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2020 Staffing Trends

Posted on November 14, 2019 by courtney

Staffing professionals have experienced a huge shift in the way the hiring process works just in the past decade, with an ever-growing landscape of technological tools and advances ready to help find the best candidates more efficiently. The main tools to be excited about now and in the year to come are once again mostly linked to technology. The overall trends of streamlining and automating work continue in 2020, and likely beyond. Let's take a looking at some 2020 staffing trends we expect to see gain more popularity in the months to come. Automating Whenever Possible Most staffing professionals prefer automated resume screening with their ATS system to manually skim every resume until their eyes glaze over—no one wants to take the time to manually enter information into their data systems. Automated processes really make the busywork of staffing more efficient. For example, automated onboarding can reduce the tasks new hires must complete, and staffing professionals can automate analytics so they no longer need to pore over spreadsheets to determine their strongest clients. Automation can reduce the number of steps it takes to perform a background check. Even sending follow-ups with candidates can be automated. Perhaps most importantly, staffing professionals might get most excited about automation and sourcing, a top priority for many staffing professionals. While most automated tasks help professionals reduce work that's labor-intensive, sourcing, because it is the building block of every job search, involves careful thought and strategy. Automating sourcing (with an assist from data) can help talent acquisition build a strong base for any job search and find better quality candidates—and a stronger applicant pool overall. Texting As An Appropriate Way To Communicate Texting with candidates is a 2020 staffing trend that is exciting some professionals because it's immediate. Nearly every candidate you want to reach is carrying their phone around with them at all times. And, whatever you text, it has to be short and sweet—that is the nature of the medium. From the candidate’s perspective, it is easy to write back a quick text no matter where they are, whether on the bus or at a restaurant. It’s much easier to respond via text than pick up a phone call. As a staffing professional, you have a short space to make your pitch and connect with candidates to meet them wherever they are. Just a few years ago, it may have seemed jarring to some candidates to receive a text as a potential hire, because it comes off as way more casual than an email, which may include a standard letter format, a “sincerely,” and the sender’s position title and address. As it becomes more commonplace, the texting trend will make it easier to connect with candidates—both for its quickness and as a way to keep candidates more easily engaged in the process. Utilizing Chatbots Many retail websites have embraced the chatbot to interface with customers. Rather than refer people to a website full of FAQs, chatbots use artificial intelligence (AI) technology and natural language processing to find and answer people’s questions with the specific information the person needs. Why make a customer sift through information they don’t need when it's better to provide them the answer more quickly? When applied to the hiring process, this type of tech can be valuable for candidate engagement. Oftentimes candidates have the same questions come up again and again. Rather than have staffing professionals take time to answer the in the same way, again and again, bots can inform and keep your candidates engaged in the process. Saving Time And Enhancing Outreach With AI Taking automation one step further, AI has a lot of potential to enhance multiple areas in the hiring process. Perhaps one of the most exciting is in job advertising, where there is a lot of potential data to sift through. If you get tired of sifting through resumes, you might also find it a little time-consuming to scour the entire internet for the best job ad placement. But AI will not get tired of the task—and can do it very efficiently. Job advertising on boards with CPC bidding make the process daunting. But AI tech, which has algorithms that can predict the best sites for your post or optimize your job ad budget, is a truly exciting option for staffing professionals who have lots of positions to fill. Putting Time And Resources Into Reskilling The trend of reskilling meets the challenge of a talent shortage by widening the scope of the staffing agency from scouring for talent to creating talent. If it takes hold, this 2020 staffing trend will be an exciting expansion of the talent acquisition industry. Candidates might have one kind of skill, but be ready and willing to learn another kind of skill better matched to the needs of industries in the current economy. By investing in online learning, training programs, or apprenticeships, staffing agencies can better meet client demands by targeting candidates who may have potential, and then ensuring that talent is fostered and “upskilled.” While this trend isn’t about tech—it still sort of is. Companies that need tech-savvy labor will be most interested in this 2020 staffing trend. Read Full Aticle Here

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2019 The Year of the Candidate!!

