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Use Caution When Giving Out Personal Information for the Upcoming Healthcare Reform

September 26th, 2013

CA DOI Taking Proactive Enforcement Steps to Protect Consumers with Rollout of Healthcare Reform

Sacramento, California (09/24/13) – As the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, and the October 1 launch of the state health benefit exchange (Covered California) nears, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is reminding consumers to be vigilant about protecting their personal and financial information and verifying they are using official government websites or working with certified enrollment counselors or licensed health agents when shopping for health insurance coverage.

“We want consumers to know that they can go to… CLICK HERE to read the complete article published by the California Department of Insurance.

How Much is it Really Costing You to Replace an Employee?

September 26th, 2013

quitAre you filling the same job you just hired for 6 months ago?  What’s going on?  Your office has been fully staffed for several months now and everything seems to be running smoothly.  Today, one of your employees gave notice because they’ve found employment elsewhere.  Is this normal for you?  Do you find yourself hiring for the same position every few months?  If so, the turnover could be costing you more than you think!

These days most employees last 12-18 months in non-management positions within an organization. 

So where does that leave you?   …Spinning your wheels starting the hiring process yet again, I bet.

What is it really costing you with replace an employee?  The average cost of replacing an employee is 16% of their annual salary.  In dollar terms, an employee who makes $30,000 will cost you approximately $4,800 to replace them.  I bet you didn’t think it would cost that much!

The direct costs of recruiting on your own are fairly simple.  These would include things such as:

  • Print, email, online advertising and job fairs.
  • Credit check, background check and employment verification costs.
  • Human Resource overhead for screening applicants, test administration and interviewing candidates.
  • Additional fees for signing bonuses or relocation costs.
  • Training costs for orientation, classroom training, or certifications and licensing.

Indirect costs can include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Less productivity from staff due to the loss of the exiting employee.
  • Drop in morale with staff who are coping with the vacancy and additional work being delegated.
  • Overtime to compensate for the loss in staff.
  • Lost clientele/loss of business due to lack of staff support to keep up with current workload.
  • Hiring out of desperation to maintain production rather than making a smart hire.

What if you’re replacing 10% of your staff each year?  With a staff of 50 employees who earn individually $30,000, you would spend approximately $24,000 per year to replace 10% of your employees!  OUCH!!!  I don’t know about you, but I could not imagine a company who would not want to reduce expenses by $24,000 a year!

What can you do to reduce employee turnover and retain current staff?

Salary and Benefits:  Don’t fall behind market standards.  Re-evaluate your compensation packages and pay competitively, especially with hard-to-find employees.   Keep in mind, benefits are not only comprised of medical, dental, life insurance, and 401k, they also include bonus potential, paid holidays and vacation days.

Paid Perks:  The list of paid perks can go on and on, but at the top you’ll find things such as company supplied vehicle, tuition reimbursement, professional association memberships, training for licensing or certifications, gym memberships, on-site child care, and company branded clothing for little or no-cost.

Free Perks:   Offering free perks won’t cost you a dime!  Casual dress, flexible work hours, telecommuting options, first chance for lateral moves/promotions, a family-friendly workplace, or the larger office/cubicle with the window don’t require much effort on your part.

Employee Rewards:  Money typically talks when rewarding employees (i.e. bonuses, raises, stock options, etc.), but it doesn’t always have to be done on a large-scale basis.  You can quickly and effectively reward an achievement with something as small as a $5 gift card or donuts for the team who reached a particular goal.  Try recognizing the employee achievement with a heartfelt announcement to the entire department or company.  A simple “thank you” from top executives can boost employee morale.

Be creative in keeping your employees motivated!

Conclusion?  We all know the costs associated with replacing an employee can be significant.  Unfortunately, it is not realistic to think that there is a remedy to completely eliminate employee turnover.  However given the costs, a company should first hire smart (not fast) then motivate employees with positive reinforcement.  Design your retention efforts to boost employee retention and maintain a stable workforce which makes good business sense and cents!

3 Lucky Candidates Were Selected to Win $50 AMEX Gift Cards!

September 20th, 2013

To complete our celebration of National Staffing Employee Week, SDI Staffing decided to give out three $50 AMEX gift cards.  To qualify, you would have worked for SDI Staffing sometime between September 17, 2012 through September 22, 2013.

Was YOUR NAME drawn to win a gift card? 

Just click on the video below to see!

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Check Out Our Photos from Our Surprise Temporary Staffing Week Visits!

