A Warm Blog Welcome to Graham Staffing Services!

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Welcome to the Graham Staffing Services blog page! If you’re here, there’s a strong chance that you’re actively looking for a new job opportunity, or perhaps you’re a client looking to hire new talent. Either way, we’re thrilled you’ve stopped by and promise to make it worth your while! Graham is here for you on… Read more »

Six Easy Steps to Help You Prepare for Your Interview the Night Before

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If you think a job interview starts when you sit down with the hiring manager, think again. It starts way before when you first create your resume and cover letter. Each step of the job interview process needs to be done conscientiously and well.   The way you do your job search indicates the way… Read more »

How Staffing Can Help You Put Your Focus Where It Is Needed Most

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At times, you may be swamped with to-do items. You need to train a new hire, recruit for the busy season, set up an improvement plan for an underperformer, check references for a recent interview, schedule a team meeting about social media tasks and write up quarterly figures for your own boss.   It can… Read more »

The Price Tag of Hiring Someone Internally Is Much Higher Than You Think

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Hiring internally is a good thing for many reasons. People who already work in an organization already know the culture. They have proven themselves to be a fit. The hiring process for internal candidates generally takes less time. The candidates may require less training.   It’s also widely thought to be less expensive. Organizations save… Read more »

How to Avoid Becoming a Poor Leader

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By some indications, many leaders in organizations are inadequate. Among top executives, for example, failure rates can be as high as 75 percent and are rarely below 30 percent. A survey of U.S. Army personnel reported that 83 percent of respondents had seen toxic leadership in action over the past year.   Negative Methods Lead… Read more »

Why It’s Important to Follow up With a Potential Employer After Receiving A “No”

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It’s hard to receive a “no” after a job interview. It may have been your dream job, or one you really needed. The last thing you might want to do is graciously contact the employer after being turned down.   But it’s important to do. It’s as important a part of a job search as… Read more »

How to Eliminate The “What If” While Looking for a Potential New Hire

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When you’re looking to hire new people, you need to consider all potential risks in new hires. They may turn out to be bad hires, who are unpleasant or don’t have a good work ethic. Even with the best interview system in the world, hiring managers sometimes make the wrong choice. Plus, there are some… Read more »

Best Practices for Finding Potential Candidates

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One of the challenges of hiring top quality people is finding the best potential candidates. That can be especially true when the job market is hot, but it can be hard to find good candidates any time. How do you find the best person for your organization? Here are six ways to search.   1.)… Read more »

Why Cost Containment Is Important in Staffing Your Business

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Cost containment is highly important to most businesses. It means managing expenses so unnecessary spending doesn’t occur. Cost containment can also involve pruning expenses in line with available revenue or improving the management of revenue.   Staffing services can help make cost containment efforts the most productive they can be in the following ways.  … Read more »

How to Stay Positive While Waiting to Hear Back After an Interview

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The time between an interview and hearing back from a prospective employer can seem like an eternity. Even if the time elapsed is only a few days, it can feel like it’s going very s-l-o-w-l-y. You might really need and want the job. Not hearing can make you anxious and eager for the phone call… Read more »