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In the modern business world, sustainable success relies on more than just obtaining deals and expanding market reach. It also necessitates fostering the growth and development of a company's employees, who are its most valuable asset. A thriving workplace culture aims to create an environment that empowers individuals to reach their full potential, contributing to business development and ensuring employee retention, going beyond mere profitability. Organizations are recognizing the importance of talent retention for long-term success, leading to a greater emphasis on employee satisfaction. In this blog post, we will explore the strategies used by companies to create cultures that support employee growth and well-being. What does it mean for a company to foster an environment of growth and development? The...

In a world where businesses are challenged to balance profitability and social responsibility, the concept of impact hiring has emerged as a compelling solution. Impact hiring transcends the conventional business focus on education, qualifications, and skills, and rather emphasizes a purpose-driven approach to talent acquisition. Impact hiring centers around the belief that entry-level candidates who have faced systemic barriers or come from a marginalized group who embody a strong commitment to positive change and align with a company's values can drive transformative outcomes within organizations. As the global landscape continues to witness a growing emphasis on corporate social responsibility, impact hiring has emerged as a strategic imperative for businesses seeking to thrive in a socially conscious era. In this blog,...

In today's digital age, social media has become an integral part of our lives, connecting people across the globe and opening up endless possibilities. Recruiters, too, have embraced this powerful tool to expand their candidate search and unearth diamonds in the virtual haystack. So, if you're curious about how recruiters can leverage social media platforms to discover a wider audience of quality candidates in combination with traditional recruiting methods, you're in the right place! In this blog, we'll uncover the strategies, tips, and best practices that can help recruiters tap into the vast pool of talent on social media and create meaningful connections that lead to exceptional hires. What social media channels should you use as a recruiter? It seems like...

The position of a paralegal has become essential to law firms and legal departments in today's dynamic legal setting. A skilled paralegal may improve productivity, streamline processes, and contribute to an organization's overall success. Finding the ideal paralegal candidate, however, can be a challenging task that calls for a methodical and deliberate approach to recruiting. We'll explore the five essential paralegal recruiting steps in the following blog post that will enable you to successfully recruit paralegals for your organization or law firm. By utilizing these tried-and-true tactics, you may draw in top talent, guarantee a smooth hiring procedure, and ultimately assemble a group of outstanding paralegals who are prepared to elevate your law business to new heights. Let's dive...

Many businesses are looking to implement creative staffing strategies to attract and retain top talent in the competitive business environment of today. One such strategy is the temp-to-hire model, which gives both businesses and employees a chance to try things out before committing to a full-time position. About 64% of these roles are filled by people who are in between jobs and looking for their next full-time job in the competitive employment market. Implementing a successful temp-to-hire strategy involves careful preparation and execution, even with the prospective benefits of this approach. In this article, we'll look at how businesses may perfect their temp-to-hire approach, from crafting a precise job description to screening applicants and successfully onboarding them. Companies can improve...

As an award-winning, socially conscious executive search firm and staffing agency, Scion Staffing has established itself as a leader in exceptional talent identification, built on the foundation of relationships we have mindfully cultivated with individuals, businesses, and organizations, as well as among our team members. At Scion, we lead by example, consistently promoting operational excellence; delivering employee and client satisfaction; upholding professional ethics; celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusions; and fostering the true potential of our industry. Many of our clients value community engagement at both the local and global levels, and we share this passion; volunteering and community engagement are a fundamental part of who we are as a company. Since our founding, our core values have driven us...

The United States unemployment rate has always been a reflection of the country's economy. By definition, the unemployment rate is the number of workers in the labor force that is not currently employed but could be. Throughout the years, the unemployment rate has been a constant topic of discussion among leaders in a variety of industries and in politics. In today's working environment, the unemployment rate is at one of its lowest rates in years, due to many workers returning to work after the pandemic. Over time, we've seen waves of high unemployment and low unemployment, but are the current trends in unemployment pointing in the right direction of a healthy economy in our near future? How is Unemployment Measured? In...

A good hire, moreover, multiple good hires are essential to the success of any organization. From improved employee retention and career growth to increased productivity and workplace culture, a good hire can have a significant impact on an organization's bottom line. In this article, we'll explore the ways in which a good hire can affect an organization as well as what it takes to ensure that you're making the right hiring choices. When making a hiring decision, it's important to consider the potential impact of the new hire on the organization as a whole. A good hire can help to improve employee retention, as employees are more likely to stay with a company that makes positive hires. Good hires also...

Written by: Ex Hopson (they, them), a member of Scion's DEI Committee and Executive Recruiter for Scion Executive Search In honor and recognition of Black History Month, our DEI committee has shared their reflections and resources below.  2023 Black History Month While Black History Month was observed as early as 1915, it was first formally recognized by a U.S. president in 1976. For an incredible introduction to the generational experiences and histories of Black Americans, the National Museum of African American History & Culture has a virtual exhibit entitled, “Making a Way Out of No Way,” which can be found here: https://www.searchablemuseum.com/making-a-way-entrance. Please note, this link directs to an introductory “entrance” video which will auto-play. The full exhibit follows the video with additional themes to click through and...

