Blog

Are you looking for resources for your job search, hiring new employees, or workplace trends and tips? We've got all of this and more on the blog!

Operations roles are some of the most important jobs for success in a company. Operations jobs can be defined as positions that focus on helping an organization run smoothly by using interpersonal, communication with individuals and teams, and project management skills. Typically, people who work in operations need to learn how to implement various business strategies and experience to help strengthen business performance. While operations positions aren't industry-specific, this means that there is a plethora of opportunities in different industries for a number of roles. In this article, we'll take a look at some of the most popular operation roles and jobs that are currently hot in the market. Recently, we dove into the hottest roles for finance and...

For those looking to find their next career move in the world of finance or accounting, it may be difficult to know which direction to go. With the "Great Resignation" movement in full swing and a market shift on the horizon, employers are having to fight to find quality employees. Offering more or better benefits and better pay is becoming the norm in order to attract better candidates for open positions. Right now, there are several career paths in financial services that can be considered to be "hot" roles that are highly sought after. In this article, we'll cover a few of the hottest roles in finance and accounting in 2022 and what makes them so attractive in this...

Due to the global pandemic that has affected many businesses around the world, many large companies had to either close their doors or adapt to our new virtual way of life. With many choosing to adopt using remote teams, work was still getting done even when offices remained quiet and empty. Due to COVID-19, 80% of global corporate remote work policies had shifted to virtual and mixed forms of team collaboration. Teams and individual employees had to turn their morning coffee breaks and conversations into getting coffee from their own kitchen and logging into their workflow chats and channels for communication. Whether their company chose Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams, or some other digital form of communication, some teams have...

As more companies begin to roll out their plans to return to the office, one of the biggest concerns that managers may face is the lack of in-person camaraderie between their team members. In order to reach certain team goals, communication and teamwork is crucial. When an entire team has been away from each other for almost two years in some cases, building back strong teams can prove to be difficult. In this article, we'll discuss some ways you can build back your high-performing team, as well as some team building activities that will help you reach that common goal of success in the workplace. Why is team building so important? A team is only strong when all of the team...

Do you feel frustrated as an HR executive, especially when it comes to developing a strategic plan? As HR management, you have plenty on your plate, yet you may not always get the respect you deserve. Often, a CEO perceives their HR executive as low on the leadership totem pole. Yet, you look after the single largest item on your company's budget, its people. What's more, CEOs rank talent as one of their most consistent and pressing concerns. It can feel like an uphill battle to implement a fantastic HR strategic plan. From communication breakdowns to passive management, Human Resources executives encounter many issues when it comes to crafting and implementing a great plan. Incorporating strategic Human Resources management into your company's vision is essential. Let's take a closer look at how to...

Organizational culture lays the groundwork for your company's success. 94% of executives and 88% of employees feel that workplace culture plays an important role in a business' success. It sets the tone for your enterprise, deciding whether your workplace will be productive and supportive or competitive and stressful. A positive organizational culture influences every aspect of your workplace, sometimes in unexpected ways. Employees in companies that emphasize a positive workplace culture routinely score 20% higher than companies that don't. Examples of positive organizational traits include collaboration, work environment, and alignment with your company's values and mission statement. How can one develop organizational culture? Can you really influence how your employees and executives think and feel? And is developing a strong company culture really as mandatory...

It's no secret that one of the most important aspects of any company is its customer service. After all, that's the most popular means that customers communicate with a company and address any questions, comments, or concerns that they may have. One could even go as far as to say that customer service is the very thing that can make or break the success of a company. As a business person and owner of a growing company, you already know that in order to stay ahead, you're going to need the best call center services out of your competition - no, out of your industry - if you ever hope to stay a top player in the game. That said, you're going to...

Great recruiters can add a tremendous amount of value to you on your job search. However, like any professional industry, be it Real Estate Agents, Accountants, Lawyers etc., there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Every recruiting professional has their own processes and specialty. Thus, it’s important to take an active approach not only in building a relationship with your recruiter, but also in choosing who will ultimately be representing you for a job opportunity. Scion Staffing's recruiting team helps candidates land their perfect job match and has excelled at placing quality talent with quality companies. In this article, we will break down a few tips and tricks to ensure you’re working with a high-quality recruiter: Tip #1: They focus on your...

A job description is a document that describes the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. This document is usually written by hiring managers or human resources professionals. The purpose of writing a job description is to attract qualified candidates who are interested in the position. Job descriptions are often used by recruiters and hiring managers to screen out applicants who don’t meet the requirements of the position, but they can also be a helpful tool that can end up attracting the best candidate. They also provide information about the qualifications required for the position. Writing a good job description can be challenging because it requires skills such as creativity, organization, and attention to detail. If you want to get...

You may not have considered a career in human resources before, but if you are looking to work in an exciting, useful, and growing field, then it might be the perfect path for you. Human resource job statistics are promising. The number of jobs in this field is growing at a rate that is faster than the average for all occupations, and the unemployment rate for human resource careers is lower than that of other job categories. People who work in human resources help people every day and change many lives in the process. The work is varied and interesting and it pays well. If you enjoy meeting new people and working with others, then human resource careers are something you should consider. You may be...

