Get The Job You Can and Want To Do

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Be sure you are out to get the job you can and want to do. Inc magazine wrote an article, “No, You Can’t Do That Job,” recently. There are two important things to consider from this article. First, know that ultimately, the responsibility to select an employer and accept a position is your responsibility. Don’t… Read more »

Candidate Testing for Competency Model Requirements

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Competency models are a method of building clear specifications for the knowledge, skills and behaviors required for a specific role. Candidate testing for competency model hiring is a critical method to assess knowledge, skills and behaviors a candidate possesses. Whether the role is temporary, temp-to-hire or a direct-hire role, testing is rapidly becoming an important… Read more »

Staffing and Hiring for Lean Manufacturing

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Whether you are pursuing a temporary staff assignment, temp-to-hire, or direct-hire opportunity in manufacturing, be sure you know what lean manufacturing is. It will come up in your interview, and it will be important that you understand the culture. Wikipedia tells us: “Essentially, lean is centered on preserving value with less work.” Its roots come… Read more »

Best Resume Format? PDF or MS Word?

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Candidates often ask: what is the best resume format (résumé format) to use when working with a recruiter or hiring manager. Specifically, what format should you send via email to a recruiter, hiring manager, or anyone in the hiring process on your career journey. The answer is simple. Do what your audience needs. Nearly always, this… Read more »

Recruitment Process: Attention to Detail Saves Time And Money

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Attention to detail in the recruitment process can be tedious, but in the end, it saves time and money. Barton Staffing Solutions and Barton Professional Placement Group use a rigorous process to ensure attention to detail. Through this process, the best candidates and staff members arrive at your firm on day one. Our state of the… Read more »

Staffing Guarantee and Warranty Replacement

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Guarantee and warranty is an important factor in choosing a partner for your organizational development and business growth needs. Careful consideration of risk, reward, and approaching the process with a mind for collaboration makes a difference. Guarantee and warranty vary from firm to firm, and should also vary based on search or staffing assignment. Many… Read more »

Recruitment and Staffing: A Critical Business Partnership

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Three primary things make up your business. Customers, a product and a team to deliver it. Recruitment and staffing strategies and partnerships enable and optimize these things. Recruitment and Staffing is a critical business partnership to build and nurture your organization. It ultimately creates the experience and memories in the minds of your customers long after… Read more »

Temp to Hire and Contract to Hire: For Candidates

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Have you considered temp to hire and contract to hire as an option for your career development? Temp to hire and contract to hire enables employees to evaluate potential fit with an employer without committing to a long-term career move. In addition, your personal growth can be matched to specific organizations that fit your career development plans both… Read more »

Temp to Hire and Contract to Hire for Employers

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Have you considered temp to hire and contract to hire as an option to meet your organizational development needs? Temp to hire and contract to hire enables employers to evaluate the fit and performance of an employee in a controlled environment. In addition, your company’s growth and organizational development plans may need to balanced risk and… Read more »

Know Your Mindset: Prevention vs. Promotion

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When hiring and building teams, know your mindset. For best results, match the required mindset with the objective. Heidi Grant Halvorson in Nine Things Successful People Do Differently, tells us that it is critical to build our teams with people that have the right mindset. If the function of your team is to prevent something, you need people that… Read more »