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With nearly thirty years of experience as one of Southeast Wisconsin’s finest staffing agencies, SourcePoint Staffing has a proven track record of success. This reputation has been established through the hundreds of thousands of candidates placed over the course of our business history. Our recent recognition as the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 2019 Top Choice Award Winner proves that our clients and placed job applicants view SourcePoint Staffing as one of the most respected staffing agencies in the region.

Working with an established and respected staffing agency is essential when charting your career path. By partnering with an organization like SourcePoint Staffing, you are not simply finding a job. You have created a relationship that extends well beyond the initial placement process.

Here are a handful of reasons why it’s important to work with a well-respected staffing agency:

1. Your goals and the goals of the agency will be the same

SourcePoint recruiters are experts at finding positions well suited for your unique skill set and experience, making sure each placement provides candidates with a good fit. Our broad selection of job opportunities enables us to find a position that sets you up for success in your future career path!

2.  The agency has a proven track record in your industry

SourcePoint has established itself as a reliable staffing agency in industrial and office/professional industries. By building long-standing relationships with employers across Southeast Wisconsin, our candidates know that solid opportunities exist within many of our client organizations.

3. The screening and qualification process offered by the agency aids in placement

A quality agency will have a stringent screening and testing process designed to find the right candidate for a job opening. SourcePoint recruiters will work with you to determine where your strengths and weaknesses lie, helping find a position uniquely suited to your abilities.

4. Recruiters will build successful long-lasting relationships

SourcePoint recruiters don’t simply rely on job boards to find candidates. With extensive interpersonal skills to help gain a strong understanding of your needs, our team doesn’t just disappear once you have been placed. From our initial phone call to keeping in touch long after you are successfully placed in your new position, our goal is to provide support to both you and your personal network over the long haul.

5. Respected agencies provide feedback and support as an industry knowledge leader

One of our goals is to help provide candidates with as much knowledge as we can to encourage ongoing professional development. Our blog includes articles covering a wide range of topics, from evaluating educational opportunities to tips to help you be successful at your new job.

Submit your resume today to get started on your path to success!

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Milwaukee area staffing agency takes top billing in public voting campaign.

Brookfield, WI – June 26, 2019 – SourcePoint Staffing announced today that it is the winner of the 2019 Top Choice Employment Agency in the Greater Milwaukee area. Steven J. Appel, Chief Executive Officer of SourcePoint Staffing LLC today released the following statement regarding SourcePoint Staffing’s latest achievement:

“This recognition reflects the effort and dedication of our staff earning the trust and confidence from our candidate placements and our customers. We work hard to understand our customers’ businesses and what makes a good fit for our candidates. We’re proud of this accomplishment and appreciate all the support.”

SourcePoint Staffing is focused on the industrial and office and professional markets with the following targeted service offerings:

  • Industrial Recruiting – skilled and semi-skilled roles in all facets of manufacturing, distribution, and logistics
  • Office/Professional Recruiting – accounting, administrative support, customer service, human resources, logistics, marketing, purchasing, and sales (inside & outside)

SourcePoint Staffing serves the greater Milwaukee area from its locations at 12745 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005, 912 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53186, and 569 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207.

For more information please contact us or call us at 800.831.3072.

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SourcePoint Staffing is Excited to Bring Aboard Our Newest Recruiter: You!

For years, we have enjoyed successful referrals from placed job candidates, friends, colleagues, and family. We recently decided to up the ante by offering a $500 bonus to our top performing referrers! Details regarding our referral program can be found on our website here.

Finding referral candidates might sound like a difficult task, but in today’s fluid job market there are always plenty of people looking for great new career opportunities. Who are these people, you ask? They’re the same people you interact with every day!

Friends

Over the years you have accumulated a wide pool of friends and acquaintances. Some enjoy their jobs, others don’t. Some friends might be in between jobs, looking to move up on the next rung of their career ladder. With one simple message to SourcePoint, we can help get them started in taking that next step forward!

Family

Nothing is more important than taking care of your family, whether it be your child, parent, sibling, cousin, or distant relative. Providing a family member with the stability offered by renewed employment is the gift that keeps on giving. It provides people with a sense of purpose, a means to support themselves and their family, and helps create its own set of career aspirations!

Colleagues

Whether working with a supplier, customer, competitor, or other personnel in your industry, we all know of someone who isn’t satisfied with their current position. If a rival business closes or downsizes, there are always displaced employees in need of a new workplace. If you know of anyone looking for new opportunities, send them our way and one of our recruiters will find them a good fit!

