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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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Developing a job description is not an easy task. You have to make sure it includes the capabilities and skills required and appeals to the right candidates. Job descriptions often pass through several revisions and multiple people.   As a result, you might end up inadvertently missing some of the most important features of a… Read more »

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At last! You have an awesome staff. They’re great performers. You can rely on them to get the job done. They’re team players. They appreciate you and each other.   Now it’s time to give some serious thought to your retention strategies. Why? Because awesome people can be snapped up all too easily by someone… Read more »

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Every job seeker has been there. You’re looking, and looking, and looking for a job, but every posting you see asks for experience. How do you get experience if no one will hire you…because you don’t have any experience?   While it might not be comforting to know every job seeker has gone through this,… Read more »

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Some employers want to hire temporary workers who are good, but are expected to fill the bill just until the need passes.   Others, however, want to find temps with the potential to grow with the position or with the company as a whole. They will eagerly embrace work and be proactive in seeking work… Read more »

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Hiring initiatives can take a long time to come to fruition. It can take up to several months to fill a new position. In the meantime, productivity could be hurting.   Here are three potential questions to ask for a smooth hiring initiative.   1. Where are you looking for talent? If you’re looking for… Read more »

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It can be tempting to train new hires as quickly as possible. Until they are fully trained, your productivity can lag, even impacting overall department goals.   But there are many reasons not to rush through a new hire’s training. The training period is important as it sets the professional tone and template for what… 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 »