new employee orientation and the reporting of new or rehired employees.

When an employee is hired by a company in the state of California, a hiring checklist must be completed. This checklist includes the:

  • ·         I-9 – Employment Eligibility Verification form
  • ·         Rights to Workers’ Compensation Benefitspamphlet
  • ·         Personal Physician Designation form
  • ·         Personal Chiropractor or Acupuncturist Designation form
  • ·         DE 2515- State Disability Insurance Provisionspamphlet
  • ·         DE 2511 – Paid Family Leave pamphlet
  • ·         General Notice of COBRA Continuation Coverage Rights
  • ·         Sexual Harassment pamphlet
  • ·         W-4 – Employees Withholding Allowance certificate
  • ·         DE 4 – California Employees Withholding certificate
  • ·         A Permit to Employ and Work and a Wage and Employment Notice to Employees

Additionally, non-exempt employees must be presented with a wage statement at the time of hire.

According to HR California, “Federal law requires all employers to report information on newly hired or rehired employees who work in California to the EDD’s New Employee Registry no later than 20 days after the start-of-work date. The start-of-work date is the first day services were performed for wages. All employees must be reported regardless of age or projected wages, even those who work less than a full day, are part-time employees, are seasonal employees or discontinue their employment before the 20th day of employment. A rehire occurs when the employment relationship ends and the returning individual is required to submit a Form W-4.”

The relevant change to new employee hiring and reporting became effective on January 1, 2013 and determined that employers must report the hiring of an employee who previously worked for the employer, but has not been employed for at least 60 consecutive days.

Understanding California recruiting and hiring laws is an imperative in relation to managing the workplace. Here at Josephine’s Professional Staffing, we have a vast knowledge of California employment laws and programs and are prepared to use our wide knowledge base and skill set to benefit you and your business. Contact us today to learn more!

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 or 4008.943.0111 and are located at 2158 Ringwood Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131.

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Questions – The Essential 9 for Speaking with References

May 17th, 2013
Do you know what to ask a candidate's reference?

Do you know what to ask a candidate’s reference?

When hiring new employees, it is imperative to take a look at past experiences within the workplace. While resumes and cover letters often highlight the brag worthy positives, references can sometimes answer questions that include the honest details that will make or break a potential employee’s chances at working for your company.

When approaching a professional conversation concerning a business reference, it is important to begin by asking straightforward and simple questions before easing into more detail-oriented scenarios. Below are a few tips to help when speaking with a potential employee’s reference.

1. Verify the basics. Ask the reference for past dates of employment, official title and duties. This will give you as a hiring manager or business owner a common ground with the reference and will aid in building a rapport with the individual.

2. Would you rehire this individual? Be sure to ask for their reasons for leaving and why they would or wouldn’t welcome that individual back into their workforce.

3. How far did this applicant advance within their role at the reference’s organization? Knowing the advancement or lack thereof will speak a lot about the work ethic of a potential employee and could keep you from hiring a poor worker or will allow you to add an individual to your team with an exceptional work ethic.   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 »