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Why work for a staffing company?

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If you’re in the market for a new job, you may have heard that many U.S. businesses use staffing firms to fill vacancies. In fact, about 40 percent of workers seeking a first job or returning to the workforce — along with more than 90 percent of companies — make use of staffing agencies.

But you may not be aware of the many solid reasons to work for a staffing company. Whether you’re just kicking off your career or you’re ready for a change, you’ll benefit in a number of ways by working with an agency like JustInTime Staffing.

You Can Land a Great Job in Your Field

Seeking a temporary or permanent position? You can find it with a staffing company. Many top organizations contract with staffing companies and offer prime positions in a variety of diverse fields and for all levels of experience. While staffing companies years ago were known primarily for placing administrative staff, modern agencies fill positions that run the gamut from customer service representatives to marketing specialists to accountants and more.

You’ll Enjoy Flexibility in Your Career

If the prospect of being stuck at one place for your entire working life doesn’t appeal to you, working with a staffing agency may be perfect for you. While agencies work with clients who want permanent, full-time workers, they also have many temporary assignments available, along with those that last for a specific time period.

You’ll Earn a Competitive Salary

You can expect a competitive salary and benefits when you work for a staffing company. While pay will be matched to your experience level, you can feel confident that your agency representative will negotiate a favorable pay rate and benefits for you. When you demonstrate your skill level and commitment, you can also expect your compensation to increase.

You’ll Be Prepared for a Changing Job Market

Although unemployment is slowly declining, job opportunities are more abundant through staffing agencies, the American Staffing Association reports. Experts predict that the staffing industry will continue growing at a faster pace than the overall economy. When you work with a staffing company, you’ll have access to an abundant supply of contract, temporary and permanent positions.

Hot Careers

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Northeast Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania have experienced a rise in employment opportunities throughout the past few years. The region has long been known for its steady manufacturing and automotive sectors. However, the aerospace, technology, and healthcare markets have also experienced a surge in employment opportunities, leading to a new array of hot careers.

Hot Career Opportunities
Breaking into the right industry is the first step to take if you want to discover a hot career in a Northeast Ohio or Eastern Pennsylvania. To start you on the right track, you can explore job opportunities in the following booming industries:

  • Manufacturing — Industrial machinery mechanics is a popular job within the industry. In fact, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) recently reported that there will be a projected 16.9 percent increase in job opportunities for industrial machinery mechanics in the next few years. Becoming a cost estimator is another popular career choice within the manufacturing sector. It is predicted that there will be a 26.4 percent increase in the number of cost estimators within Ohio and Pennsylvania over the next 10 years.
  • Automotive — From truck owner and operators to salaried drivers, mechanics, and sales associates the automotive sector is booming within Ohio and Pennsylvania. Between Hogan Transportation, Gordon Trucking, Cross Country TravCorps, C.R. England, and McLeod Express, there are an estimated 26,000 jobs available throughout Ohio. There has also been an increase in jobs within the auto manufacturing sector, which has led to an elevated need for various managerial positions.
  • Aerospace — Ohio currently supports over 1,200 companies within the aerospace industry. This growing marketing place has been bolstered by the multi-billion dollar done industry, which is currently working with the Ohio Space Corridor to increase courses, certifications, and flight bolstered. This growth has resulted in a hot new career for drone pilots, aerospace engineers, and IT careers.
  • Healthcare And Medical Professions — Northeast Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania have a large need for medical professionals. The steady healthcare market has created a hot career opportunity for registered nurses with RN, NP, or BSN degrees. Medical assistants and office coordinators are also popular careers within the industry.

Discover A Hot Career Today
Whether you are looking to make a career change or interested in exploring a new work opportunity, Just In Time Staffing is here to help. As a full service employment agency, Just In Time Staffing has partnered with the best companies in Northeast Ohio and Eastern Pennsylvania to help residents discover long-term, part-time, and amazing local career opportunities. Contact a team member today to discover the employment opportunity that is right for you.

