Are Temporary Employees the Right Hires for Your Business

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When you’re looking at various hiring options, you may wonder if temporary employees are right for every business. While they aren’t the ideal solution in all cases, there are many situations where temp workers are an asset, allowing companies to achieve their goals with greater ease. If you’re trying to figure out if temporary employees… Read more »

Three Scary Consequences of Ghosting an Interview

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Most candidates apply for a job with the best of intentions. They plan to participate in the hiring process should they be chosen to move forward, usually in hopes of landing the position. However, it isn’t uncommon for them to change mind about an opportunity along the way. Maybe they learned something about the company… Read more »

Employee Disengagement: How to Gauge and How to Prevent It

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Employee disengagement can be detrimental to companies. When a workforce isn’t engaged, it’s typically less productive. Morale may also suffer, leading to a culture that skews toward the negative. By learning how to gauge employee engagement levels, you can take action to prevent disengagement. Minimizing disengagement helps companies retain great employees and increases productivity. If… Read more »

The Top 10 Questions All Job Seekers Should Ask a Potential Employer

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When job seekers get ready for an interview, they usually focus on the interview questions they’ll need to answer. However, the employer shouldn’t be the only one asking questions. Instead, candidates should have a few ready as well, ensuring they can find out what they need to know about the position, company, and more. If… Read more »

A Home for Brad

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We are honored to make another Sprout Initiate presentation by meeting up with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at the site of Deputy Sheriff Brad Sullivan’s new home. On Sept 5, 2019, Deputy Sullivan was shot twice in the head while pursuing a kidnapping suspect. Since that day, he has undergone numerous surgeries, treatments, and… Read more »

Don’t Settle: 3 Tips for Turning Down a Job Offer

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Receiving a job offer is an exciting moment. However, even after interviewing and reviewing the offer, you may not be sure that the position is right for you. Maybe something unexpected happened during your meeting with the hiring manager that gave you doubts. Perhaps the pay rate was lower than you expected, and the company… Read more »

5 Ways to Deal with a No-Call, No-Show Employee Who Reappears

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At some point, nearly every company experiences the dreaded no-call, no-show. When that happens, it’s normal to assume the employee isn’t coming back. But what do you do if they suddenly reappear? Is there a right way to handle the situation? If you want to make sure you’re ready to deal with a no-call, no-show… Read more »

Temp Work as a Resume Builder: Make Money While Gaining Experience

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Whether you’re getting ready to take your first steps into the workforce or are preparing to shift into a new field, it can be hard to get that initial experience you need to launch your career. Most companies prefer candidates that have at least a bit of time in a traditional lead-up or similar role…. Read more »

4 Signs Your Background Checks Are Not Thorough and How a Staffing Firm Can Help

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When your company conducts background checks on candidates, accuracy is essential. However, many companies initially believe that their current approach is working well, only to discover that it falls short at an inopportune time. Luckily, there are signs that your background checks aren’t measuring up. If you want to make sure yours do, here are… Read more »

Back to School? How Mississippi Companies Can Support Working Parents

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Many working parents are preparing for the start of the upcoming school year, a process that’s more complex in the wake of the pandemic. Certain resources that parents once relied on to ease the transition may not be available. Additionally, fears about resurgences hang over the heads of many. Employers can make a difference in… Read more »