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How job seekers find work with a staffing agency

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Have you found yourself overwhelmed with the job search process? If you’re finding that you’re applying to dozens of jobs without success, maybe you should consider expanding your search. While many companies post their job listings online there are others who do not post their open positions. Instead, these companies choose to have a staffing agency fill their open positions. Using a staffing agency is often quicker and prevents the company from having to go through the pre-screening and hiring process.

Specialized staffing agencies like Forge Industrial Staffing get to know the personality and skillset of each job seeker they work with. By understanding who you are and matching you with the agencies’ vast database of companies and listings, we can often place a new hire in far less time than traditional methods.

We can assist job seekers in a number of different situations.

Temporary or contract work

Often when a company chooses to use us for hiring, they opt to bring in the employee on a temporary basis. This allows the employee and employer to determine if it’s a good match. The company may then decide to offer the employee a permanent position if they feel the employee is a good fit.

With contracted work, a company will bring in employees for a set amount of time, or month-to-month. These types of positions typically do not evolve into permanent positions.

Direct placement

In many cases, companies will build a relationship with us to recruit top talent when it becomes available. Often referred to as a “headhunter,” we seek out well-qualified talent that we believe will help a company grow.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

Advantages of Using a Staffing Agency

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The need to fill new employee positions and handle employee turnover is a constant challenge for growing companies. Many companies are finding it more cost effective to use the services of a professional staffing agency instead of an in-house human resources department. It does not matter the type of employees needed; staffing agencies provide a number of important advantages.

Experience

A professional staffing agency has more experience than many human resources departments. The process of hiring employment specialists as well as getting a manager to properly supervise human resources staff takes time, effort and money. A staffing agency is able to compete with the employment specialists in any company. It can provide what is needed at a lower cost.

Network

A staffing agency is only focused on providing the right employee for the desired position. It does no other work. This level of focus enables it to develop and maintain a large network of available workers. Should an employer need seasonal workers, it would need to advertise the positions, interview potential employees, process all of the required documentation for a short employment period. When this same company uses a staffing agency, it will work with an organization that has an established network of workers with proven track records and are looking for short-term employment. An agency will be able to provide the necessary staffing quickly and at a reasonable cost.

Less Risk

When a company uses a professional staffing agency, it will get the workers it needs and not have to pay any human resources overhead. It’s possible for a company to have a person work for it for a period of time before they commit to hiring. During this time, the company has no liability. The staffing agency deals with payroll taxes, workman’s compensation insurance and unemployment claims. If the company doesn’t find the person’s work acceptable, it can easily ask for another candidate.

Cost Effective

A company will be able to get the employees it needs at an affordable cost. It will not need to provide any benefits unless it hires the employee. Many companies use temporary staff to decrease overtime costs paid to their full-time employees. If a company has a busy season each year, a staffing agency will be able to maintain a database of previous employees and prepare to meet any additional staffing needs each year.

Increased Productivity

When regular staff is required to put in overtime for an extended period of time, it can have a negative effect on a company’s staffing levels. It could lead to low morale, decreased motivation and increased employee turnover. Using employees from a staffing agency can help lower the need for overtime and help retain important employees. It can help increase productivity and decrease a company’s downtime.

 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

Why businesses choose Forge

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When it comes to your business, nothing is more important than staffing. Hiring the right individuals with the correct skill sets is a necessity in today’s competitive marketplace. Whether you work in industrial labor or a law office, finding the right people to employ can be demanding. When you’re busy with other aspects of your business, it can also be overwhelming.

This is why companies come to Forge when they need help with staffing. Whether it’s staffing 400 temps in one week or coming up with the perfect person at the very last minute, Forge does it all. We understand how urgent such needs can be, which is why we treat every request with the utmost respect. Forge understands that clients are often pressed for time. Billing is made incredibly easy, allowing clients to focus on what matters most — moving their businesses in the right direction.

It takes a dedicated temp agency to create partnerships that last years and supplying businesses with the best employees possible. Forge treats each and every client as a VIP, drawing upon years of experience to fit together each piece of the puzzle. With a knowledgeable team that understands all of the different sectors it serves, Forge exceeds client expectations daily, surprising businesses with the depth and breadth of its expertise.

Forge has even managed to win over some of the most notoriously discerning clients –human resources managers. These employment experts have been complimentary about Forge’s services, often commenting that it is rare for a temp agency to continuously uphold such a high level of service over the years. Part of the reason for this is Forge’s communication strategy, which encourages clients to reach out about their specific needs and address any concerns immediately.

