What A Candidate’s Personal Brand Can Tell You

Someone’s personal brand can go beyond that individual’s skill set and/or qualifications and work history. The personal brand helps to tell a story about what a person is truly all about and can include industry knowledge and experience that is difficult to include on a resume.

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Squash Interview Anxiety with These Helpful Tips!

So, you’re feeling confident in your resume and have been applying to what you feel are the right jobs for you, but now the interview requests start coming in. Don’t worry! Check out these tips to ensure that your hard work and eagerness does not go unnoticed once you’re sitting face to face with what could be your future employer.

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Recruiters, Your New Best Friend

Do you seem to be receiving calls from Recruiters at the most inopportune moments throughout your busy day? Do you ever wonder why they keep calling?

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Trillium Staffing Awarded By 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2016!

Trillium Staffing is proud to announce their repeated recognition with West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For, in 2016. The awards competition provides the regional business community with the opportunity to showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. The awards are presented to organizations based on nominations and direct feedback from employees of each organization.

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Illness in the Workplace

When an illness strikes, we all know that there is a fine line between trying to stand tough and trying to protect your co-workers from suffering the same fate. What is important is when to know that one trumps the other. The following are warning signs to keep in mind when trying to determine if you should stay home or go to the office.

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Cover Letter: The True First Impression

Are you looking for a competitive edge in today’s job market? With the majority of application processes being online and streamlined, many candidates are forgoing cover letters. If you are looking for a simple way to help stand out against other applicants, a cover letter may be your answer.

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How To Apply Online From A Mobile Device

The days of walking in to apply for a job are behind us; applying online is the norm for most industries today. There’s a strong push for employers to provide a mobile friendly application process but many companies are still struggling to provide one currently. Reportedly, only 26 of the Fortune 500 companies offer a mobile optimized online application process currently, despite mobile device sales surging past PC sales. So, how do you complete an online application from a mobile device? Here’s your answer.

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How to Land The Job! Trillium Staff Speaks Out!

Have you ever wondered what others did to set themselves apart? Are you missing out on great opportunities that you feel you are qualified for? Here are some great tips directly from our staff to help you land the job!

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Job Seekers Strongly Prefer Job Boards Over Social Media!

With the ever changing technologies available, do you ever wonder how candidates prefer to locate a new career? We have your answer! In a recent study by Beyond.com, over 5,200 job seekers shed light on their job search tendencies. The poll which included job seekers from Gen Y (18-29 years of age), Gen X (30-47 years of age), and Baby Boomers (48-67 years of age) revealed a wealth of knowledge for employers who are actively marketing career opportunities today!

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Who turns to job boards as their first resource in a job search?

Everyone.

  • 87% of Baby Boomers
  • 82% of Gen X
  • 77% of Gen Y

Who’s searching for job opportunities on Facebook?

Not as many as you may have guessed.

  • 21% of Gen Y
  • 15% of Gen X
  • 10% of Baby Boomers

How much time are they investing in their career search?

5-20 hours per week

Are you struggling to locate the talent needed to maintain your workforce? If you are actively using job boards to recruit and still find yourself in a talent drought, it may be time to consider reviewing your process job postings. Here are a few tips!

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent? Contact us today!  If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

 

The Applicant's Investment In The Interview

Generally speaking, most hiring managers have a good idea of what they have invested in an interview considering time and resources. Have you considered your applicant’s investment? If your recruiting efforts leave you struggling to book interviews, now may be a good time to reconsider what your applicant is being asked to commit to.

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Whether you are overbooking interviews or struggling to book them at all, take a moment to consider what an applicant has invested in the interview. With many hiring managers and recruiters targeting passive candidates or finding that many of their qualified applicants are currently employed, your applicant may be investing more than you have initially considered. Here are just a few of the investments an employed candidate may have made in order to interview with you:

  • Hourly compensation
  • Vacation or sick time
  • Time away from their current workload that they’ll likely have to make up another time
  • Jeopardized their current employment
  • Made arrangements to have others assist with their duties in their absence

Even if the applicant is a salaried employee and has been able to use paid time off to participate in the interview they have given you valuable time that they could have used for other occasions. Now consider the likelihood of them landing the position.

If you already have hesitations about their qualifications for the position, you may want to reconsider asking them to commit to the interview considering their investment in doing so. If you are struggling to attract candidates to attend an interview consider alternatives such as phone interviews, off-site interviews, after hours interviews, or video interviews to accommodate their schedules.

Are you a stand out professional, technical professional, driver, or skilled worker seeking contingent, temporary, or long term career opportunities?  Visit our job board  for more information!  Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of professionals and skilled workers? Contact us today!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.