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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 »

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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Workplace Discrimination: What Are the Consequences for Employers?

October 15th, 2013
What are the consequences?

What are the consequences?

In part two of this series on workplace discrimination, we discussed a handful of ways in which workplace discrimination can take place. Federal law protects employees in the workplace from discrimination based on factors such as age, race, sex and disability. As previously discussed, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces these laws and ensures that employees and applicants receive equal pay and opportunity for hiring, promotion and training.

This week we discuss the consequences of workplace discrimination for employers. We already know that discrimination can be punishable by law. However, do you know what the repercussions are for the company or employers accused of discrimination? The aftermath can range from tangible to intangible.

1. Lawsuits, Fines & Penalties – Workplace discrimination includes three types of tangible consequences for employers including fines, litigation costs and penalties imposed by federal or state agencies upon the investigation and discovery of discriminatory practices in the workplace. If your company is found guilty of discrimination and you don’t reach a conciliatory agreement with the EEOC, it may file a federal lawsuit against the company. If the EEOC charge is dismissed, the employee could still file a personal lawsuit against your company.

2. Bad Publicity & Company Reputation – Another tangible consequence of discrimination is the bad publicity your company may receive because of fines, settlements and penalties. This could hurt your business’ bottom line for years to come. Socially responsible consumers are less likely to support a company that has been found guilty of engaging in discriminatory employment practices. Not only that, but the accusations can cause serious damage to your company’s reputation. It wills also make it harder for your business to find qualified applicants for open positions.

3. Employee Morale – Discrimination also creates poor employee morale. If an employee feels benefits, rewards and promotions have little to do with their performance, they may stop doing their best work. Employee turnover will also increase, as employees will leave a company they feel is unfair to its workers.

These are three of the most common consequences for companies and employers who have been accused or convicted of workplace discrimination. For more information on discrimination in the workplace and how to identify it, please visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at www.eeoc.gov.

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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