How to Locate Top Talent

October 25th, 2013

In today’s recovering economy many companies find themselves struggling to hire top talent. A combination of a competitive job market as well as a phenomenon known as the skills gap are making it difficult to attract candidates. However, the right professionals are out there but it is up to each company to learn new sourcing and hiring techniques to find them. Here are a few ideas that you can use for hiring top talent for your business.

  1. Market your company brand. An important tool in any company’s recruiting arsenal today is strong brand content online. Do you have a Facebook page or a LinkedIn company profile? It is important to have these things available so when a potential employee is researching your company they find positive information that will encourage them to apply to your open jobs.
  2. Have flexible requirements. There was a time when companies were willing to train talented individuals on the job. After the recession began in 2007 more and more companies began to recruit under very specific requirements. This has led to what is now known as the skills gap. However, the talent is still out there if you’re willing to be flexible on the experience necessary to perform the job.
  3. Reconsider the salary. Another possible cause of the so-called skills gap is the lack of growth in salaries for many industries. Analysts believe that the reason companies are unable hire talent is because they aren’t willing to pay a fair rate for the position. Research the role and the average salaries in your area before determining what you are willing to offer. Talk to the candidate about their salary expectations and try to come to a good agreement.
  4. Recruit passive candidates. Staffing services have long known that the secret to recruiting the best candidates is to seek out those who don’t know they were looking for a better opportunity. These are referred to as passive candidates. Social media is a great avenue for attracting passive candidates to your company culture and your open jobs.

Are you looking for the best and brightest for your next job opening? If you are looking for staffing agencies in Pasadena, contact Meador today.

Hot Jobs | Project Engineer and Certified Forklift Operator

December 14th, 2012

Direct Hire Project Engineer

A New Orleans-based marine terminal is looking for a professional project engineer to add to their team. This great opportunity has several benefits and a great salary.

Qualified individuals for this position will have Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and three 3 or more years working as an engineer for a marine terminal or related industry. Exceptional verbal and written communications are a must. The right candidate must be local. Candidates should be able to show a successful track record in their previous employment and be a great fit with the existing team.

This position is responsible for all project engineering and management support for assigned projects. They will administer the procurement program which will include issuing POs, provide field supervision, approve related invoices, and manage cost control programs. They will establish and keep track of the project costs and schedule. This individual will report directly to the Terminal Engineer.

Compensation will be $80,000 to $100,000 depending on the candidate’s prior experience. This position pays average or slightly above national average according to Salary.com.

Temporary-to-Hire Certified Forklift Operators

A busy and growing Pasadena warehouse facility is looking for experienced forklift operators to join their existing team. First and second shifts are available for qualified candidates looking to start immediately. This company believes investing in their employees’ future and promoting from within, so they are looking for candidates looking to make a career with their organization.

The forklift operators are responsible for moving materials including drums, pallets and super sacks. Forklift operators will unload incoming shipments and arrange them in the designated warehouse space. Safety will be a number one priority for all warehouse employees. Forklift Operators will also prepare products and materials for shipping, ensuring the correct number and quality of items. This employee will be responsible for fulfilling orders according to the customer’s needs.

Qualified candidates must have previous experience with both sit-down and stand-up forklifts. Candidates must have at least two-yeasr prior experience and be able to provide references from their previous employers.  Candidates must have a forklift certification and their own steel toed boots.

The company does offer a 5% shift differential for second shift. The position starts at $10.00 per hour and the rate of pay will increase upon permanent placement. Starting pay is competitive in the area according to Indeed.com.