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How To Work With A Staffing Or Recruiting Agency | Agency Staffing West Palm Beach

Congratulations! You’ve made the smart decision to partner with a staffing agency. We all know that working with a recruiter can save you time and money when looking to hire qualified candidates for your business. But what can you do, the client, to help streamline the recruitment process and get the absolute most out of what you’re paying for? Here are our top 5 tips when working with a staffing agency:

  1. Engage With The Agency: Here at Sloane Staffing, an agency staffing West Palm Beach, we provide multiple channels for you to contact our team. Reach out at (561) 512-8989, send us a note to max@sloane-staffing.com, or simply drop us a message on our web page and tell us all about your hiring needs.

  2. Maintain An Open Line Of Communication: Once in contact with your recruitment agency, it is imperative to keep an open line of communication with them. Conversation only enhances their performance, and this client-vendor relationship thrives on communication!

  3. Be Prepared: When asking your recruiter to start a new search for a position, always have the job description ready and confirmation that the position has been budgeted for and approved. In addition, make sure that you and your teams will have the time and resources needed to complete the interview process and on-boarding sessions with your potential new hire.

  4. Provide Feedback Quickly: As soon as an interview has concluded, give feedback on your experience to your recruiter. Be direct and transparent, don’t beat around the bush or try and sugar-coat when delivering potentially negative news. Your agency will respect your honesty.

  5. Be Proactive: In the hot job market that we are in, getting your phone and in-person interviews scheduled quickly will give you a competitive advantage. Candidates are interviewing elsewhere, and you don’t want to miss out on the perfect new employee to help grow and support your business because you weren’t being proactive enough.  

We hope this guide helps you to work with your new staffing or recruiting agency. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us, at 561.512.8989. 

Why Getting The Right Customer Service Representatives Is Important For Your Business | Employ South Florida

As we employ South Florida here at Sloane Staffing, one of the roles we often see filled too early is the customer service role. Although this role tends to be a lower salaried position, it is of the utmost importance that hiring managers and companies follow through with the same thorough hiring process as any other position. If you don’t have time to follow through on this process, it might behoove you to reach out to a staffing agency to have a recruiter help you. Your customer service team members are the first employees your clients interact with. They are the first impression of your company to the world. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, you need a good quality customer service team. And in times of need, your customers depend on you for service. With an emphasis on customer service, you gain a competitive advantage on your customer. There are also financial incentives for providing outstanding customer service. Store support estimates it costs at least six times more to gain a new customer than to retain one you already have. The best customer service also builds trust. People will stay loyal to you and repeat buy if they have a good experience. To get the best experience for your clients, you may have to pay a little bit more to hire the best customer service reps. But we promise you, this will be better in the end, resulting in es turn over and hires. In addition, poor customer service can lead to bad reviews online, which you never want! Word of mouth is so important. Without your customers, you wouldn’t have a business! So treat them the best possible way you can, with their first interaction with your company being the best one.

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.

4 Ways To Assess Your Potential New Hire | Hiring Agency Delray Beach

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.

Struggling To Keep Your Employees Engaged? Try Our Tips! | Staffing Delray Beach

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!

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.

 

The Top 4 Reasons Why Employers Need A Staffing Agency | Staffing Delray Beach

Are you having trouble trying to recruit on your own? Overwhelmed by reviewing resumes, conducting searches, running background checks, and scheduling interviews? You might be in need of help from a recruitment agency, such as Sloane Staffing – a staffing firm in Delray Beach that specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire staffing solutions for a wide variety of positions in sales, marketing, and IT/software development. Finding the perfect employee for your company is time consuming. Here are the top four reasons why employers need a staffing agency to do all of that work for them.

1)      Staffing Agencies Leverage Their Network – staffing agencies are able to leverage their deep network of talent to find you the perfect new hire, fast. Quite often, the top talent in the industries don’t go searching for new jobs or even post their resumes on hiring sites such as Indeed. They have built relationships over the years with their recruiters and will rely on them to find new opportunities.

2)      Staffing Agencies Have The Resources – they have the tools and time it takes to hire a new candidate, such as reviewing resumes and applications, conducting phone and virtual screenings, and checking backgrounds and references

3)      Staffing Agencies Can Save You Money – it is very common for a companies’ HR department to waste not only time but money when it comes to hiring new candidates. It is not uncommon to have an HR generalist attempting to hire a very specific and skilled IT employee, when that person doing the initial interviewing has absolutely zero experience in that field.

4)      Staffing Agencies Understand Your Needs – referring to the point above, here is where recruiters really stand out. Here at Sloane Staffing, we have worked these very technical jobs and have experience in these roles (often unlike your HR department.) We take the time to work with these candidates to understand if they are the right fit or not for your organization.

