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Jobs You Can Land After Being An Administrative Assistant | Delray Beach Jobs Hiring

Here at Sloane Staffing, a lot of times we see Delray Beach jobs hiring candidates with prior administrative assistant experience. An administrative assistant is defined as a person employed by an individual or in an office to assist with correspondence, keep records, make appointments, and carry out similar tasks. Also sometimes called an Administrative Support Specialist, or simply just, an “admin.” This experience can lead to a very fruitful career. You will learn skills that translate extremely well to other roles. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of administrative assistant jobs is likely to grow 12% between 2012 and 2022. 

Starting out your career as an administrative assistant could lead you on a path of advancement to other positions such as a personal assistant, an executive secretary, a clerical supervisor, or an office manager. Some even go on to event and convention planning, coordinating and ensuring events are enjoyable and seamless. Another great position you can land using your admin experience is a Project Manager Job. Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization.

The skills you learn as an admin are often what your next hiring manager is looking for: communication, organization, customer service, time management, and confidentiality. These skills will prove to be invaluable down the road in your career. The average hourly pay for all administrative assistant roles is around $20 per hour, but will vary by experience and location. You can even land an administrative assistant role without a degree.

If you or someone you know has administrative experience and is currently in the job market looking for work, reach out to Sloane Staffing today at 561.512.8989. We can help you use your admin skills as a stepping stone to further your career.

Millennials...What Do They Really Want? | Now Hiring Delray Beach

Of all the companies now hiring in Delray Beach, ESPECIALLY in our niche industry of digital marketing, we hear the same question over and over again: “How do I appeal to millennials?” It’s not all emojis and avocado toast with millennials. The truth is actually much more straightforward than that- they prefer simplicity. If your website isn’t copy heavy, is mobile-friendly and easy to navigate, and provides an easy way for people to apply for jobs, you’re off to a great start!

Quite possibly the most important piece of this (and this should not come as a shock to anyone) is the mobile portion. Millennials eat, sleep, and breathe content and the internet. Biz Journal estimates that 25 percent of Millennials spend an average of five hours a day using their phone, while a quarter of Millennials check their phones more than 100 times a day. Make it easy for millennials to access your website from their mobile devices. Check out our “Candidates” page as a good example. This page is clean and simple, with not too much copy. It’s been made extremely easy for someone to apply right from their phone.

Speaking of copy, this is definitely something to be mindful of on your website. Millennials will scroll over any page that is too copy heavy. It has been estimated that 55% of visitors will read your page for 15 seconds OR LESS. Make sure you are saying exactly what you want to say at the top, and getting straight to the point.

For more helpful tips and trips on how to appeal to millennials, reach out to Sloane Staffing (now hiring Delray Beach) today at 561.512.8989

Staffing Predictions for 2019 | Staffing Delray Beach

Recruitment trends and predictions for this upcoming year have already been made, and here at Sloane Staffing, a staffing firm in Delray Beach, we are taking note. It has been predicted that the following will be common resources for staffing in the year 2019:

  • Mobile Recruitment: More and more candidates are using their phones and tablets to look for and apply for jobs. According to Glassdoor, 89% of candidates use mobile platforms to search for jobs. Companies should work to make it easier for candidates to apply directly from their phones if they want to see an increase in their job applicants and submissions.

  • More Flexible Working Conditions: Contract work and temporary positions are becoming more and more popular among candidates. Even more attractive to potential new employees is the opportunity to work remotely, or work from home. Allowing candidates to work remote even just one day a week will greatly increase your submissions.

  • Leveraging A Staffing Agency: Staffing agencies have valuable industry expertise that help companies who struggle with hiring. Working with recruiters also reduces friction among hiring managers. For example, positions in fields like IT, engineering and software development have specific requirements that can be hard to understand for talent acquisition generalists who lack direct industry experience. Plus, staffing agencies close relationships that they keep with top candidates in the market can lead to a faster hiring process.

If you are thinking of working with a staffing firm in Delray Beach, call Sloane Staffing today at 561.512.8989. The next time you find yourself searching for talent, you don't have to go at it alone!

2018 Year In Review | Digital Marketing Recruiter Delray Beach

What a year it was! 2018 was a huge year for business, and a monumental year for our digital marketing recruiting agency in Delray Beach, Sloane Staffing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the unemployment rate is at an all time low, around just only 4%, with the industry seeing more jobs than people out of work. Our recruiting team placed over 40 candidates in 2018! 42 people to be exact! Our candidates started new jobs in marketing, IT, and sales departments, to name a few. Some of their new job titles include Senior PPC Specialist, Creative Director, Email Marketing Manager, and Director of Business Development. Statistically, IT staff remain the second hardest professional group to fill globally, but we managed to fill tons of roles in that sector this year, including Sitecore Developers, Network Engineers, IT Support Specialists, and Ruby on Rails Developers. Sloane Staffing also placed a record breaking 15 people at Your Digital Resource in Downtown West Palm Beach, FL.

In addition, Sloane Staffing expanded their team with a new hire, and relocated their main office to Palm Beach Gardens, now serving areas well into Martin County.

We would like to thank all of our clients for continually choosing to work with us. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for you guys. And another big congratulations to all of our candidates who started new jobs in 2018! If you are thinking about working with a digital marketing recruiter in Delray Beach, call us today at 561.512.8989. We look forward to placing more candidates next year, and helping our clients with all of their hiring needs. As always, we are committed to the clients we serve and the candidates we place. Cheers to 2019!

How And When To Seasonally Hire | Executive Recruiters South Florida

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!

Four Tips For Your New Job! | Employ South Florida

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!

Parents, This One’s For You! Tips To Help You Balance Work And Back To School | Recruitment Agency Delray Beach

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. 

  1. 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! 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Applying For An Account Manager Position? Here Are Four Interview Questions To Help You Prepare | Delray Beach Jobs Hiring

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.

7 Tips For Running A Successful Team Meeting | Employ South Florida

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

Office Bullying Could Be Driving Your Talent Away, Right Under Your Nose | Staffing Delray Beach

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.

How To Create A Standout Resume | Employ South Florida

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.

 

Five Tips For Recruiting Millennial Talent | Executive Recruiters South Florida

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.