Also, it is rare for a temp agency to maintain such comprehensive knowledge about so many different industries. From industrial labor to corporate hiring, Forge can do it all. When you read the client testimonials of people who have been working with Forge for a long time now—some over 2 decades—the consistent theme is one of dedication and innovation. Forge believes that temporary employment can be a wonderful opportunity for both clients and new employees.

However, Forge also realizes that there is a special art to selecting the right individuals for a temp gig. By working hard to understand the culture of each and every company they service, Forge is able to make an accurate assessment and then produce the right person or people for the position. With so much at stake, it makes sense to only put your trust in the best company for the job, Forge.

 

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

Can A Staffing Agency Help Recent Graduates Find Work?

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With all of the national statistics pointing to how hard it is to find employment after graduation, this year’s college and high school graduates should consider the advantages of using a staffing agency to help them launch their careers.

Staffing agencies know the employment market better than anyone and can connect you to jobs for which you are qualified. Agencies can assess your skills and help you find a match easier. They also know the best jobs available for graduates in your area and can save you time searching for job opportunities.

Ideally, an agency’s ability to match job qualifications to the available positions will mean a perfect match for you and the employer.

Applying for work through an agency might be the most efficient way to look for a job after graduation. The goal for new graduates is to find and connect to the best jobs, and agencies often know where those jobs are.

An agency can also help you avoid some of the pitfalls that you may experience when you try to go it alone. Forge Industrial Staffing specializes in a diverse roster of businesses including, automotive, packaging, and greenhouse industries, etc. and can help those wanting to break into those fields and more!

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

 

4 ways to maximize your recruiting efforts with a staffing agency

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Are you having a difficult time recruiting employees for temporary positions? Is your company wasting valuable time performing in-house job interviews? It’s time for you to contact a local professional staffing agency like Forge Industrial Staffing.

Forge Industrial Staffing has 13 offices in Indiana and Michigan with experienced staffing professionals waiting to help fill your business with qualified workers.

Why does it make sense to trust your hiring to us? Here are 4 reasons why you will maximize your recruiting efforts.

  • Understand the benefits

A specialized staffing agency like Forge Industrial Staffing understands that the hiring process can be a stressful time for a company, especially when those efforts could be better focused elsewhere in the company. Our agency exists to take this process off your busy plate, allowing you to focus on what’s important. Our team performs interviews, background checks and proper placement within your company’s needs so that you never miss a step.

  • Trust the interview process

Our reputation is gauged by each successful placement. We pride ourselves in finding the best possible talent for each position. Not only do we complete the interviewing process and background checks, but we also perform drug screenings so that you know you have hard-working, responsible individuals helping your company succeed.

  • Know what you’re looking for

The team at Forge Industrial Staffing can find any variety of long-term or short-term employees. Simply explain what positions you need to fill and what type of people you’re looking to hire. The more specific you can be about your expectations when you meet with us, the better we can meet your needs.

  • Stay connected with your staffing agency

By maintaining a relationship with us, you will gain valuable information about new employees that may fit your company, as well as have a well-connected resource when positions become available.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

Why employers should use a staffing agency in 2021

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Did your company spend precious time posting job listings, reviewing applicants, scheduling and performing interviews, when you could have been focusing on your company’s productivity? Make a change this year and choose a staffing agency that is right for your company.

Staffing firms can play a critical role in helping companies find talent. Specialized firms that work with specific industries can provide a second level of assistance by filtering talent down to those that are a better match for a company. Generally, qualified applicants will choose to work with specialized staffing agencies that understand particular industries and know which companies are hiring in the area. This two-way street creates a more efficient process for connecting employees and employers.

Specialized staffing agencies base much of their reputation on the success of employee/employer matches. If an agency has multiple candidates it believes are ready to hit the ground running, it will only present those who can immediately be an asset to the company.

Finally, it’s important for staffing agencies to gain a rapport with hiring managers in the area. By creating and strengthening these relationships, an agency can better gain a feel for the types of candidates the employer is looking for and can even contact a hiring manager when a new job seeker is available.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

 

 

How to Turn a Temporary Position into a Full-Time Job

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Temporary positions are a great way to try out a company (if you’re the employee) and try out the employee (if you’re the hiring company). If you’re a temp employee looking for full-time work, below are some tips to maximize your time at your temp job.

Do your research

First of all, find out if the temporary job has the possibility of turning into a full-time employment opportunity. Then, be sure that you are working in a position that your training qualifies you for and in which you would like to function in the future. 

Get to know the company and its best people

Learn what the company is all about, from its vision down to the details of executing business. In the meantime, don’t forget about the many hard-working business owners, partners, managers and everyday employees and what they have to share. Learn the most you can from each day while always striving to do your best work.

