Employee of the Month: May 2016

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We are excited to announce that Kareem Johnson is Roebuck Staffing’s first employee of the month for our New Bern, NC office.  Kareem has been an employee with us for just a few short months and has already proved himself to be a stellar employee. He has attended the Flagging Class and was certified and worked as a flagger among several other jobs. Kareem has always been extremely diligent when it comes to work.

Kareem, thank you for being an outstanding employee, we appreciate all your hard work!

We asked Kareem a few questions to get to know him just a little bit more:

What town do you live in?
New Bern, NC

What do you enjoy most about working for Roebuck Staffing?
Their staff. They are very nice people!

What tips do you have for job seekers that you have benefited from?
Apply, stay consistent, and always be prepared to work. You will meet great people and have a great work experience.

What are your goals?
Start my own trucking company

If you would like to have a chance at becoming Roebuck Staffing’s Employee of the Month, you can visit our website at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com to apply for our openings.

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Safety… Shmafety

In 2014, there were 4,679 workers killed on the job, 20% of those in construction. That’s almost 90 a week or more than 13 deaths every day!

A lot of people look the other way when it comes to safety. They may think “Well, I already knew that. That’s common sense” or “I’ve been doing this for years. There’s no way it would happen to me.” But, just like driving a car, most accidents happen within seconds of taking focus off of what you are doing.

It’s extremely important to follow all safety rules when you are working. Safety doesn’t take lunch breaks. You don’t want to be like the guys shown below:

Take a look at this infographic we found below about construction-related injuries and deaths in 2012 and how to avoid accidents:

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Roebuck Staffing Co.’s main goal is to make sure all of our employees always have safety on their minds. If there is something you are unsure of, ask! If you see something isn’t right, report it. It could cost you your life!

Roebuck Staffing Co. specializes in North Carolina private sector business. We have employees ready to work in the areas of Construction, Manufacturing, Clerical/Administrative, Restoration/Janitorial, and Housekeeping.

If you are looking for employment or are an employer looking to fill a position, please visit http://www.roebuckstaffing.com.

Sources:
https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html

http://de.webfail.com/528c42bbcf5

Is Your Hardhat Enough? Safety and Injury on Construction Sites

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jamiejones/people-who-should-never-be-allowed-to-work-in-constructio?utm_term=.smaa59PPw&sub=3903374_6404322


5 Ways to Stay Positive While Job Hunting

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While seeking employment, it can be tough to stay positive when you have applied to several jobs. Maybe you have not heard back from any of the positions or maybe you were told that your application has been denied. This can be stressful and can easily make you want to just sit at home on the couch and invite your friends over for a pity party. Use these 5 tips to stay positive while job seeking!

  1. Stick to a schedule – When seeking employment, you should be job hunting from 8-5pm, as if that was your job. You should be “working” that whole time by applying to jobs, whether that be applying online, walking door-to-door to businesses, or networking. Be sure to take a break for lunch to refresh your mind, just like you would at a normal job. Once 5:00pm hits, your job is done for the day (unless you want to work “overtime”). Then, do the same thing tomorrow.
  2. Check in – Once you have applied online, be sure to check in every 2-3 days with the hiring manager to check the status of your application. This will show that you are truly interested in the position. But, do NOT beg! There is a huge difference. Do not give them a story about how your life is soooo terrible and how you can’t find a job anywheerrree. That’s a red flag. Simply state in a nice tone, “Hi, my name is [INSERT NAME], I had applied for the [POSITION] position, and would like to check on the status of my application.” That’s it!
  3. Stay busy – Find something else to keep you busy after you think you’ve done your fair share of applications for the day. This could consist of a new hobby, yard work, or even asking around the neighborhood to see if anybody needs help with their own yard work, data entry on the computer, running errands, etc. Find what you are good at, and take advantage of it, small or big. It may not be what you want to do forever, but it’s something to keep your mind off of negative thoughts and may lead to a new job if you run into the right task.
  4. Ask around – People know people. You may be surprised on how many people have landed jobs because someone knew someone at the business who pulled a few strings. Now, this may not work for everyone, but it doesn’t hurt to ask around.
  5. Don’t give up – As hard as it may be, you will not find a job if you don’t try. Keep pushing those resumes out. The worst thing they can say is no. Keep the negative thoughts away. All they do is bring you down.

If you are currently looking for employment,
Roebuck Staffing Co. in Greenville, NC can help!

You can apply by visiting http://www.roebuckstaffing.com.


Employee of the Month: April 2016

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Roebuck Staffing has named James Cogdell Employee of the Month for April 2016! James has been working with us since 2014 and has never let us down. He’s energetic and is always so grateful for the assignments he is chosen to work on. Congratulations, James! Keep up the great work!

If YOU would like to become the next Employee of the Month, be sure to apply at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com to get started.


Meet the Staff: William Roebuck

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This week’s blog post we have Mr. William Roebuck! Keep reading to learn all about the owner, himself, and to learn about the company!

Tell us about yourself.
I am Founder and President of Roebuck Staffing since May of 2011. I am married to a beautiful and loving lady who is a nurse practitioner in Greenville. I enjoy golfing, traveling, and spending time with family.