September 20th, 2013

We were able to get out of the office this week to visit a number of our temporary employees who are currently working for us.  And because we were delivering goodies to them, we have a hunch our surprise visits went over well.

To view some of our photos from these visits, go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/SDI-Staffing/91763322202!

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It’s National Staffing Employee Week!

September 17th, 2013

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SDI Staffing Salutes Millions of Temporary and Contract Workers During National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 16–22

We’re joining staffing companies across the country in celebrating National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 16–22, established by the American Staffing Association to pay tribute to the millions of Americans who are employed by staffing firms every business day.

National Staffing Employee Week is a salute to the important and talented temporary and contract employees who make vital contributions to the nation’s work force and economy.

Businesses, according to ASA, tap staffing companies for quality talent in virtually all occupational sectors, from call center service representatives to skilled tradesmen to attorneys. ASA also reports that 79% of temporary and contract employees work full-time (35 hours or more per week), virtually the same as the rest of the work force.

And for those who are seeking their first job, re-entering the work force, or looking for something new, temporary and contract employment offers many benefits:

  • Jobs: The staffing industry matches millions of people to millions of jobs every day; 2.91 temporary and contract employees work through U.S. staffing firms on an average business day.
  • Flexibility: Employees can choose when, where, and how they want to work. Companies can get the skills they need to keep fully staffed during busy times.
  • Bridge: Temporary and contract work provides a bridge to permanent employment. People can try out a prospective employer and showcase their skills for a permanent job.
  • Choice: Many people choose temporary and contract work as a preferred employment option. They can select their work schedules and choose among a variety of diverse and challenging assignments.
  • Training: The staffing industry provides free training for millions of temporary and contract employees to help meet today’s demand for skilled workers.

SDI Staffing is proud to be involved in an industry that provides so many benefits to employees, to businesses, and to America’s economy!

HOT JOBS in Los Angeles! Direct Hire Opportunities! ** COMMERCIAL LOAN UNDERWRITER & PERSONAL LINES CSR

September 11th, 2013

hot jobs1COMMERCIAL LOAN UNDERWRITER – DIRECT HIRE! – Job ID # 439V – This West Los Angeles Bank is seeking a top-notch Commercial Loan Underwriter.  The qualified candidate will conduct in-depth analysis of financial information and evaluate credit for new, renewals and restructuring loans.  Will be communicating with Relationship Managers, clients and/or third parties regarding the loan status and requirements.  Will be presenting potential credit to the appropriate loan committee.

Requirements:
•    5+ years of commercial banking underwriting experience
•    C&I underwriting experience
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Excellent attention to detail
•    Perform work accurately against a deadline
•    Ability to multitask and work independently and as a team member

* Full-Time, Direct Hire
* Salary Range:  $75,000 – $95,000

This is a great direct hire position with good pay and benefits.  If you have the “right” skills and are ready for a career change, then submit your resume and/or apply with us today!! Click here to submit your resume.

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PERSONAL LINES CSR – DIRECT HIRE! – Job ID # 436C – Well established independent agency in West Los Angeles is seeking an experienced Personal Lines CSR on a direct hire basis.  Ideal candidate will have a current P&C license and a minimum of 4 years independent agency experience. Proficiency with FSC rater & HawkSoft is a big plus.  Must have excellent communication skills, knowledge in carrier guidelines and possess strong personal lines coverage knowledge. Duties will include: policy changes, billing inquiries, renewal reviews, cross selling/account rounding, evidence of insurance and superior overall customer service.  Full-time, Direct Hire.  Compensation dependent on experience.  Click here to submit your resume.

* Full-Time, Direct Hire
* Salary Range:  Compensation dependent on experience.

We’ve added to our Banking & Financial Services Division

September 10th, 2013

shannanJoin us in welcoming the newest addition to our staff!  Shannan Doane is an Account Executive for the Banking & Financial Services Division of SDI Staffing.

Shannan brings 16 years of experience in both banks and credit unions.  Having worked in bank operations, consumer and commercial accounts, sales and service, training and branch management, Shannan understands the job requirements and staffing needs of both banks and credit unions.

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SDI Staffing offers temporary, temp to hire and direct hire placements, short and long term placements, medical and maternity leave coverage, payrolling services, skills and background screening, customized screening services for clients, salary surveys, and web-based Microsoft Office tutorials. For more information about using our services, please contact our office at (888) 528-8367.

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