Finding the right people for your company be an exhausting process. From getting all the right qualifications on the job description to the stress of searching and interviewing to finally onboarding and training. Many of TriMech’s clients originally saw staffing as an unneeded expense to further add to the tumultuous experience of hiring. However, what is the true cost?
Some of you may know the parable about the two woodcutters. There are several variants of the tale, but it boils down to this: two woodcutters decided to have a competition to see who could cut more wood in a single day. One chose to chop away at their fastest possible speed. The other chose to take breaks. The first woodcutter assumed he would have won because he went at the task relentlessly. He was astonished when the second woodcutter had chopped more trees.
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, we all find ourselves in uncertain times. Every one of us is combating new challenges directly as a result of dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of us have had to cut travel and face-to-face meetings and for many of the manufacturers we work with, the contracts they have been waiting on or parts they need are on hold. So, while others find roadblocks, we recently worked with a client that found innovation.
The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating to most peoples' way of life. Sadly, many companies have had to freeze or completely change the way they operate during these times. With livelihoods so uncertain, now perhaps more than ever there are many candidates who had been hitting the job boards.
Right now, many of us are scared. We're not entirely sure how to keep our normal day-to-day routine and many of us are now trying to do our duties from home offices, kitchen tables or even living room couches. We can’t turn the world off and on and hope it solves our issues. In times of uncertainty, we often look at people's examples to see what we can do.
America started 2020 with a strong economy. Then, with the arrival of COVID-19, the economy and businesses alike are now seeing the repercussions of government limitations to nonessential operations. Companies are facing problems they haven’t had to deal with before and if they are deemed nonessential they're forced to either shut down or adapt.
March 18, 2020
Spring cleaning and updating your resume: two ideas that probably invoke feelings of dread. While the tasks are comparable in enjoyment to waiting at the DMV or visiting the dentist, they are nonetheless equally important. So, what are some ways we can clean the cobwebs out of your old, dusty resume and help you spring into that new job?
Clothing choices play a vital role when it comes to making a good first impression at a job interview. These days dressing for job interviews is a lot more complicated than it used to be. To help make sure you're prepared and looking sharp we have a few reminders for you to keep in mind.
Most of the time it's the job of a staffing group to not only find, place and qualify talent but to educate their clients on the process and options for adding support. A company’s hiring policy and procedure are usually unique to that culture and when a staffing company becomes the mediator in that process, the difference between a successful placement and a failure could come down to the way that candidate was brought on. This means the simple differences between direct hire and contract to hire hold a lot of importance.
When I speak with job seekers, my goal is to determine the right job fit and to make sure any opportunity we discuss will make sense to both my candidate and my client. From the first greeting I do my best to establish open communication about any and all matters related to their job search, their overall situation, personal preferences and most importantly, I promise to keep them informed throughout the process and ask my candidates to do the same with me. I assure each candidate that I understand they’re on the job hunt and will continue searching, going on interviews and entertaining job offers while I’m in the process of submitting their resume to our clients. All I ask is that they keep me informed if anything should change on their end, and I promise to do the same for them.
January 22, 2020
At some point this year you may look up from your workload and discover that your company is a little behind on a project. Maybe you have a backlog of work to complete from the previous year or maybe big projects are rolling in nonstop and need to be completed quickly. Regardless of the reason, your company might find that you just don’t have a slot for an extra hire to keep things rolling. There is a simple solution to this hurdle: contractors.
January 8, 2020
Let's face it, we have all enjoyed the holidays and probably let our work priorities and structural regimes slip. I find myself overwhelmed when I don’t have a good consistent level of organization whether it’s in my home, my car, workspace or even how I approach business opportunities.