Working with Staffing Firms.

· by Herb Dew

Herb is the CEO of HTI. He founded HTI in 1999 along with John Knight and David Sewell, and remains heavily involved in the organization today.
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I get alot of people who are looking for a job that send me resumes. Or they come by and fill out an application for a temporary job. Often we can help them out. But just as often we don’t have anything that fits the applicants background and we are unable to assist the person at that time. I hate that we can’t help everyone.

When you are working with a staffing company understand that the company is limited to its customers job openings and the requirements that those customers have. We are limited by that. There have been MANY times I have met someone and thought “wow I like this person, they would be a great (add job)”. But At that moment I don’t have that particular job opening amongst our customers needs. Individuals applying for jobs are an important part of what we do, but the people who pay staffing companies are our customers. And most of our customers have very specific requirements that often do not allow us to deviate from a hiring requirement.

My suggestion to job seekers is always the same. Use staffing companies as ONE resource amongst many. Even if you apply with one or more staffing companies, still spend time watching the newspapers, online job boards, blogs like this one, and networking with other friends and family members.

I also think its good to check in periodically after you have applied. One of the things that HTI is beginning to do is develop online applications and job listings so its easier for applicants to apply as well as to see more often what we have open. This is in response to our wish: to make working with us more easy and transparent.

Keep watching our blogs and look for an exciting new release to our website at coming in the next few days. You will begin to see a new look for us online. Feel free to comment here on how we can provide better service to you as an applicant. We know its stressfull looking for a job and we want to make it as easy as is possible.

Herb Dew