Everything I Learned About Talent Recruiting I Learned On Halloween

Everything I Learned About Talent Recruiting I Learned On Halloween

Halloween & Recruiting – Sweet Parallels                

 

Halloween was my second favorite holiday, just behind Christmas.

Each year I’d chart out the neighborhoods and plan where I would trick-or-treat. With a few years of experience under my belt, I knew which houses passed out the best candy.

My friends and I moved in a pack because it was more fun, but mostly for protection from the bigger kids who would try to steal our candy.

The key for us was to visit the most houses so we could to fill the biggest bag of candy. That gave us better odds of getting candy that we liked.  Because for every 6 Starbursts I received (not my favorite) I also got a Snickers (yum). I just hated those stale popcorn balls that were supposed to be ‘healthier.’ Whose idea was that anyway?

 

That’s just the beginning of a recruiting strategy

In retrospect, I was using good recruiting strategies in search of maximum ‘good’ candies. My strategy to maximize the amount of ‘good’ candy is similar to the goal of recruiters to uncover and hire ‘good’ qualified candidates.

But that’s just the beginning of the recruiting strategy.  Here are a number of parallels that you can use in your recruitment strategy…

 

Wider range, more candy

My primary Halloween strategy was to reach the greatest number of houses possible.  Then I would go where I knew the houses gave ‘good’ candy. Also, this meant not wasting time walking to neighborhoods with few houses or didn’t give out candy.  The only restriction was our time curfew and/or how inclement the weather was while we were trick-or-treating.

In recruiting, the goals are the same.  You want to use as many ‘good’ sources as possible to get as many qualified candidates as possible – the ones that give the best candidates.

In order to do this, you must look at your past successes and failures in recruiting, analyze which recruitment methods worked or didn’t, then decide what route is best for your team.  Our restrictions may still be time. Maybe you’re on a tight deadline. But the primary concern is usually money – the hiring budget.  You need to decide where is the best place to spend those dollars.

 

Combing through your Halloween bag

One of the most fun times during the night was seeing what kind of candy I received.  I’d empty my bag (always an old pillow case) and review what I had, sorting the good candy from the candy I wouldn’t eat.  I would put the candy I liked back in my bag for later and then I’d try to trade with friends for candy more to my taste.

Once you have collected a quantity of candidates from your recruiting efforts, start screening through resumes & candidates. Much like splitting the candy, you need your recruiting team to sort candidates into qualified and unqualified for the position.  You want to collect as many qualified candidates as possible to give you a candidate pool with more alternatives and choice.

Don’t forget to look out for candidates whose qualifications don’t fit the position you are recruiting for but may fit another position that needs to be filled.

 

Making the candy hang in there

After returning home with all my candy, I tried to make it last as long as possible. I squirreled away my candy in the pantry and when my friends had run out after Halloween, I still was hanging in with candy for snacks.

Similarly, you should keep in touch with the ‘good’ candidates that your efforts have dug up. Don’t abandon any. All qualified candidates should be interviewed for the current position and also placed into your database for consideration for future assignments.  Some ‘good’ candidates just aren’t right for the current spot, but may be perfect for a future position.

Just like a kid on Halloween, you need to make sure you are able to optimize the amount of candy or candidates you get from your efforts.  If you use the best recruiting techniques and effectively screen the candidates you have found, you may just have sweet success!

Business is always changing. Flexicrew supports you as your business strategy and recruiting challenges evolve – so you always stay ahead.

If you would like to discuss our strategic recruiting programs, please contact us – we are a treat to deal with.

Scary Temporary Workers – Do They Work for You?

Do you believe you have to go to a haunted house to get spooked this Halloween?

 

Think again – some bosses don’t even have to leave work to get their fill of fright with some of their full-time or temporary workers!

 

We at Flexicrew have a soft spot for employers and HR people who have had to deal with temporary workers who were rude, reckless and willing to break the rules. Some employers have even caught temporary workers breaking the law while in the workplace – Frightening!

Does your company employ Temporary Workers like any of these Halloween Creatures?

Some employers think their workplace is scary because their workers act like these famous Halloween creatures.

Do you employ any of these scary temporary workers?

