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6 Benefits of Hiring Job Staffing Agencies

February 17th, 2015

Hiring job staffing agencies is a great way for applicants to advance their career and for employers to seek top talent. For applicants frustrated with traditional career sites which never bring results, seeking help from job staffing agencies like JPS can help them achieve the career they deserve. A staffing agency provides a win-win benefit for all, making the job placement process easier and more targeted. Here are 6 benefits of hiring a staffing agency, for applicants and for employers.

There are many benefits to hiring a staffing agency.

There are many benefits to hiring a staffing agency.

3 Benefits for Applicants

  1. Exclusive Access to Job Openings

Companies who hire job staffing agencies often release job openings to the staffing agency before the general public. This means you’ll have the opportunity to jump on new openings before anyone would view them on a career search website. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Staffing Agency Interview Tips: 4 Things They’re Looking For

May 6th, 2014

If you’re preparing for an interview at a staffing agency, it’s important that you treat it as a real interview that could put you in the position of your dreams. Why, you may ask? The staffing agency that you interview with is going to become your advocate and put you exactly where you need to be to reach your goals; so it’s important that you dress the part.

Every staffing agency wants to help and, like any other prospective employer, they are going to ask many questions to find out about character, experience and work ethic. But there are a couple of different things that recruiters will look for as well. staffing agency interview

4 Interview Tips from a Staffing Agency 

1. Do you know what you want? 

Staffing agencies deal with so many different opportunities, ranging from full-time to holiday gigs. If you can define exactly what kind of work you are looking for, it makes the recruiter’s job a lot easier. Are you looking for something to pay the bills or venturing into a new field? Be clear about your goals and recruiters will do their best to put you on the right path.  Read the rest of this entry »

Staffing Agencies – Three Tips for Finding the Perfect Match

December 10th, 2013
What is your perfect staffing match?

What is your perfect staffing match?

Working with staffing agencies like Josephine’s Professional Staffing could be an outstanding career move. Whether you are seeking out permanent employment or temporary placement, staffing agencies place millions of individuals into quality employment opportunities each day. Picking an agency that will fit your needs is especially important after making the positive decision to work with one. In this blog post, we introduce three tips for choosing the perfect staffing agency. Read the rest of this entry »

Staffing Agency Interviews – 4 Ways to Prepare

November 26th, 2013
How will you be preparing for your interview?

How will you be preparing for your interview?

Staffing agencies like JPS have the potential to aid highly qualified professionals with placements into industry respected positions at various points of their careers. Whether it is your first job, a temporary placement or your dream position, staffing agencies can make it happen. When applying to a staffing agency, the territory may seem unfamiliar, but this is not something to fret about. Today, we introduce four tips that help you prepare for your first or next staffing agency interview.  Read the rest of this entry »

1099 Contractors – Getting to Know the Basics

November 5th, 2013
Do you know the basics of 1099 contractors?

Do you know the basics of 1099 contractors?

Understanding the basics of 1099 contractors can be a daunting task. In this two part blog series, we briefly introduce the basics for understanding the concepts associated with 1099 contractors. Today, we will delve into the topic by answering basic questions pertaining to contractors, compensation and taxes.

What is it? A 1099 contractor is a specific type of worker that independently contracts his or her services to a business. 1099 contractors are often referred to as freelance employees and are used across multiple work sectors. The term ‘1099’ refers to the IRS form that a contractor will receive in regards to their rate of income during a specific tax/ fiscal year.

Compensation? A 1099 employee’s or independent contractor’s compensation is not based upon the typical hourly or minimum wage laws. Compensation is based upon the completion of pre-contracted tasks rather than the total hours of work performed. Independent contractors may receive wages below the minimum wage while other skilled contractors use their expertise to receive wages far beyond the minimum.

Taxes? As you can imagine, 1099 contractors who make a specific amount of income per year are issued 1099 tax forms from the business that contracted and compensated them. While both 1099 and regular employees have tax obligations regarding income and social security payments, regular employees do not have to make their own payments, as their withholdings are taken directly from regular paychecks. 1099 contractors are required to make their own tax payments in full.

This basic information will surely give any hiring manager or business owner an idea of what it means to hire a 1099 independent contractor. Be sure to check back next week for part two as we uncover the risks associated with hiring 1099 contractors.

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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Staffing Agencies – How Employees Get the Jobs They Want

October 29th, 2013
How will a staffing agency help you?

How will a staffing agency help you?

Staffing agencies like JPS have the potential to aid in the placement or acquisition of a high quality career opportunity. While we have previously discussed the ways in which staffing agencies can help an employee land their dream job, today we will introduce even more concepts that highlight the value of staffing agencies within the job search process. In this blog post, we will identify how staffing agency professionals can present unique opportunities to help place candidates in a job that they will want while alleviating the stress and time of the job hunt.

