Employer FAQ | Why Should I Use Your Services When I Need to Fill an Opening?

June 27th, 2014

Choosing the right staffing partner for your company is an important decision. There are many small points to take into account. If you need to fill an open position or you want to start a relationship with a staffing service, here are a few things to consider before you decide:

  • The cost. The cost to your business will vary depending on factors such as account volume, and worker’s compensation insurance. We are committed to providing quality employees to your company at a competitive price.
  • The process. Our recruiters will begin a search immediately after we are engaged in your hiring process. We start by discussing the details of the position with you and your expectations so we fully understand your needs. This enables us to submit only the most qualified candidates for your consideration and ensures that we are able to meet your deadlines.
  • The turnaround time. There are a lot of factors that influence the time frame from recruitment to hire. It can be based on our current applicant pool and the specific requirements for your position. We are committed to sending only the most qualified applicants and will not sacrifice quality. You may also choose to conduct interviews or we can fill the job based on the information you’ve provided.
  • Prescreening. Each candidate who walks through our doors is thoroughly screened for their ability to conduct the available job. They will undergo skills testing and reference checks. For an additional fee we can also perform various background screenings as required by your business or industry. We want to work with you to customize the process.
  • Handling dissatisfaction. While we are pleased to say this does not happen very often, we do realize that not every job is a fit for every person. Sometimes this is not clear until the person begins the assignment. Our temp-to-hire program provides an opportunity for you to see an employee in the work setting and determine if they are a good fit for your company. If you are not satisfied with an employee, we can provide a replacement.
  • Scope of jobs. We staff for positions in all areas of clerical, professional, industrial, engineering, information technology, Web and graphic design, accounting and finance, human resources, and more.  By having a broad base of applicants, as well as various recruiting resources, we can meet your needs in most areas of your business.

Are you ready to work with a committed recruiting resource? Contact Meador Staffing Agencies in Austin TX to learn more!

Business Development Manager Jobs in Austin | Salary Breakdown

June 20th, 2014

Business development is one part sales, one part brand manager, and one part operations. This role is responsible for a number of things all dependent on the type of company they work for including marketing, product development, presentations, contracts, and meetings. If you think you may want to be involved in business development, here is a salary breakdown of the types of jobs available in Austin and what you can expect.

  • Match your previous experience to business development.
    Since business development is a broad job category you may have more experience than you think. Look at descriptions for business developer jobs you’re most interested in and see how your current skills are transferable or similar to what they are looking for. Change your resume language to reflect this.
  • Talk with others in the industry to gain new knowledge.
    The best way to learn more about business development is to talk to other professionals in the industry. Join a trade group and attend meetings. Reach out to others on LinkedIn. Establish mentoring relationships with experienced business developers in your area.
  • Consider an MBA as continuing education.
    Many successful business developers have advanced degrees including their Master’s in business administration. If you’ve thought about going back to school, entering an MBA program might be your best bet.
  • Work with a local staffing company.
    If you’re interested in finding a career in business development, it will be beneficial for you to connect with a local professional staffing company in your area to see what kinds of jobs are available. They can help you tailor your resume and sell your skills to their clients.
  • The salary range for business development professionals in Austin.
    Salary range for business development managers in the Austin area is between $65,000 and $137,000. The median salary is around $99,000. Before accepting a position, check with websites like Salary.com to learn more about the possible compensation packages.

Are you looking for an opportunity as a business development manager? Contact Meador Staffing, offering jobs in Austin TX, to learn more!

How Much Does it Cost to Work With a Staffing Agency in Austin?

June 13th, 2014

Have you been thinking about working with a staffing company to supplement your hiring needs? Local staffing services can work with you to source, screen, and select the right candidate for your long term or short term needs. What goes in to the cost of working with a staffing company? There are many elements that will contribute to your final cost and overall structure. Let’s look at some of the contributing factors that may affect your business with a staffing agency here in Austin.

  • Account type and volume. The more staffing you need, the better the price the staffing service can provide. Account volume will give your partner company an idea of what kind of work they need to do to prescreen and submit individuals for your opportunities. The positions may be administrative or light industrial in nature and require very different skills and experience.
  • Worker’s comp insurance costs. When you work with a staffing company the temporary employee’s workers comp insurance is covered by the organization. This doesn’t mean that you aren’t responsible for the safety of the temps on the job. Your staffing partner will evaluate the risk of working with your company and may adjust rates if the necessary work requires more safety standards.
  • Time to hire. From the moment you first initiate contact with a service they will begin working for you. They may need to meet with you to evaluate your business and environment, determine what background is necessary for your open jobs, and what kind of prescreening tools you require. Some jobs necessitate extended lead times while others can be filled quickly. Your cost may depend on where on the spectrum your business falls.
  • General administrative costs. Ultimately it is important to note that a staffing agency is not a non-profit organization. Not only do they need to cover the costs of the pre-employment checks, the advertising, and the testing they also need to cover the pay range and employment taxes for each employee and earn enough to continue providing quality business to all of their clients. Their rates will typically be a percentage mark up from the employee pay rate which takes all of the administrative costs into account.

Do you want to partner with a local staffing company who understands your business? Meador Staffing Agencies in Austin TX can help you today!

6 Interview Prep Questions from Recruiting Pros

June 6th, 2014

People who go into an interview thinking that they will “wing it” almost never receive a job offer. A recruiter or hiring manager wants to see that you’ve done your homework and that you are invested in their company specifically, not just any job. Here are 6 questions from recruiting professionals that you should consider when preparing for your next interview.

  1. Why are you interested in our company? Here is where the recruiter is looking for your ability to do research prior to arriving to the interview. Before you step foot in the company doors look them up on the internet. Review their LinkedIn information and be as knowledgeable as you can about their product and services.
  2. What can you offer our business that your competition can’t? You have something that makes you stand out from the crowd: what is it? You don’t want to simply parrot the job description back to the recruiter; you want to show that you bring something more to the table. Talk about your accomplishments and how you can be of service to the company.
  3. What kind of manager do you like to work with? Recruiters place candidates with a number of different companies and in those organizations are different management styles. They want to match you up to the right one. Do you like someone who is hands on and works directly with their staff? Or do you prefer to be given more creative autonomy?
  4. Describe the type of environment you prefer? Some organizations are fast paced while some have a more casual approach to business. Companies can be conservative and professional or have a culture that includes ping pong tables in the break room. Your recruiter won’t want to place you somewhere that doesn’t match your personality.
  5. How would former coworkers describe you? References are extremely important to the hiring process. They want you to provide names of contacts who will give them a clear picture of who you really are. They also want to know how you think these people would respond when being asked about you. They want to see how closely your answer matches your references.
  6. Where you do see yourself in 5 to 10 years? The recruiter also wants to know that your career goals are in line with their client’s needs. As much as you may feel you need a job, accepting a position with a company that doesn’t match your long term goals will not serve your career.

Are you looking for your next interview opportunity? Contact Meador Staffing, offering jobs in Pasadena TX, to learn more!