Staffing

How Staffing is Similar to Dating

Lindsey Curtis
February 11, 2019
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February is the month we celebrate love and we love helping people find a job.  Daily our superstar recruiters play matchmaker to match candidates with jobs.  Often the first step is to talk with candidates to find out their interests much like you would chat with someone on your first date.  Then potential employees are “set-up” with our clients, just like you’d “set-up” two single friends on a date. So how else is staffing similar to dating?

Online is all the rage. Many singles use online apps to find that special someone just like we advertise on job boards like LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter to find special candidates.  See which jobs would make you swipe right on our job board.

Face-to-face is key.  One of the hallmarks of our recruiting process is meeting our candidates face-to-face.  This is so helpful when talking to our clients. Even if it is someone you have been talking to for weeks or even months, you still would want to meet face-to-face to continue your relationship.

Finding your type. When on the dating scene, you might go out with one person for bit, and then switch and start seeing someone new.  Working at a temporary position allows you to try out a position before fully committing to the relationship – or job.

Timing is everything.  Sometimes candidates need to wait or go on a few different interviews before finding the right job. Just like dating where you might have to wait until the right person comes along.

What everyBODY is saying.  Body language plays an important role in the hiring process.  According to study conducted by Career Builder hiring managers know within the first five minutes if candidate is a good fit – just like love at first sight.

Breaking up is hard to do.  Sometimes relationships and jobs just don’t work out.  And that’s ok.  The beauty of working with a staffing company is if you let us know with notice, we’ll work on finding you your next sweet gig.  Just like you’d lean on a friend after a breakup with your sweetheart, That’s Good HR will be there for you!

Staffing

Do you need a Staffing Firm? Don’t take our word for it…

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Mary Springer
Partner
January 31, 2019
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Why do businesses use temporary employees?  According to the American Staffing Association, flexibility, speed, and access to talent are the top benefits to working with a staffing agency like That’s Good HR.  Companies across the nation use staffing firms and it shows considering staffing employment hit an 11-year high in this month (January 2019).

It’s a candidate-driven market right now and many employers are finding it increasingly harder to find qualified candidates to fill open positions. As the BOSS Group’s blog points out, staffing agencies are the experts in finding qualified candidates.  You know what – we agree! That’s Good HR employs a multi-targeted, multi-channel approach in order to continuously reach qualified candidates.

BOSS Group is not the only resource that thinks using a staffing firm is a good idea.  The popular job board ZipRecruiter states that having the right staff is critical to a business’ success. Hiring a temporary employee gives a company the advantage of being able to “try before you buy”.  You can bring an employee onto your team and make sure they are a good fit before committing to them in for the long run.

Team People also recommends “test-driving” an employee before hiring.  They also point out that staffing companies have more resources to find high-level talent than most hiring managers do, which saves managers time and money.  Who doesn’t need that?

Want to learn more?  Reach out today and we would be happy to share our talent with you!

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How to be a Good Partner

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Tiffany Moore
VP, Client Partnerships
December 3, 2018
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On a recent visit with one of my longtime clients, he asked me a question that I appreciate more than any other – “how can I as a hiring manager be a better partner to you?”. I truly value each one of my clients and do not look at the work I do daily as transactions.  I believe my relationships are partnerships that I value deeply. Client interactions are a two-way street where both parties benefit.  So, how can you help best?

First, time is of the essence in today’s job market.  Giving me feedback quickly will help secure the best candidates for your positions.  We have seen that candidates with accounting experience such as accounts receivable/payable move incredibly fast – as do most other positions as well.

Next, don’t be shy! Tell me the specific job skills and experiences you require (or do not) require for a potential employee after you review resumes. When we learn your specific preferences, it helps us to screen candidates more accurately before sending them for your review. Be honest as the more information you give, the better.

Then, once you have received resumes, it is best to schedule interviews within a day or two.  This ensures the candidates that you want are still available in this fast-paced, competitive job market.

Once a candidate interviews, one way we can be a good partner to you is by providing 360-degree feedback.  This could include how your company and employees presented themselves during the interview and the candidates overall impressions of your company.  This information can help you stay competitive with future employees.

In the end, That’s Good HR, Inc. has built our business in Indianapolis by creating client partnerships for 20 years. And I am proud to say that I am fortunate enough to be hitting my 11-year anniversary in January.  The amazing partnerships I have built over the last 11 years with clients like the one mentioned above is the reason I still love my job today!

