As we quickly approach the fall season (even though it might not feel like it here in South Florida!) businesses are finding themselves busier than ever trying to prepare for the demanding holiday season. With the excitement of the upcoming holidays also comes tension and hard work to wrap up the end of the year. Now is a great time to think about hiring seasonally, and using a recruiter in South Florida such as Sloane Staffing. If your company has large changes in productions or service, or you are preparing for the shopping holidays (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, etc.) now may be the time to hire seasonally. This will give you a heads up on the labor market, and will fill those gaps as your full-time employees begin to take time off for the holidays. As we look forward to October next week, now is the time to hire some temporary or part-time employees or contractors to lend a helping hand at your business during your busiest time. These new employees will need to be trained and all geared-up before the craziness of the holiday season begins. You will want to onboard these new hires and have them buy into your mission from day one. It can also be helpful to think of seasonal hires as a two or three month long interview. The best ones can always transition into full-time employees. For the workers who stand out, be sure to acknowledge you’ll consider them for full-time work if the opportunity arises. If you are worried about the upcoming busyness of the holiday season, reach out to Sloane Staffing now to help you hire part-time or temporary employees. Now is the time, don’t wait! Call 561.512.8989 today!
So you just landed one of the coveted, sought after jobs in South Florida – congrats! While the job search and interview process are over, there is still work to be done in your first 90 days of employment. With many companies having a mandatory 90 day probation period (to test you out), this is your time to prove yourself, and your time to shine! Follow our four simple tips below to get you off on the right foot, from day one!
Introduce Yourself to People. Your first few months should be spent getting to know your co-workers and management team. If you want to make a great first impression, try introducing yourself at the watercooler or using the on-site facilities such as the gym to meet new people.
Be Proactive. Develop a routine from day one and offer to jump in and help anywhere you can. Your new co-workers will love to see you take initiative, and so will your new boss! Take notes when possible, and don’t wait for someone to tell you what to do. Pay attention and don’t hesitate to ask questions.
Understand Organizational Structure. Try to understand the larger picture of your organization. You should know who your team is and who you report to, but take it one step closer by researching your leadership team, and if possible, reach out to them to introduce yourself. You will be surprised, some might even entertain a lunch with “the new guy!”
Show How You Can Be Dependable. In addition to being proactive, reach out and ask where you can help – and follow that through. It will speak volumes in your first few months if you can help your team be more productive.
If you have any questions about our tips, or would like to reach out, please do! Call us anytime at 561.512.8989!
Are you a company in South Florida that has no time to search for, interview, and hire candidates? Want to grow your business but just don’t have the resources to replace or hire new employees? Often, business owners who try to recruit on their own run into problems. They simply don’t have the time to conduct searches, review resumes, schedule interviews, check backgrounds, etc. Because of all of the time needed to find the perfect employee, it can be much easier to outsource this work to a recruiting agency, such as Sloane Staffing.
At Sloane Staffing, we have the resources and can handle the full-time job that is recruiting for you. This includes, searching for that hard-to-find candidate, reviewing resumes and applications, conducting phone screenings, interviewing candidates, and checking backgrounds and references. We have also developed a deep network throughout our years of staffing and can reach candidates that hiring managers would not often be able to reach themselves.
Staffing agencies also understand your needs which in turn can save you money. Staffing agencies are essentially a devoted human resources team. However, companies that use them save dramatically on overhead costs associated with staffing an in-house HR department. In addition, not every business needs a full-time, direct hire employee. Some only need part-time, temporary or short-term contract help. By going through a staffing agency, a business can avoid paying for employee services that exceed their actual needs.
If you are a company in South Florida that needs help with recruiting and hiring, contact Sloane Staffing today at 561.512.8989.
It’s that time of year again, school is back in session and you are faced with handling the back-to-school shopping, changing schedules, and inevitable arguments with the kids. All of these distractions can make it difficult to balance your family responsibilities with your career. Unfortunately for working professionals, the business world does not rearrange itself around school schedules, so here are a few tips that can help during the end of summer chaos.
- Communicate with your employer. Be upfront and honest about your changing back to school schedule, and let them know what to expect while you get ready to send the kids back. Chances are they have children too and are going through the same thing as you, and will understand!
- Adjust your work hours. Ask to work flexible hours (i.e. shift your schedule to go in earlier and leave earlier so you can be home when the gets get there) or if possible, remote for a few days.
- Organize the night before. Pack lunches and and backpacks and leave them near the door for the next day. Pick out outfits and take showers and baths the night before so you are not rushing in the morning before work.
- Make a calendar and set a schedule. Calendar’s can be extremely efficient for all members of the family. You can either hang a calendar on the wall in your kitchen, or create an online calendar or use an app to share with everyone. If you are needing more time with your kids, work a visit to their school to have lunch with them on your lunch hour.
Sloane Staffing is here to help! If you have any questions, reach out to us at 561.512.8989.
Are you a company in Delray Beach who is currently hiring? If you need help from a local hiring agency, look no further than Sloane Staffing! We will send you qualified candidates based off of your hiring needs. During the interview process, here are our five favorite ways to assess your prospective hires!
