Staff Management, the industry’s leading provider of sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce management solutions, has been featured by a leading recruiting community website for its approach to social media. ERE.net highlights Staff Management’s venture into social media and social media recruiting and the complexities of harnessing the power of social media in the staffing industry.
ERE.net documents Staff Management’s on-going transformation from a company focused on community based recruiting tactics to a company that is also building a community of associates and prospective associates online. In the article, Staffing Firm Takes Slow Approach to Social Media So It Can Do It Right, Jerry Wimer, the Vice President of Operations who leads Staff Management’s social media initiative, explains “We’ve always been very feet-on-the-street oriented, heavily involved in community outreach, getting involved in a lot of personal contact and candidate networking.”
As a provider of large scale contingent workforces for some of the world’s largest manufacturing, distribution and logistics companies, Staff Management takes a data-driven approach to recruiting with a strong focus on response to hire ratios as it works under tight frames to meet clients often seasonal or cyclical hiring requirements. In 2010, with the help of a 3rd party consulting firm, Staff Management conducted an analysis of its recruitment strategy and social media presence and determined that the advantages of tapping social media to bolster recruitment efforts outweighed the risks. “There is a clear role for social networks to help build and maintain associate and prospective associate engagement as well as to further our brand reputation,” says Wimer.
ERE.net explores Staff Management’s decision to jump into social media, and the behind the scenes decisions and planning that took place before publicly launching their social media presence. Staff Management has used Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in addition to online job boards and other traditional recruiting tactics to reach potential associates for its 2010 holiday driven busy season and to cultivate a feeling of community for associates once they join the Staff Management team.
Early results of Staff Management’s social media efforts have been positive. The company has just smashed its all time associate employment record and is excited about the speed with which its online community has developed. For instance, Facebook has proven to be a great forum to allow Staff Management to stay in touch with potential recruits, help them navigate the hiring process, answer questions and address employee concerns before they become issues. “This has been a ground breaking year for our company on many fronts,” says Wimer. “In 2010 we have just begun to realize the power of social media to improve our recruiting strategy. We are looking forward to even bigger results in 2011.”
About Staff Management
Staff Management is a division of SeatonCorp, a leading provider of consultative managed staffing and recruiting programs for Fortune 500, Global 2000 and high growth companies. Founded in 1988, Staff Management was an industry pioneer of Vendor on Premise (VOP) staffing.
Today, Staff Management has evolved its revolutionary VOP platform to provide sustainable temporary staffing and contingent workforce management solutions across a growing global footprint and has become the leading Managed Service Provider (MSP) with deep domain expertise supporting clients in the manufacturing and distribution segment. Staff Management solutions deliver best talent, drive compliance, yield tangible savings and provide a unique client aligned technology platform for high-volume workforce management.
Staff Management is ranked amongst the largest staffing firms in the U.S. by the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the 13th largest industrial staffing provider on SIA’s 2010 List of Largest U.S. Industrial Staffing Firms and the #1 MSP provider in breadth of services delivered and #1 MSP provider in size of deal on HRO Today’s 2010 Baker’s Dozen list of leading MSP providers. Staff Management is a 2010 Stevie for Women in Business Award Winner.
Staff Management is a charter member of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement IMAGE Program.
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