It’s a smart idea to leverage a staffing company in Delray Beach to help with all of your hiring needs. Let them do the work that takes up so much of your time, so you can focus on your business!

IT Project Challenges Businesses Are Facing This Year | IT Staffing Delray Beach

As the IT Staffing Delray Beach industry continues to thrive, it experiences some growing pains along the way. There is a lot happening in technology today, and as IT departments continue to adapt to their roles within the enterprise, it is not uncommon for them to face new challenges, the biggest and most obvious being talent. IT talent is some of the hardest to come by, and certain candidates are solely interested in project work. A full-time, in-house employment opportunity does not appeal to all IT candidates, and some are so dedicated to their recruiters that they are only willing to work with them and on the projects they place them. You could be missing out on some of the top-tier IT talent out there! Our recommendation? Leverage a staffing company, such as Sloane Staffing, IT Staffing Delray Beach, as recruiters have the ears of top-tier talent. Another issue hiring managers often face when trying to hire on their own and not using a staffing agency, is finding critical thinkers. Critical thinkers with a high level of emotional intelligence are dire to IT projects. These employees will think outside of the box, often taking their job one step further, and asking themselves questions such as “Is it possible to apply this to another business unit?” With critical thinking comes experience, another must have trait when looking for IT talent for your business. The best companies in the area are fighting over the best talent in the area. Leveraging a staffing agency like Sloane Staffing, IT Staffing Delray Beach, will give you quicker access to those candidates your business needs, beating out other hiring managers in the search. If hiring for IT Staffing Delray Beach, contact us today and we will help you fill those technical roles with quality candidates.

Technologies To Invest In For Your IT Career | IT Staffing Delray Beach

It was recently reported by Dice that the unemployment rate in the IT field stands at 2.5%. Good news for all of you tech professionals out there! But how do you ensure you remain in high demand to employers? When hiring for IT staffing in Delray Beach, managers will be interested in the following technologies – consider in investing in them to further your career.  

1)      The Cloud: secure yourself as that employee who has the skills to safely and securely migrate a business’s data and applications to the cloud for the first time, or migrate them from one cloud environment to another.

2)      Cybersecurity Technology: including but not limited to data security, cloud access, cyberattack deception, fraud detection, app security, information rights management, behavioral analytics, etc.

3)      Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: I think we can all agree that AI is the most exciting technology currently out there. From self-driving cars to robots, big companies show no sign of slowing down when investing in robotics and artificial intelligence. In fact, Forbes reported that that 62% of companies will be using artificial intelligence in their operations by next year. Companies are investing in hot AI technologies such as speed recognition, biometrics, and robotic process automation at an alarmingly high rate.

4)      Big Data Analytics: last but certainly not least, as demand is at an all-time high here. Show you have the expertise in the niche of big data and analytics, and you will be set in your career.

The technology industry continues to outperform the overall U.S. labor market. If you have any questions in the above listed technologies, or about IT staffing in Delray Beach, call Sloane Staffing today! 561.512.8989.

Why Quality Matters Now More Than Ever When Hiring Full-Time Employees | IT Staffing Delray Beach

Growing your business while competing to hire the top talent in the industry can be tricky with all of the other jobs hiring in South Florida. Quite often, interviewing, qualifying, and hiring candidates is a time consuming full time job in itself. In a recent survey conducted by Career Builder, 54% of employers admitted that it has been progressively more difficult to find qualified candidates in the last five years. Also, 50% of all employers feel it’s difficult to find candidates with the right skills for their open positions. The good news is that there are staffing agencies in South Florida, such as Sloane Staffing, which handles IT Staffing in Delray Beach, who can do all of that hiring grunt work for you. Executive recruiters in South Florida have access to new data sources, technologies, pre-hire assessment tools, and networks that you might not be aware of when hiring to find and keep the best candidates. And when you leverage an agency to hire talent, you will realize better outcomes. Staffing agencies are all about doing that grunt work for you, eliminating talent that is not top tier, and presenting over the best candidates possible. A recruiter will perform the initial interview of the candidate and obtain a reference check to get you the information you need, fast – often in less than 2 business days. And when a staffing agency finds you a qualified candidate with the skills your company yearns for and a positive attitude for the job, they are more likely to stay for a longer period of time. The right recruiter will be all about sending you quality, versus quantity. The staffing industry is experience extreme growth, and now is your time to leverage a recruiter to help you with your staffing needs. Sloane Staffing will help you streamline your hiring process, help you with IT Staffing in Delray Beach, and deliver the quality of candidates you need for your company.

