Viral Change and Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

Viral Change and Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

Viral Change and Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

“In life, we don’t always control what happens to us, but we can always control our reaction” –Anonymous

With the momentous events happening in the world today, that collectively affect us all, this quote stuck out to us at Moore Staffing. From the aggregate world, to specific countries, companies and individual themselves, we cannot always control what happens to us but we can control our reaction.

Its no secret the Corona virus has spread fear among the world as the most recent pandemic. It has changed the world in mere months and rightfully so. While much of this change has been global fear, severe stock market fluctuations and sudden restrictions, not all of the changes to come out of this sickness are negative.

Having contact with so many innovative and inspiring companies, Moore Staffing has been able to see the incredible adjustments being made for our workforce to be safer. Here are a few innovations:

  • Working from Home

*A few companies have set specific days to test the productivity of all staff working from home. While this was always an option to test, presenting the challenge of the virus inspired the company to adjust its status quo. If successful, this company has the potential to adjust its business model and reallocate office costs to another area of business.

  • Virtual Communication

*Another company is using this opportunity to conference virtually rather than in person with their fellow business partners. While it may seem like an inconvenience, this will be a great test for the institution to evaluate how successful their video conferencing is versus in person meetings. If more efficient, this will cut travel costs for the company and give employees back time in the day that would have otherwise been used for traveling. Meetings with business partners would also become more convenient making scheduling more flexible.

Here at Moore Staffing, we are committed to supplying solutions to current staffing challenges. With the Corona virus in full swing, we have asked ourselves, what can we do to better support our clients solve their problems?

  • In short, we aim to provide seamless support no matter where we are working from, whether it be home or the office.
  • We have dedicated ourselves to effective communication and provide employers multiple ways to interview their potential employees. With less people walking through our clients’ doors and instead, specific, exemplary candidates being offered, we aim to protect and limit exposure to the virus.
  • Above all, we hope to diminish panic and ensure that Moore Staffing has remained status quo and will step in to assist businesses remain confident amid the struggles.

 

Here are a few ideas for businesses to try:

*Limit communal eating areas

*Test working from home abilities

*Invest in video conferencing

*Limit communal technology usage

*Limit required travel for employees

 

Here are a few ideas for individuals to try:

*Wash your hands! (Not all hand sanitizers meet the standards)

*Be sure to wash food, even if it has a peel

*Limit contact with people

*Stay home if you feel sick

*Make it a point to communicate more if working from home

*Avoid touching face

*Vet your sources

Accounting and Finance Staffing Solutions- An Explanation of Our Vertical and the Importance of Specialization 

Accounting and Finance Staffing Solutions- An Explanation of Our Vertical and the Importance of Specialization 

Accounting and Finance Staffing Solutions- An Explanation of Our Vertical and the Importance of Specialization 

Moore Staffing provides various sized organizations in a wide spectrum of industries with top accounting, financial, revenue cycle management and bookkeeping talent. We ensure that candidates meet and exceed the job description provided by our clients through specializing and becoming experts in our verticals.

So what does it mean for a Staffing Solutions Team to have expertise in the Accounting and Finance industry and why does it matter?

The simple answer, from a staffing perspective, is that it means to have knowledge in the industry to further understand and exceed your clients expectations.

More specifically, for our Accounting and Finance Staffing Solutions team, it means that we understand the trade specific skills and how to probe potential candidates for their proficiency in them. And with over 40 years of experience, we can say we’ve done just that.

Our staffing managers make a point of following the market trends. By staying in tune with the projection of their industry, they are able to better assess what skills candidates will need to progress and further their future employer’s business.

For example, back 20+ years ago, accounting and bookkeeping had just begun to use computerized systems. It was important to be ahead of the trend and source accountants with specific computer skills and program experience. This not only did this impressed our clients but gave them the flexibility with their new hire to start onboarding the innovations into their business model without needing to educate or train them.

A more recent trend has been cloud accounting. With this being the trend we have made efforts to stay on top of these skills even if they aren’t required by the client due to the fact that they may be in the near future. Understanding the industry trends and expectations for roles gives our managers a base for their search, but understanding the client culture and requirements for an individual client is done through relationship building and experience.

By maintaining relationships with our clients, we become an extension of their organization and educate ourselves according to their companies mission and differentiation points. Using this knowledge and our understanding of the client’s workplace culture, we are able to source and back valuable candidates for our client to choose from. More recently, accounting and financial services have seen a shift in work from home capabilities. Different clients offer different supports in their work from home shift, so when sourcing talent, we verify that a candidates at home capabilities complies with what the company is able to provide.

Our service isn’t limited to a particular level of employee or sector within the clientele. Being a small business ourselves, we understand what it has meant to build from the ground up. Because of this we are able to apply our knowledge to ground level employee fills, all the way up to senior management. We also understand the cross functionality of employment within an organization and have the ability to fill all job types within the company. Our vertical can be applied across industries to organizations that need financing and accounting roles filled or to finance and accounting firms who need various roles filled.

Specializing in the vertical also allows us to be experts when speaking with potential candidates in ways outside of examining their skills. While speaking to their experience and their career goals is our first look at candidates, we also strive to understand their personality and how they interact with people. Like our clients, building relationships with our candidates is of the utmost importance so we make efforts to follow up with them and keep communication open even after they have been placed. We often find that exemplary candidates just need slight tweaks to their resume presentation or their interview skills and being specialized in their field, we are able to provide them the best advice possible.

Specializing gives a more quality focused service to both our candidates and clients.

Here are a few of our success stories:

Working with our client who does prototyping through production for critical applications in all types of metals and plastics has been one of our favorites. This was a client that had no HR middle person to engage with onboarding new personnel.  Building trust and rapport with this client was essential to get our candidate in their office, but also that allowed us be more engaged and having them trust us with more openings. Being able to collaborate with another vertical within Moore Staffing gave us even more expertise in sourcing their perfect candidate as a cross sector fill within the company. We have been able to continue our relationship with this client and always look forward to working with them.

Another great success was with our client who is one of the largest workwear and textile service companies in North America. It has been a great experience for us mutually.  Making sure we understand the hiring manager needs, has allowed us to fill jobs, but also for this client to trust us with sending us more job orders across their organization. That open communication was key to supporting this client.

One candidate for a Tax Manager placement was one of our favorite candidate stories yet. He had come to us with over 20 years of experience and having his own firm but with no resume.  We coached him, helped him build his Curriculum Vitae and placed him at a top local public accounting firm. Both our client and candidate were fulfilled with the placement.

Here at Moore Staffing, our Accounting and Finance Solutions Team understands that specializing and gaining knowledge in their vertical expands their ability to exceed both candidates’ and clients’ needs. It is truly about finding solutions and having the expertise in the industry provides tremendous results.