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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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.

 

 

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!

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.