Priority Staffing Group has a trained staff with over 50 years combined job experience in the staffing industry. We fill your needs, including temporary jobs, direct hires and temp-to-hire positions.
While we are probably known for our temp-to-hire contracts, we also service many temporary placements including event service, security, manual labor, maintenance, clerical and more.
A question we’re asked often is How do you find employees to work temporary jobs?
The answer isn’t as simple as one thing, but it has a lot to do with one person on our staff. Brandy Clarida, Placement Specialist, has worked tirelessly to fill over 100 temporary jobs in the last year at Priority Staffing Group.
She has filled jobs for athletic events, concerts, weddings, company picnics, festivals and general labor like railroad flaggers.
Priority Group’s other Placement Specialists help find employees, but keeping it all organized is a huge task she takes on. “When people back out last minute or venues change the start times the morning of the event, it’s a lot of work to keep track of it all,” says Heather Goines-Evans, Priority Group’s Vice President.
Brandy has faced many challenges in this staffing endeavor. “I think the number one challenge is finding applicants that are dependable,” she says.
Many applicants available to work temporary jobs have other daily obligations and tend to call out or not show up on the day of the event. Brandy adds that “it is very hard to have a 100% success rate; there will always be No Call – No Show’s, but I’ve come to learn that’s just human nature.”
Emily Melvin, Placement Specialist, says Brandy is always working to build and maintain a pool of good temp worker employees who she can call at a moment’s notice for weekend, same day or next day jobs. “She is great at thinking on her feet and being relentless in her pursuit of meeting the client’s needs.”
Priority Group uses a variety of methods to reach our temporary candidates. Brandy has gone to the local community colleges and set up a table to recruit. “The first time I did this, I gained a lot of employees. I would say I had 15 temporary employees by doing this job fair that stayed with us for several months.”
Extra advertisement, like advertising on the sign in front of the office and partnering with community businesses, has been helpful as well. “The local news station does a Job Squad segment once a week and we give them a few of our jobs we are recruiting for,” Brandy says. “Word of mouth also; we have found some of our employees by our current employees referring them to us.”
Emily knows this can be a very tough job because you get a lot of people who decline the offer after you’ve scouted and offered positions. “When you have spoken with 25-50 people or more, that amount of rejection can start to weigh on you, but Brandy always takes it in stride and doesn’t get discouraged.”
Heather says Brandy does a great job servicing our clients with those true “temp” needs. “She does a great job communicating with the employees – they work multiple events for her. She’s really built quite the event staff pool for us over the last year.”
Staffing for temp events is something you must stay on top of, Brandy says. “If I interview an applicant that I think would be good, I will mention this type of work to them even if we don’t have an immediate need and place them on back up so I can call them when we do need event staff.”
Brandy has a Master’s degree in Social Work that allows her to really connect with our employees. “I think our customer service and the way we treat our applicants helps. They see how we treat people and how we do business, so they tell their friends and word gets around.”
She gets regular temporary workers because of this and some she can even find permanent jobs for.
“Two years ago, we staffed for a very large local venue where they needed 15 to 20 staff each night to work the concerts. It was a lot of work and a lot went into setting up the employees, but I did heavy recruiting for this and filled it,” Brandy tells. “We had good reviews from the client on how our employees did. I later went on to place some of them in permanent positions elsewhere.”
So, while Priority Group contracts many temp-to-hire positions, we also have a fantastic resource for filling strictly temp work as well. Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for Brandy or any of our other wonderful recruiters!
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Marion – 618-969-8800 | Vandalia – 618-283-9533 | Murfreesboro – 615-295-2127