5 Things to Keep in Mind When Hiring a Staffing Firm

Lexi MorganCandidate, Career, Professional, Services, Talent

Hiring a staffing firm to find the right people for your company takes trust and patience; but in the end can be very rewarding and save you a great amount of time and money in the long run. We know your time is valuable so, here are some things for your company/business to keep in mind if you’re thinking about hiring a staffing firm.

Strong Local Presence

Chances are, if the firm you’re looking to work with has a strong presence in the community, they’ll make a great partner. The stronger their connections and networking efforts and the better they understand the community business culture and its values, the more tuned in they’ll be to finding the perfect match for your business. They most likely already have a number of candidates in mind. If they’re in the know, it’s a GO!

Interest in Your Business

It’s important to work with a staffing firm that wants to build a strong relationship with your business. The more they know about you and how your business runs, the quicker they can find a candidate that is completely perfect for the position.


A staffing firm is there for your convenience and not to confuse you. Choose a firm who is up front about their services and can provide you with information to back up their claims. A staffing firm that goes above and beyond to understand and get to know their client will also be honest and work with the utmost integrity.


If a firm is filling positions that don’t last, that’s a huge red flag. Be sure to ask about their turnover rate; ROI is make or break in this industry and if placement turnover is high, there could be a big piece of the puzzle missing.

Do they offer Testimonials?

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words but a personal account of someone’s experience is worth so much more. Testimonials are an effective way to build trust and provide an outside view of, “the real firm.” A happy client/business means they are doing their job right! (Testimonials of our own COMING SOON!!)

At Elite Staffing we believe that it isn’t just about finding work; it’s about finding out what works. We know from years of experience that a solid, working relationship between a candidate and a company is based on honest expectations, personality matching, and articulated end goals. After all, we cannot be successful if our candidates are not successful.


Candidate Selling Must Be Improved

Lexi MorganCandidate, Career, Hiring, Professional, Talent

We hear from job seekers every week. As the economy has improved and the unemployment rate decreased, today’s job market has gradually grown into a, “Candidates Market.” More jobs have opened up, leaving even more seekers the opportunity to choose their dream job over settling for a job that just pays the bills. Great right? Yes! We couldn’t be more excited to see this big shift in our market. Because it’s a Candidate Market, we have seen many candidates express a sense of self-entitlement. Unfortunately for these candidates, they won’t be the company’s first pick.

So, maybe you’ve caught yourself thinking with a mindset of entitlement. Nobody wants to stand out for the wrong reasons! Here are five tips we think will help you stand out (the right way) and keep you from coming across as, “the entitled one.” Take these seriously. It might just help you land the job you’re searching for!

Keep Yourself Current

If you are looking to attract the attention of a recruiter, our advice is to be as transparent as possible. There’s nothing more troubling to a recruiter than inconsistency. Make sure your LinkedIn profile, resume and cover letter are up to date. Ask your previous employers and clients to write you a testimonial. And above all, always be sure your resume and LinkedIn page match. If they don’t, it doesn’t matter what you have on there, it just doesn’t look as strong.

Stay Connected

Recruiters and hiring managers want to see if you’re a good fit for a position, and may keep you in mind for future positions; but they won’t be able to do this if you don’t connect with them. We review hundreds of resumes each month. Standing out from the crowd is all about being yourself and expressing your talents and strengths.

Be Authentic When Looking for Your Dream Job

Tell your story! Use the words that you see in the descriptions of the jobs you want. Even if you’re happy where you are, you most likely want to progress your career in the future. You never know, you might even have the chance at your dream job. If you want to get noticed by the people recruiting for that dream job, make sure it’s easy for them to find you.

Build Your Professional Network

And showcase it! Recruiters love it when they see a robust cover letter and resume with a strong network. Become as active as possible in your industry.

Remember the Basics

Just because you’re a college graduate doesn’t mean you know the basics. The business world does appreciate talent, but it also demands respect. Things that may seem simple can sometimes cost you a lot. Actions such as being on time, communication skills, professional dress and working hard to achieve your goals, will never go out of style.



So You Need a Job? Where Do You Start?

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Whether you’re actively looking for a job or just openly available to the next best opportunity, you may be a great fit for our growing group of candidates. You might be looking for a more challenging career, but where you start, can be one of the most challenging steps of all.

We take pride in finding the “perfect match” for both the talent, as well as the employer. Because of this, we take a very tailored approach that will ensure that we find that “perfect match.” Now, don’t be discouraged; you must have confidence in yourself and your abilities. That’s exactly how you’ll stand out amongst several other applicants in this fast paced culture of job searching. Here’s how the Elite process works.

So you might ask yourself, “Am I even qualified to be an Elite candidate?”

Our jobs range anywhere from $10/hr to $100,000+ a year in a variety of industries and are for candidates of all skill levels. Some of our candidates have been in the workplace for years, while others are placed fresh out of college. Elite truly believes that great talent and personality, mixed with the right workplace culture, are what make the perfect match!

