Last Call! Employee of the Quarter Q4 2023

October 6th, 2023

It has been our pleasure to identify quality candidates to join your organization and it is our hope that they are continuing to make a positive impact and add value to your team.

As another quarter concludes, we want to recognize any temporary employees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. If you currently have a TPI Staffing employee(s) that you would like to nominate for “Employee of the Quarter” please send us their name and a few words from you or their direct supervisor on their special contributions to your organization’s success. We will recognize the winner and they will receive an award and monetary bonus (at no cost to you)!

We look forward to receiving your recommendations!

Staffing World 2023

October 6th, 2023

What a week we had at Staffing World leaving us inspired to engage in advancement in the areas of enabling AI, automated candidate matching insights, scalable sales processes, and so much more! Thank you American Staffing Association for 2023 Staffing World for having Team TPI Staffing, Inc. and to all the vendors we met along the way. See you next year in Nashville!



Industry Tricks & Tips for any Employer

May 17th, 2018

Trust me, our team at TPI Staffing understands your hiring challenges! Throughout the recruiting week our VP of Operations brainstorms to help deliver our clients’ top talent, check out a few we are putting into practice.

Industry Tricks & Tips:

  • Have you looked at your pay rates recently? There’s a big chance they aren’t keeping up with the market. Ask us for our free opinion on pay ranges.
  • Hiring Events can draw a crowd. Make it FUN with music and energy, social media sharing can be a big plus so make a hashtag for your event and watch it go VIRAL.
  • Sign On Bonuses are on the RISE, categories in high demand are needing extra incentive. Machinists and Skilled Labor roles give it a try and put a disclaimer to it, they don’t have to be paid out immediately.
  • Your Social Media is a FREE resource that candidates love to follow. Keep it current and engaging and candidates will stay accessible to your company when you need them. Have you looked at yours lately?


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Selecting The Right Staffing Company

February 13th, 2018

5 Factors For Selecting The Right Staffing Company

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right staffing agency to fit your company’s needs.  No matter what industry you’re in, utilizing staffing firms has become an easier, more cost-effective way for companies to fill their temporary, contract and full-time employment needs. 

For organizations and hiring managers who are considering working with a staffing company, start by conducting a thorough evaluation and create a strategic vetting process that will help your company to develop a successful staffing partnership. 

To help guide your search criteria, we’ve put together 5 key factors to consider when choosing a staffing service: 


1. Industry Experience 

First, when choosing a staffing company, you want to use a firm that focuses on your specific industry or that has a team of recruiting specialists with extensive knowledge in the positions you are seeking to fill. Ensure that the firm has proven experience to provide the talent your company requires.

As an experienced staffing and recruitment agency, we understand your company relies on our industry professionals to find and select the best candidates to work at your company. For over thirty years, TPI Staffing, Inc. has been proudly serving the people and businesses of Texas, proving our niche as a successful Texas staffing provider. Years of experience in the Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth and Harlingen job market has allowed us to excel in recruiting employees for a variety of markets. We are proud members of the American Staffing Association, Texas Association of Staffing, Texas Woman-Owned Businesses, and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.


2. Screening Techniques

When choosing a staffing company, find out what screening and vetting techniques are used to source for qualified talent. Make sure their screening strategy aligns with your requirements, and depending on the type of workers and your preferences, the level of screening and depth of background investigation may vary.

We are dedicated to finding the most qualified people to do the job. Our commitment to recruiting the best match for your organization’s culture and company values starts with an extensive interviewing and screening process. Individual interviews are conducted for the purpose of evaluating qualifications for employment including overall eligibility, company fit, experience, skill set, salary expectations, employment history, employment expectations, availability, attitude and overall demeanor.


3. Type of Placement

Don’t trust just any recruitment agency or staffing company to handle your staffing needs. When choosing a staffing agency, it’s important to ensure that the staffing firm provides the type of talent placement that you need. Choose an agency whose services will address your current hiring needs and fulfill any of your future hiring requirements. By being proactive in your selection, you can avoid having to switch to a different agency if your needs change as a result of business growth.

Your business is unique and so are our staffing solutions:

  • Temporary
  • Temp-to-Hire
  • Direct Hire 
  • Payrolling
  • On-Site

In order to find the most qualified candidates, we offer two Recruiting divisions: Office Professional Staffing and Industrial Staffing. Both divisions are fully equipped with recruiting specialists who are experts in their respective fields.


4. Cost-Effective Pricing

Choose an agency with a clear fee schedule so that you know exactly what you can expect to pay for the services provided. Always ask what costs are included in the standard rate and what isn’t. Some agencies include extra fees for additional or non-standard screening costs within the markup, or may be added as an additional line item on your invoice. Make sure your hiring requirements are communicated and who is responsible for screening costs is clearly specified in your staffing contract.

TPI Staffing continues to be known for providing quality employees at a competitive, yet affordable price. We handle all payroll expenses such as taxes, unemployment, workers’ compensation, insurance deductions and W-2. Our full-service recruitment options drive the results you need to reduce unproductive time, turnover and increase savings for your business.

