Cathy Arnold and Evy Soto have successfully earned a CTS designation from the National Association of Staffing Professionals
Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialist (CTS) represent the individuals who set the tone for a profession by striving for excellence, and by being guided, certainly, by business sense and legal principles, but more importantly, by a recognition that true success only comes to one who conducts himself in accordance with the highest ethical principles and standards.
This NAPS certification trains staffing professionals to be knowledgeable about the federal laws affecting the temporary staffing industry and the work of professional personnel consultants in the United States - knowledge of which is essential for those engaged in this important work. The CTS examination addresses legal information relevant to practice of temporary staffing industry firms and the professional personnel consultants that function within those firms. The examination also addresses the NAPS professional and ethical standards and the certification program rules.
It is a symbol of professional excellence represented by the Certified Temporary Staffing designation.
Navigating the Dangers and Limitations
of the Noncompete
Bridging the Gap: Workers Increasingly Take Temporary Jobs for a Paycheck
For many, it's a quick paycheck, a temporary, but insecure, remedy for long-term unemployment.
Others find that it's a path to a permanent job in this unforgiving economy.
And some skilled workers in such high-demand fields as health care, engineering or information technology use temporary work as a lifestyle - a way to mix weeks or months of work with time off to pursue other goals.
Nationally, temporary hiring is increasing rapidly.
North Carolina's New Unemployment Compensation Laws - Free Seminar
Come hear the latest on what is happening with rulemaking, investigations, and litigation Thursday, June 28th, 2012.
Location is at The Wells Fargo Tower - 300 North Greene St. Suite 400, Greensboro, North Carolina. Take the elevator to the 14th floor - Guilford Room. Please R.S.V.P. by June 15th.
North Carolina's New Unemployment Compensation Laws - Free Seminar
Come hear directly from the Division of Employment Security Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at The Empire Room. Location is at 203 South Elm St., Greensboro, North Carolina. Currently, we have 102 attendees registered for the event.
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it brings the possibility of temporary opportunities for job seekers. With consumer confidence falling in October, retailers expect seasonal hiring to be relatively on par with last year's numbers. According to CareerBuilder's just released job forecast, 29 percent of retailers plan to employ extra help to weather the holiday season, down slightly from 33 percent in 2010.
Triad's Temp Hiring Gets Boost
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
By Richard M. Barron
GREENSBORO Triad employment agencies say local businesses are hiring more temporary workers - which suggests companies are planning to grow. It may be only a few hundred or a few thousand workers among the dozens of temporary services companies. But two companies that specialize in recruiting and temporary labor are adding to their own staffs so they can handle the demand for workers. "Our overall volume is probably up 40 percent from 2010 to 2011," said Gary Graham Jr.,President of Graham Personnel Services. The company has, at any given time, about 450 people in various temporary positions. He expects that to grow by another 100 jobs by the end of the year. "That hasn't been just seasonal here, that?s been a growing trend," he said. Financial analysts and information technology experts are among those in heavy demand, he said. That puts Greg Silverthorne in the sweet spot. Fifteen months ago, this 49-year-old Brown University graduate with a Hofstra University MBA found himself unemployed after a temporary assignment with a Martinsville company.
Silverthorne now has a six-month assignment at Syngenta as an accounting expert who can troubleshoot when glitches appear in financial software. Like many temporary workers, he earns wages but no benefits. But Silverthorne isn't using the assignment as a chance to relax. Before he landed the job, he created the Dare to Work Ministry at Oak Ridge First Baptist Church to tell others what they can gain from group support as they struggle to find jobs. He won't be dropping that ministry just because he has a job. It keeps him inspired, Silverthorne said. "It's God's way of making me push the rock even though I can't move it," he said. "I'm learning a lot by pushing the rock." It also keeps him strong for his personal job search, Silverthorne said.
He got the interview for his current job with a half-hour's notice and he remembered what search groups have taught him. "A bad attitude will kill you," he said. "You need to block it out. If you're desperate, even if you have reason to be so, you're dead." Local businesses are wary of hiring workers in times of economic uncertainty. But they clearly need extra work done, Graham said, or they wouldn't be calling. Skilled manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology and logistics are among growing fields.
"Anybody with a secondary degree in health care, finance, accounting technology engineering, I would say that the unemployment rate there is 1 percent heading toward a negative," Graham said. He said 90 percent of temporary workers end up with permanent positions, a figure that was only 70 percent before the recession. Businesses also are looking for permanent workers a little more aggressively, said David Moff, CEO of The HR Group. Moff"s company recruits permanent workers, and he's seeing inch-by-inch progress in hiring.
