How Difficult is it to Find Top Talent?

How difficult is it to find top talent in today’s competitive market? All companies, but especially small and medium size businesses are finding it more difficult to locate and attract top talent. With salaries continuing to increase and the supply decreasing, many employers are frustrated and find themselves not wanting to tackle this daunting task.

Premier HR Solutions specializes in finding top talent and pairing them with the right companies. We refer to this as right-sourcing. Our resume data base and our search capabilities provides an abundance of qualified candidates. We provide the right solutions for most companies whether that is contingency recruiting or contract recruiting.

Take a look at some of our top candidates that we are currently showcasing:

Mechanical Engineer with four years’ experience in manufacturing. Highly motivated, accomplished mechanical engineer with strong work ethic and a drive to contribute to the bottom line. B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Sales and Marketing Professional with four years’ experience in software sales, building product sales, mortgage industry and professional services- UT McCombs School of Business marketing graduate who is results driven and recognized as a top performer.

Controller with over ten years’ experience. A proactive, strategic Controller with expansive, hands-on experience establishing and managing comprehensive accounting and financial management programs. Contributes strong analytics, forecasting, financial and accounting expertise to maximize profits, minimize costs and optimize bottom- line results.

Procurement and Materials Supervisor with over twenty years’ experience managing shipping, inventory control, purchasing and warehouse operations. Implements cost savings strategies and negotiating best rates and resulting in significant cost reductions.

Human Resources Executive with over twenty year’s of human resource management and labor relations. Works closely with C-Level team to develop and implement recruiting, talent management, workforce planning, employee benefits and HR policies.

Executive Assistant with over ten years’ experience working in banking, professional services and software industries. Strategic leader with business analysis, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance skills.

Office Manager and Marketing Support Specialist with three years’ experience with Civil Engineering and Advertising industry experience. Proficient office manager who performs a variety of administrative duties and human resource duties, provides marketing support and interfacing with clients.

Sales and Operations Professional with six years’ experience in manufacturing operations, sales, and procurement. Texas A&M Graduate with business and mechanical aptitude. Self-starter and entrepreneur spirit.

What does your company need from its HR Business Partner?

man drawing business conceptYour HR consultant should be perceived as one of your strategic business partners, not just an administrator who manages paperwork and new hires.

As your strategic business partner, your HR consultant needs to understand your company’s goals and the talent resources that are required to achieve these goals quickly. Determining the exact number of resources in every area to execute on the strategy and maintain balance across the organization is crucial when it relates to making a profit.

Finding the right employees is also a must. A valuable HR business partner doesn’t just post jobs and fill them. They understand the company and seek to find the top talent and the “industry stars”. Knowing how to compete in today’s war on talent is also essential.

Along with attracting top talent and making exceptional hires, your HR business partner should successfully articulate your company’s history, culture and the job expectations to the new hires. Equally important is developing and implementing the proper job-specific training needed so that the new hire can contribute quickly. Empowering employees through career development training programs are also key strategies that your HR Business Partner should be developing that result in increased employee retention.

These are just a few examples of how Your HR Business Partner should be engaging with your executive team. What strategies do you have implemented?

As Your Premier HR Business Partner, Premier HR Solutions can provide a variety of services to deliver the results your emerging business requires. Contact us for a virtual meeting to discuss your human resource strategies.

Scholley Bubenik (512) 799-7418

sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net

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High Tech Jobs and Annual Salaries Rise in Austin in 2015

High tech jobs continue to rise in the Austin Metro area as reported by Austin Chamber of Commerce Beverly Kerr, Vice President of Research. The number of jobs in the high tech industry increased 6% in 2015- a greater gain than the 4.2% increase for employment across all industries. Here are the highlights from the Chamber’s Central Texas Economy in Perspective:

  • There are 5,485 high tech employers in the Austin metro.
  • Employed and self-employed workers in tech industries total nearly 132,300 (13.3% of all jobs).
  • In 2015, Austin’s high tech industries added 7,537 net new jobs (+6.0%).
  • High tech manufacturers contracted by 796 jobs (-2.3%) from 2014 while nonmanufacturing tech companies added 8,333 jobs (+9.2%)

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For all industries, the average annual salary in Austin is $54,678, an increase of 2.8% from 2014.  Although average salaries for high tech jobs have weakened in the last three years, these salaries continue to higher than the national average.

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Premier HR Solutions is a consulting firm that specializes in working with emerging companies. Our services include full service recruiting, leadership coaching and human resource consulting services. 

Contact us to learn more about our recruiting services.

Scholley Bubenik
President
(512) 799-7418
sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net

www.premierhrsolutions.net

For the complete article visit the Austin Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.austinchamber.com/site-selection/business-climate/the-economy/ei-archive/2016_05_10.php

Achieving Better Results with Behavioral Interviewing

How do I ensure I make the right hire? How do I differentiate one great candidate from the others? How do I determine whether they will fit in with my team?

Scholley BubenikDoes this sound familiar? For those of us, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our selection and hiring results. And in my pursuit of “finding the best hire”, I was introduced to behavioral interviewing.

Behavioral interviewing is a method of questioning that requires the respondent to answer with a story of how they handled a specific circumstance. It’s designed to get the candidate to reveal how they responded to a real life work situation so we can understand how they might respond to a similar situation if they were hired.

As a result, predicting what someone will do on job becomes more accurate and determines their potential for success. Behavioral interviewing is a skill that you develop over time, by utilizing profound levels of listening, intuition and interpretation.