Posted on January 18, 2019 by courtney

2019 The Year of the Candidate!!   15 New Recruiting Trends You Should Implement in 2019 [UPDATED] Kristina Martic | 9/24/2018 | HR Trends   Importance of implementing new recruiting trends in 2019 In terms of recruitment trends, 2019 will bring a fresh set of recruiting trends that will significantly impact your recruiting process. Are you ready to implement them or will you be left behind? We bring you the 15 top recruiting trends for 2019 that you need to start implementing ASAP, otherwise, you will end up being the loser in the war for talent before the year ends! It’s a candidate driven market out there The way we recruit has changed. Compared to just a few years ago, candidates now have far more power during the job search. According to research and every recruiter and HR professional everyday work experience, the current job market is 90% candidate driven. That means you don’t pick talent anymore. Talent picks you. Consequently, finding and hiring ideal job candidates, especially those with in-demand skills, has become an extremely hard, expensive and time-consuming. Get our guide for finding high-quality job candidates!  That’s why there is a major shift going on in recruiting paradigm. The focus is now on candidates, who are being treated like customers. The change of paradigm brings a whole new set of buzzwords and new recruiting trends. We highlighted 15 most important among recent trends in recruiting that will have the greatest overall impact on the recruitment industry in 2019.   Read Full Article Here

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Why Choose a Small Boutiques Staffing Firm as Opposed to a Larger Staffing Firm?

Posted on August 1, 2018 by courtney

Courtesy of COHIRES.COM  http://cohires.com/why-choose-a-small-boutiqe-staffing-firm-compared-to-a-larger-well-known-firm/   WHY CHOOSE A SMALL BOUTIQE STAFFING FIRM COMPARED TO A LARGER, WELL KNOWN FIRM? How important is it for you to receive personalized attention you are looking for who really listens and understands your sense of urgency, company culture, skill set/qualifications and personality profile? In today’s business environment it’s pretty easy to find out what other companies are doing. With networking being the “word” of the new century, it doesn’t take much effort to find out what’s going on at  XYZ Recruiting Firm. Being in the industry now for 11 plus years, we have both worked at large well-known National staffing firms and smaller boutique firms. We have first hand experience to understand the difference in Recruiter’s style in both environments. In a larger company it’s not uncommon to call the staffing firm and find out the Recruiter you worked with for a while is no longer there; resulting in higher turn-over. That’s why the next call you might get is from your “new” recruiter at XYZ, because your old recruiter is no longer at the firm. When you’re working with a company that’s business model is based on “numbers”, the problem is you as a client are up against their plan rather than yours! I equate this to what happens to be my favorite past time and that’s shopping. I prefer to shop at small boutique stores that focus their attention on me and quality stuff, instead of filling their shelves with mass produced stuff and no one to be found. These large firms focus on the numbers and less on you. At the end of the day the recruiter on the job needs to show good numbers to their managers. The “good’ numbers consists of how many people did they recruit, how many jobs orders did they get, and how many send-outs did they have today? Is there anything in there about you? Perhaps you’re the job order that they got, but the focus is not on you, it’s on the numbers. Have you ever heard the expression, “if you throw enough mud on the walls some will stick”? Well mud doesn’t look good under my nails! When I first started recruiting that’s what I did. I worked the numbers instead of working for my clients. What I found is spinning my wheels all over the place took so much time and not enough progress for my clients! These are the reasons that encouraged us to start our own business. My reputation has been and always will be very important; thus leading us to long lasting, solid relationships!!! Our intentions are to give much more personal attention to our clients and candidates that we come into contact with. That is why today we work with only a handful of clients and why our success rate is much better than ever before. My clients love the fact that we are always available for them and flexible to work the way they need me to work.   For a link to the article click here http://cohires.com/why-choose-a-small-boutiqe-staffing-firm-compared-to-a-larger-well-known-firm/

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Summer Memories for the girls of Bay Shore Staffing…

Posted on November 28, 2016 by courtney

The girls of Bay Shore Staffing had some fun in the sun at the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event held on the Plymouth Mayflower II.     Click here for pics and info!

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10 Best Jobs for Your Future, 2016

Posted on November 13, 2016 by courtney

To help you find the right job for your future, we made it our job to identify which careers are the most promising. Starting with a list of 784 popular occupations, we narrowed the choices to 10 by focusing on fields that have been adding to their ranks over the past decade and that are projected to continue  Read full article here

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Ask These 24 Interview Questions to Find a Marketing Rock Star

Posted on November 13, 2016 by courtney

When it’s time to expand your startup’s growing team, you can’t go wrong with hiring a marketing strategist. Sure, accountants, customer service reps and other specialists are all important, but it’s your marketing team that puts money directly back into your pocket. But, of course, you don’t want just any marketer. You want a true rock star -- somebody who’s going to move the needle for your business. Why is this important? See full article here - https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242877