Job Advice

Spooky Staffing Stories

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Tiffany Moore
VP, Client Partnerships
October 31, 2018
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Job searching can be scary! Don’t let working with a staffing agency spook you – our recruiters find quality candidates for our clients every day.  But there are a few things to steer clear of, just like you’d avoid that creepy clown in the haunted house.

  1. Don’t ghost! Research shows that people are “ghosting” more than ever due to the tight labor market. Not showing up for an interview or work is one of the worst things you can do. This action can damage your reputation and have repercussions longer than just that one day.  Make sure to stay in contact with your recruiter who will help you avoid this ghastly mistake.
  2. Don’t fear a temporary assignment. You may be coming from full-time employment and taking a new assignment that is labeled as “temporary” might sound frightful. Have no fear – many of our temporary assignments turn into a temp-to-hire situation. Plus, a temporary assignment might be just what you need to make sure the company and culture is the right fit for you and you do not dread going to work.
  3. Don’t create an eerie silence. Once you have met with one of our staffing specialists, make sure you are available via phone and email. New opportunities come in daily from clients and in such a hair-raising labor market, time is of the essence.

See what positions are available here and dust the cobwebs off your resume and apply today!

Healthcare

What is the #1 Benefit for Job Seekers?

Greta Cline, CFO
Greta Cline
Partner, CFO/COO
October 3, 2018
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Unemployment has continued to be at an all-time low, which means the labor market is tight.  Finding qualified candidates can be a challenge.  It’s a simple case of supply and demand, less people looking for work means quality candidates have more options. There is one key benefit that top employees look for when considering a new opportunity.  Good news – it’s a benefit offered by That’s Good HR so you don’t have to worry about providing it to temporary or contract employees.

According to a recent study conducted by Essential Staff Care (ESC), availability of affordable, usable health benefits is a core indicator of employee interest in a position, attitude and longevity on the job.  In addition, 87% of temporary employees say medical benefits are their most desired perk when job searching.  Employees enrolled in the healthcare insurance plan that we offer are also more likely to stay on the job almost 4 weeks longer than those who do not have this valuable option.

More than half of Americans hold less than $1,000 in savings, meaning that one illness or injury could result in significant financial hardship. Having the option to enroll in TGHR’s health insurance option helps alleviate financial stress and gives temporary employees an affordable healthcare option, with no added expense to our client companies.

Another benefit to our candidates? The plan rates – which are paid weekly – have remained unchanged since 2010.  This is just one way we can show we are committed to our candidates and prove that we want to attract the highest caliber employees for our clients.

 

Customer Experiences

From Candidate to Client

Susie McKenna
September 20, 2018
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When Erin McLennan was about to graduate college, she wasn’t sure where she would land a job. She was no stranger to working, since she had been employed at a local hospital while balancing her studies. Erin majored in Psychology but was unsure if she wanted to head to graduate school or seek full time employment upon graduation.

Some of her friends from the hospital had used That’s Good HR (TGHR) to find a job, so Erin decided to reach out to a recruiter at our office. She made an interview appointment and met staffing manager Kate Stephens.  Shortly after interviewing with TGHR, Erin was offered a position at an innovative company in Carmel as a lending associate on a temporary basis.  After a few short months, her role converted to a permanent position and six months after that, based on her performance, she was made a supervisor.

After just two years at the company, Erin had gone from being a TGHR candidate to a TGHR client responsible for her own team. She was confident in the quality of TGHR temporary employees and knew it would make hiring employees a breeze.

Erin is now a product manager in the technology field working with software engineers.  She credits TGHR for finding a career field that she is not only passionate about, but also excelling in.  Erin never would have guessed she would be in the technology field after college. She is thankful she found a position where she can use her knowledge and creativity at the same time.

Erin’s favorite thing about working with TGHR could be credited to her psychology background.  She loved having someone to go to as a mentor to counsel her through her job seeking journey. Erin felt supported by Kate right after college and found it helpful to know she had someone in her corner.

As a client, Erin appreciated TGHR’s high-level of customer service.  When Erin was busy supervising 20 people, she was grateful that there was always a live person picking up the phone at TGHR if she had an issue or needed additional employees.  When hiring, Erin looks for someone with a good personality and willingness to learn, just the type of candidates TGHR likes to work with – a perfect fit!

When she’s not working, Erin enjoys the outdoors with her black lab, Charlie, and is keeping busy planning her upcoming wedding. Wedding details can be stressful, but hiring decisions are not thanks to That’s Good HR!