Go above and beyond

Each day, give 110% because how you start is a great indication for possible future employers about what kind of work they can expect from you. Be willing to ask questions but also be willing to take the ball and run with it when needed. If you need to arrive a little early or stay a little late, make it happen. Be available to pitch in wherever needed and voice that availability to those around you.

Earn the right to be heard

Once you’ve learned the business and its people and worked hard to be invested in its success, you have most likely earned the right to be heard. Potential employers will most likely see your investment in the success of their company and keep that in mind when the next hiring season comes around.

Communicate your interest in full-time employment

In a positive and tactful way, communicate your desire to work for the company to the hiring manager, your immediate manager and the staffing agency. Then, be flexible with how it plays out. You may try something like, “Wow! I never imagined I’d enjoy working for a company so much” or “I would jump at an opportunity to be part of this company’s team on a full-time basis.”

Of course, not every temporary job results in a full-time one, but being invested in the company and exceeding expectations while you’re there go a long way in making you a front-runner at hiring time.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

3 Tips for better job-seeking habits in the New Year

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With the arrival of a new year, comes an opportunity to start fresh, wipe the slate clean and begin taking control of your career. Why not resolve to improve your job seeking skills and find a rewarding career in 2021?

Here are 3 tips for making better job seeking habits in the New Year.

Learn to manage your time better. Time management is a common New Year’s resolution. Set a daily, weekly and monthly schedule for yourself. In this schedule, set time to make phone calls to those in your network, volunteer at local organizations related to your industry and spend time managing and connecting with your online network on sites, like LinkedIn.

Update your resume and your elevator speech. With a new year comes an opportunity to evaluate everything that you’ve accomplished over the last 12 months. Take time to review your resume, your elevator speech and any online profiles or portfolios to ensure that all information is up to date and relevant. You’d be surprised to learn how much you can add after a year.

Continue to educate yourself. Use the New Year to attend classes, seminars and online courses. This will not only give you a greater shot at attracting the job you want, but it will also allow you to connect with other people and give you a fresh perspective on your industry.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

The benefits of a personalized staffing agency

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For growing companies and job seekers, it may seem that approaching a large staffing agency is the right idea. After all, they must have a talented, knowledgeable workforce with an endless library of resources to help you find the best match. However, it’s not always that simple, and often small to mid-sized staffing agencies can provide the personal care and experience to make hiring and job hunting a less stressful process.

Why might a large agency be the wrong choice, and what are the benefits of working with a more personalized staffing agency?

While large scale agencies have access to vast stacks of resumes and are responsible for knowing what’s happening in the employment industry, often times these agencies struggle to recruit top talent. This is because these agencies are legally prohibited from targeting anyone that is an employee of one of their current clients. Larger agencies that work with many large-scale companies in a specific area are significantly restricted in the talent they can approach.

Smaller or specialized agencies, on the other hand, have access to a much larger talent pool and are able to find qualified employees to fit each position.

Job placement at large staffing agency can be similar to a factory assembly line where each company and job seeker is treated the same way with the goal being to simply make the placement and move on.

At a smaller agency, the agency will work with each individual as well as each company to ensure that a proper match has been made. Smaller agencies base their success on the quality of the placements rather than the quantity.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

 

Why should my company use a staffing agency?

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Anyone who has run or has started a successful business knows that one of the most important skills is determining when you should defer to someone else that may be more knowledgeable, have more experience or have more resources. Whether this means bringing in an outside accountant, hiring an independent sales representative or working with a staffing industry.

Staffing agencies are useful resources for companies that do not have the time or ability to review all potential new hires. When working with a staffing agency, experienced professionals will perform the interview and selection process for you, ensuring that you will receive experienced and capable workers who will help you company as soon as you need them.

If your company is expecting a large growth period but realizes that business will level off after a few months, hiring temporary staff through a staffing agency will fulfill these needs without the hassle of having to let staff go. This is a great solution for companies that need to fill large orders, are experiencing a busy season or need help with an expansion.

Any successful company knows that time is money. That is why you can’t waste time training inexperienced staff while projects slow to a crawl. Using a staffing agency provides access to employees trained and experienced in exactly your line of work.

At Forge Industrial Staffing, we pride ourselves on having the resources of a large-scale staffing agency while having the personal touch of a specialty agency. Our qualified staff will work with you to find the right job, or the right employees for you.

No matter where you are in your job search, whether you’re just starting out or you’re just looking for a better opportunity, Forge Industrial Staffing has hundreds of positions to meet every need. Experience the Forge difference today and see how we are Changing Lives, One Job at a Time.

Apply online at: forgestaff.com/apply

Employers can learn more at: forgestaff.com/clients

 

 

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