  • The Wolf Man: fine one minute, howling the next
  • The Invisible Man: never around when you need him
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost: eager to help, but often misunderstood
  • Dracula: constantly sucking the life right out of you and everyone around him
  • Wicked Witch of the West: always acting conniving and sending out minions to do his/her dirty work
  • The Mummy: slow-moving and has an ancient thought process
  • Grim Reaper: constantly delivers bad news and inspires fear among workers
  • Frankenstein: green with envy what assignments or hours others are getting

 

In addition to spooky personalities, some scary temporary workers actually have a fear of:

  • Heavy workload
  • Tight deadlines
  • Hours worked
  • Taking direction from their boss or supervisor
  • Arriving at work on-time
  • Sitting through meetings
  • Performance reviews

Now that’s scary…

 

So, if any of these employees make you tremble, please call Flexicrew Staffing to knock out spooky risks and send you temporary workers who will give you peace of mind!

 

Get a quote today! http://flexicrew.com/get-a-quote/

 

 

 

WILLIE ROBINSON NAMED FLEXICREW MOBILE, AL EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR 2017

Flexicrew Mobile, AL Employee of the Year Winner Recognized For Being a ‘Leading Light’ for Temporary Staff

 

MOBILE, Alabama, (September 15, 2017) – Flexicrew Staffing, a leader in the industrial staffing industry, has announced it has identified it’s top temporary workers who earned Flexicrew’s Employee of the Year Award by providing outstanding service to their clients.

 

Flexicrew is very proud of Mr. Willie Robinson’s achievement and of his continued commitment to performing his assigned tasks, representing himself and Flexicrew to the best of his ability.

 

Job Assignments – Structural Welder

From the moment Willie was interviewed by Flexicrew, he made a lasting impression upon Flexicrew internal employees. Willie’s personality is vibrant; he’s well-mannered and extremely eager for new employment opportunities. Willie was submitted to a new client and represented Flexicrew well. He’s punctual, reliable, dedicated, and his willingness to go the extra mile makes Willie stand out from the rest.

 

About the Award

The purpose of this annual award is to recognize an outstanding employee in each Flexicrew Staffing branch with the following attributes:

Responsibility –Temporary staffer is punctual, works hard, and exhibits dedication to tasks and completing them on time.

Cooperative – Displays courtesy with a pleasant attitude toward coworkers and supervisors. Good communication skills and willing to help others.

Creativity – Temporary employee goes above-and-beyond to get the job done, holds self to a high standard, and tries to learn different aspects of the client operation to improve the work.

Safety – Follows safety requirements and leads others by example in safety in the workplace.

 

About The Flexicrew Companies

Flexicrew was recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in 2015 as the 4th fastest-growing staffing company in the U.S. over a 5-year period.  Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, Flexicrew makes use of technology and industry best practices to deliver the most talented and qualified industrial – skilled and unskilled, technical, and professional talent to clients within most major industries. Flexicrew has a presence in over 25 markets across North America with more than 2,000 contractors currently placed in companies throughout the U.S. To learn more, visit www.flexicrew.com

FLEXICREW HONORS KEVIN MYRICK 2017 EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA

Flexicrew Staffing Employee of the Year Winner for Baton Rouge, LA – Hard Working Employee Combines Strong Work Ethic With Great Disposition.

 

MOBILE, Alabama, (September 15, 2017) – Flexicrew Staffing, a leader in the industrial staffing industry, honored it’s local staffing Employee of the Year during National Staffing Employee Week , September 18-22.

 

Flexicrew Staffing is rather proud of how Mr. Kevin Myrick always extends extra effort to make sure tasks are carried out in a timely fashion.

 

Job Assignments – Machine operator

Kevin is the type of person that makes it happen – “He stays late to help out, comes in on call outs and helps get the company out of a bind. He is pleasant to be around and if you need him, he’ll always be there.” Client quote

 

About the Award

The purpose of this annual award is to recognize an outstanding employee in each Flexicrew Staffing branch with the following attributes:

Responsibility – Temporary staffer is punctual, works hard, and exhibits dedication to tasks and on- time completion.

Cooperative – Displays courtesy with a agreeable attitude toward coworkers and supervisors. Good communication skills and willing to help others.

Creativity – Temporary employee goes above-and-beyond to get the job done, holds self to a high standard, and tries to learn different aspects of the client operation to improve the work.

Safety – Follows safety requirements and leads others by example in safety in the workplace.

