When I tell people that I work in staffing, it is not uncommon for me to receive one of the following responses: ‘wow, that’s a tough industry,’ ‘I did that for six months, and it was too stressful,’ or ‘that must be so hard.’ Moreover, the truth is, they are right. The work is very challenging, but isn’t anything in life that reaps a great reward? So, for all my fellow crazy, insane work ethic, persevering, staffing superheroes, I put together a feel-good list of five things I love about staffing.

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To work both effectively and efficiently, a staffing agency must operate as seamlessly as possible. This relies heavily on not only the way your employees interact but the roles they play within the organization. When staffing agency teamwork breaks down — for example, reward if a particular employee is out sick, has been promoted, or leaves the company — communication falters and puts the entire team out of sync. This can quickly lead to details slipping through the cracks, which in turn means your agency might miss vital opportunities for pairing a client with a potential hire. Working as a team is crucial to your company, but also to the clients and employees being served.

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When you submit a job order to Workbox Staffing for a position that needs to be filled, you have faith that Workbox will complete the job and deliver a qualified candidate by your deadline. You might not think much about the person (or people) finishing this job, but front desk staff, recruiters, and interviewers work hard and cohesively to find you an employee who has the skills your company needs.

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From small businesses to large organizations, employee retention is a metric on which every company has their eyes. Businesses do play a role in affecting their retention rates by keeping their employees engaged in a variety of different levels. This could include offering a competitive salary, attractive benefits package, or a flexible work schedule. For business owners, and those in human resources, engaging employees can also mean career development. What type of training is your operation offering to build upon employee skills sets and how are you developing valuable team members? Think about how you can create programs or initiative for workers to enroll in to develop skills in which they have an interest.

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According to Merriam-Webster, “culture” was the most popular word in 2014. And for good reason. If Glassdoor, Linkedin, and Indeed don’t say your company is a great place to work, you might be risking losing your employees to one that is. Now that the economy has turned around, employees have stronger bargaining power, making the term “company culture” one of the most important words in corporate boardrooms to date.

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Your employees are the bread and butter of your company and how well it functions, so it’s essential to make them feel like they are an integral part of the team. Team outings can help employees establish a sense of comradery with other employees and upper management, which increases their retention, loyalty, and overall trust towards the company.

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