Why use a Staffing Company?

Staffing agencies benefit businesses by saving them:

• Time by reviewing hundreds of resumes, qualifying candidates, performing background checks, etc.

• Money by completing the work the client would have had to pay an in-house employee to perform. They also execute it in less time and with better results.

• From the hassles of handling contractor payroll taxes, workers comp, and unemployment benefits.

• From competing tasks that in-house hiring managers face on a daily basis. Using a specialized staffing agency generates better candidates and placements for your team.

Other advantages of using a staffing agency:

• Employers are able to adjust their workforce to evolving business demands. Companies depend on staffing services to provide them with talented workers who can meet a wide range of needs when they need them. Often, these workers become essential, permanent employees.

• Staffing agencies have a broad network of candidates and connections. Staffing services have a pipeline of qualified candidates. And, they have a further reach into the community of passive candidates.BLOG

5 Common Misconceptions about Staffing Recruiters

#1 Recruiters take a cut from your salary.

Truth: Recruiters do not cost the candidate any money.

This is by far the most common misconception about recruiters and, unfortunately, it causes many people to lose out on great opportunities with employers they love. Recruiters and their agencies are hired by companies to resource candidates for their staffing needs. So, it’s the companies who pay the bill. You keep all of your salary.

#2 Recruiters decrease your salary so that companies get a good deal.

Truth: Recruiters make more money when you make more money.

The amount that recruiters get paid is based on a percentage of your first years salary (usually). Again, this doesn’t mean that you make less money. It means that recruiters want you to make more so that they can make more. It’s a win-win.

#3 Recruiters only care about filling the position-not you.

Truth: It is in a recruiters best interest to care about their candidates deeply.

If you’ve never worked with a recruiter before, then you couldn’t possibly understand the arduous process from finding the perfect candidate to signing the hiring paperwork. It is long and tough.

A recruiter doesn’t go through that process for nothing. They’re only going to fight for a candidate that they believe is truly a good fit.

Most good recruiters (like ours) will go beyond the call of duty to help their candidates prepare for their interviews, create outstanding cover letters and resumes, as well as stay up to date with them after the hiring process is over. If you are hired, you might be in contact with your recruiter again so it’s important to keep the relationship beneficial.

Besides, sending in less than qualified candidates could damage their relationship with their client, the company they are hiring for, which is never what they want.

#4 It’s the recruiter’s job to find you work.

Truth: Recruiters work for their clients and are trying to fill open positions.

Recruiters don’t normally work one-on-one with a person and apply to a multitude of positions for them. Recruiters work for their clients to fill their open positions. Whoever fits the descriptions perfectly will be submitted.

#5 Recruiters only hire for temporary positions.

Truth: Recruiters hire for temp, contract, direct hire, part-time, full-time… all kinds of roles.

Don’t automatically assume that recruiters are only hiring for temporary positions! There are, of course, temp staffing agencies, but there are many agencies who are full-service as well.

Whenever you receive a phone call from a recruiter, listen to what they have to say and ask questions about the type of work it is. If you’re not interested in temporary positions, you can make that clear and ask them to keep in contact with you for more permanent opportunities.


Recruiters are on your side! Don’t buy in to these common misconceptions about recruiters. If you do, you might miss out!


(http://www.jdstrategies.com/2017/03/07/5-common-misconceptions-about-recruiters/ )

Meet the Staff: Evelyn Inestroza



Tell us about yourself.

I’m 27 years old. I was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Duplin county. I am an ECU graduate and by default, a proud pirate. I recently made the big move back to Greenville when I took a recruiting position at Roebuck. I love God, love helping people, reading, writing, and spending time with loved ones.
What did you do before working at Roebuck Staffing?
I was working in Treasury Management for Southern Bank & Trust Company.


What is your favorite…?

Movie: Ask me about books!! 😊

Music Genre: Contemporary Christian

TV Show:  The Office, Friends

Color:  Green and Purple

Food:  It’s so hard!! Italian is among the top 5!

Beverage: Lemonade or Arnold Palmers

What do you like most about working at Roebuck Staffing?

I love getting up in the morning and knowing that I can make a small difference in someone’s life. Even when some of the positions are temporary, it feels awesome to know that you may have helped someone who was in a rut, and just needed a little push in the right direction.
How important is the resume in the job application process?
Extremely important. A resume showcases who you are, what you have to offer, how well you pay attention and how much you want a job.

