What to Expect When You Use a Direct Hire Staffing Agency
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by Star Staffing Team
5d ago
Organizations use direct hire staffing agencies to optimize the hiring process from start to finish — and unlike a temp who would be employed by the staffing agency, a direct hire will be found by the staffing agency but would be employed by the organization where they work.  Direct hire roles are long term — unlike temp or contract employees — and typically include yearly salaries and benefits like healthcare and paid time off. But when organizations work with staffing agencies to lead their direct hiring efforts, the staffing agency takes on the bulk of the work. It’s a win-win for ..read more
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How to Recruit and Hire Diverse Candidates
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by Star Staffing Team
5d ago
The most common mistake organizations make in trying to recruit and hire diverse candidates is to focus entirely on the hiring process and call it a day. But to attract top talent from an array of identities, organizations should look at their culture from top to bottom, kicking the tires for instances of bias or inequity. Remember, applicants don’t simply accept roles based on their experience during the hiring process — although, that process should be inclusive, professional, and welcoming, too — they’re also basing their decision on what their lives will look like if they join the team. We ..read more
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4 Unexpected Benefits of Using a Staffing Firm Over In-House Teams
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by Star Staffing Team
2w ago
Any business owner or senior executive will tell you what’s keeping them up at night: hiring and everything that goes along with it, like staffing shortages, recruitment, and attrition. That’s why working with a staffing agency comes with many benefits — it takes the process off anxious hiring managers’ minds to free them up for other priorities and streamlines the process completely. Organizations turn to staffing agencies to outsource the hiring process from start to finish — and to leave it up to the professionals. Staffing agencies maintain deep relationships with the most qualified talent ..read more
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5 Ways HR Pros Can Use AI for Hiring and Retention
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by Star Staffing Team
3w ago
When it comes to human resources work, the human part of the job title is critical. Human resources professionals are in the people business, and personal relationships are crucial to our success. But that doesn’t mean we can’t rely on tools to help us do our jobs better. The AI (artificial intelligence) revolution is here, and it’s in our interest as leaders to familiarize ourselves with the technology and understand how we can benefit. The bottom line is that we must chase the cutting edge if we want to be competitive. AI has tons to offer HR pros, especially regarding hiring. The ultimate g ..read more
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Diplomacy & Courage: How to Have Difficult Conversations as an HR Professional
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by Michelle Strasburger
3w ago
As an HR professional, you’ve likely had at least a few difficult conversations at work. But have you ever experienced a situation where you must disagree with your boss or C-suite? If you’ve ever found yourself at that crossroads, you know the anxiety that such a conversation can create. The corporate world is a complex tapestry of personalities, power dynamics, and protocol. For Human Resources professionals, navigating this environment can be especially challenging when it involves having difficult conversations with, or even standing up to, leadership. Whether it’s about advocating for bet ..read more
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Tackling Layoff Culture with Retention in Mind
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by Kit Warchol
1M ago
“We’re in a layoff culture.” This statement echoed during one of my recent networking calls, causing a reflective pause. Unfortunately, it’s an all-too-accurate portrayal of the current climate across various organizations, big and small.   The Growing Trend of Organizational Downsizing A recent Business Insider article sheds light on this unsettling trend: “A slew of companies across the tech, media, finance, and retail industries made significant cuts to staff in 2023. Tech titans like Google and Meta, finance giants like Goldman Sachs, and manufacturers like Dow all announced layoffs ..read more
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Why Some People Seem Luckier in Their Careers
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by Star Staffing
1M ago
What does it mean, really, to “get lucky”? For those of us who haven’t experienced it, one of the most annoying things a successful colleague can say is “I was just in the right place at the right time.” You think, “Sure, okay, but what really happened?” Because it can’t be that simple, right? Well, it turns out that luck really does figure into success—meaning, yes, there are people who are luckier in their careers than others. But research also shows that even if you’re not someone who regularly “gets lucky”, that’s okay—you can make your own luck, too.   Why Career Luck is (Partly ..read more
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How Compensation Programs Oversimplify Employee Needs
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by Michelle Strasburger
1M ago
In today’s world of work, leaders and HR professionals are struggling to solve the challenges of increasing turnover and navigate the complexity of employee satisfaction.  The knee-jerk reaction to increasing turnover rates and plummeting morale has been, quite predictably, to review and adjust our compensation programs. However, navigating the turbulent waters of HR, I’ve realized that the issue isn’t compensation, but culture. Believing we can repair cultural fractures by simply increasing financial incentives is misguided. Observing the Real Issue Time and again, I’ve noticed the quic ..read more
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10 Reasons to Hire a Staffing Agency
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by Star Staffing Team
1M ago
Staffing firms work with both job applicants and organizations looking to hire to facilitate the process and make it smoother for both participants. Companies often work with staffing firms when they need to make their hiring efforts more robust, more efficient, and more cost-effective. Staffing agencies help with retention, logistics, and mitigating risk — which are all crucial steps for growing organizations.  Staffing firms are also majorly helpful when it comes to finding temporary employees — which organizations with seasonal needs benefit from every year. (We’re especially partial t ..read more
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60 Best Interview Questions for Hospitality Workers
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by Kit Warchol
1M ago
Northern California is one of the hospitality capitals of the world, and if you’re looking to get a job in the wide-ranging hospitality industry, you’ve come to the right place. In this industry, you can get a first-hand look at all that Northern California has to offer and welcome guests to the region — helping to bolster its necessary tourism economy, too. Hospitality and service jobs in Northern California abound in the region’s countless wineries, hotels, bars, and restaurants, and from back-of-house jobs like a line cook to customer-facing roles like a hotel concierge, there are plenty of ..read more
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