Minor Details That Could Be Hindering Your Job Hunt | Staffing Agency South Florida

Are you stuck in the ever-lasting loop of looking for work? Reaching out to staffing agencies in South Florida and hoping to hear back but aren’t? Too often, candidates are so eager to apply for new jobs hiring in South Florida, that they don’t take the time to fine-tune simple, small tweaks when marketing themselves. There are a few easy, but important, tricks you can perform now to make yourself a more viable candidate in the eyes or recruitment agencies in Delray Beach. First, always answer your phone professionally. If you see a number you are not familiar with calling, assume it is a recruiter and answer the phone stating your name with a warm and friendly tone. First impressions are everything. Next, when conversing on the phone, or in person, it is important to answer questions with more than just one word answers. Often, whether you think so or not, one word answers can come off as rude. Do your best to try and prevent awkward silence. If you are interviewing with a manager that doesn’t enjoy talking to you for a brief, 30 minute interview, why would they want to work all year long with you? If you do receive a phone call and are unable to answer, be sure to set up your voicemail correctly. Shockingly, at least 20 percent of people do not have their voicemail set up correctly, which can be very annoying to someone trying to leave you important information. And even worse, having the dreaded “this voicemail box is not set up" message, and recruitment agencies aren't able to get you important information regarding your job search! It is also key to have the most up to date contact information on your resume and profile work history, so people are able to contact you quickly and correctly. Paying attention to the small details could make all the difference in your job search! Reach out to Sloane Staffing, a staffing agency in South Florida, with any questions!

How Your Business’s Social Media Presence Can Help You Find Candidates | Staffing Delray Beach

Believe it or not, your business’s social media presence can help you, or hurt you, when it comes to finding qualified candidates. One of the first things staffing agencies tell their clients to do when staffing Delray Beach is to perfect their online social media presence. Similar to when a staffing agency presents a candidate over to you for review and you search for that person online, you better believe candidates are doing the exact same thing by often “Googling” your company to learn more and decide if they would like to interview or even work there. Social media can either make or break you here. Candidates are doing their research to learn more about the companies’ culture, and to read reviews from other employees on things like salary, benefits, paid time off, etc. The majority of candidates placed through staffing agencies report back that social media sites, such as LinkedIn, were great tools in their job searching and learning more about the potential company they were thinking of joining. Try to keep your social media channels up to date, posting often with relevant industry knowledge. It’s important to promote your brand and culture to show off what a successful company you are. Put yourselves in the candidates shoes – they want see a fun work environment when they research your company. It’s also great to collect testimonials, from current and past employees, or even clients you have worked with that can rave about your business. Empower your staff to brag about the great experiences they have had working at your company and let them act as your brand ambassadors. It’s important to put these testimonials on your website, or sites like Glass Door, if possible. Your business’s social media presence can help both you and your executive recruiter in South Florida find the next perfect fit. If your company is in need of staffing in Delray Beach, please contact Sloane Staffing today.

Seven Reasons Why You Should Work with a Staffing Agency in South Florida | IT Staffing Delray Beach

Here are our top seven reasons why you should work with a staffing agency in South Florida!

1)      The top talent in the industry want to work with them

Candidates rely on their recruiters to keep them in the loop of opportunities in their industry.

2)      You won’t need to waste time interviewing a lot of candidates

Staffing agencies are all about placements, not just activity. They make their money based on high-quality candidates and their results, and won’t just send over resumes for you to review to make it seem like they are “working.”

3)      They focus in on a fewer amount of assignments, sending you more qualified candidates

Recruiting passive candidates requires exceptional skills and time. Staffing agencies have the time to invest in qualifying candidates that most internal HR recruitment teams don’t.  

4)      They leverage their deep underground networks to find the best talent

Not only do staffing agencies have credibility with hiring managers, but their often large networks give them a speed advantage to filling that open rec first.

5)      They understand the uses of the technologies, tools, and applications your new hire will be working with and on

Too often do your internal HR teams have little to or even no experience hiring, or working, the roles you are trying fill. Staffing agencies understand exactly what is being asked for, especially when it comes to recruiting complicated digital marketing or software jobs in Delray Beach, and what it is that you need.

6)      You’ll save money

It has been shown that staffing agencies reduce turnover, and the costs that come with it. Staffing agencies will find qualified candidates for you, so you don’t have to waste money on training.

7)      You’ll get talent in the door faster

Staffing firms can dedicate all of their time to hiring, while you are busy with your day-to-day tasks of running your business. Read more to learn why you should work with a staffing agency in South Florida!