What do you look for in a candidate?

I look for someone who is honest with who they are, and with the weaknesses and strengths they possess. I look for people who are confident, reliable, and hard working. Skills are a plus, but I think that what makes a person stick out among the rest are the (not so) small details. Are they on time? Are they honest? Do they show up? Do they complain? There is no bigger turn off for a recruiter than the candidate who calls every day looking for a job, but fails to show up when you place him in one.

What tips would you suggest for a candidate to prepare for an interview?
Do your homework. Find out all you can about the company that is hiring and what their requirements are and take heed of them. People would be surprised at how many interviews take place in which the candidate doesn’t possess the skills or experience the position requires. Dress the part. Not everyone can afford expensive suits or fancy clothes, but they can come muster an outfit that is clean, ironed, and that fits. Arrive at least ten to fifteen minutes early. It shows the recruiter that you’re serious and that you can be trusted with a position. I also suggest for candidates to be honest. There is no bigger warning sign to me than when I interview a candidate who talks incessantly about their imaginary skills or experience. Confidently share your strengths and weaknesses. No one knows everything and it’s easier to teach someone who recognizes they don’t know than teaching a person who believes they know it all.


Now what?


So, you have applied to as many jobs as you can think of, but still have not received a phone call or email back from any of the employers. Now what? Here are a few suggestions to be considered while job hunting.

Update your resume. It seems obvious, but as a staffing agency, we have more resumes that are not up to date than ones that are current. Especially for candidates that recently moved, but the resume still has their old address. Recruiters may want someone from their local area, and if they see that you reside in a different state, they won’t take the extra few seconds to review the rest of the resume. The same goes for your current position. Some openings must be filled immediately, and if they review your resume that shows that you still currently work at your most recent employer but you are no longer there, you may get skipped by the recruiter assuming you have to give your current employer a 1-2 week notice.

Review your social media. Public profile pages are great for getting more followers. But what if an employer saw it? Would they be in shock to see what you do in your spare time? Are there party pictures, illegal activity, provocative photos, immature tweets, racist comments, etc? One thing can turn them the wrong way. Review your pages, and make sure they are as professional as possible…now and in the future. They can check on them at any given time.

Google search yourself. You would be surprised to see what types of websites pop up when you search your own name on Google.com. You may come across your old social media page like Myspace or xanga.com that you forgot was still active that has several embarrassing posts.

Ask someone with experience to review your resume. Getting an extra set of eyes to review your resume gives you a chance to see if anything can be improved. Maybe a phrase can be worded differently or they noticed a spelling error that you didn’t see originally.

Attach a Cover Letter. I know we are not all English majors and looooove writing papers, but a cover letter is a great way to introduce yourself to the recruiter and explain your situation and what you are seeking. This is highly recommended if you are applying to a position out of town. You can tell the recruiter that you are looking to relocate to their area and give them specific dates as to when you will be moving. This refers back to the first suggestion of updating your resume. Also, you can explain a little bit more of the type of experience and skills you have that are related to the position that would make you the best candidate. Remember to sell your experience. Tell the recruiter why they should pick you over the other applicants. What makes you stand out? What do you have to offer to the company?

Follow up. Follow up. Follow up. So many applicants just apply once and then never contact the employer again. It’s important to follow up. If you apply online, you may be able to call the main office a day later to double check it went through. Of course, there’s a difference between contacting once in a while to sounding desperate. Try to balance it out the best you can.

We are sure there are several more we could have mentioned, but these are a great start to hopefully get your phone ringing while job hunting. Roebuck Staffing in Eastern North Carolina is hiring for several positions at the moment! If you have not already, you can apply with us online at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com.




Employee of the Month: December 2016


We would like to congratulate Miss Jessica Suggs for being selected as Roebuck Staffing’s Employee of the Month for December 2016! Jessica has been with us for three short months, but has already shown her great work ethic! She always arrives on time, works hard, and always receives positive reviews from our clients.

Thank you for your great work, Jessica! Keep it up!

If YOU would like to be Employee of the Month, you can apply for all job openings at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com.


With November ending, Roebuck Staffing wanted to make sure we shared how thankful we truly are to have Jackie Perez from the Greenville office assisting us on our daily operations. We have had a busy season, and we could not have done it without her. Jackie has been with us for a short period of time, but has already made a great impact. Thank you for all of your hard work!



We hope you all had a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Visit www.roebuckstaffing.com for more blog posts and to apply for all openings!