Social Media Contacts

They might be close friends, old classmates, or people you have only met a few times, but social media provides us all with a wide network to work with. Proactive referrers will even participate in conversations on local job boards or groups on Facebook and LinkedIn!

Feel free to browse through your contacts to see if anyone is looking for a new job. Perhaps they posted questions about employment on their Facebook page or changed their status on LinkedIn. If you hear of anyone in need of a new job, we’ll be more than happy to lend them a helping hand.

Help A Few Friends, Make a Few Bucks

All it takes is a few successful referrals and you’ll be well on your way to that $500 bonus. Just keep in mind, not only are you helping pad your wallet, but you’re helping those around you as well. Pay it forward through the SourcePoint Referral Program!

MAKE YOUR FIRST REFERRAL TODAY

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Helpful Tips and Resources to Improve Your Attendance at Work

Building a successful career doesn’t happen overnight. It often takes years of consistent and reliable performance to work your way up through the ranks. Frequent absences can lead to write-ups, demotions, or even termination! By attending work each and every day you’ll already be well ahead of the game.


How can you avoid absences and continue to improve that spotless attendance record? SourcePoint has prepared a number of recommendations to help keep you on the fast track for success on the job!

Plan Out Your Work Week in Advance:

It’s easy to forget about future commitments if you don’t maintain an up-to-date calendar. In this day and age, there is no shortage of tools that allow you to track ongoing activities. Mobile apps like Any.do, Fantastical 2, Outlook Calendar, and Business Calendar 2 will help you keep better track of your ongoing work and personal commitments. If you have a pre-planned appointment that may conflict with your work schedule, notify your manager or human resources representative as soon as possible.

Set Your Alarm:

There is no worse feeling than waking up late for work. Set your alarm the night before and plan plenty of time to get ready in the morning. Getting into a routine will help set your natural sleep rhythm, making it easier to wake up on time. Most phones will give you the option to set your alarm to go off on a reoccurring basis, so you can set it once and forget it!

Find Reliable Transportation to Work:

Getting to and from work can be tricky depending on the availability of transportation. If you’re using public transportation, make sure you arrive at the bus stop or pickup point with plenty of time to spare. Familiarize yourself with the bus schedule and routes prior to your first day on the job.

If bus transportation is not available, do your best to find a reliable co-worker, friend, or family member who can carpool to work with you. Even if your friend or family member doesn’t work in the same location, your place of employment might be on their way.

If you’re driving your own car to work, make sure to keep it in good working condition. Breakdowns happen, but can often be avoided with some preventative maintenance. Periodically check your tires for leaks, regularly change your oil, and keep your gas tank well above the “empty” line.

Build a Solid Child Care Plan:

Finding reliable child care can be difficult at times, but there are ways to prevent absences due to complications in child care. If your primary caregiver has an unexpected cancellation, have a backup option in place in the case of emergency. If your child attends school, keep an eye on the weather conditions to see if there is any heavy snow buildup in the forecast. If temperatures fall well below freezing, or if more than a few inches of snow is expected for the following day, make sure you have a family member or babysitter on standby to take care of your child in the event of a school closure.

Many local resources exist to help families find reliable child care. The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families’ YoungStar program provides a full resource guide for local childcare solutions.

Take Care of Yourself:

Everyone gets sick now and then, but there are a number of steps you can take to stay in good health. Eating healthy foods, living an active lifestyle, and getting eight hours of sleep will help keep you alert and functioning at peak efficiency. Discuss your sick day policy with your recruiter or employer. Abuse or overuse of sick days may lead to write-ups or even termination!

Give Your Employer Advance Notice:

In many situations employers require employees to give a few weeks notice prior to an absence. Avoid no call, no show absences at all costs! By giving your employer advance warning of your absence, they will have time to find someone to help cover your position. A non-emergency no call, no show absence will leave all your co-workers scrambling to keep up and will likely land you in trouble.

Less Means More – Minimize Your Absences:

The more work you miss, the less understanding your employer will be for the reasons behind your absence. Absences by an employee who misses work once or twice a year due to extreme circumstances may occasionally be overlooked, but an employee who misses work on a regular basis will be hard-pressed to justify their poor attendance record.

Attendance is critical to success. Know your work schedule and do everything you can to show up on time. Consistent attendance will help build a solid working relationship with your employer, and will play an important part in future pay raises and promotions!

Have any Workplace Attendance Questions? Give us a Call!

If you have any questions regarding attendance policy with your current placement or a potential new employer, feel free to contact your recruiter for guidance. SourcePoint is always more than happy to find constructive feedback or recommendations to help guarantee your continued success!

