Posts Tagged “staffing”

How To Register As A Job Applicant With A Staffing Firm

Sign by the lake says Chase Your Dreams   When someone works with a staffing firm for the first time they often have questions about the process. Some of the questions we hear frequently are about the cost (it’s free!) and what to wear to a job interview (professional, please!). More often than not, job applicants want to know how the registration process ...

4 Ways To Improve Your Commute

Stop sign It is no secret that the Beltline can be horrible, terrible, the worst, a challenge through the peak hours of the morning and afternoon commute. While the Madison area commute may not always be the most ideal drive in Wisconsin, there are ways to improve the sometimes stressful journey to the office. Podcasts It seems ...

What Are The Costs Of Employee Turnover?

A clock hangs on an office window. Imagine writing a check for thousands of dollars to a departing employee on their last day of work. Sounds crazy, right? That may sound ludicrous, but the costs of turnover often amounts to the equivalent of giving away thousands of dollars of a company’s hard earned money. The American Management Association estimates it costs employers ...

Separate Myth from Fact: Direct Hire, Temp-to-Hire and Temporary

Two people shake hands We only use 10 percent of our brains. Gum takes seven years to digest. Bulls hate the color red. Staffing firms only specialize in temporary job placements. These statements are all common misconceptions that are typically passed around with the best of intentions, but not always based on the full facts. In the staffing industry, ...

Articles That We Love

Glasses rest on a computer keyboard From time to time we come across articles and infographics that might be of interest to other local businesses. As we combed through a list of noteworthy articles, these five stood out as hot topics in hiring trends, management styles and flexible solutions for employee retention. Inc.: Six Steps to Hiring (and Retaining) Great Employees ...

Happy Anniversary to Drake!

Leanne Starr photograph On January 19, 1978, Leanne Starr sat down on the floor of her office with a legal pad, the phone book and phone. She immediately started to make calls to secure her first job order at Drake & Company and within the first week she had a handful of job orders to fill. What began ...

Your Job Applicant Wants To Break Up With You

Woman holds hand in front of camera If you stop to think about it, the hiring process is a lot like dating. At a job interview everyone dresses to impress the other person. The initial greeting is met with nerves and uncertainty before you both sit down together. You each take turns asking the other thoughtful questions about themselves while hoping the ...

7 Misconceptions About Working With Staffing Firms

At Drake & Company, applicants come to us through several channels. Sometimes we’ve worked to place them in a temporary or full-time position before. Other times, they come to us as a referral from someone we’ve placed. However, the majority of the applicants registering with us are new to the staffing industry. Whenever we speak with a new applicant, we are reminded of the many misconceptions there are regarding the staffing industry—and we thought we’d take the time to dispel them here with regard to Drake & Company:...