 

 

About The Flexicrew Companies

Flexicrew was recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in 2015 as the 4th fastest-growing staffing company in the U.S. over a 5-year period.  Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, Flexicrew makes use of technology and industry best practices to deliver the most talented and qualified industrial – skilled and unskilled, technical, and professional talent to clients within most major industries. Flexicrew has a presence in over 25 markets across North America with more than 2,000 contractors currently placed in companies throughout the U.S. To learn more, visit www.flexicrew.com

GERARD WHITE- 2017 FLEXICREW STAFFING EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Flexicrew Employee of the Year Winner for New Orleans, LA – Three-Year Record of Success.

 

MOBILE, Alabama, (September 15, 2017) – Flexicrew Staffing, a leader in the industrial staffing industry, selected Mr. White as one of only a dozen workers across the company to qualify as Employee of the Year for New Orleans, LA.

 

Flexicrew Staffing is particularly proud of how Mr. Gerard White is dedicated, has good organizational skills and wants to get his task done just right. That reflects in his performance for his client and Flexicrew.

 

Job Assignments – Warehouse associate, Maintenance

Gerard has been a dedicated, reliable Flexicrew employee since 2014. Gerard is committed and always performs quality work so that the clients he works for can feel assured that things get done correctly.

 

About the Award

The purpose of this annual award is to recognize an outstanding employee in each Flexicrew Staffing branch with the following attributes:

Responsibility Temporary staffer is punctual, works hard, and exhibits dedication to tasks and on- time completion.

Cooperative – Displays courtesy with an agreeable attitude toward coworkers and supervisors. Good communication skills and willing to help others.

Creativity Temporary employee goes above-and-beyond to get the job done, holds self to a high standard, and tries to learn different aspects of the client operation to improve the work.

Safety – Follows safety requirements and leads others by example in safety in the workplace.

 

About The Flexicrew Companies

Flexicrew was recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in 2015 as the 4th fastest-growing staffing company in the U.S. over a 5-year period.  Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, Flexicrew makes use of technology and industry best practices to deliver the most talented and qualified industrial – skilled and unskilled, technical, and professional talent to clients within most major industries. Flexicrew has a presence in over 25 markets across North America with more than 2,000 contractors currently placed in companies throughout the U.S. To learn more, visit www.flexicrew.com

Disaster Response Teams READY! Apply now!

Flexicrew team members are anxious to help in any way we can with local disaster response, clean up and recovery work. We are on call with screened and qualified employees –

 

  • Hazmat
  • Hazwopper Technicians
  • Drivers
  • General Labor
  • And more….

 

 

LOCAL STORM CLEAN UP WORK! We are hiring debris monitors for the Greater Atlanta Area. Responsible for estimating & recording debris amounts and distributing tickets to truck drivers. Temporary position working 7 days a week 12-14 hours per day.

Must have own vehicle, proof of insurance, pass drug screen & background check.

http://jobs.flexicrew.com/jb/Debris-Monitors-Jobs-in-Atlanta-GA/3855927

 

Flexicrew is ramping up for Hurricane Harvey clean up/response. Now hiring for the following positions: 40 Hour HAZWOPER technicians, General Labor, Class A CDL w/Tanker & HAZMAT Endorsement. If you have already applied with us and are available to work please email your name, what position you’re applying for and your contact information to lafayette@flexicrew.com

http://jobs.flexicrew.com/jb/Hurricane-Harvey-Clean-Up-Response-Jobs-in-Lafayette-LA/3831810

 

Flexicrew is ramping up for Hurricane Harvey clean up/response in Texas & Louisiana. If you have already applied with us and are available to work please email your name, what position you’re applying for, and your contact information to mobile@flexicrew.com

http://jobs.flexicrew.com/jb/40-Hour-HAZWOPER-Technicians-Jobs-in-Mobile-AL/3831812

How to Hire the Right Employee – Are you Making These Mistakes?

 

Each employer must hire enough staff in various positions to ensure the smooth operation of the business. But often employers feel confused in selecting the right candidate for a position, mainly when there are too many suitable candidates available to interview. In fact, the hiring process is rather a difficult matter for all employers. If any mistake is made during the recruitment, the company can face negative consequences of having the wrong sort of employee mix. Hence, it is essential for any recruiter, to recognize and avoid the common mistakes that are made during an interview, in choosing the best candidate for a posted vacancy.

