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Quick Tips for Better Job Postings

Before you click the “Submit” button to upload your next job posting, consider the following: Make sure the title accurately describes the position.  Consider including common keywords qualified applicants are likely to use when searching for an opening. Provide a comprehensive list of skills and qualifications.  Differentiate between those that are required, as opposed to… Read More »

“Tell Me About Yourself”: Leverage the Power of this Critical Interview Question

If you’ve ever been on an interview, you’ve probably heard this one: “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” Sounds innocuous enough, but in reality this is an extremely important question.  Interviewers ask it for a number of reasons: to get a sense of what you feel is most important about yourself; to see how well… Read More »

UNITEMP’S “NO PREMIUM ON OVERTIME” CELEBRATES PLATINUM ANNIVERSARY

Innovative Staffing Program Saves New Jersey Employers Almost $1,000,000.00 in 20 Years Hackensack, NJ – In a time where the cost of everything from gas to health insurance is skyrocketing, UNITEMP Temporary Personnel continues to help New Jersey employers save big on their contingent labor when they need it most, at the end of the… Read More »

Best Practices for Managing Contract Employees

If yours is like most forward-thinking companies, you are integrating contract employees with direct staff to maximize resources and meet project objectives.  But are you getting the best results from your contract staff?  To get the most from your contract personnel, you must understand their motivations and develop a culture in which they can succeed.… Read More »

Benefits of Temporary Staffing During a Slow Economic Recovery

As our economy struggles to gain steam once again, businesses are forced to make tough choices regarding their workforces.  Skyrocketing employment costs such as insurance, overtime, payroll taxes, healthcare and other benefits, coupled with the uncertainty of just how long a recovery will take, are placing enormous pressure on employers to run lean. Here are just a… Read More »

Succession Planning – Identifying New Leaders for Your Organization

The boomers are retiring. This is not news, of course, but their mass exodus from the workforce does create a potential problem for many organizations – namely, identifying new leaders to fill the boomers’ shoes.  In addition to closing the talent gap this generation will leave, other reasons to proactively develop new leaders include: Keeping… Read More »

Written Job Descriptions Help Improve Temporary Staffing Success

Ever play “whisper down the lane”? Also known as “telephone,” this popular children’s game provides a simple, yet critical illustration of how important information can get lost in translation. Great fun if you’re just playing around, but not so great for business. When it comes to ordering temporary personnel, most of UNITEMP’s clients call in their job orders. … Read More »

Tips for Making Co-Employment Work

Part 2:  Co-Employment Tips for Success An earlier post featured a link to a brief quiz on co-employment laws.  How well did you do? If your score was less than perfect, don’t worry.  This week’s post contains practical tips to maximize the effectiveness of your co-employment arrangement, while minimizing the potential for problems: Let the staffing firm do… Read More »

New to the World of Temporary Employment?

When it comes to finding rewarding employment, knowledge is power. Whether you’re ready to contact a recruiter, want to speed up your job search, or are merely evaluating the flexible work options a staffing firm can provide, you need to begin the process by educating yourself.  Why?  Because if you understand our industry well, you’ll be… Read More »

Do You Know Your Co-Employment Law?

Part 1:  Test Your Knowledge   Today’s post is the first in a two-part installment on co-employment laws – those that govern any situation in which two legally distinct employers (typically a staffing firm and their business client) have employer-employee relationships with the same person.  Over the past several years, co-employment law has rapidly evolved in response to the… Read More »