New Year- Job Search Tips 2017

December 27th, 2016

job-search-tipsIt’s the start of a new year – and lots of people are thinking that maybe 2017 will be the year of the new career.

If this sounds like you, you’ll want to start planning for your new job search now. Don’t just start scattering resumes across every job board in sight before taking care of a few essential items, described below. Prepare, update and skill market yourself! Happy job hunting!

  1. Get your resume ready

Clean up your one-page document with symmetrical formatting, aligned tabs, consistent fonts, (Times New Roman 12 pt. font to be exact) and spacing. Update your objective to reflect a new career path or new found mission in your next career. Each job listed on your resume should be limited to 3 bullet points accurately describing the type of work you were responsible for completing as well as any accomplishments earned. Employers are seeking motivated employees that will bring value to their team, so make sure you are representing yourself and your accomplishments accurately and in a way that will expand upon your work ethic.

  1. Get on LinkedIn

Set up a LinkedIn profile to market yourself to the professional world. Doing so will open up more opportunities as well as allow you to receive notifications when a new career that matches your skills opens up. Warning, don’t use your Facebook profile picture as your professional LinkedIn image. Instead, opt for a more professional image to represent yourself. Dress business casual and ask a family member or friend to snap a photo of your headshot. Kick-start networking by joining alumni groups, following companies on your top 10 company list, and adding connections. Remember, LinkedIn is not Facebook, so limit adding connections- and only add those that correlate to your end goal.

  1. Work on your pitch

First impressions are critical! This is your opportunity to sell yourself within the first 30 seconds of meeting a potential employer. Summarize who you are, what you do, and why you’d be the perfect fit.

  • Clearly introduce yourself
  • Identify your target job or industry
  • Add in your desired location or flexibility to travel
  • Throw in a few skills or professional achievements that set you apart from your competition
  • Tailor pitch to the company you are pursuing- understand their needs, know their niche and how you would successfully add value to the employer
  1. Review common interview questions

“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” “What are your short-term and long-term professional goals?” “What are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?” Review a list of the most common interview questions in this brochure. Print and keep in your car as a refresher!

  1. Check in with your TPI Recruiter

If you’ve applied with TPI Staffing within the last 1-2 years, chances are we currently have your most updated resume on file. On the flip side, if you have already submitted an application but haven’t updated or sent in a new resume in the last 5 years, it’s time to do so. Send your most updated resume in Word Format to jobs@tpistaffing.com and a TPI Representative will update your profile with us. Periodically check our job board for new job opportunities. You can even filter the search by location and radius, job industry and more!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Co Workers

December 22nd, 2016

Holiday Gift Ideas for Co Workers

It’s finally Christmas time and everyone in the office is full of holiday cheer! With every holiday, the burden of giving a meaningful (yet affordable) gift to a coworker can be a daunting task filled with stress and overanalyzing. To save you the trouble, we’ve put together a list of timeless Christmas gifts for your co workers that they’ll be sure to love.

2016 Christmas Gift Ideas

 

Brighton Business Card Holder: A timeless gift that will be greatly appreciated. This holiday season, upgrade a coworker’s desk with this lovely Brighton business card holder.

Starbucks Gift Card: Spice up the regular gift card and attach a personalized tag “Thanks a latte for all you do!”

Collegiate (or professional) Stocking: For the coworker with a great amount of sportsmanship, they’ll be sure to appreciate any sports-related item. Christmas stockings are a great affordable gift and shows that you took the time to find something they take an interest in.

Tory Burch Notepad: Jazz up that old desk or cubicle with a bright colored note pad set that will trigger creativity as well as be aesthetically pleasing to the naked eye.

Travel-Sized Perfume: Perfect to keep on your desk when you need a refresher! This small, travel sized perfume is convenient and will be adored by all. Sweet notes with a floral touch.

Olive Oil with an Unusual Twist: Sure, olive oil isn’t the usual gift when it comes to the holidays, however, we’ve paired a fine blend of Napa Valley extra virgin olive oil with an unusual treat- ice cream! Yes, you heard us right, ice cream! Approach this dessert with an open mind… This unusual combination if ingredients is simple to prepare and will undoubtedly change your opinion about plain vanilla ice cream.

How to Prepare:

  • Take 2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon Talcott extra virgin olive oil over top
  • Lightly top with sea salt and black cracked pepper- and ENJOY!!

 

It’s #NationalStaffingEmployeeWeek

September 20th, 2016

It’s National Staffing Employee Week (September 19-25)

We are offering HUGE discounts and promotional codes for you to use when placing a new job order.

PROMO CODE: ‘4HOURSFREE to receive 4 free hours off your billing amount when the employee works 40 hours. This applies to office-related job orders only.

PROMO CODE: ‘FILLMYCUP’ to receive a Starbucks gift card when placing a new order this week ONLY (September 19-25) Let us fill your job order and we’ll fill your cup! (with coffee)

Heat Illness Prevention

August 4th, 2016

Employers Guide to Heat-Illness Prevention

Are your employees operating in a non A/C warehouse or working outdoors during the hot summer months?

