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Is job tenure a thing of the past?

It’s safe to say that workforce trends have shifted over the past decade and especially after the last recession. Today there seems to be more of a self-oriented nature to the workforce and, along with it, job-hopping. Ryan Kahn, a career coach and founder of  The Hired Group, says that “job hopping is replacing the concept of climbing the corporate ladder.”

Let’s look at the numbers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average number of years that young employees (ages 20-34) have been with their current employer is 2.3 years.

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It must be that younger people are lazy or that they have no loyalty. Sound about right? While these seem to be reasonable reactions, I am here to tell you they are not. From my point of view, recent trends in job tenure or lack thereof, are not a product of laziness or a millennial mindset. Rather, the root cause of today’s abbreviated job tenure might very well rest on the employers and not the employees.

The past recession had employers scrambling to do “more with less.” And while this approach may have worked amid an economic crisis, operating the same way today is proving disastrous. Organizations and management hesitant to invest in their culture and employee engagement might just be the springboard of today’s transient workforce.

It’s no wonder the vast majority of U.S. workers (70 percent) are not engaged at work, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Report. Simply put, too many employers are doing “business as usual.” I say, wake up and evolve with the times! It’s not that companies need pool tables, nap rooms, and Google-like amenities. Instead, try inspiring and leading the younger generation in meaningful ways. Some areas to shed light on are the following:

Today’s up-and-coming workforce is less position-focused and more purpose-focused. Rather than promotions in title only, assign side projects that stretch their human development. Be sure to provide routine feedback throughout the process. Also, the corner office is not so much a coveted item these days. Instead, the younger workforce desires open communal settings where they can collaborate and celebrate with their peers.

The next generation of talent is looking to work “towards” something and not just “on” something. Redefine your organization’s vision statement. Make it a crusade toward something bigger than any one person, like how your product/service influences the lives of many. Even if you manufacture widgets, you can still tie into the vision how they make a positive impact on people.

The next generation of movers and shakers do not want to work “under a manager” – they want to work “under a mentor.” The old days of “telling” employees what to do is being replaced with “asking” employees what they think they should do. Asking questions instead of advising or telling will cause employees to think, create answers they believe in and motivate them to act. Essentially, this moves individuals from mere compliance (job-hopper symptom) to sheer commitment.

My closing advice to the managers reading this: Exhausting precious time and energy on attempts to control situations and/or other people is futile. Focus on what you do control. Hire people most aligned with your vision. Invest in your culture. Open up the communication and make active listening part of every interaction.

I believe that until management figures this out and adapts, job-hopping will be the norm – or at least it will be in their organization.

What will you do today to move your employees from compliance to commitment?

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Is your job search a search headache?

Let the team of JFC Recruiters be your extra set of eyes and ears. Think of us like sports agents but instead of representing the best athletes we represent the best talent – like YOU!

Time is your most precious commodity, and once gone it can never be gotten back. Quit wasting your time waiting for employers to respond and let us connect you to that next job!

At JFC each Recruiter has his or her own specialization. The JFC Staffing Companies comprise of individual teams dedicated to one of the following: IT, Engineering, Accounting/Finance, Healthcare, Skilled Good Day PATrades, Industrial and Office-Professional. For more information about each of our specialties please visit our website.

Click the link below to see our CEO, James Carchidi, speak to recruiting on Good Day PA

http://abc27.com/2015/09/23/recruitment-week-continues-with-jfc-staffing/

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Are you looking for a JOB, or do you want a CAREER?

Did you ever go to the doctor and have them refer you to a “specialist?” They want you to have the best care possible for your healthcare, so they are telling you that someone else is going to be the expert on how to treat your condition.

They bring you in for an initial consultation, ask you to fill out a TON of forms, and ask you even more questions about your symptoms.  They set clear expectations on what is required from you and discuss the game plan on how to achieve the most positive results.

You trust them because they are an expert dedicated to your specific need. They have the right credentials and recommendations as a leading expert in their field. They genuinely care about you as a person and will do everything they can to guide you in the right direction.

“Specialist, Expert, Trust”

I’m sure I speak for most people who would consider these terms to be valuable assets to have in any major decision you make in your life, so why not put your career goals in the hands of the leading industry specialists in your field?

Trust in the person you partner with to help you in your career search. They should want to meet you face to face and dive in to what really makes you tick and the types of roles that you want to target for your next career move. You deserve a consultative approach rather than being earmarked for roles that you wouldn’t necessarily thrive in.  Just because your title seemingly corresponds with the title of the position their client has, doesn’t mean it’s an opportunity that will likely advance your career.