 

Most Familiar Mistakes by Recruiters in Hiring the Right Employee

Narrow-minded in hiring –Some employers want all employees to be alike or just like them in nature, with the same sort of strengths and weaknesses. But in that case, there will be no diversity in their teams and the weaknesses of work culture can’t be fixed by someone who has different strengths. The recruiter should be impartial in attitude and consider only the qualities that will suit the company’s open position. Staffing agencies tend to be more impartial in hiring the best candidates for their client companies.

 

Judging by candidate’s name or first impression – Many employers show a preference for some specific popular education institutions and like to hire graduates from these organizations without properly checking

their personal capabilities, which can prove to be a serious mistake. Moreover, the recruiter should be cautious with positive or negative impressions about a candidate based on first appearance; many can turn out to be valuable assets for their companies regardless of appearance.

 

Vague idea of demands of the position The recruiter should set up a questionnaire that will test the exact capabilities of the candidates and their suitability for the open positions. A pre-structured interview will find out the hidden qualities of every candidate so that the best one can be hired. The services offered by placement agencies, including conducting interviews, are highly efficient for discovering the most competent employees for their clients.

 

Not checking skills of the candidates – The recruiter should find out if the candidates have undergone extra training or completed courses, gained licenses or certifications to acquire the skills they will need to fulfill the required job skill set. If the necessary skills are missing, even post-recruitment training cannot help the new employee learn everything he needs to do.

 

Incomplete explanation of job profile to candidates – It is the duty of the recruiter to let the candidates know in detail about their probable job profile in their company. Moreover, the work culture and the salary structure should also be discussed with the candidates so that the applicant can have the option of backing out at that time if he finds the job not suitable for him.   That will save a lot of grief and extra effort if that person later discovers the job and his skills don’t match or wasn’t what he expected.

Call today to talk to a Flexicrew representative about your staffing needs!

 

 

Flexicrew makes your recruiting a Slam Dunk!

Yes…March Madness has arrived with excitement and upsets.

 

 

POP QUIZ: How does March Madness Parallel Flexicrew’s mission?Basketball Cleanup Desk Set

 

We started kicking around that March Madness – filling out brackets and picking winners – parallels what we do at Flexicrew to build your workforce every day.

 

For March Madness, fans look at a wide number of teams, review their records and decide among them which they will advance in their brackets to the Sweet Sixteen. Likewise, Flexicrew reviews the resumes of possible candidates, screens them against several criteria, and decides which candidates should move forward in the recruiting process.

 

Finally, the March Madness Championship Game takes place where the two best teams play each other head-to-head and one of them wins.  Similarly, Flexicrew often compares two finalists in detail against each other and recommends to you our favorite candidate that we believe should get offered the job.

 

Like a perceptive team coach, Flexicrew recruiters search for and recruit good talent just the way a team needs to fill out various positions.

 

At the end of the day, whether it’s a basketball team or a work team, it’s all about picking capable people, having a winning attitude and how you play the game!

 

Flexicrew hopes to team up with you to provide winners. Look forward to a small gift coming your way in a few days to remind you of how Flexicrew can help YOU be the CHAMPION!

Sincerely,

Your Flexicrew Team

NOW HIRING RECRUITER / ACCOUNT MANAGER FOR NEW FOLEY, AL BRANCH

JOIN OUR GROWING TEAM!

employee-engagement

 

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
Job Summary

  • Responsible for communicating with clients, sales managers, associates and others to identify, screen, interview, present and hire qualified candidates for temporary and temp-to-hire positions.
  • Summary of essential job functions
  • Develop recruiting strategies building applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges, employment agencies, etc.
  • Determine applicant requirements by studying job description and job qualifications.
  • Attract applicants by placing job advertisements; using newsgroups and job sites.
  • Evaluate candidates strengths compared to clients requirements by: evaluating, screening and interviewing the candidate.
  • Arranges interviews with clients by coordinating schedules.
  • Evaluates applicants by discussing job requirements and applicant qualifications with managers; interviewing applicants on consistent set of qualifications.
  • Manage contract employees while on assignment. Assess and investigate contractor related problems, and administer performance counseling, coaching and disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Communicate effectively with others in order to create a productive and diverse environment.
  • Maintain relationships with customers and business contacts gaining industry knowledge, and obtain referrals and sales leads.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years recruiting experience; or an equivalent industry experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and MS Outlook; recruiting industry software experience preferred.
  • Have a desire to learn and advance in a fast paced sales environment, and be capable of regularly using good judgment and discretion to accomplish goals and work requirements.