They are:

  1. Access to unadvertised openings: Staffing agencies are often times privy to job openings that may never be advertised to the public. This means that potential employees will have access to the application process with less public competition.
  2. Work life balance and flexibility: Agencies have the ability to place employees in part time or contracted work that fits into a busy schedule. This is especially ideal for individuals with a hectic personal life or extensive travel plans; it also nearly eliminates the risk of employment termination due to needed time off.
  3. Train and advance for FREE: Staffing agency employees typically receive training prior to placement in hopes of developing better work skills and assignment placement. This training is a great resource for learning and expanding the skill set to create a more appealing candidate for permanent employment.
  4. Discover permanent opportunities: Did you know that 75% of temp employees are hired on in permanent positions? Staffing agencies can give you a unique try before you buy look into a company before a long term commitment is required.

The benefits of working with a staffing agency like Josephine’s Professional Staffing are abundant. The opportunities presented will allow employees to be in control of their workplace experiences and could lead to high quality long term employment that would not be otherwise available.

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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Staffing Agencies – A Cost Effective Solution

October 22nd, 2013
How can staffing agencies save you money?

How can staffing agencies save you money?

Staffing agencies like JPS are a priceless resource in the professional world. They bring together exceptional companies with outstanding candidates that may or may not have been found through other employee search methods. The use of a staffing agency is not only beneficial to a company’s general work environment and productivity, but also to its pocketbook. In this blog post, we introduce various ways in which working with a staffing agency can save a company money in a highly significant way.

They are:

Try before you buy: Staffing agencies provide an opportunity for temporary employees to be actively placed within a quality company. With the reality of turnover being rather high among regular external hires, temporary employees reduce the risk of investing time and money into a new employee that may not be a good fit for the company in the long term. This is a great way to determine which candidates would be quality permanent employees.

Access to highly qualified candidates: Staffing agencies have unlimited access to active candidates with outstanding resumes and credentials. Partnering with staffing agencies can reduce the time and money spent focused on unqualified candidate applications while also garnering individuals that are not only qualified, but fit into the company’s overall culture. These candidates help maintain a high level of work and productivity within the workplace.

Reduction of overtime costs: The burden of paying employees time and a half for overtime hours can be heavy. By working with staffing agencies and temporary employees, overtime hours can be reduced or nearly eliminated from the shoulders of regular employees. This will result in a noticeable monetary savings.

Tax coverage: One of the most cost effective aspects of working with a staffing agency lays in the realm of taxes. Typically, the partnering staffing agency will cover all taxes and fees that accompany payroll, unemployment or worker’s compensation.

As you can see, working with a staffing agency is a highly beneficial practice that will not only provide companies with the best quality candidates, but will also help keep the company purse strings tight. If you are looking for an exceptional staffing agency to partner with, we encourage you to contact Josephine’s Professional Staffing, today!

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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Staffing Agencies – How to Land Your Dream Job

September 24th, 2013
How could a staffing agency help you?

How could a staffing agency help you?

Did you know that according to the American Staffing Association, 2.91 million people are employed by staffing agencies every business day? Staffing agencies are literally bringing quality companies and exceptional employees together for business success and growth by the millions. We all have been there and  experienced the long, grueling and sometimes disappointing process of job hunting. Boosting your LinkedIn profile and scrolling through endless job postings on Monster or  Craigslist, will only get you so far. In this blog post we will introduce 3 reasons any hopeful, budding professional should utilize staffing agencies to land the job of their dreams.

They are:

1.      Access to expert professional advice: It is no secret that the current job market is intimidating and that the difference between a job offer and a missed opportunity could lie in the small details. Staffing agencies can provide valuable resources and advice to job seekers in regards to resumes/CVs, cover letters, salary negotiation tips and personal interview preparation, just to name a few. These resources are not  available via job board postings.

2.     Temporary assignments or full time opportunities: With the current state of the economy, full time jobs are the most sought after, and while staffing agencies place employees into full time positions, many also specialize in temporary assignments. In fact, did you know that 79% of staffing agency-placed employees work full time? It is also not uncommon for temporary staffing employees to be permanently hired on if a company is impressed with their overall performance.

3.     Reap the benefits of strong professional relationships: Staffing agency professionals network for a living; the success of their work depends on the relationships that they build with each potential employer. Working with a staffing agency will grant you access to these networks and will allow you to explore opportunities that you would not have discovered otherwise.

These three benefits are only a handful of the reasons why an up and coming professional should utilize a staffing agency like Josephine’s Professional Staffing. To learn more about our various employment services, contact us, today!

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

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Employment Agencies – Benefits for Job Seekers

March 29th, 2013
Job hunting? Check out the benefits of working with a staffing agency.

Job hunting? Check out the benefits of working with a staffing agency.

In recent years almost every professional field has become more and more competitive, making it difficult and stressful to find a job. Job-hunting certainly takes a lot of time, patience and dedication in order to craft the right messages and deliver them one at a time. But there is no reason to try to do this alone; employment agencies are a great asset for active job seekers. Here are some benefits of choosing employment agencies in your quest to find the right job.

Get a team. Employment agencies act as your representative. Job seekers don’t have to hand out tens or hundreds of resumes and cover letters one at a time or try to get potential interviews alone. At JPS, our staffing managers are always ready and available to represent you in your job search. Read the rest of this entry »