work culture

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Welcome to our first installment of our series 'A Year in Review', where we take a look at 2021 from the lens of Scion Staffing and its leading national search divisions. Reflecting on our year can help our readers, followers, and especially our employees better understand what we've accomplished in the last 12 months as a staffing agency. It's also a way to help our readers and internal staff understand what we're looking forward to in the next year and beyond. Join us for the month of December and read along about our year in review. This week we'll be focusing on our impact in the staffing world for the year of 2021. Scion Staffing is an award-winning staffing agency...

Whether you’ve recently joined a new team, started a new position or just want to be the best team player in your office- we know that it takes tips, time and practice to excel at being a team player. Regardless of what type of team you work in: remote, in the same office, with a dozen other people or with one other person, it will not only benefit your but your teammates as well when you make yourself a top team player. That’s why we’ve provided the following suggestions to take your team player game to A+ level.     Celebrate Other’s Success  Show your peers that you value them and their work by celebrating it! There are various ways to show others that you celebrate and champion their good work. Did that particular...