Skills/Qualifications
Phone Skills, Recruiting, Interviewing Skills, People Skills, Supports Diversity, Employment Law, Results Driven, Professionalism, Organization, Project Management.

APPLY TODAY!
We look forward to having you join our growing FLEXICREW FAMILY!

Email cover letter and resume to lillian at flexicrew dot com

Lafayette, LA Jobs – Job Openings – Mechanic – Driver – Construction – Equipment Operator

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Let’s start our week of hiring with the Lafayette branch’s listings:

****NOW OFFERING BLUE CROSS INSURANCE****

** Natural gas COMPRESSOR MECHANIC in Lafayette area: shop position = home every night! $18-$20/hour. http://jobs.flexicrew.com/Compressor-Mechanic-Jobs-…/2954468

** Drafting/Design Assistant in New Iberia – $20/hour. Must have Solidworks experience. http://jobs.flexicrew.com/Drafting-Design-Assistant…/3218447

** Class A CDL Driver in Houma – $17/hour, on call every other week – OT!!

** Grader Operators – 1+ years experience required. $16-$22/hour range.http://jobs.flexicrew.com/Motor-Grader-Operators-Ne…/3140885

AND MORE….
** Stockers: includes overnight shifts
** Heavy Equipment Operator – Motor Grader experience – Broussard
** Compressor Mechanic – Breaux Bridge
** Drafting / Design Assistant – New Iberia
** Construction Laborers – Opelousas

APPLY ONLINE TODAY: https://hrcenter.tempworks.io/en/flexicrew

New Job Now

10 Skills you need to get a job NOW

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 Shutterstock - Businesswhy 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:

 

  1. Working in a team

 

  1. Making decisions and solve problems (tie)

 

  1. Communicating verbally inside and outside an organization

 

  1. Planning, organizing and prioritizing work

 

  1. Retrieving and processing information

 

  1. Analyzing quantitative data

 

  1. Job specific technical knowledge

 

  1. Proficient with computer software programs

 

  1. Creating and/or editing written reports

 

  1. Persuading and influencing others

 

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.

 

  • For example, 34% of them said that the candidates lack the required technical competencies (industry-specific professional qualifications and industry-specific skilled trades’ certifications).
  • In addition, 22% hiring managers cited that lack of experience is behind talent shortages and
  • 17% report soft skills deficits (particularly lack of professionalism, enthusiasm, motivation and a learning mindset).

 

Possible solutions?

 

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.

5 Steps That Will Help You Change Careers

Changing careers takes focus and commitment. To be successful, you’ll need to develop short-term, intermediate and long-term goals, and decide on the steps you’ll need to accomplish them. Once you do that, it will be a lot easier to take the plunge into a new line of work.
time for change

 

 

 

  1. Start by researching the marketplace to identify expanding industries. Search the Labor Department’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, job boards and the business press to see what’s areas are most in demand.

 

  1. Next, take assessment tests to discover your hidden talents and jobs that fit them. Leading tests include the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory and Campbell Interest & Skill Survey. Also, ask individuals you know personally and professionally for their insight into occupations that might be a strong fit for your background and skills.

 

  1. Once you’ve decided on a new path, do some online research and networking to determine the skills you’ll need to qualify for jobs that interest you. If you lack key credentials, consider signing up for volunteer work enrolling in classes to bridge the gap.

 

  1. Next, revamp your résumé to highlight skills and experiences that are most relevant to your desired new line of work. A professional career coach may be able to help.

 

  1. When applying for jobs, craft cover letters that will help employers understand why you’re looking to change careers and how you can add value. Similarly, prepare for interviews by crafting 30-second introduction that sums up what you can do for employers.

40 Hour Hazwoper Techs needed Immediately!

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Flexicrew has an IMMEDIATE need for 40 hr HazWoper Technicians.

• Technicians must be willing to travel and stay out of town for long periods of time
• Must pass drug screen
• Pay for Technicians will be around $12-14 an hour plus per diem
• Hotel and transportation will be provided

Call for more information – 251-443-1130

HOT JOBS listed Today!