In today's working world, being in a hybrid or remote working environment has become more normal than before the pandemic that rocked the world. As more states in the country begin to roll back their coronavirus guidelines and open up their offices again, the big question remains: will employees WANT to return to the office? Studies and statistics have shown that remote workers are more productive than those who work at the office. The elimination of certain aspects has allowed employees to show good production when working at home in their respective remote teams. What about the managers, though? Managers have had arguably the toughest time adjusting to the work from home lifestyle, as their managerial style has truly been...

With so much communication being done over email and chat, it is imperative to use these tools to communicate clearly and effectively. Whether you are job seeking, in the position of your dreams, or running a successful business you should know how to pen the perfect professional email. We’re sharing four details below that make up a professional email. Spell check, then check again. The worst thing is sending off a professional email to a potential employer, a client or your new boss that is riddled with spelling errors. Especially now that we have tools and spell check in all of our email platforms. Make sure that your spellcheck is turned on- many platforms have an option to check all...

During the course of a single year, American staffing companies will hire about 16 million temporary and contract employees, according to the American Staffing Association. In a given week, this could mean about three million temporary and contract employees are working for temp staffing companies all over the country and are on temp assignments. As an example, you can imagine what would happen if one day the United States experienced a nationwide labor shortage with millions of jobs that needed filling. That is exactly what we have been experiencing in recent years and it has now become commonplace to see temporary workers being hired for certain positions such as customer service agents or retail sales associates. How does one...

The global pandemic brought on by the coronavirus known as COVID-19 caused many companies to have to resort to remote work to be able to keep their doors open. For most workers, the initial concept of working from home sounded ideal. More time with family and children, a comfortable setting, a better balance of work-home life, and a more flexible schedule. Having remote workers has even shown to be beneficial for most businesses in the United States. According to one study, companies that allow remote work experience 25% less employee turnover than companies that do not allow it. However, with time came the challenges of working from home. Working in a remote setting can make things a bit too comfortable,...

For years, economic experts in the United States have discussed the reasoning for a skills gap in the labor force in the country. The advances in technology like artificial intelligence and automation have changed the nature of how work is done. These advances have created a skills gap in which companies are struggling to hire workers that are trained correctly and lack certain skills in order to perform certain jobs the way they are needed. In fact, American senior executives believe that about 44% of Americans lack soft skills like communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. Executives also believe that workers lack technical skills, software skills, and leadership skills. In this article, we'll explain what exactly the skills gap...

The years of 2020 and 2021 had been an incredibly difficult time for American business owners and workers. The serious outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 left millions of American workers without a job and thousands of business owners with the tough decision to either cut down their workforce or simply shut their doors for good. As the American economy looks to make a comeback in the year 2022, we are seeing the shift from the beginning of the pandemic to a healthier working economy. However, the rise of the latest coronavirus variant could undo some of the progress we've made over the last year. Because of this worry, some industries are taking a cautious approach to their growth plans....

Moving into the new year of 2022, the American job market has experienced a whirlwind over the last 2 years. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the national shutdown, and more, some American workers are still trying to find their way back to the work force. With some companies cutting jobs or going completely virtual, finding the right job can be stressful. However, some workers are looking for a fresh start in a different city or state that features better job growth. In this article, we'll take a look at the one state that could be a big target for people looking for a fresh start and a new opportunity. The Best States for Job Growth in 2022 Before we talk about...

The new year is among us and with the new year comes a lot of changes. After the events of the past couple of years, positive change is something that a lot of job seekers are hoping for. However, with the recent rise of the newest coronavirus variant, the Omicron variant, the outlook for the American economy for 2022 now faces a lot of unknowns heading into the new year. The new variant hasn't slowed down people getting back to work though, as unemployment has continued to drop in the United States and will likely continue that trend into 2022. With more people looking to either return to work or seek another job, there are certain cities that could...

As we look to wrap up 2021 and move on to 2022, it's important that we look at some of the biggest impacts we've had throughout the last year. For many companies, 2021 was a year of rebounding, rebuilding, or new beginnings. For Scion Staffing, 2021 was about creating an impact that will last a lifetime. Through the creation and the development of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, or DEI, committee, Scion Staffing has created not only an internal workplace where strong morals and values exist but has also been able to extend it to its external work of staffing individuals across different industries. In this latest part of our Year in Review series, we will take a look at exactly...

As our nation continues to recover from the global economic stress that was the COVID-19 pandemic, the outlook for the economy in 2022 is still a bit of an unknown. With the development of the latest strain of the virus, however, the United States may be facing another roadblock on the path to recovery. The coronavirus has already caused a significant drop in consumer spending and business investment, both of which are critical components of GDP growth. In addition, the Federal Reserve’s recent interest rate cuts have helped support the economy by lowering borrowing costs for consumers and businesses. But with the potential for future outbreaks of the coronavirus, it seems unlikely that we will see a return to...