Employee of the Month: October 2016


Roebuck Staffing is proud to announce Mr. Shane Tyner as Employee of the Month from our Greenville office! Shane always gives 110% on every job he has ever done with us. He never turns down an assignment and has gotten nothing but great review from our clients! We are so lucky to have him as one of our employees! Thank you, Shane, for all of your hard work! It does not go unnoticed! CONGRATULATIONS & keep up the great work!!

If YOU would like to be the next employee of the month, please apply for our job openings at www.roebuckstaffing.com.

Employees of the Month: August 2016

(From left to right: Mr. Thirdson Cox from the Greenville office and Mr. Robert Sadler from the New Bern office)

Roebuck Staffing is happy to announce two employees of the month for August 2016! We want to give a huge congrats to Thirdson Cox out of the Greenville office and Robert Sadler out of the New Bern office. 

Thirdson Cox has been working with Roebuck Staffing since October 2013 and still going strong! He always has a smile on his face and is always so positive! He works hard, accepts any challenge, and is always on time. He is an exemplary employee. Congratulations, Thirdson! Keep up the great work!

Robert Sadler started working for Roebuck Staffing in April 2016, and in that short time, he has shown that he embodies what it means to be a leader, a team player and a role model of Roebuck Staffing’s core values. Thank you, Robert, for continuing to be a great asset to our company. We enjoy working with you!

To join Roebuck Staffing’s remarkable team, visit our website at www.roebuckstaffing.com.

7 Reasons to Accept Short, Temporary Assignments

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Whether you are struggling to put food on the table or just want some extra spending cash, staffing agencies can be a great opportunity for work. Most people think “temp” agencies are the last resort for finding employment, but what many people don’t realize is staffing agencies can help get that dream you have always wanted. Here are 7 reasons to accept that short-term assignment.

  1. I choose you! Staffing agencies, including Roebuck Staffing, receive thousands of applications. If you were considered for an opening (big or small), you should be grateful! We understand it’s probably not your dream job, but we are trying to help you. We skipped over several hundred other candidates, but chose YOU! If we currently do not have a long-term assignment for you, but have a short-term one, we would rather offer it to you, than to choose somebody else and have you continue struggling to pay your bills with no income. Some money is better than none. Am I right?
  2. Prove it! These temporary assignments are great “interviews”. This is your time to shine and prove your work ethic. This will prove that you are worth considering for longer assignments, even permanent positions. Clients want employees who can show up on time each and every day, come prepared, and work hard throughout the shift.
  3. What are they thinking? You never know what the supervisors are thinking while on the jobsite. Just because this is a short assignment, does not mean they don’t have other openings that they are working on to fill. If they see your great work ethic, they may have an opening for you, or even MAKE a position for you if they know they cannot let such a great employee slip through their fingers!
  4. We want you back! If the client liked your work ethic on the last assignment, they are bound to ask for you, specifically, again in the future! Why? Because you already have the basic knowledge on how the company operates, what tasks need to be completed, and did a great job on the last assignment.
  5. Know somebody who knows somebody! Especially in the construction industry, several companies work with each other at the same jobsites. So, if you work a short assignment with one company, the supervisors may know that a similar company is looking for somebody with your skills and experience. This, of course, can lead to more work, hopefully full-time with benefits! Who doesn’t want that?
  6. Ch-ch-ch-changes! David Bowie reference… anybody? … no? .. okay. moving on. Several of our current employees at Roebuck Staffing have stated to us that they love having short assignments rather than one full-time job like everyone else. They like to experience new things, and not have to sit at the same job day after day, which can get very boring. Not everybody hates change.
  7. Update that resume! By going on short assignments, you are bound to learn some new skills. These skills can then be added to your resume, which in turn can lead to new employment.

So, now you know that not all short-term assignments are bad and are not just a waste of time. This is an extremely easy way for several other job opportunities to come up, but only if you look at it from a positive perspective. If you only look at the negatives, it will be much more difficult for you to find that dream job you have always wanted.

If you are looking for employment or extra side work, feel free to apply with Roebuck Staffing by visiting our website at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com.


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Employee of the Month: June 2016


We are pleased to announce Sammy Lassiter as our Employee of the Month!! Sammy has been a great employee with a willing disposition! We appreciate you and your hard work!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

If YOU would like to be considered as our employee of the month please apply at http://www.roebuckstaffing.com