Posts Categorized: Employment

Feeling the Heartburn – Trying to Attract New Talent

As the owner of a staffing company, it is wonderful to hear that our clients are busy and expanding in 2017!  However, unlike the economy a few years ago, the climate has drastically shifted and companies are expressing heartburn in finding strong candidates.  We have had many recent conversations with our clients on what it… Read More »

Offering Special Company Perks – What Are You Looking For?

As the economy picks up, more companies have been trying to come up with unique perks to attract and retain employees.  Smaller companies do not have a large budget, so they have to try to be creative, while larger firms often have more resources.  Businesses are realizing that employees want work/life balance and if they are… Read More »

Demand for Employees is High

I was reading an article today by Lucia Mutikani which talks quite a bit about the demand for employees.  Right now, companies are having difficulty finding employees in almost every sector and it is impeding their ability to produce product, service their customers or expand. Here are some excerpts from the article, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-jobs-idUSKCN11D1UX U.S. job… Read More »

Hiring Plans for 2nd Quarter 2016

I just read this article from Staffing Industry Analysts on March 8, 2016 and it highlights the hiring projections for second quarter.  ManpowerGroup Inc participated in the survey and they shared their results. Q2 hiring plans for US relatively stable; 22% plan staff increases March 08 2016   US employers report second-quarter hiring plans are relatively… Read More »

Feeling Thankful with Recommendations

This week, the staff at Career Options is feeling thankful after hearing 3 compliments and recommendations. One was from a long term client who told us he has decided to use us exclusively because of the level of success they have had with our candidates. The other compliments came from 2 candidates that we have… Read More »

Marketing with Career Options

Thank you to everyone who sent me messages this weekend after noticing the Career Options ad and my column in the Post Crescent…. both on the same day. As a business owner, it is nice to see that the community recognizes our marketing efforts! And kudos to my hubby who was very proud and sent… Read More »

2016 is Looking Up!

According to Matt Ferguson of Career Builder, “2016 jobs forecast looks surprisingly bright!” We love to hear this news at Career Options, and have had positive feedback from our clients so far this year. We have seen an increase in resumes as well since January. After the first of the year, people set goals and… Read More »