Celebrating National Safety Month

June 18th, 2018

TPI Staffing Supports National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month. June 1 marks the start of National Safety Month, and we at TPI Staffing hope you’ll celebrate with us. Our mission is always the safety of our employees. 

Introducing Denise Mendez, TPI Staffing’s HR Manager.

Experienced HR Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the Staffing and Recruiting Industry with focus in the following HR fields: Employee Relations, I-9 Compliance, Benefits, Workers Compensation, and Unemployment. Currently a SHRM-Certified Professional and possess a bachelors degree in Business Administration.

(The information below is provided by the National Safety Council)

Resume Writing Tips

June 8th, 2018

Our writers (aka Recruiters) are hard at work for you on arguably the most important topic. Brought to you in a quick and honest conversation, avoid these pitfalls.

Stay tuned for more, here’s a sneak peek at some tips coming your way!

Objective is going out of style! Unless you have a strong message you are wasting valuable resume space in the most powerful location of your resume. Get right to your skills and experience.

Skills Summary– HOT BED for strong keywords and content. Don’t forget about this! It’s the MECA of buzzwords easy to a Recruiter’s eyes.

Grammar, Punctuation and Formatting– Does it really matter? We’ve seen it all at TPI Staffing… care to put attention and detail to your resume. Misspelling? Yikes!

Education– Avoid graduation dates, it may not play to your benefit. Give detail for School, Degree Type and Location.

Job Titles Matter– A Recruiter needs to understand what you did at quick glance… Contractor or Self Employed titles won’t cut it.

Most OVERUSED Terms-Are you Guilty? The odds are your resume says “Team Player” “Time Management” or “Customer Service”… really what it says is “Generic” and quite frankly kinda blase’. What are YOUR skills or strengths? Get creative.

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Hosting FREE Employer HR Lunch & Learn

June 8th, 2018

TPI Staffing would like to extend an invitation to RSVP to our upcoming FREE HR Lunch and Learn. We are excited to welcome our special guest speaker and trusted Employment Attorney, David Anderson to share 2018’s Top HR/Legal Trends.

Topics Include:

  • Legal & Compliance
  • Employee Relations
  • Risk Management
  • Best HR Practices and 2018 Trends
  • Q&A and more!

Join the conversation and bring your HR questions for open Q&A.

HURRY! Previous events have reached full capacity, book your seat today! Please note, we do limit attendees per company as space is limited. We try our best to allow the chance for all TPI Staffing clients to be in attendance.

Mark Your Calendar: Wednesday August 8, 2018

Full event details sent upon confirmation.

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Top 5 Staffing Agency Myths

June 8th, 2018

 

5 Staffing Agency Myths Tackled by TPI Staffing

Myth #1: “Staffing Agencies only find or hire for Temporary positions.”

Fact: Not all staffing agencies provide ONLY temporary positions. According to the American Staffing Association, 9 out of 10 staffing employees said staffing work made them more employable.

Myth #2: “Staffing Agencies will take a “cut” out of my pay.”

Fact: Employers/Clients compensate the staffing agency for their service of finding the top candidates who can fulfill the company’s current needs. From the moment you submit your application to clocking in on your first day, you won’t owe TPI Staffing a dime.

Myth #3: “Staffing Agencies do not care about their candidates.”

Fact: If you do not feel supported, you are working with the wrong staffing company. TPI Staffing is committed to helping you find the job that is both enjoyable and matches your skill set. We care so much that the ASA reported more than 3 MILLION temps and contract employees work for America’s staffing companies during and average week!

Myth #4: “Staffing Agencies are supposed to do ALL the work for me once I apply.”

Fact: Staffing agencies are a great place to start when looking for employment, but don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. Candidates still need to provide resumes and other forms of information needed by a staffing company. Although you may land a job with a staffing agency, increase your chances by submitting your resume to more than one open opportunity.

Myth #5: “Staffing Agencies only provide low paying job opportunities.”

Fact: Pay ranges vary more than ever now. Staffing agencies have the ability to partner with HUGE companies that are seeking qualified candidates in a variety of industries at different skill and pay levels.

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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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Heat Safety

May 15th, 2018

Water. Rest. Shade.

TPI Staffing, Inc. supports the OSHA safety prevention initiative to remind employees to be mindful of heat illness and water breaks.

 

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.