6 Company Culture Hiring Tips for Staffing Firms [Whitepaper]

Company Culture Hiring Tips for Staffing Firms

Recent studies have found that 46% of new hires fail within 18 months and, in 89% of these cases, the reason was due to the employee’s poor company culture fit. It isn’t surprising, then, that companies are increasingly prioritizing cultural fit when considering candidates to hire. Spark Hire’s recently launched whitepaper aims to help staffing professionals better assess candidates for cultural fit within their client’s company. The whitepaper discusses the importance of staffing professionals first identifying and understanding their client’s company culture in order to find them the best candidates. The most common types of company cultures are: Top-Down, Customer-Facing, Continue reading

Did You Hire the Right Manager?

Did You Hire the Right Manager?

You just hired a new manager who has great experience and an excellent track record.  When you made the offer you thought you made the right decision.  Now, afterwards, you begin to question your decision.  Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

When You Can’t Find That “Perfect” Candidate

When You Can't Find That “Perfect” Candidate

You’ve had a job open for almost a year now, searching for that “perfect” candidate.  Your HR team has been on the hunt, you’ve been messaging your network for referrals, and you have multiple recruiting firms on the hunt. Sure, you’ve interviewed plenty of solid candidates, but none of them has been that “perfect” fit.  Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

3 Ways to Welcome Your New Employee

3 Ways to Welcome Your New Employee

Making sure that a new employee feels welcomed is key to starting off on the right foot.  There are many things you can do to help a new hire feel welcome, but there are 3 key things that must not be forgotten or overlooked during the on-boarding process.  Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

How to Hire an All-Star Recruiter

So, you’re thinking of hiring a new recruiter and you are wondering how to identify that All-Star.  You can determine if you’ve found that A-Player by evaluating experience, work history, and personality. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

Why Use A Recruiting Service?

There is a new opening on your team and what is the first thing you do?  You immediately post an advertisement for the position, resulting in about 100 applications flooding your inbox. A day or two goes by, with your inbox receiving another 50 or so applicants which you have yet to review due to your already busy schedule. Glancing at your phone messages, you pause and take notice of another message from that recruiter who has been leaving you messages for the past several months to discuss your hiring needs. Picking up the phone, you dial the number and begin Continue reading

How to Attract Ideal Candidates with Better Job Descriptions

Hiring is made easiest when the only applicants who apply for a position are actually qualified for that position. More often than not, we see job descriptions that are fairly basic and somewhat boring. Job posts that are generically written act to drive away top talent. This goes against the goal of hiring the best candidate. Job posts that are written poorly actually increase the number of applications from the inexperienced and less skilled masses. This can make the hiring process more time consuming. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and Continue reading

Why More Companies Should Start Using Video Interviews

The modern world is full of technology that enables us to do things more easily and more practically. A lot of businesses and employers are beginning to use technology as an addition to their conventional working lives in order to make their jobs easier. Video interviewing is one of these technologies. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

How to Grow Your Staffing Firm with Demand in 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

The staffing industry is looking to grow by at least six percent in 2014, and if you want your company to ride that wave, you’re going to have to consider adding some of your own bright new talent. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.

The Risk of Hiring Uncoachables

Whether your office is a field, court, or high-rise building, chemistry is essential to your team’s success. Chemistry starts and finishes with the people you hire, and trust to bring your team to the next level whether that is a championship title, or a new round of funding. All it takes is one uncoachable member of the team and you can kiss chemistry goodbye. “Uncoachables” can have tantalizing talent, but hiring them puts the entire fabric of your company at risk. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.