"I don't want to say that the floodgates are going to open - but we're going to continue to see steady progress," Moff said. He can't say when this region will recover from American Express' plans to lay off up to 1,500 people when it closes its call center later this year. But with optimism for his company's growth, Moff has hired two sales people and promoted Mike Summers to a new position as vice president of recruiting and business development. Graham has hired six new people to manage demand for workers. As hiring grows, however, Graham is adamant that local workers must keep their skills fresh. "The business world ... is not forgiving if you're not willing to change and adapt. It will leave you behind," Graham said. Silverthorne agrees. "If I can't do it, no one can."
The Radio Conversation with Josh Will Air Wed. 2/23 @ 9am on WSJS AM 600
You can - listen online here. Click on the Listen Live button on the upper right-hand side.
Tune the AM dial to 600 and listen in your car!? Clients tell us they were frustrated with getting fair margins, falling short of making budget and failing to develop enough new business to compensate.? Sound familiar?? Ask me how Sandler might help.
Children's Home Society Fundraiser
The Children's Home Society will benefit from funds contributed by Graham Personnel Services. The staff raised $210. Gary Graham, President of GPS, will match the funds raised by staff members. Founded in 1902, Children's Home Society has been serving children and families for more than a century and has placed more than 14,500 children into loving adoptive homes.
Current Immigration Issues Facing Employers Seminar / Dec. 9, 2010
• We are pleased to announce that Jill Bryant, Paula Giles, Lori Hancock, Jamie Hawkins, and Courtney Hilton all passed the CTS exam!!! The CTS exam is a national exam that tests knowledge and understanding of all staffing and recruiting functions. Research shows that recruiters who are CTS certified place a more productive employee to the client than those recruiters who are not certified.
• Graham Personnel Services purchased a booth for the April 7th Job Fair at the Greensboro Coliseum.
• Graham Personnel Services attended the Staffing Industry Executive Forum in Las Vegas. This is the leading industry conference for staffing owners and managers.
• Graham Personnel Services hosted 90+ clients for their quarterly Smith Moore-Leatherwood Seminar. The topic was Navigating the Laws for Effective Hiring, Discipline and Discharge.
• Graham Personnel Services hires Paula Giles as a Light Industrial recruiter to work along with Megan McCauley in the Light Industrial division as business continues to grow.
• On December 1st, Graham Personnel Services hired Jamie Hawkins as a Direct Hire Recruiter. Jamie has 5+ years of recruiting. We are excited to have Jamie as a part of Graham Personnel Services.
• Dace Hennessee is celebrating his 20th year of staffing with the Graham family this month!!! The Graham's highly value Dace as an employee and want to congratulate him on all his hard work and truly appreciate him and all he does.
• Graham Personnel Services now offers HR Consulting with their HR Consultant Ainsley Tyree! Contact Graham Personnel Services at (336) 288-9330 for more information.
• GPS presents "What's New in Employment Verification for Employers." Free seminar on July 23rd at Wachovia Tower in association with Smith Moore Leatherwood. Details.
• GPS co-sponsors "Managing Your Healthcare Bottom Line" July 23rd at Women's Hospital Education Center. Seating is limited. Register now.
• Gary Graham Jr. presents "People Make the Difference" Seminar at the Piedmont Triad Business Showcase
• GPS Sponsors the Human Resource Management Association of Greensboro Monthly Meeting
• GPS Hosts 60 Clients for their quarterly Smith Moore Leatherwood Employment Seminar
• Will Graham and Gary Graham Jr. - Appear on the Triad Business Leader Cover (pictured left) Read the Article Here
• Courtney Hayworth - Joins Winston-Salem Medical Managers Association
• GPS helps form Health Services Counsel with the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
• Jill Bryant - Joins High Point Triad Women’s Forum
• Will Graham elected 2nd Vice President of HRMAG, The Human Resource Management Association of Greensboro.
• Gary Graham, Jr. - Elected Future Fund Member Marketing Chair
• Jill Bryant - Appointed President of High Point Leads Group
• Graham Personnel Services Opens for Business January 1, 2009!
• Will Graham elected to the Board of Directors for HRMAG, Human Resource Managers Association of Greensboro as the SHRM Foundation Chair for 2009.
• Graham Personnel Services named preferred staffing provider HPMS, High Point Medical Society
• Graham Personnel Services named preferred staffing provider for the GGSM, Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine
• Gary Graham Jr. named Associate Member of the Year for 2008 by GMDM, Guilford Medical and Dental Managers Association