Lafayette

Traveling Mechanic
Laboratory Assistant
Laborer
Construction Team Leader

Baton Rouge

Valve Mechanics
Machine Operator
Mechanic
Millwright
Steel Fabricator

Houston

Manual Machinist
Machinist
Millwright
Field Tech

New Orleans

Life Raft Tech
Assembly
Millwright

Mobile

40 hour Hazwoper Techs
Shipfitters
Pipe Welders

Gainesville, GA

Cold Warehouse Labor
Forklift Driver

Mobile, AL Staffing Company – Employment Agency – HAS EMPLOYEES READY TO WORK NOW!

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Are you a company searching for qualified candidates? We have pre-screened and ready to work candidates available NOW. 251-443-1130 for more information.

• Marine Electricians
• Structural Welders
• Painter/Blasters
• Pipe Welders/Pipe Fitters
• Millwrights
• Customer Service Representatives
• IT Support
• AP/AR clerks

FLEXICREW STAFFING
www.flexicrew.com
251-443-1130

Now Hiring! – APPLY NOW – Jobs Available Today!!

October 30th, 2014   •   Job Postings, LA Job openings, Mobile, AL Job Openings, Texas Job Openings   •   no comments   

Needing a JOB? Flexicrew Staffing has a wide variety of positions open that we are looking to fill! Do you have experience in any of the areas below? Contact us TODAY! If you are looking for a new and exciting placement look no further!

 

Baton Rouge Office

Relief Valve Mechanic

Block Valve Mechanic

Valve Machinist

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

 

Phone: 225-771-8422

Email: batonrouge@flexicrew.com

 

Mobile Office

Pipe Fitter

Pipe Welder

Exp. Hydro blaster

Grill Cook

Hydrovac

 

Phone: 251-443-1130

Email: mobile@flexicrew.com

 

Houston Office

Instrument Fitters

Vessel Fitters

Pipe Fitters

Pipe Welders (MIG/Flux) with Sub Arc experience

Hydro Testers

 

Phone: 713-774-2739

Email: houston@flexicrew.com

 

New Orleans Office

Shop Mechanic

Millwright

Pipe Welder

 

Phone: 504-265-8301

Email: neworleans@flexicrew.com

 

Tulsa Office

Marketing Coordinator

 

Phone: 918-970-4177

Email: tulsa@flexicrew.com

 

If you are interested in any of our positions be sure to APPLY ONLINE at www.flexicrew.com, email resume, and call your local office for more information.  We look forward to hearing from you and helping you make the next move to further your career!

Hurricane Preparedness Week – Be Ready

 
When a natural disaster does strike, Flexicrew has a team that can help with the aftermath. Call us for any Environmental Techs that you might need.

 

Flexicrew also offers OSHA  Hazmat/Hazwopper training.

 

 GET READY!

Hurricanes are strong storms that can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Know the difference between the threat levels and plan accordingly. Know the difference between watches & warnings.

 

Hurricane Watch is issued when hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans. Get ready to act if a warning is issued, and stay informed.

 

Hurricane Warning is issued when hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities. Follow these tips to make sure you and your  family are prepared to stay safe during and after a hurricane.

 

PREPARE

 

  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.
  • Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).
  • Close your windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.
  • Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.
  • Turn off propane tank.
  • Unplug small appliances.
  • Fill your car’s gas tank.
  • Create a hurricane evacuation plan with members of your household. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.
  • Find out about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs and make plans for your pets to be cared for.
  • Obey evacuation orders. Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.

 

SUPPLIES

 

  • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Camera for photos of damage (Insurance Purposes)

 

WHAT TO DO AFTER A HURRICANE

 

  • Continue listening to a NOAA Weather Radio or the local news for the latest updates.
  • Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding even after the hurricane or tropical storm has ended.
  • If you evacuated, return home only when officials say it is safe.
  • Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.
  • Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company.
  • Stay out of any building that has water around it.
  • Inspect your home for damage. Take pictures of damage, both of the building and its contents, for insurance purposes.
  • Use flashlights in the dark. Do NOT use candles.
  • Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are sure it’s not contaminated.
  • Check refrigerated food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out.
  • Wear protective clothing and be cautious when cleaning up to avoid injury.
  • Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control.
  • Use the telephone only for emergency calls.

 

Hurricane Ivan flooding, Asheville, NC - September 2004/Leif Skoogfors, FEMA

 

Staffing Companies Help a Struggling US Economy

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.

 

Contact us to learn more about Flexicrew’s job opportunities and staffing services.