1. Read Their Body Language: From the moment the candidate walks in the door, let their body language do the talking. Look for things like posture, eye contact, and enunciation – these are all good indicators of a top candidate.
2. Watch Closely How Candidates Interact With Non-Interviewers: We personally love to see new hires walking around the office, smiling and waving at other employees who might not necessarily be interviewing them. Or saying “thank you” when a door is held for them. A friendly exchange in pleasantries can make all the difference.
3. Ask Off The Wall Questions, Or About Their Passions: It’s O.K. to divert away from the typical interview questions. You will be working with this new person for 40+ hours a week! Ask about their interests outside of work, and see if they line up with the other members of the organization. Check out this list of 20 off the wall interview questions for examples.
4. Ask The Typical CEO Question: Try asking the hypothetical CEO question; “What would you do differently if you ran this company?” A candidate who gives candid feedback is usually a good hire. Who knows, you might learn something here!
If you are hiring in Delray Beach and need new ways to assess your potential new candidates, we hope these four ideas above help. For further information, feel free to reach out to Sloane Staffing, at 561-512-8989.
Are you ready to become an Account Manager? An account manager is a person who works for a company and is responsible for the management of sales and relationships with particular customers. They manage the relationship with the client of the account(s) they are assigned to. Account management can lead to very lucrative careers. As the “face” of your employer, you will ensure each client of yours is matched with the right products and services your company offers. Here are a few of our favorite questions to review when preparing for an account manager job interview.
1) What is your favorite productivity tool and why? It is crucial for account managers to keep organized, and employers will want to know exactly how you do this. Be ready to list any tools you use to track clients, plan your day, manage your time, etc.
2) What is it so important to establish long term relationships with clients and customers? If possible, use examples from your past work here to explain how you gained the trust of your clients.
3) Describe a situation in which you were able to handle a dissatisfied client? Almost all employers will ask to see how you handle this question. They want to know how you will handle a dissatisfied client and not lose their business.
4) If you could snap your fingers and change one thing in your personality what would it be and why? Expect an off-the-wall interview question. These are becoming more and more common, and it’s a great way for a hiring manager to get a good sense of your personality based off of how you answer.
If you are interviewing for an account management position, or looking for an account management position, reach out to Sloane Staffing at 561.512.8989.
Whether it’s a weekly, bi-weekly, stand-up, or Monday morning team meeting, gatherings of employees are an essential component of any work environment. Unfortunately, some meetings often drag on longer than they should, or don’t communicate effectively, and both are a waste of everyone’s time and company money. It’s important to have these meetings to promote team collaboration, provide information, and allow for feedback or discussion. To ensure you are running a successful meeting, check out our seven tips below.
1) Make a connection with everyone in the room, this will get their minds brainstorming and will help keep everyone on the same page.
2) Have a goal in mind. Spend some time planning the meeting agenda.
3) Stick to the agenda! This is crucial. Assign a timekeeper if needed to help you stay on track.
4) Link the agenda with your mission. Every meeting should have a mission related the discussion to keep team members aware of what they are doing and what they have to do for the growth of the company.
5) Encourage participation. Ensure everybody is included. Give others the opportunity to lead the conversation. Or, ask a question and go around the room one at a time for answers so everyone can participate.
6) Take note/write down actionable items. Be sure to recap the meeting so you can follow up afterwards. At the end of each meeting, the managers can also ask certain questions like,
· “What are the tasks to be done in the next week?”
· “What new strategies did you learn from this meeting.”
7) Have some fun! Play a funny video clip or add in a game to keep employees engaged.
Do you have any other tips or fun ways you engage your employees during your team meetings? We would love to hear from you! Sloane Staffing, Employing South Florida – 561.512.8989
Bullying in the office is a crucial issue that far too often goes unnoticed. Thanks to the #metoo movement, sexual assault issues are being addressed more and more, but there are other types of bullying that may be going on in your office without you even noticing. And unfortunately, if bullying or harassment goes too far, it could cause a good employee to leave. A recent study shows that two-thirds of workers claim they’d actively pursue a new job if bullied. In order to avoid this, it is important to define workplace bullying, so everyone in your office has an understanding of exactly what is and what is not allowed. According to the experts at the Workplace Bullying Institute, it’s described as “repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct that is threatening, humiliating, or intimidating; work interference; or verbal abuse.” It’s important that a strong message against bullying is sent from upper level leadership so others down the chain understand it will not be tolerated. It also helps to educate your employees on how to handle workplace bullying. If harassment does occur, it is imperative to address it with punishment. Your employees need to know there will be repercussions and this type of behavior will not be accepted. If a bully does not take your punishment seriously, or continues to harass others in the office, it might be time to let them go permanently. Don’t let office bullying happen under your nose. An office without any bullying will be a happy, healthier workplace for all. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sloane Staffing at 561.512.8989.