Why Roebuck Staffing?
The main reason I decided to get into the staffing business is that I always wanted to own my own company. So, I did some research and found out that starting a staffing business was one of the top 3 start up businesses at that time. I found the staffing business to be a challenge, but a good challenge. Also, finding a person a job puts a smile on my face. So, nearly 5 years later, here I am still working hard and enjoying each day while expanding my business.

What is your favorite…?
Movie: Vegas Vacation
Music Genre:  Country
TV Show:  The Blacklist
Sport:  Golf
Color:  I’m actually colorblind 
Vehicle:  White Tahoe (Mine Just turned 13 years old)
Food:  I love all food! Steak, if I had to pick just one.
Beverage: Unsweet Tea

What do you like most about working at Roebuck Staffing?
I like the challenges that our in house employees at both office locations along with myself face each and every day. The challenges range from finding clients, recruiting potential employees, interviewing, and placing employees that match a certain client’s needs. We have a great team at both office locations and everyone puts forth 110% effort each day.

How important is the resume and cover letter in the job application process?
It’s very important to have a resume and cover letter. It shows the skills, past job history, along with references to help us place you in the right position.

What do you look for in a candidate?
I mainly look for reliability, enthusiasm, and experience.

What tips would you suggest for a candidate to prepare for an interview?
Being yourself, being honest, being confident, communicating clearly, and having a professional appearance are all good qualities of a successful candidate.

What resources would you recommend to applicants?
Job fairs, resume workshops, and networking!

Final thoughts?
We have an excellent team at Roebuck Staffing that assists me in running the business from day to day. We are here to help potential employees find work and clients find qualified employees. Roebuck Staffing is continuing to grow, and we look forward to working with you in the future. Thanks!

Visit www.roebuckstaffing.com to learn more about the staff, the company, and how to apply for employment or to find qualifying candidates!
We specialize in construction, manufacturing, clerical, janitorial, and more!


Employee of the Month – February 2016

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Roebuck Staffing has named Keith Satterthwaite Employee of the Month for February 2016! Keith is a hardworking, go-to employee of Roebuck Staffing that always accepts every assignment with no complaints. He always has a good attitude, gets along with everybody, and is very dependable. Congratulations, Keith! Keep up the great work!

If YOU would like to become the next Employee of the Month, be sure to apply at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com to get started.


Meet the Staff: Jesse Baker

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This week, we have our Director of Operations, Mr. Jesse Baker! Read below to get to know a little more about Jesse. Plus you may want to take notes. He has some great insights on what an employer looks for in an employee that you may not have known before reading this.

Tell us about yourself.
I am a Greenville, NC native for 50+ years. I am married to a nurse who works at Vidant Medical Center. We have 4 dogs and a cat. I enjoy, fishing, hunting & golf.

What did you do before working at Roebuck Staffing?
I sold insurance for NC Farm Bureau and previous to that, worked for American Credit Co. for 27 years starting as a collector and finishing up as President to 40+ employees and 7 locations servicing Eastern North Carolina.

What is your favorite…?
Movie: Gladiator
Music Genre: Country
TV Show: The Andy Griffith Show
Sport:  Golf
Color:  Green
Car: any SUV
Food:  Ribeye Steak
Beverage:  Pepsi

What do you like most about working at Roebuck Staffing?
I enjoy connecting dependable jobseekers with clients in need of our services. Also, I am blessed to have such exceptional co-workers that work so well together as a team. It makes everything at Roebuck Staffing successful.

How important is the resume and cover letter in the job application process?
An updated & detailed resume is the most important element a jobseeker can share with a recruiter/HR manager, regardless of their skills. The reason is: it tells us a story and timeline about your work history and abilities, without a resume, you are more than likely to be overlooked for open positions since we know nothing about your work history and skillset(s). We ultimately will not know where to fit you with our clients.

What do you look for in a candidate?
I look at your initial interaction with our recruiters to see how you conduct yourself while interviewing which gives me an idea how you will be out in the field working for our clients.  I would rather put someone to work that has a strong desire to get ahead and with work ethic about them, than multiple skills.  I also rely on previous job references to see what your previous employers say about the job you did with them.

What tips would you suggest for a candidate to prepare for an interview?
First, be yourself and be truthful of what you can and can’t do regarding open positions you are applying for. Be patient when applying with a temp agency, since we have 100’s of jobseekers every month applying for limited positions. If you are patient, call in regularly, AND accept some less desired jobs to start with, you will develop a great impression to all of us here, which will land you a better job one day sooner than later.

What resources would you recommend to applicants?
Attend job fairs with local community colleges and area Chambers of Commerce.  If you haven’t already, take a Career Readiness Certificate class (CRC) at any local NC Community College to show your willingness to improve your worth to local industry that may or may not require these certifications.

Final thoughts?
In today’s economic slowdown, there are more jobless people seeking work than positions open. A staffing agency is a good place to start, since we are an integral source for companies when their business projects begin producing again. Our goals are to employ most everyone that qualifies, though that’s not possible. So, don’t be passive or give up seeking employment. Timing is everything.