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5 Tips for Changing Jobs in 2015

Posted on August 11, 2015 by courtney

Not only is 2015 the year to find a new job, but also it’s a great year to earn a higher salary. Research also shows that people who leave their current jobs for a new position are more likely to earn more than those who stay in their current position. As the workforce continues to improve in 2015 and more jobs are created, job seekers will need to focus on ways they can market themselves has highly sought-after talent. Here are five tips for changing jobs in 2015: Click here to read full article

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How To Prepare For Team Interviews

Posted on July 13, 2015 by courtney

Team interviews allow a number of people to weigh in, instead of relying on HR and the hiring manager alone. And, they give a good idea of how a person performs under pressure, because it’s not easy to face the challenge of questioning by a number of people at once. Read Entire Article Here

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The 5 Resume Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Job Search

Posted on July 13, 2015 by courtney

You'll stand out from the pack if you avoid these common errors.   Read entire article here

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Let Bay Shore Staffing be your guide!

Posted on June 29, 2015 by courtney

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How to Prioritize Diversity Recruiting

Posted on June 9, 2015 by courtney

How to Prioritize Diversity Recruiting Have you given any thought to whether you have the right team in place to keep up with your competition, compete in the marketplace, innovate or propel your organization’s future growth? If you take a look at your company’s road map over the next few months (or years), chances are you’ll be facing multiple product launches, globalization, maybe even an IPO.   Read full article here

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Engaging To Tech Talent

Posted on May 29, 2015 by courtney

Top tech talent doesn’t respond to generic “seeking rock star programmer” spammy emails. Personalized messaging is key to hitting your response-rate goal and generating a slate of top candidates. But with so much information available on candidates, it can be difficult to decide what to use in your communications and when to use it.   Read Entire Article Here

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20 Things Recruiters Want, But Won’t Tell You (HR Insider)

Posted on May 19, 2015 by courtney

It’s still a tough job market out there, and you’ll need to be on top of your game throughout the job search process to get hired. While your experience is important, it’s just one piece of the puzzle. Recruiters are evaluating everything to determine if you’re going to be a fit for their team, and every single action and communication – whether verbal, nonverbal, or written - can be the difference between getting a job or being passed over for another candidate.   Read full article here:

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Five job interview secrets that employers don’t tell candidates

Posted on May 19, 2015 by courtney

I’ve had to hire team members for multiple roles over the years, and here are a few things I’ve learned from being on this side of the table that I didn’t know when I was a candidate applying for jobs.   To read full article click here:

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What to research before a job interview

Posted on May 11, 2015 by courtney

A BIG PART OF PREPARING FOR A JOB INTERVIEW IS RESEARCHING THE COMPANY. HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU STEP INTO THE INTERVIEW. It can be easy to forget that a job interview should be a two-way street – not only is the employer trying to determine whether you fit their needs, but you should also be evaluating whether they fit yours. Click here to read full article

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Recruiting and Hiring Top-Quality Employees

Posted on May 11, 2015 by courtney

As all employers quickly learn, there's a world of difference between a worker who's correctly matched to their job and their organization, and one who is not. Read the full article here

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How to Hire Your Future Work Force

Posted on May 6, 2015 by courtney

Nurture the relationship between colleagues’ networks to grow your human capital.   Read More

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Employees Stay When They Are…

Posted on May 6, 2015 by courtney

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Stepping Back Into the Work Force

Posted on April 29, 2015 by courtney

I often find myself across from a jittering hopeful applying for their first job after a parental leave. Some had been off for years, and others for shorter periods, but generally they have been dealing in laundry, diapers and making shopping lists in crayon for a measurable gap in their career timeline. The sink hole of work skills glares up like a beacon of warning from their resumes. Read More

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Top Five Interview Tips

Posted on April 16, 2015 by courtney

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Job outlook for 2015: Work aplenty (like it’s 1999)

Posted on April 9, 2015 by courtney

A strengthening labor market will not let up this year, economists say, with job growth approaching or exceeding the estimated 15-year high reached in 2014.   Read more here

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5 Tips for Instant Interview Success

Posted on March 19, 2015 by courtney

Interviewing can be a daunting process. Here's some great tips on how to be sucessful in your next interview.  Read the article here.

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Jennifer Keane of Bay Shore Staffing interviewed in the Patriot Ledger

Posted on March 9, 2015 by Dative Admin

At helm of a staffing agency she created five years ago, Plymouth resident Jennifer Keane is something of a matchmaker.

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