High-Tech Hire: How Technology Can Help You Find (and Get) A Job Faster

High-Tech Hire: How Technology Can Help You Find (and Get) A Job Faster

In the past, people looking for work, would have to go through in-person retrieval of applications from employers, fill them out by hand, either mail them back or return them in person, and then wait for a call to see if he or she made it to the next step of interviewing. The process was time-consuming, and if you made…

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To Teach or Not to Teach: Is That Your Question?

Teachers are, undoubtedly, one of the biggest assets in today’s society. They shape and mold our upcoming generations from their very first days of school, until they are ready to head out into the collegiate and career world. At PHR, we especially value teachers since we are on the receiving end of many of their former students as they attempt…

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Make the Most of Back to School: Job Hunting During School Hours

Students headed back to the classroom in Polk County this week, and for parents who are unemployed, your days can seem somewhat quiet and empty now that your school-aged children are gone 7+ hours each day. While it can seem nice to have a breather once the school year begins, this is really the prime time to make the most…

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Back to School Savings: How to Handle School on a Budget

If you’re currently unemployed and seeking a new job, back to school can be a stressful time for many reasons. Not only are you under a time crunch with the orientations, daily drop-off/pickup routine, lunch packing, and after-school activities (in addition to your job search), but your budget can also feel the strain. Back to school can be expensive, especially…

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Starting The School Year with A “Clean” Slate: House-Cleaning Hacks When You’re Short on Time

Each year as parents throughout Polk County prepare to send their kids back to school, there is a mixture of joy, thanks to having a quiet house for part of each day, but also stress, because the carefree schedule of summer is coming to an end. Strict wake-up and bus pickup times have to be planned for, lunches have to…

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How A Staffing Service Improves Your Chances of Getting A Job

In an article by Career Builder, http://www.careerbuilder.com/advice/3-benefits-to-using-a-staffing-firm-in-your-job-search, author Debra Auerbach discusses how utilizing staffing services improve the chances of candidates finding, and keeping, a job. She looks at 3 major aspects of recruiters and how that plays into their relationship with both business clients and applicants, and then shows how those aspects play into building a long-term employment relationship. Essentially,…

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Setting Yourself Up for A Successful Work Day, Before You Ever Leave Home

Having a successful career is the goal for each applicant at PHR Staffing Solutions, and our goal is to help make that happen. By evaluating applicants based upon their skills, qualifications, educational and work history, and personality, we can best match them with openings with businesses in and around the greater Polk County area. However, we can’t guarantee that they…

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Benefits of Outsourcing Your Hiring Process to A Staffing Agency

Here at PHR Staffing Solutions we often have potential clients ask the obvious question: “Why do I need you to do my hiring…why can’t I do it myself?” Many business owners believe they can save money by not paying a staffing agency, and instead, they spend valuable hours seeking out, interviewing, and (hopefully) hiring new employees without a “middle man”,…

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How Social Media Can Help (Or Hurt) Your Career

In today’s internet-driven age, social media has become a way of life. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms take up hours of our time, track much of our information, affect relationships with other people, and influence our opinions and ideas. It’s no surprise, based on these facts, that social media can also impact your career. Whether that impact…

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What to Do When Your New Job Costs $$$

If you are currently unemployed, chances are that finances are a hot topic, especially if you are the sole breadwinner in your household, or you live alone and provide for all of your own needs. Not having a paycheck coming in regularly can be stressful, and it makes you overly aware of how each penny is being spent. While on…

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