Why Locate Staffing is different…
A message from Locate Staffing recruiter Brandi Reed
What do you think of when you think of a staffing or temp agency? Most of you will say it is an easy quick way to get a job. Well, in some cases this is true but you have to be able to do your part as well. I would like to share a little more about our staffing agency and how we are different.
We are not a temp agency, we are a staffing agency. Although we do have some temporary work, we strive to get people hired on with companies. Therefore, many of our positions are temp to hire. We want to help you land your next job and be able to support yourself, your family or whatever your situation might be. Our recruiters actually care about you! As an example of this, during the interview process when we are interviewing our own potential recruiters the answer to “What intrigues you about staffing?” is typically, in summary, “because I want to help people.” We take this to heart at Locate Staffing because we truly do want to help each individual that comes into our office. With that being said, I would like to share a story of success with you.
Everyone that comes into our office has one thing in common, they need a job. Most of the time that is the only thing they have in common. Everyone is different, they all came from different backgrounds, upbringings, demographics, etc. We take the time to get to know each person, their situation, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. We do this because we want to get them a job that they will be happy with. We also understand that not every job is for everyone and we aren’t going to place you just to place you.
We strive to get our employees hired on by the companies and the story I am about to share is one of those cases.
This humble man came to us with the clothes he had on his back, which were holey and dirty. He also had a backpack on with the only belongings he had. He was very respectful and tried to hide the fact of his situation, as he was homeless. During the interview process different clues, along with his appearance, pointed to this.
We had an opportunity that would be a perfect fit for him but we needed to be able to get this to work because there are expectations with hygiene and clothing, as there is with most positions. After the interview we explained these requirements and the job with compassion in our voice.
He was excited but still hung his head. I asked him if he had any jeans that didn’t have holes in them because the pair he was wearing had a decent size hole in the thigh area. He proceeded to say, “No” while hanging his head. We immediately said “Ok, no problem we can help you get some so you can get started right away.” His face lit up, he was baffled. He couldn’t believe what he had just heard. We began the process of getting him set up to receive some clothing from a local organization to get started the following day with his new opportunity. He also had transportation limitations, so we set him up to receive vouchers for the bus to be able to get to and from work.
The appreciation and gleam on his face was the best feeling ever and exactly why we do what we do. This person has been extremely reliable and grateful for his opportunity. He has even referred a couple of other people to the office that have had similar situations and we helped them to.
No matter your situation, no matter your experience, no matter your anything, as long as you are willing to do your part by doing a great job and doing what needs to be done to get that job we are here to help. We truly believe everyone has the ability to be great no matter their situation as long as they are willing to do the work!
Locate Staffing, Inc. has been placing qualified associates in positions since 1999. Our team is dedicated to helping this community with finding forever jobs and careers. We have expanded our services, through both acquisition and organic growth to include Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Oshkosh and surrounding market locations.
To provide innovative and customized staffing solutions that will meet the ever- changing needs of our clients, while fostering a reputation of a company that measures success by the quality of our performance.
Locate Staffing will continue to foster relationships that have been built on both honesty and integrity, while providing sound business practices and innovative thinking.
Please contact me if you’re in need and I can help.
759 S Main Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935