The greater majority of staffing companies implement a 10, 20, 30, even 50  percent “conversion fee” when you want to hire the employee full-time onto your company’s payroll.  We do not charge any conversion fees to convert our temp to your company full-time after they have completed the minimum hours as required by the staffing contract.


5.  Safety Program

You want to work with an agency that holds a high standard for workplace health and safety, and prioritizes the prevention of injuries and illnesses.  By implementing a return-to-work light duty program, your company can control workers’ compensation claims, improve OSHA log with minimum Lost Time, and reduce the number of fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.

Recently named 2017’s Platinum Safety Partner awarded by Texas Mutual Insurance which is presented to companies that demonstrate commitment to workplace safety by implementing an exemplary safety program and controlling their workers’ compensation losses. TPI Staffing, Inc. is one of only 200 businesses receiving this award out of 68,000 Texas Mutual policyholders across Texas, placing TPI Staffing in the top 97%.




TPI Staffing, Inc. continues to be Texas’ premier staffing provider and our professionals are dedicated to providing the best staffing services in the Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Harlingen markets. Employers can contact a TPI Staffing Representative at (855) 855-4473 or Request a Rate Quote.



TPI Staffing Celebrates 30th Anniversary

January 4th, 2018

Celebrating “30 Years in Business”

For over thirty years, TPI Staffing, Inc. has been proudly serving the people and businesses of Texas. It all started with a dream and passion for helping people. Founded in Cypress, Texas in 1988, Doyle and Cheryl Campbell turned their vision into reality and started “Temp Plus Inc.”, which later developed into “TPI Staffing, Inc.” as we know it today. 

We’re thrilled to kick off 2018 by celebrating our “30 Years in Business” anniversary. TPI Staffing has accomplished a great deal in thirty years. Winning “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal, Top 100 Fastest Growing Businesses, Largest Houston-Area Women-Owned Business, and most recently winning the 2017 Platinum Safety Partner award by Texas Mutual Insurance. TPI continues to grow and has expanded into Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Irving, Spring, Sugar Land, Pearland, and Harlingen.

“Accomplishing 30 years in business is an honor,” said Campbell. “Success is achieved due to the relationship our employees and clients have built over the years.” Company-wide belief in their motto: “The Right People Make a Difference” has attributed to the success of TPI Staffing as a leader in the staffing industry.

Stay tuned for what’s to come in 2018. Cheers to another 30 years!

TPI Staffing, Inc. Wins 2017 Platinum Safety Partner Award

December 13th, 2017

TPI Staffing, Inc. is the proud recipient of 2017 Platinum Safety Partner Award by Texas Mutual Insurance

TPI Staffing, Inc. was recently named 2017’s Platinum Safety Partner awarded by Texas Mutual Insurance. Cheryl Campbell, President of TPI Staffing, Inc. and Vickie Botkin, VP, accepted the award on Wednesday at TPI Staffing’s corporate office presented by Cynthia Villarreal of Texas Mutual.

The Platinum Safety Partner Award is presented to companies that demonstrate commitment to workplace safety by implementing an exemplary safety program and controlling their workers’ compensation losses. TPI Staffing, Inc. is one of only 200 businesses receiving this award out of 68,000 Texas Mutual policyholders across Texas, placing TPI Staffing in the top 97%.

“Receiving this safety award from Texas Mutual is an honor,” said Campbell.  “Safety is our #1 priority and is achieved by all of our employees and clients working together.”

TPI Staffing Platinum Safety Partner Award Winner 2018 by Texas Mutual

Thanksgiving in the Workplace

November 8th, 2017

Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Workplace- What Your Company Should Provide

Celebrating Thanksgiving at your office a few days before the holiday can be a fun tradition to bring your employees together.

Having a Thanksgiving themed potluck lunch is about adopting an attitude of gratitude – it’s not supposed to be a burden. What is your company contributing to Thanksgiving this year? What are you expecting your employees to bring?

What Should My Company Provide?

At a minimum, the company hosting the event should provide main dish, such as the honorary Thanksgiving staple… the turkey. You may want to provide ham or another option for vegetarian employees. Aside from the main dish, it’s also a good idea to provide the decorations, beverages, and arrange Thanksgiving-themed games or activities like Thanksgiving Trivia or Bingo.

What Should Employees Contribute?

Encourage employee participation, but remind that taking part is voluntary. Employees should contribute side dishes and/or desserts- both which are relatively inexpensive and allows your employees to express their creativity or showcase their favorite meal.

Keeping Employees Engaged and Productive During the Holidays

Start giving out awards. During the weeks between Thanksgiving and right after the New Year, begin a tradition of handing out weekly employee recognition awards. This will encourage employees to continue to work hard and will motivate them when motivation is hard to come by during Q4. 80% of employees say that being recognized motivates them in their job. So remember to thank your employees for a job well done — and not just this holiday season but every day, year-round.

Put the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving

Have a  to show your employees appreciation,and give them the chance to do the same for their coworkers.