The New Trend: College Graduates are Using Staffing Companies for Great Employment Opportunities

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While you may still hear lots of news about the challenges recent college graduates face in finding employment, more and more have discovered a great opportunity to begin their professional lives by joining a staffing company. For new graduates, in particular, there are numerous advantages to make use of employment agencies.

The opportunity to experience a variety of options before committing.

You’re going to have plenty of time to hone your skills to one specific profession. But as you’re just beginning your journey into the professional world, there is no better time to gain firsthand experience in numerous industries and roles. While you may have tried out numerous courses in college, the best way to get an accurate reading of what you most enjoy doing and what you are best at, is by actually doing it.

It will give you an edge

Oh those dreaded words: entry-level. You probably know that means you’ll be competing against thousands of other applicants for each and every job. Why not skip the line, and gain valuable experience that will look great on your resume? By making use of a staffing agency you’ll be able to be simply placed into positions, skipping the application process. Then, if you do decide to apply to a specific position later you’ll be head and shoulders above the rest of the pack, because you’ll have hands-on experience in the profession.

It leads to career opportunities

You’ve got your degree, and you know that you have so much to offer the right company. But so often, it’s just about getting in the door. Even the best cover letter in the world can’t express how great an asset you in the same way that a company being able to get to know you in person, and seeing you do your job. Starting out in a temporary position just might be the perfect way to land the job of your dreams.

This spring an entirely new class of college graduates is entering the job market. Watching the news can make you feel like predictions for professional success are dire. And while it is true that as a new graduate you’ll be competing not just against this year’s graduates, but those from the previous years who are still struggling to find the right job. It can seem overwhelming, but right now more and more graduates are realizing there’s an alternative to sending out hundreds of job applications and hoping to win the lottery. By making use of a staffing agency like Just in Time Staffing, graduates are skipping the unemployment and heading straight into professional experience, where an entire universe of exciting opportunities awaits them.

Construction Workers Are All In for Seasonal Hire

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The construction industry is quickly rebounding with a need for many new, skilled workers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction as an industry had a gain of 41,000 between the months of March and April in 2016, and that was comparable to the average change over a two month period for the previous year. Of course, what this means is that there’s a rapid need for skilled employees. As the industry booms, many construction workers are finding that enrolling with staffing agencies allows them to find great projects through reputable contractors with guaranteed payment.

Benefits for Contractors

General contractors still very keenly feel the quick decline the industry had a number of years ago and many are wary to put too many employees directly on their payroll. For contractors, the balance is in finding reputable construction workers who provide top level quality, are dependable, and complete projects within the scheduled time frame. Working through staffing agencies allows the company access to workers who are already vetted. The workers are hired on a temporary basis, so general contractors don’t need to worry about sick days or other benefits that a full-time employee would require. Another great benefit to using agency staffing is the lack of commitment to the employee. This gives the contractor the opportunity to work with an employee first. When a construction worker is stellar at what they do and fits in well with the company, a contractor can request that employee all the time and can even opt to hire them directly onto their payroll. It becomes a great way to vet potential new hires.

Because there is such an increase in demand for workers, agency hiring becomes an excellent resource to make sure that the jobs are filled with qualified construction workers in a short amount of time.

Benefits for Construction Workers

For construction workers, contracting through a temp agency gives them the opportunity to find seasonal work without sending out massive resumes or going through the traditional job search methods. The agency generally calls them to see if they’re available for work and the construction worker can decline if it interferes with previous commitments. This allows a skilled worker access to a regular stream of projects and often keeps them busier than if they were a permanent hire in a contracting firm.

Many construction workers find this arrangement beneficial because it gives them access to an immediate income. For those who also freelance skills, such as side projects, this type of scheduling works well because they can determine whether or not to take a temporary assignment based on their own freelance assignment schedule.

The temporary agency arrangement becomes a winning option for both construction workers and the contractors needing skilled labor in a short period of time.