As employers, it is crucial to roll out a safety prevention initiative to remind employees to be mindful of heat illness and water breaks. View the OSHA Heat Safety Guide for Employers to learn more about what you can do to keep your employees safe.

We also recommend displaying heat illness prevention posters and water break reminders in your facility and break rooms.

Water break posters are also available in Spanish here.

View Health Effects of Heat – Spanish poster.

 

 

Easy Training Ideas- A Warm Welcome

July 26th, 2016

 

First Day Training Ideas- For New Employees

Leaving a great first impression about the overall culture of your company can be all in the little details. Get creative with your training and have some fun while doing it. What do you find most important to cover on the 1st day of employee training? What are your essentials?

  • Focus on company policies and procedures
  • Go into detail on what your company does, company history and background, etc.
  • Focus on company culture and incorporate some interaction with other employees
  • Mainly focus on the day-to-day processes and what the job looks like
  • Expectations, goals, what the position entails etc.

We came up with some some fun ideas to incorporate into your new hire welcome kit/training:

  • First, to give a warm welcome, we print out a “Welcome” flyer and each employee signs it to greet the new employee.
  • We like to give our new employees a binder or handbook to refer back to and take notes in throughout the week of training. We find that by implementing an outline of training expectations helps put the employee at ease while learning important information.
  • We print out an office map with each employees name and department for easy reference. Can also include a list of employee extensions and direct numbers with the map.
  • A Company t-shirt is also provided to wear on casual Friday’s.
  • Also give them a TPI Staffing tumbler that will keep their drinks hot or cold! This is an employee favorite!
  • We put a framed picture of employees on their desk.
  • Have business cards made with their new email and phone number to make them feel even more part of the team- important to have on the first day.
    Hiring a new employee has never been so fun! Simple ideas to incorporate into your training.

    Hiring a new employee has never been so fun! Simple ideas to incorporate into your training. Closer look at the office map and training manual.

     

Boost Employee Morale

May 23rd, 2016

Tips to Boost Employee Morale—Are you and your employees happy?

Summer is right around the corner! Are you and your coworkers in a summer slump? Are you counting down the days until your summer vacation? We’ll give you some tips on how to boost employee morale and enjoy coming to work again during the summer months! Make June, July and August fun again!

1. Weekly Awards. Each week, vote on the hardest worker, top salesperson, or most valuable employee that week. Gather votes by Thursday afternoon and announce the winner on Friday with all employees present. Print out personalized awards and put in a frame for their office or cubicle. This is a great way to recognize hard workers and may even put some pep in the “not so hardworking” employees’ step! Gives people initiative to work better and harder, and who doesn’t enjoy being recognized for their hard work? Fun game to keep your employees on their toes!

2. Employee Appreciation Gifts. Everyone may not like surprises, but this is one surprise everyone will love! Every Monday or Friday throughout the summer, place a piece of candy with positive inspiration tag on their desk. Fun ways to boost employee morale and show your appreciation. They’ll be wondering what’s up your sleeve next week!

3. Friday Happy Hour. Who doesn’t love happy hour? This non-alcoholic spin on the usual happy hour will be sure to boost employee morale and satisfy your sweet tooth. In place of alcohol, use root beer and create root beer floats!

4. Daily or Weekly Recap. Send out a mass email to all internal employees highlighting the best parts of the day, giving shout-outs to those that deserve it, or tell a short story about a positive event that took place that day or throughout the week.

5. Pot Luck Lunch. Post a sign-up sheet on the fridge in your breakroom and let people choose which course they would like to bring. It’s a fun way to showcase your cooking or baking skills and impress your coworkers! Office Treats to Boost Employee Morale

Stay Safe, Houston

April 19th, 2016

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Form I-9 and E-Verify Guide

August 25th, 2015

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As an employer, there seems to be a million different ways to properly complete the Form I-9 and staying on top of the new rules can be confusing. Understanding E-Verify can also be difficult. That’s why we have created the ultimate handbook for employers. We also offer free Form I-9 seminars every quarter so let us know if you’d like to sign up. Here are the website links discussed during the Form I-9 and E-Verify training hosted by TPI Staffing.

  • Office of Special Counsel

Contact OSC for printed materials.

Sign up for a free webinar at: http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/osc/webinars.php

Call OSC’s Employer Hotline 1-800-255-8155 to speak with an OSC representative.

Calls can be anonymous.

Educational materials are also available on OSC’s website: www.justice.gov/crt/about/osc

Employers can email OSC at osccrt@usdoj.gov

Additional Attachments:

August 2015 E-Verify_Webinar_Flyer

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New Form I-9

Control Costs by Using Staffing

August 12th, 2015

Are you looking to improve operating margins in your business? Then take a look at your staffing strategy. Click to Read Article26-8-days-to-fill-a-job-opening (1)

Houston Chronicle Feature

April 10th, 2015

http://www.chron.com/jobs/article/Staffing-agencies-help-fill-support-roles-6191492.php