Here’s How You Get a Long-Term Job Interview

December 15th, 2016

Have you thought about working with an agency to find yourself a job? Sometimes, candidates are scared by the concept of temp work, but agencies don’t only staff for short-term jobs. Many of the jobs they work on are considered Temporary to Hire, which gives you and the client and opportunity to work together before deciding if the position is a good fit for both of you. So, if you think you want to go this route to find your next opportunity, what are the benefits for you and how do you land a long-term job interview? Let’s take a closer look.

Benefits of Temp-to-Hire

  • On the job learning. When you accept a temp-to-hire position, you’re also accepting the possibility of adding new skills to your resume. While you came to the table with the experience they needed in general, there will be additional things that the company does that are different what you’ve done in the past. This will do nothing but boost your resume long term. But it will also give you an inside advantage to this job long term.
  • Getting to know the business. During this time, you will also get to know the business in a new way. You’ll have access to the team, the technology, and the way they conduct business with each other or their clients. Most temp-to-hire opportunities have a 90-day probationary period while both you and the client get to know one another, so take advantage of this time in a positive way.
  • Support for issues as they arise. While you’re working on the temp basis, you will have the continued support of your agency recruiter. They will be in touch with you regularly regarding time sheets and more. But you can also talk with them if you have questions or concerns about the job, coworkers, the company, or the work itself. Take advantage of this support as your work the first part of your temp-to-hire position.
  • Easy transition. Lastly, a temp-to-hire role is a very easy transition between temporary work and full-time placement. The hiring company will work with the agency to transition you over to their own payroll system. In many cases, you may also get a raise in pay after the first 90 days depending on your performance or the company budget.

How to Get an Interview

When you are working with an agency, make sure your recruiter knows that you want to focus on long term placements. After you’re placed on assignment, do your homework. Learn about the company. Focus on making the best impression to ensure that once your probationary period is over, the client will consider for the permanent job.

Do you want to work temp-to-hire? Contact Meador Staffing today to work with a leading staffing agency in Austin!

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How To Make Your Workplace More Safe

January 23rd, 2015

Safety is one of the highest priorities for anyone who owns or manages a business with high-risk departments such as manufacturing. But every business needs to keep safety in mind when developing its plan of action for emergencies and day-to-day operations. How can you make your workplace safer for your employees? Here are a few simple changes you can make today.

Have a Safety Manager

It may be a good first step to have a safety manager on staff to help encourage safe behaviors in the workplace. If you can’t hire someone for this job specifically, assign the role to someone within your company who is interested and willing to take this on.

Provide First-Aid Kit

Regardless of your business focus make sure you have a first aid kit in an easily accessible area. Always review the contents to make sure that it isn’t missing a valuable tool in case of future emergencies.

Train Your Staff in Safety Procedures

Every single person who works for your company, regardless of their job function, must be familiar with your organization’s safety procedures. Everyone needs to know what to do in case of emergency. Have regular drills and train all new employees immediately.

Implement Fire Safety Protocol

Fire is a risk for any environment and some may have a higher potential. Create a method to get everyone to safety. Make sure you have working and regularly inspected fire extinguishers available that everyone is trained to use.

Work with Health and Safety in Your Community

There are a number of resources in your community that can help you have a safer workplace for your employees. Partner with these groups. Work with state regulation boards and federal requirements to ensure you are operating up to code.

Are you interested in creating a safety plan for your workplace? Find out how Meador Staffing Agencies in Austin, Texas can help today!