We know not all companies are in a position to hand out company bonuses and stock options. If you are struggling to keep your employees engaged, below are some of our recommendations to make them happy. Because we all know, happy employees make for a happier workplace!
1) Try offering to let them work remote or work from home more. We live in a world where most work can be done from home with a computer.
2) Add some fun. Bring some games to the office, add a pinball machine, or take them for an outing like mini golf– and do it during work hours so they aren’t missing time with their families after work.
3) Communicate well and often. Employees are more engaged when they feel they can talk to their manager. Accessible managers often see better results.
4) Try a bring your child/dog to work day. This type of fun, family inclusion will show your employees you really care.
5) Throw a party for your employees! If you are O.K. with alcohol in your office, there is no harm in throwing a champagne toast to celebrate recent accomplishments.
6) Help your employees get really good at their job. Trainings and seminars are a great way to boost the skills of your employees. And people enjoy doing what they are good at!
7) Thank your employees for good work. You would be surprised how far a hand written note can go!
Above are just some of the ways to motivate the people at your work. If done correctly, you can transform the way your employees see their job and the company. For any questions, reach out to Sloane Staffing at 561.512.8989!
As a hiring agency in Delray Beach, we hear it all the time – and we get it. Mustering up the courage to tell your current employer you are leaving can be nerve-wracking. It can be exciting to receive a job offer from a new company, but scary to tell your boss you’re leaving. To lessen the fear that goes along with giving your notice, you must first remember that you are not letting anyone down. It can be very common to feel like you are disappointing your manager or co-workers, but this simply is not the case. Don’t let them pressure you into feeling this way, they should be proud of you and excited for your new opportunity. Also, be sure to give your notice the proper way, at least two weeks in advanced. Tell them you will be with the company for the next two weeks and will be happy to wrap up any projects you are working on or train a new hire if they replace you. Don’t forget to thank your employer for all they have done for you. We recommend a simple hand written note. Even if you did not like your job, chances are you still learned something and those skills helped you land this new, these can go a long way. And you never know, you may cross paths with these people again so it’s important to leave on a good note. It should be exciting that you are taking on a new role. And be just that –excited! It is a great accomplishment to land a job and beat out other qualified candidates. You should be proud of yourself. We know that leaving a position can be uncomfortable or even awkward, but amazing things can happen when you try something new. Contact us anytime at Sloane Staffing, 561-512-8989.
When hiring managers are looking to fill roles and ultimately employ South Florida, there are a few key ways you can make yourself stand out among other candidates. Here are six ways you can differentiate your resume from others:
1) Tailor your resume to the job. It’s OK to do some research on the company, and tune your resume to the specific role. Try to include relevant experience and skills, and if possible put this at the very top of your CV.
2) Make sure your resume is error-free. We can’t tell you how many times here at Sloane Staffing we review resumes with grammatical errors. This is a huge red flag to potential employers. If you need to, have a friend or family member proofread your resume before sending.
3) Use a template. Resume templates are easy to follow, and will help you make fewer mistakes. Download a resume template from a site like My Perfect Resume.
4) Include metrics. It is important to add numbers to your resume, no matter what the position. Employers like to see what you accomplished for past companies. For example, “I closed 29 deals in a six-month period bringing in over $670k in revenue for the company.”
5) Keep things professional. Avoid using any negative language about previous jobs or employers. This is also not a document that should ever showcase your personal hobbies or political preferences.
6) Don’t use fancy fonts or colors. If you follow a resume template, you will see that loud, fancy fonts and colors are not needed to showcase all of your skills. Keep the document clean and easy to read.
We hope these six tips will help you with your resume writing. If you need further help, feel free to contact us anytime at 561.512.8989.
If you are a business owner seeking to hire millennial talent, you are in luck. Executive recruiters in South Florida, like Sloane Staffing, often use the following tips to recruit millennials.
1. Be clear when creating your job listings. The clearer your job descriptions are, and the more upfront you are with potential candidates, the better your responses will be.
2. Be aware of what millennials think of you. Millennials eat, sleep, and breathe social media and WILL be checking in on your accounts prior to or during their interview process. Make sure your reviews on sites like Indeed and Glassdoor are positive.
3. Create a mobile-friendly site. Millennials are an internet-raised generation. They will be doing their research on you (mentioned in #2) on their phones and tablets. Make sure you’ve advertised your company and its culture in a good light.
4. Emphasize company culture. Speaking of company culture, it is important to “brag” about your company and its benefits these days. Millennials expect offices like Google (think sleeping pods, gyms and workout classes, cafeterias, etc.) If you want to hire the best of the best, be sure to do your best to provide those amenities to your employees if possible, and make it known during the hiring process that you offer those things.
5. Don’t wait until people start job hunting. Reach out to a recruitment agency, such as Sloane Staffing, to get a jump on the recruitment game. They have the ears of candidates who may be looking for a new role, but have done nothing about it yet – giving you the advantage over other employers.
Millennials are more likely to respond to these newer and non-conventional recruiting methods. Contact Sloane Staffing today with any questions you may have! 561.512.8989.