So, you botched an interview, your mind is racing thinking about all of the mistakes you’ve made. Your heart beats faster and you start to sweat. By now, you are mad and you blame yourself. Does that sound familiar? But what can you do? It has happened to the best of us. Just because you […]
Job recruiters are an excellent resource for job seekers. They are trained to access applicants’ skill sets and personalities based on the interview process. This allows them to match the right person with the right job. In order to get the most out if your experience with a recruiter avoid these “what not to say” […]
In order to attract and keep the best employees, your company has to stand out. Here are some tips and tricks that you can use to increase the caliber of your future employees. Demonstrate a Great Work Culture Having a great corporate culture gives potential employees reasons other than the actual job description to […]
The Internet is filled with advice on what employers want from job applicants, but what we do not often hear about is what job applicants hope to receive from employers in return throughout the hiring process. Job seekers work hard to impress employers throughout the application process in hopes of becoming the chosen one for […]
Imagine writing a check for thousands of dollars to a departing employee on their last day of work. Sounds crazy, right? That may sound ludicrous, but the costs of turnover often amounts to the equivalent of giving away thousands of dollars of a company’s hard earned money. The American Management Association estimates it costs employers […]
If you stop to think about it, the hiring process is a lot like dating. At a job interview everyone dresses to impress the other person. The initial greeting is met with nerves and uncertainty before you both sit down together. You each take turns asking the other thoughtful questions about themselves while hoping the […]
Before I started my position as Marketing Coordinator at Drake & Company, I worked as a Marketing Manager for a small co-ed independent PreK through Grade 8 school in Lake Forest, Illinois. Last summer, my husband found a job in Madison, and we jumped at the opportunity to get back to Wisconsin.
At Drake & Company, applicants come to us through several channels. Sometimes we’ve worked to place them in a temporary or full-time position before. Other times, they come to us as a referral from someone we’ve placed. However, the majority of the applicants registering with us are new to the staffing industry. Whenever we speak with a new applicant, we are reminded of the many misconceptions there are regarding the staffing industry—and we thought we’d take the time to dispel them here with regard to Drake & Company: