The Talent’s Voice

108, 2016

The Other Side: Life Happens

By |August 1st, 2016|

My experience working with a nurse staffing agency has been bittersweet. Coming into this job, I was required to have at least six months to a year of clinical experience with patients, but I did not. I had volunteered at a hospital and worked for a short time in a memory care/assistedliving facility. However, employers […]

305, 2016

The Other Side: Learning to Be Professional

By |May 3rd, 2016|

Graduating from college doesn’t always ensure that you have a job waiting for you. I was one of those who went to a staffing firm hoping that my lack of experience would be something agencies could help me with. I struggled with finding one that was willing to find me a job due my lack […]

103, 2016

The Other Side: Port in a Storm

By |March 1st, 2016|

Conventional wisdom has it that workers view temp work as a last resort. I may have started my journey with the same attitude but my experiences have have given a different outlook.

I began my career as an employee and customer service representative, going through a few layoffs as companies or divisions closed. Tired with the […]

111, 2015

The Other Side: Give to Receive

By |November 1st, 2015|

Regular, clear and honest communication is vital for success for all parties

In any relationship, the biggest determinant of success is the quality of communication. In the case of temporary work, there is a particular exigency for quality communication, which is made more difficult because it’s a three-way street. Lack of clarity or insufficient communication can […]

110, 2015

The Other Side: Getting the Right Temp-Perature

By |October 1st, 2015|

How staffing firms and clients can ensure success through the right environment

As American society advances, utilizing new technology and adapting to the true potential of Generation Y, there has been a call for a type of reformation of the working class. These days, many professions outside of the service industry prioritize fiscal efficiency over traditional labor […]

109, 2015

The Other Side: A Test Drive

By |September 1st, 2015|

Agencies allow candidates to find their passion while providing jobs

For those of us who love to criticize the staffing industry, it might come as a surprise to learn there are many things a staffing agency does right. Some of the benefits they provide allow young, “green” candidates to find their passion while earning a paycheck.
Application […]

107, 2015

The Other Side: The Ideal Consultant

By |July 1st, 2015|

What recruiters should look for when placing candidates

When I look back at the places I have been and the people I met as an IT consultant, I can only say that it has been a fun-filled ride, and I am grateful to all the recruiters who have made this possible. This journey has been chock-full […]

106, 2015

The Other Side: Setting Expectations

By |June 1st, 2015|

After going through some life changes, I found myself going back to school late in life for a career change. I decided to pursue occupational therapy, and studied in a program that gave me clinical experience along the way.

After graduation, I decided to use the services of a staffing firm to help me find a […]

105, 2015

The Other Side: Gainfully Employed

By |May 1st, 2015|

I always thought acquiring a college degree would make job searching less grueling. Apparently not in this economy, and certainly not for a nontraditional artist. Despite earning a degree in art with an emphasis in digital media, it was very difficult putting myself out there. I had no experience, nor did I know where to […]

103, 2015

The Other Side: Temp on Board

By |March 1st, 2015|

Work with clients to make sure contingents hit the ground running

It may have taken my staffing firm two months to respond to my application, but it was worth the wait. They brought me in for an interview. I arrived in my best attire, ready to sell myself to the representative interviewing me. But it wasn’t […]