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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 »

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Temporary workers can be a great solution for multiple business needs. They can swing in to do the work when a valued employee leaves. They can augment your staffing during busy periods.   Not only that, but temps can provide a great way to see how people work and relate to existing staff. If they… Read more »

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People looking for a job need to develop an elevator pitch. An elevator pitch explains who you are, what you do, and what you’re looking for in just 20-30 seconds. It gets the name from those few seconds — about the time it takes to ride in an elevator and get off at a stop…. Read more »

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Americans are increasingly not taking time off from work. Fifty-five percent of them don’t take any vacation they’ve earned, citing large workloads and anxiety that someone else’s performance in their position when they’re away could cause them to lose their jobs. Sixty-one percent take some vacation time, but not all they’ve accrued.   Employers are… Read more »

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While many businesses begin looking to hire when a staffer leaves, there is also the larger recruitment picture. Companies should review and forecast their hiring needs regularly; at least every year, with quarterly follow-up on whether the yearly plan continues to meet needs.   It’s advisable to have a planning meeting to discuss future hiring…. Read more »

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If you’ve ever had the experience of hiring new workers and then not getting enough highly qualified candidates, you know how frustrating it can be.   Let’s face it. In an ideal world, you would discover the best candidates EVER every time a position needed to be filled. Not enough response or not a stellar… Read more »

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If you’re looking for a job, you expect to be asked questions during the interview, of course. But don’t forget YOU can also ask questions! In fact, most interviewers will ask if you have any questions. (And if they don’t, you can always bring up a question.) This is your opportunity to get valuable information… Read more »

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Sending in a resume for an open position is only part of the battle in getting an interview. Resumes often receive just a few seconds of attention. Resumes at the bottom of the pile may be passed over by busy human resources departments.   In fact, many organizations use automated systems that scan resumes for… Read more »

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Businesses use key differentiators as methods of appealing to their client base. But you can use them to attract job candidates to your business, as well.   Key differentiators are features of your organization that separate it from competitors and provide an advantage in the marketplace. They can range from the quality of the goods… Read more »

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References checks are one of the most important parts of the hiring process. Through them, you can find out the strengths candidates have exhibited in the past. You can also be alerted to any problem areas in the past that might negatively impact their job performance in the future.   It can be tempting to… Read more »

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In every job search, it’s inevitable that some candidates are not going to be hired.   You know what you tell the candidate you’re hiring. But what do you tell the candidates you’re not hiring?   Many organizations simply don’t tell them anything. Seventy percent of companies don’t provide feedback to candidates who aren’t chosen…. Read more »