To ensure this perfect match is met, we get to know each potential candidate and the businesses looking to hire. We enjoy building our business relationships and over time, a great trust in each other. Our business clients know that anyone we send their way will be someone they should truly consider. We know their time is valuable and that’s exactly why we are here to help!

Get to know us!

We want to meet you! Elite is unique in that we take a very personal approach in the staffing industry. After receiving your resume, we’ll sit down for an informal interview. (NO SUIT AND TIE needed! This is not a wedding and you are not Justin Timberlake…) Think, coffee and casual! We want to get to know who you are. Tell us your skills, your interests, your goals. Let’s chat and build a relationship! If we like what we see and hear, we’ll move on to the next step, placement!


Congratulations, you’re in! Elite is very particular when choosing candidates. Why? Because it’s in the core of what we do! We want to bring an optimal mutual reward for both the candidate and business. The only way to do that is to wisely select the best talent!

Once we make the decision to work with you, it’s only a matter of time before we find the perfect match. Sometimes, we are able to place people in only days or weeks, but, some of our candidates are currently working in a position and aren’t in a big rush. That’s ok with us! We love seeing that people are open to searching for the next best thing for their career and when the opportunity presents itself, we are there to make the connection.

The other end of the Spectrum

Like our candidates, we are just as personal with the businesses we serve. Elite believes in building a strong business relationship. We want to find out who they are and what they are about so that when it’s time to connect them with a potential candidate, they go together as good as a smooth glass of Merlot and slice of Gouda. (Yes, we love our wine. We meet Fridays at 4!)

Post Placement

The excitement doesn’t end there! Even after you’ve been placed we want you to know you are appreciated. It’s important to us to keep in touch. That’s what networking is all about right? We don’t forget about you and will always keep you in mind for referrals. The rewards are limitless!

Referral Program

Seriously guys, the second best thing next to feeling appreciated is, being rewarded. Am I right? We appreciate your service and for that, we’ve designed our new Referral Program. Refer a friend to Elite and you can earn a $25-$200 referral bonus. Anyone can participate. Fill out a referral sheet today!

So, what are you waiting for? To review open, available positions head to the Elite website. Contact us by phone, or hey, stop in and introduce yourself. We are real people and we want to get to know the real you! And remember, no suit necessary, let’s just have a conversation…and some coffee!

Our office is located at 1119 4th street Suite #109. Look for the big, round, green emblem and don’t forget your resume!

Referral Bonus Program!!

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Start utilizing your network and connections by joining the Elite Staffing referral network!

Every time a referral of yours is placed at a position through Elite Staffing you will earn a cash bonus. Fill out the form below to get started. When complete either drop it by our office or email to info@elitestaffco.com 

 Referral Form Elite Staffing


Please fill out form to the best of your knowledge. Don’t forget to fill in your contact information! 

Bilingual Administrative Assistant

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Looking to make a transition in your career?  Elite Staffing has a client in the construction industry looking to expand their team. We are in search for an Administrative Assistant, preferably in the construction industry, bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Answering and transferring phone calls
  • Writing and submitting bid proposals
  • Greeting visitors
  • Data Entry
  • Helping with office projects
  • Assist with various general office duties
  • Schedule meetings
  • Assist with payroll


  • At least two years experience in similar position
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Payroll and Quickbooks experience is a benefit

New Staffing Services at Elite

Elite Staffing CompanyServices

We get it, running a business will keep you busy enough and now you have the additional responsibility of hiring multiple new employees at once. We have a unique service where we partner with management and act as a vetting source for your job openings.

Elite will post and manage your open job postings on external sites and source through the candidates to determine who would be a fit. Our next step is to interview top candidates and forward on all qualifying candidates to management. This service has been utilized and shown to be effective in many industries and regions.

► Develop an evaluation strategy that complies with federal and state law

► Coordinate appropriate job boards

► Organize selection criteria and use tools to assess candidates

► Utilize job applications and testing, when appropriate, to qualify  candidates

► Conduct interviews with top candidates

► Refer top candidates to management or panel for final interviewing and decision

► Check references and perform background checks, if desired, for  prospective new hires

► Rate and compare  candidates based on  selection criteria

► Notify selected candidate and send offer letter or contract, if appropriate

► Send rejection letter to remaining candidates after job offer is  accepted

► Obtain signed confidentiality or non-compete agreements, if appropriate

New at Elite: Human Resources

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Human Resources

State and National employment laws are continuously changing. It is very important that employers are knowledgeable on updated laws. This is where we come in. We will partner with you to keep your business legally compliant according to all current employment laws, general best practices and other guidelines. After initial evaluation of your company, we will work together to develop a plan based on your business needs.

►   Employee handbook review and update

►   Employee discipline and termination

►   Workforce planning

►   Leave management

►   Training and Development

►   Conflict resolution

►   Assist with safety and risk management

►OSHA Compliance

►   Succession plan

►   Conduct performance reviews

►   Review and update: compensation packages, job descriptions, employee benefits, new employee procedures and paperwork, employee records

Contact our office for more information!