 

www.flexicrew.com

251-443-1130

info@flexicrew.com

Now Hiring – APPLY TODAY

 

LAFAYETTE, LA – HOT JOBS

Warehouse
CNC Machinists
Delivery Drivers
Diesel Mechanic
Service Assistant/Admin

Apply online and call to get more information – www.flexicrew.com
337-706-8503

 

HOUSTON, TX – NOW HIRING

Millwrights
Warehouse
Instrumentation fitters

Call TODAY –  713-774-2739  or
Apply Online – www.flexicrew.com

 

LAKE CHARLES, LA

Electricians
Valve Techs
Experienced Hydroblasters
Fabrication welder
Field service Tech
Environmental Tech
Machinist
Millwrights

CALL TODAY: 337-656-2875 OR apply online www.flexicrew.com

 

MOBILE, AL

Maintenance Electrician
Machinist
Commercial Electrician
CDL class A driver with flat bed experience

CALL NOW: 251-443-1130

 

FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE –

Service Manager           $29 hr     Exeter, NH (North of Boston)

Technician                     $34 hr     South Brunswick, NJ (Near Manhattan)

Engineering Sales         $100K     Texas/OK Market – Engineering Services

Project Engineer            $120K     NLG Experience required

Sr. Pipeline Engineer     $144K     HDD experience required

Geologist/Sales              $48 hr     Houston/Midland TX

Compression Sale          $75K+    Houston TX

 

Great Paying positions – HIRING TODAY

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Service Manager          $29 hr     Exeter, NH (North of Boston)

Technician                     $34 hr     South Brunswick, NJ (Near Manhattan)

Engineering Sales       $100K     Texas/OK Market – Engineering Services

Project Engineer          $120K     NLG Experience required

Sr. Pipeline Engineer  $144K     HDD experience required

Geologist/Sales              $48 hr     Houston/Midland TX

Compression Sale          $75K+    Houston TX

Email resume to Dale@flexicrew.com

10 Hot Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers

twitter jobsIt 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.

  1. #hiring: Here it is, your No. 1 word to find a hiring company is … hiring.
  2. #nowhiring – An alternative to the above.
  3. #tweetmyjobs: It’s a pretty clunky phrase, but #tweetmyjobs has been tagged nearly a million times, so include it in your search.
  4. #HR: The folks handling the headhunting for the company will be from human resources, so go straight to the      source.
  5. #jobopening: Now we’re talking. This tag is almost exclusively used by people offering people work. Easy.
  6. #jobposting: “Jobposting” is another efficient tag to search, only it’s used a bit less than #jobopening.
  7. #employment: Often listed along with #jobs at the end of a tweet, #employment is a major keyword used by businesses in the market for talent.
  8. #jobsearch: Sometimes this will be the only hashtag a hiring company will use, so be sure to make it one of your search terms.
  9. #joblisting: Attention! I’m a hiring employer and this is my way of telling you that I’ve got a job right here just waiting to be filled.
  10. #jobs – just stating the obvious.

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!

https://twitter.com/GetAGreatJob

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Now Hiring – JOBS

Job Openings today

All Markets
Clerical
Mechanic
Equipment Operator
Customer Service Representative
Pipe welders and fitters

Lake Charles, LA
Warehouse
Fabrication Welder
Field Service Tec
Environmental Tec
Control/Manual  Valve Tec
Machinist
Millwright
Actuator Valve Tech

Tulsa, OK
Geologist with sales experience
Project engineer with midstream/oil/gas experience
Senior pipeline engineer
Compression power generation sales
IT support tech

Mobile, AL
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

Barge Cleaners – Houston, TX

April 15th, 2014   •   Job Postings, jobs, Texas Job Openings   •   no comments   

$12 per hour

Job Duties:

 

  • ·         Cleaning Barges (decks, pressure wash and chemical wash tanks) 
  • ·         Barge cleaning prep (pumps, wash hose, and rigging up equipment for crane moves.) 
  • ·         Duties are general housekeeping on barges and in the yard. 
  • ·         Learn hand signals for crane operation 
  • ·         Must be able to safely operate a forklift (will train) 
  • ·         Must be able to work independently and follow directions 
  • ·         Must be able to effectively communicate 
  • ·         Required to follow all safety policies and procedures 

 

 

Qualifications: 

 

  • ·         Experience preferred but not required 
  • ·         Ability to work safely, exercise initiative and good judgment 
  • ·         Writing skills sufficient to complete a variety of documents 
  • ·         Ability to work in a flexible way that allows for changes in assignments and priorities depending upon identified needs  
  • ·         Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team 
  • ·         Valid TWIC card 
  • ·         Work 12-hour rotating shift,  Six (6) Days On – Three (3) Days Off, Six (6) Nights On – Three (3) Nights Off and “On Call” as needed.

