Why You Should Work With A Chicago Staffing Firm

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Job searching can come with some unwelcome surprises for the job seekers that contact you. Resume updates, fresh cover letters, and setting up interviews can be time-consuming and frustrating. Even worse, most of those carefully customized cover letters probably end up in the trash. Managers spend hours, days, even weeks assessing the right workers for […]

5 Red Flags to Look for in an Interview

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Finding great candidates in the greater Chicago area can be tough. Most of the best workers already have jobs. If you find yourself short-handed during any part of the year, especially your busy season, it can be almost impossible to keep up. Industrial and manufacturing staffing can be informal, but if you’re aiming to hire […]

What Soft Skills Should You Look for In Candidates?

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When you hire someone, you want a professional who can handle the job at a technical level. But don’t forget to look for soft skills as well. Soft skills are the personal characteristics that enable a person to work effectively with others and efficiently complete their job duties. Soft skills make leadership and teamwork possible […]

What To Do If You’ve Hired The Wrong Person

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It happens. You think someone is perfect for the position, but when that person starts they aren’t as great as you thought. Whether it’s just not the right fit, or they don’t have the skills they advertised, it’s difficult to fit a square peg into a round hole. How can you remedy the situation? Whether […]

Is Your Stress Affecting Your Hiring Process?

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Do you remember your first interview? Ironing the wrinkles out of your suit, trying to secure a strong handshake, wondering whether you’ll be able to make a great impression… it’s an extremely stressful situation. One way to hire the right candidates is to put yourself in their shoes. It’s important to balance empathy with professionalism. […]

Our Top Tips for Hiring Managers from 2018

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New year, new leads? Tracking down quality candidates can be tough, and our Davis Staffing team has made 2018 the year of top hiring advice. Whether you’re in charge of hiring for a massive corporation or you’re a Chicago start-up with some growing to do, it’s essential to hire the right employees to fit your […]

How to Build a Diverse Team in 2019

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As a manager, you are responsible for building and sustaining a diverse and effective team. Hiring candidates with different experience benefits your team because you can work from multiple viewpoints and work to the strengths of your staff. Perspectives beyond the standard are essential to above-average work. Diversity isn’t about skin color – it’s about […]

Hiring Mistakes New Small Business Owners Make

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You’ve got guts! Starting a small business is no simple feat. This endeavor takes patience, courage, and a lot of business know-how. Any industry leader will tell you that you can’t do it all on your own. This is why it’s so critical for small business owners to hire an effective, trustworthy team to support […]

Google for Jobs – How Can You Find Candidates Here?

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Finding candidates through traditional methods can be challenging. Sifting through applications and resumes can be mind-numbing, especially when you have other responsibilities waiting for you. Taking advantage of helpful hiring resources is the number one way you can resume your regular duties. Today we want to focus on Google for Jobs. If you want your […]

REPORT: Chicago Job Growth Reaches 25-Year High

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Chicago is one of the most prominent cities that is leaving their recession woes behind. Since the late 2000s, many regions have struggled with the consequences of the Great Recession. But our city is bouncing back in a big way. Although some metropolitan areas are still in recovery, Chicago is seeing a job growth high […]