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When Job Openings Outnumber The Unemployed

Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal announced that there were 6.7 million job openings and 6.3 million unemployed Americans at the end of April. This marks the first time since record-keeping began in 2000 that the number of job openings exceed the number of job seekers. While this impacts the economy in many ways, it very directly affects us, a staffing agency, and the recruitment industry as a whole.

However, it also affects you, the job seeker. More job openings means more options and more companies competing for your employment. During the job search, there are many benefits to working with a recruiter, but with so many job openings, it’s increasingly important to make sure you’re working with the best recruiter to find not just any job, but to find the job that best pairs your work experience and skills with your personality and interests.

And while there’s no exact science to finding the best recruiter, we have a few tips on what you should look for during different stages of your conversations.

Preliminary Job Screening Conversations
  • Gets to know your employment history – As soon as you get in touch with a recruiter, they should waste no time getting to the heart of your skills, job preferences, availability, compensation requirements, work history, and availability for starting. The best recruiters should immediately feel like a partner in the job search!
  • Gets to know your job search history – Questions like “How long have you been looking for a job” are pretty common. However, the best recruiters will go further. Do you have any active applications? Have you had any interviews – successful or unsuccessful? Do you have any outstanding job offers? These questions give the recruiter an idea of where you are at in the job search process. It also avoids the scenario of double applying to a company… it’s possible you’ve applied for a company that your recruiter works with!
  • Answers your questions – Remember, choosing the best recruiter for you is a two-way street. Make sure you take the time to ask them questions before committing to work with them. If they answer the questions in a way that agrees with what you’re looking for in a recruiter, you’ll feel much more comfortable and confident that you’re making the right decision. Some good questions include: How long have you been recruiting? Is there a field you specialize in? How many people like me have you placed this year? What’s your relationship like with the companies for which you recruit? Are you able to help me with an application/resume/cover letter?
  • Follows through on your preferred communication method – Email is quick and easy because it allows you to answer as you have time. However, your recruiter should also be comfortable and willing to answer phone calls and even meet in person. Bonus points to the recruiters that ask you for your preferred method of communication and follow through with it!

Remember, the goal of this preliminary conversation is to see if there’s a good fit between you and the jobs openings… not to know the exact job for which you should apply. Therefore, the most important takeaway is if they have jobs in the right industries, whether you feel you have a good bond with the recruiter, if they are someone you feel you can do good work with, and if you feel they truly have your best interest in mind. If your first conversation satisfies these things, you can feel pretty confident that you have found a great recruiter.

Job Applications and Interview Preparation Conversations:
  • Answers in a timely manner – It’s no secret that recruiters are busy people – they’re in contact with companies and dozens of job seekers every day. Phone calls. Emails. Meetings. When we say timely, we don’t mean within an hour or even necessarily within the same day. Recruiters may not be able to get back to you as fast as they would like to, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care! The best recruiters will be in contact with you as soon as they possibly can, and at that moment you’re in communication with them, they won’t make you feel like they’re too busy to talk to you or answer your questions.
  • Allows you to talk openly and honestly – If your recruiter doesn’t make you feel comfortable talking honestly about your past experiences, you are not working with the right person. As a staffing agency, our job is to understand your background to find you work, but we can only be as successful as you are honest.
  • Knows the ins and outs of the jobs – Recruiters shouldn’t just be collecting applications and spreading them to all their contacts hoping one will work out. There should be a lot of thoughtful deliberation that goes into sending resumes, which all stems from how well the recruiter knows their jobs and companies. The best recruiters have visited the companies, have a thorough understanding of the jobs at hand, and have an idea of which candidates are the best fit.
  • Sets appropriate expectations – We all would like our salary to be $1 million, but obviously that isn’t an appropriate expectation for the majority of us. Rather than getting your hopes up about a salary or wage that is unreasonable for your skillset or field, the best recruiters are realistic about what kind of payment and benefits you will receive. They also make you feel comfortable talking about your compensation history and expectations.
  • Gives advice – Whether you are preparing for an interview or your first day on the job, the best recruiters can offer you advice on things like what to wear, what kinds of questions you should ask, or how to get on your new supervisor’s good side. The advice that they give shouldn’t be something generic that you could find through a Google search – the advice the best recruiters gives should be specific to the company that you are interviewing at because the recruiter is that familiar with them.

With more job openings than unemployed Americans, we have placed an even greater emphasis on providing superior customer service and greater efficiencies for our candidates and companies. When it comes to jobs, we know you have options, so we are spending all our energy to help you make the right choice. If you are looking for the best recruiters that embody all these factors, submit your resume and one of our recruiters will be in touch with you soon!

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