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The Cream of the Crop: Hiring the Right People Now is Critical to Success Later

Posted On: January, 12, 2013 | Categories: Building Industry News | Customer Service

As home builders prepare to ramp up, what can they do to ensure they are attracting the best candidates, avoiding legal minefields and winning the game of growth through strategic acquisition? This will be critical to their success and a topic of discussion that we at JWilliams Staffing are passionate about! Our Founder and CEO,......

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Exceeding 'Good Enough' Customer Service

Posted On: December, 14, 2012 | Categories: Temporary Staffing | Customer Service

Think about a company that delights you, a place of doing business where you feel confident in the product, the service, and the experience. Are you loyal to that company? Now compare that with a company that you're satisfied with but the experience is ultimately just adequate. A study by The Gallup Organization found that......

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Four Attributes of Brand Y-O-U and How They Affect Hiring Behavior

Posted On: November, 21, 2012 | Categories: Job Tips | Customer Service

We recently attended a seminar where we heard from New York Times best-selling author & former Yahoo! CSO, Tim Sanders. As we reviewed the material, we stopped on pages 4 and 5 of the handout. There, Sanders takes time to reference Duane E. Knapp's book The Brand Mindset, which delineates the four components of building......

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A Trick to Feel More Confident: 'Fake It Until You Become it!'

Posted On: October, 29, 2012 | Categories: Job Tips | Interviewing Tips

We ran across a very interesting video recently, and wanted to share it with you. In her discussion, Harvard Business School social psychologist Amy Cuddy, talks about how to become confident. We will include a link to the 20-minute video presentation below so that you can how they studied this and came to the conclusions......

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Overcoming Network Knots

Posted On: September, 25, 2012 | Categories: Job Tips | Tips for the Workplace

Does the mere thought of attending a networking function tie your stomach in knots? You're not alone. Meeting a room of complete strangers, even if you do share interests, can be daunting. Perhaps it's the label... networking. It sounds so clinical. Why does it need a label anyway? Why not just think of it as......

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It's Time To Get Back To Work!

Posted On: August, 7, 2012 | Categories: Real Estate Staffing Job Tips | Temporary Staffing | Customer Service

If you work in the real estate industry, we don't need to tell you that the past few years have been tough. You've lived it. You've seen talented hardworking individuals cut from the team. You've agonized over your position. But, take heart! The team at JWilliams Staffing has declared 2012 is the year that we......

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Good News From Goldman Sachs & An Increase In Temp Workers

Posted On: July, 31, 2012 | Categories: Real Estate Staffing Job Tips | Staffing Agency Info | Temporary Staffing

Jobs increase as investing in the homebuilding industry transitions from 'neutral'? to 'attractive'? in Goldman Sachs report. In a recent Bloomberg article, Real Estate Reporter Prashant Gopal highlighted a Goldman Sachs report that marked US homebuilders an 'attractive investment as the housing market starts '˜strong' recovery.'? With the Commerce Department reporting new houses selling at......

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Temps Represent Chunk of Job Gains in June

Posted On: July, 19, 2012 | Categories: Real Estate Staffing Job Tips | Temporary Staffing | Customer Service

The 'temporary help services'? industry added 25,200 jobs in June, representing almost a third of the 80,000 total nonfarm jobs added by the U.S. in June, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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Job Simulators: The New Interview Technique That Makes Experience Necessary

Posted On: July, 12, 2012 | Categories: Interviewing Tips

A couple years ago, companies like Google started using offsetting brainteasers in interviews to test applicants' quick logic. The days of prepping for an interview by memorizing your answers to the expected questions and polishing your resume with buzzwords like 'team player'? and 'motivated'? were over. You now had to show your problem solving skills......

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JWilliams Staffing Publishes Second Annual Guide On Building Industry Compensation And Benefits

Posted On: July, 11, 2012 | Categories: Building Industry News | Customer Service

With home-buying activity the highest it has been in two years and interest rates at record lows, home builders are requesting the most permits in years, and as new construction increases, new jobs are being created. As California builders step up their hiring, they will find indispensable information in the newly-published 2012 Building Industry Compensation......

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