Specialists are typically certified professionals who know what questions to ask the hiring managers in your field. Why is the position open, what makes an employee successful in this role, how the department is structured, and negotiating salaries before your waste your time on positions that are below your salary expectations. They will identify the best companies for you and who will find value in your skill set and not just your title.

Generalists have more of a broad range of opportunities that may be better suited for candidates who also have a broad skill set and are open to many different types of positions and industries. Most of these candidates aren’t as particular with their job requirements because maybe it’s not as important to them to follow a specific career path.

A specialized recruiter will be able to consult with you in each step of your search, help you evaluate each opportunity as it relates to your core career objectives, be an advocate for you whenever possible, and form a lasting relationship whether or not they were the one to place you in your new role or if you obtained it on your own. Being proactive and partnering with a specialized recruiter before you really need them is key. They will be able to identify your ideal career move the minute it comes across their desk.

If you are open to exploring ways to advance in your career, what’s stopping you from partnering with a specialist today? Do your research and consult with the best local resource in your industry!

Article written by Nikki Jordan, Financial Recruiter with JFC Global

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Brand Evangelists: It occurs because customers love doing business with you.

“There is only one boss, the customer, and he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”

Sam Walton, founder of Walmart

How many companies are fanatical about customer service?  Zappos.com, Starbucks, Southwest Airlines…

What about the JFC Staffing Companies?

The JFC Staffing Companies announced today it has been named as one of Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing® for Client Satisfaction.  Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the Best of Staffing Award provides the only statistically valid and objective service quality benchmarks for the industry, revealing which staffing agencies deliver the highest quality of service to their clients.

Less than 2% of all staffing agencies in in U.S. and Canada receive the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence utilizing the Net Promoter® methodology. The stark contrast in client satisfaction scores compared to the industry average is a clear indication that the firms who have earned the Best of Staffing Client Award truly stand out for their service quality.

In an era of scarce qualified talent, hard to fill positions, and ever-increasing expectations, these agencies have proven they have what it takes to deliver exceptional service to both clients and job candidates. We’re proud of the accomplishments of our award recipients.

“Our definition of good service is the JFC Customer Commitment. Earning loyalty from those we serve does not come from fancy buzzwords or marketing fads. Rather it comes from an unwavering commitment to delivering positive experiences.”JFC Staffing Companies Executive Vice President, James Carchidi

®Net Promoter, NPS, and Net Promoter Score are trademarks of Satmetrix Systems, Inc., Bain & Company, and Fred Reichheld. Net Promoter Score is calculated by taking the percentage of respondents who, on a scale of 0 to 10, rate their likelihood to recommend the staffing agency with a score of 9 or 10 (promoters) and subtracting the percentage who rate the staffing agency a 6 or lower (detractors).

About Inavero The Best of Staffing Award is powered by Inavero. Inavero is rooted in service-quality research for staffing agencies utilizing their Net Promoter® surveying software to help them easily identify satisfaction levels, capture testimonials, and compare service your levels to others in the industry.

 

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Passion, Purpose, Significance; Bettering the lives of others is what we do!

Life is too short not to have passion and purpose in the work that you do…

Throughout the course of our lives we will spend more time working than any other activity.  That dedication of time should improve our quality of life, rather than act as a weight that sucks the happiness out of us.

What we do here is BIG…we influence one of the most important aspects of people’s lives – how they earn their income.  Our contribution helps them pay their mortgage, feed their families, and purchase birthday presents for their children.

The JFC Staffing Companies are in the business of connecting people. We aim to elevate individual careers and accelerate company growth through extraordinary levels of customer service and performance. The decision was made to be GREAT.  Providing positive experiences for our customers will be the driving force to our success.

Here you will receive the power to express yourself while being part of a company renowned for its fun, supportive culture.  There is constant cross-departmental training and collaboration; anyone in the company, regardless of specialty your experience, is free to make suggestions, offer criticism, and participate in the developmental process.  We put into place programs and resources like employee-taught JFC Universities that seek to improve and develop from within.  …And there is much more.

Join our team and become an essential part of the business landscape; dedicated to creating a better, happier, and more engaged community where people want to live, work, and play.

If you’re interested in a company where your skills can be leveraged, where you will learn from the best and continue to grow – contact the JFC Staffing Companies!

Contact us for details of what winning in this position looks like!

www.jobs@jfcstaffing.com

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Who Wants a J.O.B. When You Can Have a Career!

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

Life is too short not to have passion and purpose in what you do for work.

Throughout the course of our lives we will spend more time working than any other activity.  That dedication of time should improve our quality of life, rather than act as a weight that sucks the happiness out of us.