Employee turnover is an important statistic

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Employee turnover is an important statistic for staffing firms—it tells you how often you will need to hire new employees. A high turnover rate means that your employees average a shorter tenure with your firm; when the turnover rate decreases, average employee tenure goes up. What does this mean for your firm? The lower the turnover rate, the less money your firm spends on recruiting, new-hire administrative costs, training, and any other costs associated with replacing employees. Lower turnover could mean increased profit margins for your firm.

The turnover rate for your company tells you, on average, how many times a single position within your company was occupied by a different employee throughout the year. Suppose you had one position and one person filling that position throughout the entire year, your turnover rate would be zero—there was no change in the person employed in the position throughout the year.

Calculating Turnover

If you had one position and two people had filled that position throughout the year, your turnover rate would be 100%. This is calculated by taking the number of people employed (two in this example) and dividing it by the number of positions or jobs (one in this example), then multiplying the result by 100. Next you must subtract 100—this 100 accounts for the person who is initially employed in the job: 2/1=2*100=200-100=100

You can calculate the turnover rate for both your internal, permanent staff, and also for your temporary and contract employees. Be sure to calculate these two turnover rates separately, as they are typically very different. In order to calculate your company’s turnover rate you first need to determine your company’s average daily employment (for internal employees or for temporary and contract employees) and the number of W-2s your company issued throughout the year to employees for the employee type for which you are interested.

In most temporary or contract staffing firms, the number of temporary and contract positions available fluctuates each day. Calculating your company’s average daily employment will help you to determine how many positions your company filled on an average day over the course of the year. You can calculate your company’s average daily employment by determining how many employees your company had on the week that included the 12th of the month for each month in the year, summing these employment levels, and then dividing the sum by 12.

Once you have determined your average daily employment, you need to determine how many temporary and contract employees you had throughout the year. The quickest and best measure of this is the number of W-2 forms that your firm issued to temporary and contract employees for the year, since each employee will be connected to exactly one W-2 regardless of the number of positions they held.

Once you have these two numbers, you can calculate your company’s turnover rate for temporary and contract employees using the following formula: (total number of W-2s issued/average daily employment*100)-100 = turnover rate.

You can use this same calculation to determine the turnover rate for your internal employees, as well.

BUILDING A TALENT PIPELINE THAT “RE-RECRUITS” TALENTED WORKERS IS ESSENTIAL.

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Getting candidates’ attention has gone from hard to harder — not to mention sustaining that attention for more than mere seconds. Today, you need to keep your candidate flow strong with a continuous and thoughtful recruitment process rather than a one-and-done strategy

Resolution for 2015: Capture more candidates and reduce drop-off by continually engaging your potential talent. The key to workforce planning is all about creating and nurturing a database of pre-qualified candidates so they’re ready to be contacted and called in to interview at any moment.  An easy-to-find, branded talent network will help you capture and re-engage more candidates over a longer period of time, as it works behind the scenes to send members targeted job alerts when your new positions are posted.

Did You Know? 65 percent of candidates are likely to accept a future staffing firm assignment.

What this means: It’s great to see how many candidates are willing to accept a future assignment with staffing firms, and the reason for a majority that’s not likely to accept a future assignment is about wanting permanent work. Despite misconceptions about reasons behind candidates’ unwillingness to accept future assignments, for a majority of candidates it’s not about the pay or recruiters or other factors, but about wanting a permanent/full-time job.

Staffing and Recruiting Grows Faster Than the Economy and the Labor Market

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More than six years since the end of the Great Recession, the U.S. economy has yet to fully recover. While there has been expansion, this long road to recovery has been erratic. And although the jobs lost during the 18-month recession have been regained and the unemployment rate has declined, the percentage of people participating in the labor force has dropped to the lowest level in four decades. There are nearly six million open jobs, and more than eight million people out of work—contributing to the longer than anticipated recovery cycle. Meanwhile, the staffing and recruiting industry has been growing faster than gross domestic product and overall employment at rates unlike any prior recovery. Are these trends unique to the current expansion, or has there been a fundamental change in the role of staffing and recruiting in the economy?

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