Boost Employee Morale

A holiday celebration builds positive morale which results in increased employee motivation. We surveyed our employees asking what they really wanted from their employers at Thanksgiving. More than half said they’d enjoy not being required to work the day before and after the holiday. Other benefits included cash bonuses or a pre-holiday meal at work.


Halloween Office Activities in the Workplace for Employees

October 18th, 2017

Halloween Office Activities that Keep Employees Motivated

Looking for ways to boost employee morale and overall motivation? Sure, Halloween isn’t a national holiday, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun- right? If you’re in charge of planning or coordinating company functions, Halloween is the perfect opportunity to boost employee morale while fostering a fun, creative work environment for your employees! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Halloween treats and activities in the workplace:

1. Create Trick-or-Treat goodie bags

Who says Halloween candy is just for kids? Treat your employees to an assortment of candy and put on their desk before they come into the office. Wrap individual goodie bags filled with chocolate, sweet and sour candy, or even Keurig K-Packs as a fun way to celebrate the day.

2. Let your employees dress up

Just for one day, allow your employees to ditch their regular work clothes and come to work in a costume of their choice. Emphasize that costumes must follow workplace appropriate dress code and guidelines. Letting your employees show off their favorite superhero or movie character shows that you care about their interests! This small gesture will be sure to get you an A+ manager rating and improve employee morale and overall motivation. Download costume contest invite here.

3. Play a few Halloween-themed games

Consider a few of these:

  • Guess how many candy corn pieces are in a jar
  • Office/cubicle decorating contest
  • Pumpkin carving contest: best company logo, spookiest pumpkin, etc.

4. Play the “BOOed” game

You may have experienced the “You’ve Been BOOed” game popping up at your front doorstep and around your neighborhood, but did you know you can play this in the workplace too? The Halloween “BOOed” game is a friendly tradition and creative way to foster teamwork while getting into the Halloween spirit. You can play this game the entire week of Halloween for prolonged fun! Download the “BOOed” game signs and instructions here.

How to Play:

  1. To start a Halloween BOO, one employee secretly leaves a small treat (piece of candy), BOO instructions and a BOO sign on a coworkers desk.
  2. The lucky BOO-ee is asked to post the sign near the door, alerting others that “I’ve Been BOO-ed!” That way, new BOO recruits won’t leave a duplicate BOO on the doorstep
  3. In turn, the employee is asked to BOO two other coworkers, leading to a chain reaction–and Halloween fun.

Happy Halloween!

HRSouthwest Conference 2017

October 9th, 2017

Thank you for stopping by TPI Staffing’s booth at the HRSouthwest Conference in Fort Worth this past weekend. We appreciate those of you who entered into our giveaway, the winner of the Kendra Scott prize will be announced next week.

Didn’t have time to stop by our booth, but attended the conference? Get a FREE RATE QUOTE, and mention the HRSouthwest Conference to RECEIVE SPECIAL PRICING!.

TPI Staffing provides full service employment solutions to make managing your workforce easier since 1988. We offer unique recruiting and screening strategies to meet any budget for office support, professional and industrial/manufacturing staffing. Services include temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire, payrolling and on-site placement. Partner with TPI for exclusive access to skilled talent and receive ongoing support to reach your company goals. We operate in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Harlingen.

TPI Staffing's Lindsey Campbell and Steven Mills at the HRSouthwest Conference in Fort Worth.

HR Southwest Conference | Fort Worth | TPI Staffing

Thank you for making the conference a success! We hope to see you again next year!

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

August 30th, 2017


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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) provides unemployment benefits for individuals who lost their jobs or self-employment or who are no longer working as a direct result of a major disaster for which a disaster assistance period is declared, and who applied but are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits. See the Eligibility section for details.

Worker Protections During or After Natural Disasters

Employers may not discharge or discriminate against employees who evacuate under emergency evacuation orders. Employers who violate this provision are liable for any loss of wages or employer-provided benefits and must reinstate the employee to the same or equivalent position.

Emergency personnel and those who provide for the safety and well-being of the public are not covered by this law but their employer must provide them with adequate emergency shelter.

For more information, refer to Emergency Evacuation Discrimination.

DUA is Taxable Income

DUA payments must be reported as income to the Internal


If you are eligible for regular benefits, we must pay those benefits before taking a DUA application.

You may be eligible for DUA if one of the following occurred as a direct result of the disaster:

You lost your job, which was more than 50% of your total income.
You live in, work in, or travel through the disaster area.
Your place of employment was damaged or closed.
You were scheduled to start work but the job no longer exists or you can no longer reach the new job.
You suffered injury or incapacitation.
You became the breadwinner or major support of the household due to the death of the head of household.
DUA is available only during the Disaster Assistance Period, which begins with the first Sunday following the date that the major disaster is declared. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and DUA regulations determine when the Disaster Assistance Period begins and ends.

Temporary and seasonal workers are only eligible for DUA for the weeks that they would have been employed if the disaster had not occurred. For example, if a seasonal worker was scheduled to work for four weeks after the disaster and then under normal circumstances would be terminated, that worker would be eligible only for four weeks of DUA.