I recently presented at WILCO HR on this topic to a group of Human Resource Managers and Directors enticing them with my behavioral based interviews and rapid fire method. I was amazed at the number of people in the audience. What I learned was that the crucial question, “How do I make the right hire?” is very prevalent among HR and recruiting professionals. So I can only image how it must feel from a hiring manger’s perspective.

If you want better results with your recruiting, contact me at sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net. I would welcome an opportunity to share my insight on how you can incorporate this strategy with successful results in selecting the “Right Hire” for your company.

Austin Job Report

The Austin job market continues to strengthen with 2,000 more jobs created
in December 2015 as compared to the same period last year.
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Here are the insights from the Austin Chamber of Commerce recent job report:

  • Approximately 40,000 Available Job Openings during the monthly reporting period, an increase of 2,000 postings compared to the same period last year.
  • Year-to-year changes in December’s Available Job Postings saw its narrowest increase since 2011.
  • Largest year-over-over increases in the Computer and Mathematical, Sales and Related, Transportation and Material Moving, Management and Food Preparation and Serving Related categories.
  • About 7,600 or 19 percent of available job openings are tech-related.
  • 6 out of 15 of the top occupations in the region are tech jobs.

Take a look at the companies that are new or expanding in the Austin, Texas Market:

http://www.austinchamber.com/site-selection/business-climate/relocations-expansions-log.php

VIEW FULL ARTICLE:

http://www.austinchamber.com/education-talent/job-market/reports/DEC_2015.pdf

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Premier HR Solutions provides human resource consulting services to emerging companies.  Our services include full service recruiting. Whether you need one placement or multiple, we can provide affordable solutions for your recruiting needs.

Scholley Bubenik, president, has over twenty years of management experience and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Texas at Austin.  Call or email Scholley to find out more about Premier HR Solutions services:

sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net    512-799-7418   www.premierhrsolutions.net

 

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Premier HR Solutions provides human resource consulting services to emerging companies.  We partner with senior management, HR departments and business owners who need services in the following areas:

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Training And Development- Whether you have in house trainers or no training department at all, Premier HR Training Solutions provides customized training and coaching to help organizations reach their highest potential.  Our team consists of experienced trainers with Masters Degrees in Human Resource Leadership, Training and Development and Education.  The focus with all training sessions is on acquiring or refining skills through engaging activities.  Favorite topics include (1) Developing a Leadership Mindset (2) Communication Across Generations (3) Managing and Supervising Employees (4) Behavioral Interviewing (5) Mentoring and Engaging Employees (6) Excellence in Customer Service and (7) Managing Conflict.

Full Service Recruiting-  Whether you need one placement or multiple, we can provide affordable solutions for your recruiting needs.  Our team will meet with you to develop and refine the job description and create a profile for identifying key drivers of the position, skills, background and personality traits needed to be successful at your company. We are focused on delivering the highest quality of customer service and committed to recruiting the best qualified people. Established companies utilize us to supplement their recruiting departments during ramp-up phases and start up companies depend on us to manage the entire recruiting process.

Human Resource Consulting-  Premier HR Solutions provides small and start-up companies a variety of HR services that are customized to meet their business needs.  Existing companies utilize us for one time projects such as updating their employee handbook or creating a career development program.   Start up companies hire us to provide ongoing HR consulting services that include establishing their HR functions and managing their compliance, risk and employee relations.

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Scholley Bubenik, president, has over twenty years of management experience and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Texas.  She has helped numerous companies in multiple industries establish their HR departments, develop training programs and manage employer risks.  Call or email Scholley to find out more about Premier HR Solutions services:

sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net  512-799-7418  www.premierhrsolutions.net

Managing Employee’s Performance Doesn’t Have to Spook You!

Too often managers procrastinate and even avoid managing employee performance because they are unsure how to conduct these conversations or fear the employee’s reaction to these discussions.  But this doesn’t have to be the case.

Generally most employees want to do a good job.  Employees don’t want to fail or perform unsatisfactorily.  But when employees perform poorly, it can be for a variety of reasons and identifying the root cause is the first step to knowing how you should address the problem.  Here are a few of the primary reasons employees under-perform.

  • The employee doesn’t know what is expected of him/her and therefore fails to meet your expectations.
  • The employee has too much work or doesn’t have the proper resources to do the job.
  • The employee doesn’t have the skill set he/she needs to do the job and is way over their head.
  • Sometimes, it’s personal.  Yes, employees have a life outside of work and sometimes these situations interfere with their job.

The manner in which you address the situation should vary depending on the cause of the poor performance. Here are some suggestions that have proven to be successful to many managers:

  • When you speak to the employee make sure they understand the value of their work and its importance.
  • Explain to them what your expectations are and what it means if they don’t meet these expectations.
  • Reinforce what they are doing well in addition to pointing out their weaknesses.
  • Offer resources and assistance such as additional training, coaching or mentoring with another employee.
  • Let them know you are investing in their development and want them to succeed.

Talking about employee performance is something you should do every day not just when things go wrong.  Make time to talk to your employees everyday about their work, their achievements and their questions.  Clearly communicate your expectations and the results that are needed. Engaging your employees in a manner in which they feel valued can improve performance in many ways.

For more information about HR best practices or HR Consulting Services, contact Scholley Bubenik- 512-899-7418 sbubenik@premierhrsolutions.net- http://www.premierhrsolutions.net