Scion Staffing, Inc. is proud to be recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing winner for the third year in a row in Talent as well as newly added in the Client category. This prestigious award recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients, placed talent, and internal employees. Staffing and recruiting is a business based on strategically and successfully connecting people to people. As a business Scion takes it seriously to make meaningful employment matches. According to Eric Gregg of ClearlyRated, the Best of Staffing Client Award is achieved by fewer than 2% of all staffing companies in the US and Canada, and even fewer than 1% achieve the Talent...

Our workplace environments have seen a complete shift post-COVID and with the ongoing advancements in technology, we are witnessing one of the biggest shifts in the workplace in history. Along with tech advancements, this shift has made the job market incredibly competitive with the ability for virtual interviews and hiring. Now, headhunters are having to be even more strategic in how they find the right talent for their jobs. Candidates also have more accessibility to job postings than ever before, and this is becoming an obstacle for recruiters. Going into 2023, what are the biggest recruiting trends that HR professionals and manager can expect this year? We will break down some of the biggest recruiting trends for 2023 and...

2022 has come and gone, so with the arrival of 2023 it's important for managers to look at the toughest pain points in hiring from the past year and how they can change them for the year ahead. Finding the right candidate to hire for your company can be a challenge, especially with all the major hiring shifts that have been made since the pandemic. The long-term effects of the pandemic on hiring and the workforce are still being unraveled, but plenty has changed since the economic uncertainty of 2019 in both hiring and recruiting top talent. Both employers and staffing agencies have struggled to source their talent in the last couple of years as the job market has...

In the professional world, it's important to know if you're getting paid what you deserve in your current role. You may find yourself asking certain questions like: How much should I expect to earn per year? How do I find out what I'm worth? Where can I find information about salaries? These questions are common ones for anyone looking to enter into a certain field of work or advance their career. A salary guide allows you to view the compensation for your given role, but also for positions that you may see yourself in for the future. Salaries vary widely depending on where you live, your skillset, and your experience level. Other variables include the company you are working for...

During this time of year, individuals and organizations alike spend millions of dollars on gifts for themselves or other people. The combination of holiday shopping and Black Friday has created and driven people to spend their money in numerous ways. In the year 2022, consumer spending on goods has continued to increase, despite the rising worries of inflation and prices for consumer goods continuing to increase at a historic level. For many people, this yearly spending spree is basically a tradition. However, what if there was a different way to celebrate that tradition that can be beneficial and make an impact in our communities? Giving Tuesday, or the #GivingTuesday movement, has gained momentum thanks to social media and has proven...

After the pandemic took a large toll on the United States economy, employees who had previously lost their jobs have made a return to the workforce and employment in the country has made a comeback. Despite the return to work, inflation has become a serious issue and the economy is on the brink of another recession, something that has not happened since 2020 due to the COVID-19 recession. As costs for goods and services continue to rise, American workers are feeling the strain on their wallets. Incomes for workers have stayed stagnant while prices for things like food, gas, and household goods continue to grow at a high rate. The U.S. remains in a tight labor market that is...

One of the most viral workplace trends that we are seeing in today's workforce is the "quiet quitting" trend. Quiet quitting is the trend that gained a ton of traction on social media and claimed that employees that are currently in the workforce are doing the bare minimum work instead of going above and beyond in their position. While many business experts are at odds about whether or not quiet quitting is a legitimate thing, another workplace trend has come to light that has to do with managers and bosses instead of workers. This trend is being called "quiet firing" and focuses around the type of culture that bosses and managers are creating in their workplace. In this article,...

As the return to work for many after the global pandemic has started, a new phrase or "phenomenon" has been coined by business experts and business news pundits. It has to do with employees starting to set boundaries within their role in their company. For the longest time, workers have been told that if they go the extra mile and they put everything they have into their careers, they will move up the corporate ladder and be successful in both their job and their life. In today's world, however, many people struggle balancing work and life in this post-COVID world and employees are having to not only work their normal job, but also work second or even third jobs...

For the everyday worker, utilizing time wisely and being organized can lead to more productivity and a better overall life and career. A lot of people struggle with staying organized and focused during their work weeks, but there are many things that you can do to help improve your organizational skills and be a more organized person and employee. In this article, we will take a look at five great ways to improve your organization and make your work day a little less hectic. Doing even one of the things on this list on a regular basis can make a difference in your work! What are some of the biggest distractions that workers face during the day? Every day we are...

For job applicants that find themselves getting an interview for their dream job, they find themselves in a competitive field battling against other candidates that may come from a similar background or may seem to be more qualified for the position. Because of this, it's important for you to stand out as much as possible to the hiring manager or the human resources employee that is conducting your interview. In such a competitive job market with many different candidates coming in for job interviews, it can be a bit overwhelming to think about your answers to common interview questions as well as having to think about how you portray yourself as a legitimate candidate for the role. It's very...

At Scion Staffing, one of our core values is the belief that every level of our organization should operate with a strong lens for diversity, equity, and inclusion, also known as DEI. We firmly believe that diverse teams are much more than a strength, but rather are essential for overall success. This spans across our staffing and recruiting services, as well as our executive search services, but especially within our internal staff and leadership team. We don't just promote these values throughout our firm and our partnerships we create with our clients, we practice them at every level as well. Six months ago, we produced a blog explaining the impact that DEI had on Scion in 2021 and what it...