Category: Recruiting Top Talent

The Pros and Cons of Hiring an Employee Looking to Move Into a New Field

January 15th, 2016

As one of the leading staffing agencies in Oklahoma and Texas, 1st Staffing Group knows every hiring decision poses some risks. But when it comes to hiring career changers, the perceived risks can certainly be greater, whether you view them as job hoppers or as lacking the right skills or experience. That said, when the… Read more »

What Are Some Strategic Staffing Trends to Adopt in 2016?

January 8th, 2016

Are you interested in expanding your business in 2016 – and boosting your bottom line in the process? As one of the leading staffing services firms in Texas, 1st Staffing Group knows it’s important to be aware of certain staffing trends that could significantly impact your ability to take on new initiatives and meet your… Read more »

Retaining Employees Through Ongoing Training

December 21st, 2015

When it comes to building an outstanding team, recruiting top people is only half the battle. The other half is keeping them. Top performers are motivated to learn. They always want to know more about their work so they can become better at it. But offering ongoing training sessions does more than just keep your… Read more »

How to Use a Culture Video to Attract Top Talent

November 9th, 2015

Your best employees don’t just have top-notch skills and a keen understanding of the business – they also fit well into your company’s culture. To find tomorrow’s stars, you’ll need to attract candidates who have both the skills and the cultural fit that your current A-players possess. In today’s media-saturated world, catching the eye of… Read more »

Should You Use Behavioral Testing?

September 4th, 2015

As a leading staffing firm, 1st Staffing Group knows that behavioral testing can be quite useful for many companies. The data derived from tests can help employers hone in on the best-fit hire. However, there are downsides to testing, as well. For instance, some experts say that testing can cause companies to pigeonhole employees. So,… Read more »

Recruiting Tips to Improve the Candidate Experience

August 14th, 2015

As the economy returns to full strength, companies in Ardmore and other Oklahoma cities are finding it tougher than ever to find the top candidates they need to stay competitive. Unnecessary delays, poor communication, and weak job descriptions can all impede your hiring process, costing you top candidates who pursue more fulfilling job experiences elsewhere.… Read more »

Retain Employees With a Strong Onboarding Process

July 31st, 2015

If you slam shut the filing cabinet with a sigh of relief after a candidate has accepted your offer, you’ve dropped out halfway through the hiring process. In “recruiting and retention,” finding the right people is only half the job. The other half is implementing the tools and strategies you need to keep that talent… Read more »

Advice for Choosing Between Two Great Candidates

June 9th, 2015

You’ve combed through the resumes, held the interviews, and narrowed down the field to just two candidates. Now it’s time to make an offer – but the candidates are equally qualified and each one offers a great “fit” for your team.  How do you choose? Choosing between two outstanding candidates is an enviable position, but… Read more »

Why Are Bad Hiring Decisions Made? (And How to Avoid Them)

May 21st, 2015

How often do companies choose the wrong candidate? According to a study by CareerBuilder, quite often. In an online survey of 2,494 hiring managers and human resources professionals, 69 percent of their companies experienced costly bad hires in 2012. And just one bad hire can make a big financial impact on a company. In fact,… Read more »

In a Booming Marketplace, How Can Your Company Find the Best Candidates?

May 7th, 2015

As the economy roars back to full strength, the dynamics of the candidate pool have changed. Now, top candidates often find themselves fielding several offers from various companies. Once again, the hiring competition is fierce – but now, companies find themselves competing with one another. How can your company position itself to attract the top… Read more »



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