 

Apply online: www.flexicrew.com/openings

Administrative Assistant – Lafayette

April 15th, 2014   •   Administration Clerical, Job Postings, jobs, LA Job openings, Lafayette   •   no comments   

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.

 RequirementsEntry Level Administrative Assistant

* 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

Employee Referral Program

We’re excited to announce that we’re rolling out a brand new Employee Referral Program.

Refer a friend to Flexicrew and make sure they tell us who sent them.  After they work for 90 days, just give us a call and you’re qualified to receive a $25 gift card. It’s that easy.

So start referring today!

$25 Referral Brochure

Hiring today!!! Shipyard warehouse mechanic technician millwright

Warehouse   Worker Houston, TX
STAFFING SALES Metairie, LA
6g Pipe Welders Houston, TX
Assembler Metairie, LA
STAFFING SALES Houma, LA
Crane Operator Port Everglades, FL
STAFFING SALES Houston, TX
1st Class Shipyard Trades Pascagoula, MS
cnc machinist Oklahoma
Millwright Baton Rouge, LA
STAFFING SALES and RECRUITING All Regions!
Compressor Mechanics Lafayette, LA
Director of Design Tulsa, OK
Electrician III Houston, TX
Warehouse Worker Alabaster, AL
Field Service Technician Stafford, TX
Application Engineer Oklahoma
Scaffold Carpenter Alabaster, AL

Jobs Openings Houston Pascagoula Mobile Oklahoma New Orleans Baton Rouge Lake Charles

Here’s what we’re looking to hire TODAY –

 

Warehouse Worker –  Houston, TX

STAFFING SALES               Metairie, LA,  Baton Rouge, LA

6g Pipe Welders               Houston, TX

Assembler          Metairie, LA

STAFFING SALES               Houma, LA

Crane Operator                                Port Everglades, FL

STAFFING SALES               Houston, TX

1st Class Shipyard Trades              Pascagoula, MS

cnc machinist                     Oklahoma

Millwright            Baton Rouge, LA

Compressor Mechanics Lafayette, LA

Director of Design            Tulsa, OK

Electrician III       Houston, TX

Warehouse Worker        Alabaster, AL

Field Service Technician                Stafford, TX

Application Engineer      Oklahoma

Scaffold Carpenter          Alabaster, AL

 

Apply online or submit resume and someone will get back with you soon!

www.flexicrew.com/openings

Industrial Carpenter Mobile AL Drywall Plaster Concrete Brick

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Industrial Carpenters -Must have 3-5 years experience and have dependable transportation. please see below job descriptions.

1. Designs, constructs, remodels, retrofits and repairs interior and exterior structures made of wood,

drywall, plaster, concrete or brick.

2. Designs, constructs, retrofits, and repairs cabinets, tables, shelves, benches, partitions, flooring, door

and window frames, and other types of furniture. May install and repair modular furniture.

3. Secures furniture for earthquake preparedness.

4. Cleans, maintains, adjusts, calibrates and services equipment used in the performance of duties.

 

See www.flexicrew.com/openings for all current openings.

Millwrights, Pipe Welders, Structural Welders, Carpenters, Fitters

March 27th, 2014   •   Job Postings, jobs, Mobile, AL Job Openings, unemployment   •   no comments   

 

All sorts of positions available in the Mobile area! Need a job? Check out our most current job listings here http://flexicrew.com/openings/

– Millwrights- must have 5 years experience

– General Labors steady work

– Industrial/Environmental Leadman- must have experience in industrial plants with environmental and vacuum work.

– Construction Carpenter- Must have 3-5 years experience

Structural and Pipe Welders and Fitters- 3-5 years experience in industrial and shipyard

– Tig Welders- must have 3-5 years experience

– General Labor- (MCINTOSH, AL AREA) must be hard working and dependable

– Sprinkler Fitter Helpers- must have 2 years experience be willing to travel

 

Call  251-443-1130  or apply online www.flexicrew.com