Three Superb Business Reasons To Use A Staffing Agency

In today’s economy, you’ve got to have great people to be successful. Duh, right? That’s an obvious statement that’s easy to say, but much more difficult to actually put into practice.

Why? Well, unless you’ve had your head in the sand the past couple of years you also know there’s this thing called a labor shortage going on. Well, not so much a labor shortage as a qualified labor shortage, because if companies wanted to hire potheads I think they could pretty much fill all their spots tomorrow (although I’m not sure how much actual work would get done).

But you don’t want druggies, or losers, or slackers, or people who say they’ve been working at John Deere the last five years when they’ve actually been working the prison kitchen during their five-year armed robbery stint.

No, growing businesses want the best people and they want them yesterday. Problem is, they don’t always know where to find them or how to reach them for a reasonable price. That’s where staffing agencies come in! We’re the matchmakers of the business world. We grease the wheels between businesses and job seekers and bring them together in a way that develops more meaningful and lasting relationships than would otherwise exist. We make hiring easy, so you can focus on what you do best.

If you’re a business owner or manager tasked with the difficult job of finding the right people for YOUR jobs, here are three key things you can save by utilizing a staffing agency for your hiring needs.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The 10 biggest productivity killers at work

Has your workday fallen victim to one of these workplace productivity killers?

Choose your own adventure: You’re at work and can either A) Start that big project or B) Just check your Facebook first. Tough choice, right?

While it’s tempting to take advantage of technology’s vast supply of entertainment, communication and information sources, these minor sidetracks could end up costing major time. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 24 percent of workers admit they spend at least one hour each day on personal calls, emails or texts. The amount of time workers spent searching the Internet for non-work reasons wasn’t much better. But are employees really working less? Or can technology and other productivity killers actually help keep your work day balanced?

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From cell phones to noisy coworkers: Top 10 productivity killers

Take a look at some of the biggest productivity killers in today’s workplace, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.

Let’s be honest – it’s impossible not easy to maintain a laser-like focus in the office for hours at a stretch, especially when we have to deal with distractions such as cell phones, social media and noisy co-workers.

More than 8 in 10 workers in the U.S. (83 percent) have smartphones, and the vast majority of them (82 percent) keep their cell phones nearby while they’re working, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. In fact, 2 in 3 (66 percent) admit to checking their smartphones a number of times throughout the work day.

They are spending their time on activities such as personal messaging (65 percent), the weather (51 percent), news (44 percent) while some admit to using it for shopping (24 percent) and even dating (3 percent).

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How much does temperature affect your productivity?

Distracted by an office that is always too hot or always too cold? You aren’t alone. The majority of workers feel that office temperature can affect their ability to work effectively.

Many of us are no stranger to workplace conflict. From miscommunication to clashing management styles to whether to order Panera Bread or Au Bon Pain for today’s lunch meeting, conflict can come from almost anywhere. Even, it seems, from the office thermostat.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, the office temperature is the source of some (ahem) heated debate among workers across the country. One in 5 workers (20 percent) have argued with a co-worker about the office temperature being either too hot or too cold, and 18 percent have secretly changed the temperature during the winter (sneaky!).

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Is a lack of sleep affecting your productivity at work?


Ready to spring forward? Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday, when it magically becomes 3 a.m., and while you may be losing an hour of sleep, springing forward can help reset your sleep schedule. Apart from making sure to set your alarms correctly, you can use daylight saving to reboot sleeping habits.

Why is this important? According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, 1 in 4 workers (26 percent) feel they do not get enough sleep each night. While eight hours may be the doctor-recommended amount of sleep time each night, less than 1 in 5 workers (17 percent) say they actually reach this goal. Half of workers (52 percent) log an average of five to seven hours of sleep each night, while 6 percent average less than five hours per night.

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​What are management skills and why are they important?

Understanding and displaying good management skills will help to position you for a successful career no matter what level you’re starting at. Learn the essential role that good management skills play in the workplace.

Management skills are something that you hear a lot about in the abstract; yet you may find you’re at a loss to define what the term really means. In the broadest sense, management skills can be nearly anything that enables you to manage others effectively. While some skills will vary based on your industry, there are several that are universal across nearly every work environment.

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38 percent of employers looking for more educated workers

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 38 percent of employers have raised educational requirements over the last five years.

Back to school… back to school… to prove to dad that I’m not a fool a potential employer that I’m capable enough for the job?

Time for a rewrite of that Billy Madison song. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 38 percent of employers have raised educational requirements over the last five years. Thirty-three percent are hiring workers with master’s degrees for positions that had been primarily held by those with four-year degrees, and 41 percent are hiring employees with undergraduate degrees for positions that had been primarily held by those with high school degrees.

Why more education?

When asked why they are hiring more employees with college degrees for positions that had been primarily held by those with high school degrees, 61 percent of employers said the skills required for their positions have evolved, requiring a higher base level of education. Fifty-six percent said they are able to get college-educated labor for these positions because of the tight job market.

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How to determine if a late-life career change is right for you

These five steps will help you determine whether a late-life career change is right for you.

Making a career change at any age is a scary prospect. But making that change later in life—after you’ve developed skills, gained industry knowledge and forged a career path—is scarier than trying out something new in your twenties.

But just because something scares you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. Employees in the later stage of their career have likely developed passions and better understand the type of work that will make them happy.

You just need to be smart about your decision.

These five steps will help you determine whether a late-life career change is right for you.

1. Outline your regrets.

If you’re on the fence about whether to make a career change, make a list of the regrets you will have if you don’t pursue your passion. If the list is long—and well-reasoned—you should seriously consider making a switch.



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