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Flexicrew is looking for talented, motivated people to add to our NEW OFFICE IN FOLEY, AL.
We opened our doors in 2008 and have grown into a $35mm company with 12+ branches supporting the southeast region. We have BIG GOALS and BIG DREAMS! If you want to be a part of an environment where YOUR VOICE IS HEARD, then you’ve found your STAFFING FAMILY.
Recruiter / Account Manager
Phone Skills, Recruiting, Interviewing Skills, People Skills, Supports Diversity, Employment Law, Results Driven, Professionalism, Organization, Project Management.
We look forward to having you join our growing FLEXICREW FAMILY!
Email cover letter and resume to lillian at flexicrew dot com
You recently graduated. You’ve prepared your resume and sent it to various hiring managers. Your resume is great and the cover letter clearly states why you are the best candidate for the job. You get an interview call. You get there well-dressed and on-time. You make eye contact with your interviewer, communicate effectively, and answer most questions with confidence. You get hired. Why? Probably because you’ve displayed the skills the employer desired.
However, these skills do not come easy for many graduates, skills which they failed to learn in their probably very expensive education.
What skills are sought by the employers?
In a recent GMAT survey nearly 600 employers were asked about the skills they look for when hiring new business graduates. The following statement by a technical recruiter sums up the response, “Communications, teamwork, and interpersonal skills are critical—everything we do involves working with other people.”
The following prioritized set of skills and abilities are the most desirable:
What makes it difficult for the employers to recruit talent?
According to a 2015 Talent Search global survey by recruiting firm ManpowerGroup, including 41,700 employers in 42 countries, one in three employers said that there just aren’t enough applicants. But other major reasons are related to the available applicant’s skills and abilities.
The single most critical factor in bridging the technical and soft skills gap is improving the quality of “hands-on” education. The students need more real life experiences, project based learning, internships, co-op programs. They will then get to confront, discuss, and solve real world issues/problems.
Business leaders must communicate what skills are desirable, offer tools and resources, and collaborate with educators/institutions to showcase and demonstrate the ‘teamwork and communication’ they expect of their potential new hires.
Since 2008, most Americans have struggled right along with a lagging economy. But job growth through the staffing industry has helped fight both unemployment and underemployment.
More than 2.91 million people are employed by staffing agencies every business day, according to the American Staffing Association. A total of 11.5 million contract employees are hired by staffing firms every year, 80 percent of them working full time.
Four out of five clients believe staffing firms provide a good service in finding people who can become permanent employees.
Among other benefits of contract work, the staffing industry offers employees a path to permanent employment, according to the Association. Workers benefit, too, as 88 percent of contract employees believe that working in a temporary or contract position made them more employable overall.
Flexibility a growing desire among workers
Some staffing opponents say that the lack of permanency for contract employees adds stress to their situation, but many workers believe differently. Most surveyed employees cite that the added flexibility in projects and daily work is seen as a plus. An amazing 23 percent outright prefer the shifting responsibilities of contract work to traditional employment, according to the Association’s figures. A third of staffing employees said they enjoy the challenges of tackling different jobs .
Flexicrew wants to recognize all those who make an impact to our nation’s workforce and economy as a contract worker. We are proud to be part of something bigger than ourselves.
It happens: You have a position that needs to be filled right away, so you hire quickly so that the job gets done. After spending time (and money) hiring, training, and paying this new employee, you realize…this just isn’t going to work. They’re not the worst employee, but their performance is no more than “ok.” What next? And how do you avoid making the same mistake in the future?
Making these rash hiring decisions can cost you big – think almost a cool million $ big. In fact, hiring a mid-level manager for 2.5 years, terminating, and replacing that person, what with costs of onboarding, compensation, severance packages, and other factors can cost around $840,000, according to recruiter Jorgen Sundberg (via inc.com).
The cost of hiring a mediocre employee comes in various forms. As pointed out, there’s the monetary cost of hiring, training, firing, and replacing someone. Consider as well that these employees tend to need more time and training in attempts to get them to improve. And “average” work will filter through the rest of your business…and to others who work with you. You don’t want to lessen your competitive status or mar your corporate image by keeping employees who bring you down.
If you feel you have employees that don’t quite meet your expectations, you can help them improve through training, mentoring, and regular performance meetings and benchmarks. This may well help an average employee rise to the challenge, especially if you make your objectives specific, measurable, and concrete. To cut off the problem before it begins, start by making your job description thorough: Make it a written record of exactly what you’re looking for with regard to experience, qualifications, and job duties/requirements. You can then use the latter as benchmarks for the employee to follow.
Remove the candidates who don’t meet your standards — bearing in mind that someone who doesn’t have the exact set of skills you’re looking for but has qualified transferrable skills can fit the bill as well. Perform phone interviews with qualified applicants and finally, do in-person interviews with the final candidates, using that job description as a screening tool. Remember to utilize staffing agencies to help streamline the process for finding quality candidates.
The time and money you take to hire the “right” employee versus an “acceptable” one is absolutely worth the cost because a quality employee will give you a superior long-term investment.
To work with a recruiter to find these employees, reach out to the experienced staffing team at Flexicrew for more information. www.flexicrew.com
It was only a matter of time, in a tough job market, that Twitter would be flooded with both job seekers and job offerers. The way they find each other is through certain key hashtags, the best of which we have laid out for you to help you in your quest for employment. Some of these will give you broad search results and take a while to sift through, but a job is waiting for you on the other end.
It’s also a good idea to search for specific jobs like #welder #receptionist #oilfield and combine that with one of the above. We’ll be posting, so keep an eye out!
Job Openings today
Customer Service Representative
Pipe welders and fitters
Lake Charles, LA
Field Service Tec
Control/Manual Valve Tec
Actuator Valve Tech
Geologist with sales experience
Project engineer with midstream/oil/gas experience
Senior pipeline engineer
Compression power generation sales
IT support tech
CDL driver with a minimum 3 years recent exp in flat bed
Ship fitter with a minimum 3 years recent exp
Pipe welder with a minimum 3 years recent exp
More information on our job listings page www.flexicrew.com/openings
Flexicrew is seeking a dependable and hard working individual to work as Administrative Assistant for a reputable company in Lafayette, LA. In this position you will be responsible for answering the phones, helping out the HR department with all new hire paperwork, may help schedule interviews. In this position you will start off as part time but can work your way into a full time role. Work hours are flexible.
* Valid Driver’s License * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Access to reliable transportation for independent use during work hours * Ability to work in a team environment * Advanced problem solving skills and proven time management are a must
Submit resume online: www.flexicrew.com/openings