Our Recruitment Process
Palmer Staffing Service’s continual recruiting process is comprised of advertising at colleges and universities, in newspapers, and online in job banks and employment listings. In addition, one of our most valuable resources for supplying quality candidates is our referral program.
Continual recruitment shortens the time it takes to supply direct-hire candidates and enables Palmer to fill requests for temporary workers immediately.
To fill a short-term temporary job quickly, Palmer turns to its database of more than 14,000 candidates. For longer-term positions—direct hire, temp-to-hire, and long-term temporaries, we also post job listings tailored to specific needs.
From Receiving the Job Order to Filling It
When a potential candidate applies to a listed job, a staffing specialist reviews his or her résumé, keeping only about 25 percent of qualified applicants for consideration. The Palmer specialist then screens those applicants by telephone to gauge their professionalism, maturity, and general attitude. Typically, half the phone-screened applicants remain, and Palmer interviews them.
Testing and Paperwork
Before the interview, applicants are tested on their job skills and computer facility. The latter gauge the applicants’ abilities in various software programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Palmer uses any of 48 different tests, tailoring them to the requirements of a specific position.
Applicants also fill out a general application, a supplemental questionnaire, and other paperwork such as tax forms and releases for background and credit checks. They receive written information on Palmer’s placement policies and sign a confidentiality agreement.
Next, a recruiter interviews each applicant individually for about 30-45 minutes, the most important factor in placement. The tests and interviews eliminate about 25 percent of the applicants who “passed” the previous parts of the process.
Finally, Palmer calls employment references
to check that they are positive and pertain to the candidate’s most recent
positions. Palmer also ensures that each reference is in a supervisory or managerial
position. This eliminates about another 2 percent.
Out of 100 applicants, only nine successfully complete the entire application process to be considered for placement.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Palmer Staffing Services is committed to equal employment opportunity and employ all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or physical handicap, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.