Applied Staffing Solutions JOB FAIR

After questioning thousands of employers, a national survey’s results disclosed the number two avenue for job seekers to find employment was through a staffing agency. Number one? A referral from a current employee.

Applied Staffing Solutions, the largest locally owned staffing agency in northern Nevada, is holding an offsite Job Fair in Stead at Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center (5560 Cocoa Avenue, Reno, Nevada) Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Follow the signs to the Rec Building next to the softball field.

Some of the 140 direct hire, seasonal, temporary and temporary-to-hire positions are the only way for job seekers to showcase their skills and “get a foot in the door” at great northern Nevada companies.

Most job posting details are on our website www.AppliedStaffing.com (http://appliedstaffing.com/job_seekers/job_postings/) Jobs include, but are not limited to:

Direct Hire: Director of Sourcing, R & D Supervisor, Sales Account Managers, Sales Support Representatives, Marketing Representative, Estimator, Assistant Controller.

Long Term, Seasonal, Temporary & Temporary-to-Hire: Appointment Takers, Staff Accountant, Weekend Merchandisers (Heavy Lifting), CNC Machinists, Truck Loaders, Lead Electrical Assembler, Field Service Technician, Shop Painter, Seamstresses, Shipping with UPS/FedEx, Warehouse Lead, Bilingual Receiver, Quality Control,  Warehouse/Appliance Installer, Furniture Upholstery Industrial Sewing, MANY Picking/Packing and Warehouse positions.

Light industrial and warehouse positions require a minimum age of 18. Candidates are encouraged to bring a résumé.

We appreciate you posting this at your facility or passing it forward to job seekers.  Thank you for working together to help put northern Nevada to work.

Written by Susan Fix, The Applied Companies Community Liaison Partner. Fix has worked 16 years in staffing services performing outside sales, recruiting, permanent and temporary placement coordination, career counseling, customer service and social media/business.

Job Fair! Saturday, October 13, 2012

Need work? Applied Staffing Solutions has jobs, temporary and temporary-to-hire. We are holding a Job Fair on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Details and job descriptions are available on our website AppliedStaffing.com  

We are searching for people who want to be employed. To compound the quest for great employees, it’s that time of year where the warehouse/distribution industry’s need for workers escalates. Holiday products have hit the stores!

As indicated in Jim Annis’ RGJ article posted September 26th (The Qualified Candidate Pool is Shrinking) “we have more job orders now than in the last six years. Temporary orders are up 30 percent in 2012, which is an indicator of recovery.” In addition, more clients are recognizing the value of buying local and working with locally owned companies like Applied Staffing Solutions.

We are seeing an abundance of articles pointing to temporary workers as the wave of future employment. It offers employers a flexible workforce and employees a chance to get a foot in the door to companies where their skills and talents glow. Temporary work is networking. We’ve seen it countless times where temporary employees shine like a star and the company moves heaven and earth to hire them. Or we have those rock star employees that keep getting assignments at different companies and then Bam! they’re hired.

While we don’t employ everyone who walks through our doors, a concerted effort is made to keep qualified job seekers on our radar. When a client calls with a position that matches our candidate’s skills and personality, it’s all hands on deck to make a match. We make a difference in people’s lives. Spread the news and help put Nevadans to work.

Written by Susan Fix, The Applied Companies Community Liaison Partner. Fix has worked 16 years in staffing services performing outside sales, recruiting, permanent and temporary placement coordination, career counseling, customer service and social media/business.

Are the Talent Wars Heating Up in Nevada?

According to the American Staffing Association temporary and contract employment has grown 18.3% since the beginning of 2012. As reported in an earlier blog, 2012 was declared the Year of the Temporary. Research confirms that the staffing industry is an economic and leading indicator of employment. Can we see the beginnings of a battle for talent?

We’ve heard descriptions of “Talent Wars” returning in most industries -primarily in social media, medicine and technology. The Silicon Valley conveys accounts of extremely competitive and aggressive recruiting tactics used to steal skilled and quality workers. Here in northern Nevada we are seeing skilled and talented job seekers looking at more job openings and accepting jobs faster.

With hiring on the rise, employers are utilizing staffing services to aid them in sifting through hundreds of resumes, interviewing, and testing candidates to narrow the field down to the best of the best talent. More candidates are applying for positions in their chosen field versus over-qualified candidates applying for any position they can get to keep the wolf at bay. The luxury days of employers seeing a wide variety of high-end superior candidates knocking at their door is going by the wayside.

Yes, the talent wars are heating up and here are a few tips for employers to prepare for the campaign:

Schedule interviews as quickly as possible and avoid a too lengthy decision-making process. Right now, two to three weeks is too long. The quality candidates you see today might be receiving an offer from your competitor tomorrow.

Prepare your talent management strategy to include sophisticated recruiting techniques, well-developed and in-depth employee orientations and superb retention plans.

Be a splendid example of employee and business best practices. Attract talent rather than repel by being known for taking care of your employees and publicly recognizing them, competitive compensation, excellent leadership and offering development/training opportunities.

Written by Susan Fix, The Applied Companies Community Liaison Partner. Fix has worked 15 years in staffing services performing outside sales, recruiting, permanent and temporary placement coordination, career counseling, customer service and social media/business.