Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What Makes Worlco Different

Many may wonder why Worlco claims that we are the best in the IT Staffing industry. Until the client has experienced working with Worlco, they are often not sure what sets Worlco apart. Normally, we would just tell you to ask one of our previous clients, but today, we're going to lay it all out for you. Here are some of the many reasons why we are the best at doing what we do!

1. Permanent Placement (Contingency and Retainer)
This is Worlco's bread and butter. Our time tested process and extremely experienced professionals  allow us to go beyond the posting of jobs on the internet and trying field endless amounts of responses. We screen each potential employee so we know who we are sending for an interview, and so we do not waste the client's time. We are simply the best at finding the client the right long term, full time employee to fill the need of the client company in the shortest possible time frame.

2. Contract Consulting/Right-to-Hire
This is another one of Worlco's specializations. We are the best at identifying consulting talent to help with a project, short term or long term, while leaving open the option to hire the consultant after they have helped the company for a significant amount of time. Because we don't have the extensive overhead expense of many firms and we believe in long term relationships rather than short term dollars, our hourly rates are some of the lowest in the industry. Finding the best talent at the lowest cost! What more could you ask for?!

The bottom line is that Worlco creates a personal client relationship that allows the client to trust us. We treat each client equally as important. Worlco does not rely on jumping from client to client, but on long term relationships that will allow us to keep our personal relationship strong with each individual client. If you don't believe us, try using us, and we will prove to you that we are the best in the industry!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Urgency in The Candidate, Client and Recruiter Relationship

At Worlco, we often use the term, HOT JOB!!!

You might ask, what is a hot job? A hot job is a job that the client is looking to fill as soon as possible. Today the technology industry is fast paced, and many clients need the right coder, programmer or application developer NOW! As more jobs roll in, we are finding that more jobs are considered to be urgent positions to fill. Simply put: we specialize in finding you the right candidate for the position, quickly.

It is important to create urgency in your relationships with candidates without making them feel rushed into a position or new job that they may regret later. The time to find out if the candidate and client is a good match is in the initial screening of the candidate and that is where experience comes into play. There are signs of a good candidate who will match well with a client, and with extensive experience in the recruiting field, the partners at Worlco know these signs better than anyone! Once it is determined that the candidate and client are a good match, it is time to submit the candidate. This process needs to happen, FAST.

Some ways to move this process along is follow up, keeping the candidate interested in the job and explaining to the candidate the urgent need to get moving on the position! If the candidate knows how important it is to keep moving forward fast and they really want the position, they will move as fast as you want them to.

As far as the client goes, well, recruiters know that some clients respond to emails and phone calls faster than others. If the position is as hot as they say it is, they will respond quickly, and move quickly, and your problem is solved.

The main point is that it is important for the candidate to understand that Worlco knows how to make the perfect match with the client, even if it all happens with in the same week!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Unemployment and How Worlco Can Help

At Worlco, we deal with many candidates who were recently unemployed. Weather cut backs in their old companies budget is usually the reason for these layoffs, and we like to help these people move on from their employer and onto a great new rewarding career. One of the ways this happens is through consulting jobs, or something called a right to hire. Many recently unemployed people take consulting contracts with companies to make some extra money, but do not realize the benefits this can have. On these consulting jobs, these people often meat many connections that can lead them to their next job. Also, many consulting jobs are considered or turn into a "right to hire." This means that the company hires the candidate as a consultant for a period of time, but eventually turns their consulting role into a full time position. We have seen many consultants proceed into full time roles, and it's very exciting to watch someone evolve at a company when we are responsible for placing them there. Poking around the internet, I came across a great article by Forbes that gives you things to do while unemployed that will help lead you into a new job. The first idea that almost everyone agrees with is to try a contract position. Here is what Forbes had to say:

Take a temporary or contract assignment.
Seventy-nine percent would recommend doing this. Why? “The key is to get people to see your work and to see what you’re capable of doing,” says Andy Teach, the author of From Graduation to Corporation: The Practical Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder One Rung at a Time. “If you do a great job, even if it’s for a temporary job, whoever hired you is more likely to recommend you for a permanent position.”

As you can see, there is no shame or harm in taking a temporary position. 
TV example: Even Ryan from "The Office" was hired as a temporary worker, but worked "hard" and  turned into a full time employee. Do we recommend working or acting like Ryan in "The Office?" NO! But if Ryan was hired as a temp and became a full time employee, there is no reason why you can't do the same!