As a well-connected career coaching service, we often build relationships with key recruiters in the Denver area and across the United States. To help our clients – the job seekers – find the right recruiters for their situation, we have our ongoing Recruiter Spotlight series to answer the most common questions that job hunters ask.
In this week’s Recruiter Spotlight, John Bohannon from PrideStaff in Arvada, CO, shares their secrets to success in matching candidates with temporary, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement options.
- How long have you been in business?
PrideStaff was founded in 1978 and the PrideStaff Denver Northwest office opened in 2010.
- What makes your agency unique?
We make it all about you! Staffing excellence is built upon two fundamental principles: client service and exceptional job candidates. Everyone says they provide these things, yet few can prove it. PrideStaff does. How do we do it? By taking a few crucial steps:
We proudly follow the Net Promoter methodology developed and validated by client loyalty expert Fred Reichheld. The premise of his work focuses on continually measuring, tracking and responding to feedback based around a single question: “Would you recommend this company to a friend or colleague?” All PrideStaff offices utilize a Net Promoter* survey process, three times a year, with all clients and job candidates participating. In addition to industry-leading NPS scores, PrideStaff has also been consistently recognized among the best of the best in staffing, having received multiple “best of” awards from the American Staffing Association, Inavero and Leading Providers, LLC.
At the core of PrideStaff’s success are the relationships we have with the candidates we place. Our candidates are crucial to helping us deliver our Mission and deserve to be treated fairly during the employment process. Our candidates have come to value the following when working with PrideStaff:
- We care about them as individuals
- We provide job opportunities that fit
- We treat them with respect and fairness
PrideStaff has received the staffing industry’s highest honor for client service: the Best of Staffing award from loyalty research firm, Inavero. Inavero is our industry’s leading provider of independent client and job candidate surveys. Their Best of Staffing award is reserved for the top performing firms; fewer than 1% of all staffing firms in North America.
- What type of positions do you place?
For temp and temp to hire positions, we focus on the broad categories of office/clerical and warehouse/light industrial. Through our direct hire placements, we fill a variety of other positions.
4. Do you specialize in a particular industry?
We work across a broad range of industries.
- What is your ideal candidate?
We work with a very diverse candidate pool. We typically look for prior or transferable experience in the type of position the candidate is seeking. Initiative, communication, and responsiveness are traits we value.
- Do you place across the country or locally? What other locations do you serve?
The PrideStaff Denver Northwest office places locally, but PrideStaff has offices nationwide. PrideStaff’s current office locations can be found at www.pridestaff.com
- Where do you announce your open jobs?
We post most of our open positions on our website at http://pridestaff.com/search-job-database?location_id=32. We post positions on CareerBuilder and also utilize Snagajob and Indeed. PrideStaff has a Talent Network candidates can join. Based on the position, we will use local job boards such as community colleges, universities, and workforce centers.
- What is the #1 thing a candidate can do to stand out from the crowd?
Communicate responsively. In other words, please return our calls and emails in a timely manner to be counted as a top candidate.
- How should a candidate apply for a job? Do you want an online application, resume, or both?
The easiest way to get started is to email a current resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We prefer to start with a resume and go from there. Candidates may also apply through jobs posted on our website and other job boards. Candidates are welcome to visit our office to apply in person.
- Do you belong to any professional associations?
American Staffing Association, Arvada Chamber of Commerce.
- How can people contact you?
They can call us at (720) 279-0960 or via email at email@example.com.
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