Monthly Archives: August 2015

Hi! How have you been? How’s work?

More often than not people answer with, “Busy.”

Being busy is overrated.  shutterstock_19393759

Busy does not equal productive. Busy does not equal success. Far too many of us have become imprisoned by the whirlwind of our work. Believing busy is being productive is a domino effect; once this mindset starts it builds and builds until we can no longer see the light at the end of the tunnel.

It is amazingly easy to lose sight of the important things. Just take a minute to hit pause and look around you. Everyone seems busy these days – running to and from. Yet how many of them are really producing results? How many of them are advancing the ball and succeeding? Not too many.

Achievement does not necessarily come from activity alone. Rather it is more likely a result of focused activity, doing the right things at the right time. Speaking of time, this is our most precious gift and once it is gone it may never be gotten back. Use it wisely.

Make sure that your time is dedicated to tasks that get results. Success is not a product of our time but rather our output. If you give 100% to the wrong actions, you will be no better off than before you started. Work smart, not hard; holds truth. Focus on the smart activities, which will get you results, and then work hard on those activities.

The next time someone asks you, “How have you been?” or “How is work?” – try not to answer, “Busy.” Create a more meaningful answer and you will soon get more meaningful results.

Start today what you should have started yesterday!

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What is your WHY at work?

Here at the JFC Staffing Companies, we absolutely know WHY we come to work each day!

Have you seen the social media posts spotlighting JFC team members professing WHY they love their career with the JFC work family?  Here is a sample of the amazing stories.

“A candidate with a young family wanted to move closer to extended family. When we sent him to an interview, he did his research, impressed them, and got the job for a large increase in pay! When we took him to lunch to celebrate, he told of how his wife’s health battles coupled with a job loss and a new baby made for a stressful situation. He managed to stay positive through it all and is now excited to spend the rest of his career at our client!!!” – JFC Global Recruiter

“It is extremely rewarding to know that you assisted someone in taking their next career move, and at the same time knowing you helped a company needing someone with their talent. It is one of the few win-win situations that you have in life and I get to help make that happen every single day.” – JFC Skilled Trades Recruiter

It’s no wonder the vast majority of U.S. workers (70 percent) are not engaged at work, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Report. Simply put, too many employers are doing “business as usual.” I say, wake up and evolve with the times! It’s not that companies need pool tables, nap rooms, and Google-like amenities. Instead, try inspiring and leading your people in meaningful ways.

Do you know the number one reason for customer defection is caused by something that every company has complete control over?  According to the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 68% of customers leave because of the treatment they’ve received.

With more than 85 percent of our clients indicating they would be extremely likely to recommend JFC to a friend or colleague, we have been named to Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing™ Client Satisfaction list for a third consecutive year.  Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the Best of Staffing list provides the only statistically valid, objective, service quality benchmarks in the industry.

“The 2014 Best of Staffing Award was earned by less than 2% of the more than 12,000 staffing firms in the U.S. and Canada. In an era of scarce qualified talent, hard to fill positions, and ever-increasing expectations, these agencies have proven they have what it takes to deliver exceptional service to both clients and job candidates.” Inavero Founder and CEO, Eric Gregg.