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24April

Hiring Temps as Vetting for Permanent Hiring

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Whether your company is using an agency to hire the right people into permanent roles or whether your company has an HR team that can thoroughly vet candidates, no process is airtight. Is the new hire going to perform at a high level for the medium and longer terms? If your company wants to take an extra step in order to protect itself from the consequences of hiring the wrong person, you may want to consider a “temp-to-perm arrangement” with an agency such as Valley Personnel. What is a Temp-to-Perm Arrangement? At Valley Personnel, we have a program in place that allows our clients to enter into temporary employment arrangements [...]

18January

Applying for the Position

In today’s world of instant communications, mostly electronic, it can become so easy to forget that no matter what position you are applying for, ultimately you are connecting with people, you will be working with people and you will be serving customers. Here are a few tips to avoid pitfalls that I have seen in my experience as a recruiter: Be Punctual. I cannot tell you how many times I have scheduled interviews with candidates who not only didn’t bother to show up, but never followed up with an apology or an explanation afterwards. Often, candidates “no show” because they found another position since they last spoke with me. While [...]

22October

Why Work as a Temp?

In some circles, working as a “temp” may have a certain stigma. However, there are a few positive benefits that can come out of working in this context. Firstly, you can gain valuable work experience, whether you are starting out in your professional life or transitioning into a new career. While temping, you may find yourself working at several companies, or even in one company, in a number of different roles, where you will be exposed to various departments and therefore be developing a diverse skill set, rather than just working at the same job for a long period of time. Secondly, if you work for a number of companies [...]

24August

Seeing is Believing

  In this fast-changing digital world, paper resumes are becoming things from the past.  At most, many employers want you to apply online and they will use your online resume for the entire recruiting process.  If you want to stand out from the digital noise, consider sending a video resume with your next application.  With a video resume, the company can immediately evaluate your style, presence and enthusiasm for the job.  To create a credible and attractive video resume, there are some rules to follow: Practice:  Practice helps to avoid verbal fillers like "um" "uh" and you will sound professional and at ease.  You don't want to be mechanical, but practice [...]

Hiring Temps as Vetting for Permanent Hiring

Tags: , , , , |

Whether your company is using an agency to hire the right people into permanent roles or whether your company has an HR team that can thoroughly vet candidates, no process is airtight. Is the new hire going to perform at a high level for the medium and longer terms? If your company wants to take an extra step in order to protect itself from the consequences of hiring the wrong person, you may want to consider a “temp-to-perm arrangement” with an agency such as Valley Personnel. What is a Temp-to-Perm Arrangement? At Valley Personnel, we have a program in place that allows our clients to enter into temporary employment arrangements [...]

Applying for the Position

In today’s world of instant communications, mostly electronic, it can become so easy to forget that no matter what position you are applying for, ultimately you are connecting with people, you will be working with people and you will be serving customers. Here are a few tips to avoid pitfalls that I have seen in my experience as a recruiter: Be Punctual. I cannot tell you how many times I have scheduled interviews with candidates who not only didn’t bother to show up, but never followed up with an apology or an explanation afterwards. Often, candidates “no show” because they found another position since they last spoke with me. While [...]

Why Work as a Temp?

In some circles, working as a “temp” may have a certain stigma. However, there are a few positive benefits that can come out of working in this context. Firstly, you can gain valuable work experience, whether you are starting out in your professional life or transitioning into a new career. While temping, you may find yourself working at several companies, or even in one company, in a number of different roles, where you will be exposed to various departments and therefore be developing a diverse skill set, rather than just working at the same job for a long period of time. Secondly, if you work for a number of companies [...]

Seeing is Believing

  In this fast-changing digital world, paper resumes are becoming things from the past.  At most, many employers want you to apply online and they will use your online resume for the entire recruiting process.  If you want to stand out from the digital noise, consider sending a video resume with your next application.  With a video resume, the company can immediately evaluate your style, presence and enthusiasm for the job.  To create a credible and attractive video resume, there are some rules to follow: Practice:  Practice helps to avoid verbal fillers like "um" "uh" and you will sound professional and at ease.  You don't want to be mechanical, but practice [...]