TGHR News

Staffing Stats – All Time Low

Greta Cline, CFO
Greta Cline
Partner, CFO/COO
June 6, 2018
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On June 1, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the latest unemployment stats. Last month, the rate reached an 18-year low and that trend is continuing.  The unemployment rate is currently at the lowest rate in nearly half a century – that’s truly remarkable!

The unemployment rate dipped to 3.8 percent in the U.S. in May.  Good news if you hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, the unemployment rate is even lower at 2.1 percent.   In addition, total employment increased by 223,000 and the number of unemployed people fell to 6.1 million.

In our home state of Indiana, the unemployment rate is also extremely low.  The state unemployment rate has been below the national rate for the past four years, with one small exception.  For one month in 2014, the rates were equal. Not bad, right?  The total labor force in Indiana is 3.3 million workers.

According to the American Staffing Association, staffing job growth has risen an average of 3.6 percent per month, which is significantly higher than the average of 2.2% for all of 2017.

With unemployment at this historic low, finding qualified candidates is more difficult than ever.  But not to worry, That’s Good HR is up for the challenge. What sets us apart from others is our daily process of sourcing quality employees and meeting with our candidates face-to-face.  When we schedule candidates out for client consideration, we know that they are vetted and well-suited to each unique client’s needs.

Whether you are looking to make a change from your current gig or have open positions we’re ready to help today and every day.  Recruiting times are tough, but we’re tougher!

Seasonal

Hidden Talents

Susie McKenna
April 9, 2018
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The TGHR team is not just talented at finding great jobs for great candidates, but also have some hidden talents as well.

When you walk through our front door, you are greeted by our friendly HR Coordinator, Emma Chandler.  Emma puts our candidates at ease before their interview with her sweet, southern demeanor.  Did you know that Emma is an award-winning dancer? She “officially” danced from kindergarten to 6th grade, mostly jazz and tap, at a studio where she grew up in Huntsville, AL.  Fast forward to college where she used that experience to choreograph (and dance in) two main competitions held annually.  She placed in the top three in every single one, and won first place in four competitions.

Our VP of Client Services, Tiffany Moore is best known for providing top-notch service to TGHR clients.  She’s been doing so for more than a decade.  But Tiffany’s hidden talent?  She’s an amateur meteorologist.  Yes, it’s official – Tiffany is obsessed with the weather.  If it’s storm season, you’ll find her glued to the television, or monitoring her phone when she’s at work.  Her passion for weather started when she got stuck overnight at her first job.  She ended up sleeping on the floor of her office all night (see why she is so dedicated to her clients?).  If she wasn’t in staffing, you’d find Tiffany on a local weather channel giving you the scoop!

You may know Greta Cline, our Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Office, as one of the finalists for CFO of the Year.  Greta excels in more than just crunching numbers and creating the perfect pivot table.  Did you know she can also halter a dairy cow, not to mention milk them too?  She has been active in Boone County 4H for years and now shares her talent with her daughters.

The rest of the staff is just as talented. Staffing Specialist Staci Upmeyer can French braid like a champ and Madison Schacht can write with her toes – but do you want to know where the team’s real talent lies? It is the ability to listen to candidates describe what they want in their careers and their experience, all while keeping an ear out for what soft skills employees may not even know they possess.  Mary, Tiffany and Amber are talented in listening to our clients describe their needs and then communicating with the recruiters to find the perfect person for the role.  Go ahead, give us a call and we will be happy to share our talents with you!

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Knocking on Doors

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Mary Springer
Partner
February 8, 2018
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Back in the day, salespeople used to knock on door to sell their wares.  Encyclopedias, vacuum cleaners, knives – you name it.  Door-to-door salespeople have been declining steadily.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2010, there were fewer than 7,000 door-to-door salespeople, down from about 33,000 in 2000, which means there’s even less today.  But…TGHR is still knocking on doors.

How you ask?  Our recruiting team is constantly sourcing and interviewing quality candidates so that when our clients call, we can fill the position quickly and with a quality candidate.  Our doors may be virtual now, but that doesn’t mean that recruiters are not still the cornerstone of our business practice.

The plethora of online tools we use at TGHR help us knock on doors faster and more efficiently and without leaving the office.  Our systems help streamline our processes to ensure efficiency. Sure, technology helps, but there’s no replacement for the human side of recruitment.  Talking to people face-to-face and digging into what their passions and skills are is how we find the best employees for you.  And this is what our skilled recruiters do every single day.

Call us old-fashioned, but we believe people hire people and we are in the people business, day in and day out. So, leave the door-to-door sales to TGHR!  We will save you time and we’re happy to run door-to-door to find your next employee.  Give us a call at 317.469.4141.

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