It happened AGAIN this week here at Sloane Staffing, a staffing agency in South Florida. We had a perfectly good candidate apply for a position, only to be turned down by a typo on the FIRST LINE of his resume. There are some things candidates out there need to understand. As a recruiting agency, we do not update or make changes to your resume - that is your work. We do not have time to critique your CV line by line (we look at over 50 resumes in any given day.) Please take it upon yourself to read through your resume multiple times before submitting it, going through it with a fine tooth comb to ensure there are no spelling or grammatical errors. We also HIGHLY suggest that you have a friend or family member review your resume prior to submittal, or even sending it to a company that specializes in this, to make sure your resume is absolutely perfect before submitting. Attention to detail is so important here, especially at the executive level, or if you are applying for any sort of administrative or content position. In today’s world, with so many spell check options available, typos are absolutely inexcusable. We ask you, please! Before you submit your resume for one of our open positions, triple check your CV is free of any typos or grammatical errors. Our clients expect perfection, you could be their next new hire and they want to ensure you are the absolute perfect fit. So, in turn, we also expect perfection! Just think about it. Imagine we have two very similar candidates with the same background and experience apply for a really great job - and you miss out and are eliminated because of something that can be so easily fixed, your resume has a typo in it. Don’t be that person and hire someone if you need help with your resume!
Here at Sloane Staffing, a tech company staffing West Palm Beach, we’ve noticed a trend: hiring temporary or “contract” workers, become increasingly popular. Hiring a temp, or a contractor, is a great way to test out the employee to make sure they fit with the company culture and can do the job they say they can, before bringing them on to the payroll permanently. It can be tough to land a good hire this way though, because a lot of candidates don’t want to leave their full time job if their next role is not a sure thing. It’s important to make contractors feel like they are just as much a part of the team as the rest of the organization. If you want to turn a temp, into a great full-time employee, there are a few things you can do. First, set clear expectations with the contractor. Don’t lie to them, and be transparent about their role, their salary, and if they will have the opportunity or not to become a full-time employee at your company. Temps are usually ambitious, and will go above and beyond what is expected of them. Also, be sure to provide lots of opportunities for them. This includes networking and learning opportunities. Provide the same training to a contractor you would a full-time employee. Also, show them recognition and support. By including them, they will want to join your organization just as much as you want to bring them on. With regards to day-to-day work, small and frequent recognition can go a long way to retaining your best-performing temporary workers. We hope these tips help you turn your temporary hire into a top employee at your company. If you need help from a tech company staffing West Palm Beach, contact us today at 561.512.8989.
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.
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
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 the first quarter of 2018 comes to a close, it’s important for both hiring managers and executive recruiters in south Florida to monitor staffing statistics thus far in the year. Understanding these will help you find and retain talent and grow your organizations. Some top recruiting trends for the year are:
-Technology and talent are CEOs' top two business priorities.
-42% of employers are worried they won’t be able to find the talent they need.
-40 percent of employees surveyed said they plan on changing jobs in 2018.
-55% of job seekers abandon applications after reading negative reviews about a company online.
-54% of small business owners reported few or no qualified applicants for the open positions they were offering.
-The interview process takes 24.4 days for Internet & Tech jobs and 23.9 days for Computer Software and Hardware positions.
-73% of developers code as a hobby.
-61% of recruiters expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017.
-98% of candidates who had a positive experience at a company would refer others to apply.
-79% of job seekers say they are likely to use social media in their job search.
-Nearly 80% of Millennials look for people and culture fit with employers, followed by career potential.
-51% of those who have jobs are searching for new ones or watching for openings.
-61% of job seekers are likely to apply to a job if the employer actively manages its brand.
For hiring managers, HR teams, and executive recruiters in South Florida, it’s important to understand what the experts are saying. The world of recruitment is in constant motion, and we hope these first quarter statistics help you prepare for the year ahead!
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.
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!
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.
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!