Helpmates Staffing Services Once Again Is Named to the Best of Staffing® Awards for the Tenth Year in a Row

It’s a 10-peat!!!

Helpmates Staffing – once again! – has been named to ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards. This is our 10th straight year of earning this award!

Helpmates Staffing  Services has earned ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards for 2019. (ClearlyRated formerly was known as Inavero.)

We earned the Diamond Awards in both the Talent and Client categories after winning the best Best of Staffing® award in each at least five years in a row. Participating staffing firms are rated by both their clients and their candidates (talent). On average, clients of winning staffing agencies are 2.2 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the agency’s services and candidates who have been placed by winning agencies are 1.7 times more likely to be completely satisfied compared to those working with non-winning agencies.

Fewer than 2 percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada earn the Best of Staffing award and just 35 percent of those also earned the Diamond Awards this year.

More than 1.2 million people (staffing candidates and clients) across the country provided feedback on many of the nation’s staffing firms. Award winners are determined by the percentage of satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 (out of a possible 10) given to them by their placed job candidates and clients.

Helpmates won in four areas:

  • Client Satisfaction Award (10th year in a row)
  • Talent Satisfaction Award (8th year in a row)
  • The Best of Staffing Client Diamond Award (6th year in a row)
  • The Best of Staffing Talent Diamond Award ( 4th year in a row)

We never would have enjoyed winning this award for the 10th time without the dedication and hard work of our internal team members. We are humbled that our temporary associates and clients appreciate all the work that our internal employees perform on their behalf: we are honored to work with and for you as we strive to place the best candidates with the best companies in Southern California.

To learn more about our services for clients and job candidates, contact the Helpmates branch nearest you.

How to Become the BMOC in Candidates’ Eyes

Remember the Big Man on Campus (BMOC), the guy every girl wanted to date and every guy wanted to be? He was cool. Calm. Collected. (He often was the football team’s quarterback.) He was hot. Happening. Hip.

Girls would apologize to him if he stood them up on a date accepting whatever he gave as an excuse, saying it was wrong of them to be upset.

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Boys would secretly thrill if he gave them even a throw away compliment on their athletic prowess, “Hey, good job, you caught it!”

Everyone just wanted to experience the grace of being noticed by him, even if it was only for a moment. Everyone wanted to be in his orbit as if somehow they could gather up whatever crumbs of awesomeness would fall from him if they were just nearby.

When it Comes to Keeping Candidates’ Interest, You Want to be the BMOC, Too

You want job prospects to feel their lives will be so much BETTER if they become your employee. You want them to become giddy with excitement if you just look in their direction (“We’d like to hold a preliminary phone interview with you”).

You want them to wait patiently for you as you make a hiring decision: they won’t go anywhere and will wait for your text or email (today’s equivalent of “waiting by phone”) before they a) consider someone else’s offer and/or b) start looking for another opportunity.

So how do you become this type of company, one where everyone wants to work and will wait patiently for whatever hiring decision you give them, will even renege on another offer already accepted because you finally got around to saying yes?

Read below.

  1. You may be a BMOC, but you never ACT like a BMOC.

Big Men on Campus traditionally are arrogant. When they finally do get a comeuppance (and they always eventually do), not a few people are glad. Schadenfreude is rampant when the BMOC goes down!

Your company, however, is not arrogant. It doesn’t treat job prospects poorly and instead makes candidates feel important, respected and wanted.

  1. Your company is growing/expanding and you provide highly competitive wages/salaries, benefits and perks.

The BMOC often is a handsome physical specimen. Glowing with good health and vitality. The equivalent for you is a healthy bottom line. You’re growing, or at least keeping ahead of the pack when it comes to technology and your facilities’ physical condition.

You also offer great wages (higher than competitors’), fantastic benefits (a good amount of PTO, you match employees’ retirement account deposits, education stipends/repayments, etc.), and perks such as free lunches on Fridays, bring-your-dog-to-work policies, pick-up/drop-off car maintenance services, and so on.

  1. You keep all commitments and exceed candidates’ expectations during the hiring process.

The sincere and caring BMOC does what he says when he says he will. He wants to make sure his date is having a great time and thinks of her needs before his. That’s you.

You reply to all applicants within 24 or 48 hours and you graciously thank them for applying. Once you interview candidates, you call or e-mail them regularly to let them know where you are in the hiring process. If a decision is delayed, you let candidates know as soon as possible.

Choose one candidate over the others and you let those not chosen know of your decision immediately. With a phone call.

  1. Keep showing them “you’re the one.”

The true BMOC isn’t afraid to talk about his accomplishments. He doesn’t brag; he just states the facts, as warranted: “I got the football scholarship again, but I wouldn’t have done it without the help of my teammates!”) So as you’re making your way through the hiring process, let your top choices know why you’re truly awesome.

Share your company’s blogs, news stories, etc. with your candidates. Send a short post on how one employee was finally able to get her bachelor’s degree through your educational reimbursement program. Mention how one-quarter of your employees volunteered with Habitat for Humanity over the weekend. No need to brag, simply show candidates the true good work you do.

The way to becoming seen as the place to work is by a) being awesome but also b) creating a sincere relationship with your candidates around shared values. Doing so will have them be eager to work for you and willing to wait it out if the hiring process takes longer than either of you would like.

You’re extremely busy. Your hiring managers are extremely busy. Let Helpmates help you keep your hiring process moving along quickly. Contact the branch nearest your company today.

Helpmates Staffing Services Wins Two of Inavero’s 2017 Best of Staffing® Diamond Awards

Once again, our Southern California provider of finance, healthcare, human resources, distribution & manufacturing, and office staffing services has been named to the “Best of Staffing” list.  For the 8th straight year! We are beyond thrilled! And honored!!

Helpmates Staffing Services has earned two of Inavero’s highest awards: the Best of Staffing® Talent Diamond Awards and  Best of Staffing® Client Diamond Award after winning the best “Best of Staffing” award in each category at least five years in a row.

Only 2 percent of all staffing firms in the U.S. and Canada win the Best of Staffing award and only 23 percent of the Best of Staffing Award winners also earn a Diamond distinction. (We won two!)

More than 1.2 million people across the country provided feedback on many of the nation’s staffing firms. Award winners are determined by the percentage of satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 (out of a possible 10) given to them by their placed job candidates and clients.

Best Orange County Staffing Service

Helpmates won in four areas (in every one that was possible):

  • Client Satisfaction Award (8th year in a row)
  • Talent Satisfaction Award (6th year in a row)
  • The Best of Staffing Client Diamond Award
  • The Best of Staffing Talent Diamond Award

We are extremely grateful that our clients and associates chose to recognize us with this difficult-to-reach distinction in the highly competitive staffing industry. We plan to continue to serve you with the highest of service now and far into the future.

We couldn’t be prouder of the hard work our internal team members do on behalf of our clients and associates. They are incredibly committed to helping Los Angeles and Orange County companies find the best talent possible for their staffing needs as well as matching talented and hard-working people with terrific job and career opportunities.

Most of all, thank you to all of our clients and associates: we are extremely grateful for your continued partnership/hard work and belief in us. It’s our honor to work with you!

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