Don’t get me wrong…It is an unrealistic goal to see every single person working in the job of their dreams.  I doubt there are enough sports teams, space shuttles, or rock bands to accommodate that kind of demand.  It is however, not unrealistic for the JFC Staffing Companies provide careers where people find an exciting opportunity for growth and fun!

What we do here is BIG…we  influence one of the most important aspects of people’s lives – how they earn their income.  Our contribution helps them pay their mortgage, feed their families, and purchase birthday presents for their children.

That being said, we are hiring!!!

And watch a silly video that our JFC work family put together!

I look forward to one day seeing you here as part of our awesome JFC work family…

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The purpose of our business is to serve…

Many of you will argue, “You can serve all you want but the soft stuff doesn’t make you money, and if you don’t make a profit you’ll go out of business, then you won’t be serving anyone.”

Yes, every business must make a profit to survive.  We also need air, water, and food to survive but the purpose of life is not to just breathe, drink, and eat.

At JFC the purpose of our business is to serve…both internal and external customers.

Profit is the byproduct of doing both of these well.

This magnificent work family placed an whopping 5,543 people into jobs last year.  Multiply that by members of families positively affected by the work that we do and the number is astounding.

What we do here is BIG, real BIG.

We look forward to providing even more people with jobs in 2015!!!

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How to make 2015 an Epic Failure!

strat·e·gy – noun  – A plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim, method or plan chosen to bring about a desired future, such as achievement of a goal or solution to a problem.

“What is my company strategy?” 

It’s not an event or a day; but rather an ongoing effort designed to foster the level of interaction, trust, and cooperation that enables employees and customers to achieve great things together.

“What is my strategy?”

It’s not enough that you merely execute the company strategy.  You must commit to reinventing your very own best practices for supporting it.  Your ability to execute is interdependent with the ability of your team/department which is interdependent with the ability of the organization.  The seed of our success lies within you.

So ask yourself, “How is my strategy supporting the big picture of 2015?”  

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Hiring: “It’s a lot like acquiring a prom date.”

Let’s go back in time…

The big dance is coming up. You frantically weigh your options on who to ask. You identify that special person, muster up the confidence, approach her/him and ask, “Will you be my date?”

The rest is history…

Now imagine for a moment that you approached selecting a prom date the same way you approach your hiring. Rather than asking shortly after the prom announcement, you decide instead to wait for *25 days. What are the odds that person would still be available to say yes to such a late offer?

In today’s competitive marketplace, good talent is always in demand and nothing damages recruiting efforts more than a slow hiring process.  Labor market data reveals the “time-to-fill” metric has reached a national average of just about *25 days. Such a prolonged hiring process means your employees are tasked to perform double duty and/or overtime. Morale plummets and people start looking. Essentially, a slow hiring process costs you future and current talent.

Does your hiring require excessive requisition approvals or include too many administrative steps? Are your position vacancies extending past three weeks? There is no time like the present to re-evaluate your “time-to-fill” metrics. Like acquiring a prom date, hiring is much more successful when done timely.

*The average time it takes a corporation to make a hiring decision; covered by the DICE‐DFH Vacancy Duration Measure.

http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/steven.davis/pdf/Dice%20Hiring%20Indicators%20June%202014%20Report.pdf

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JFC Staffing Companies receives 2014 Pennsylvania Excellence Award

October 9th 2014 – JFC Staffing Companies have been selected for the 2014 Pennsylvania Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the US Institute for Advancement of Trade & Commerce (USIATC).

Each year the USIATC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Pennsylvania is renowned for.

JFC Staffing Companies have consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by USIATC marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.

As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year-long immersion in the business climate of Pennsylvania.

About the JFC Staffing Companies

Disciplined on customer commitment we work hard to gain the trust of our clients; helping them find their most valuable asset – people; while preserving their most precious commodity – time.

It all started back in 1975 out of a one room office where husband and wife Jim F Carchidi and Linda A Carchidi started JFC Personnel, a permanent placement service.  Today we have a much larger work family spread across three niche recruiting companies.  There is JFC Global with specialized recruiters who find hidden talent in the areas of Information Technology, Engineering, and Accounting/Finance.  JFC Medical who execute targeted talent search strategies for today’s healthcare practices and institutions.  JFC Temps with Staffing Managers and Recruiters who deliver talent-on-demand in the areas of Office-Professional, Skilled Labor, and light-industrial.

For more information about the JFC Staffing Companies visit www.jfcstaffing.com

About USIATC

The USIATC is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices.

More information on USIATC can be found at www.USIATC.org

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