April 2014e-Newsletter
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Blue Ribbon Personnel Services

How can technology assist you when it comes to hiring and promoting the best employee for the job?


Most companies realize that in order to better their business they need to jump on the bandwagon and incorporate technology. However, it is typically utilized through social media outlets for marketing and recruiting purposes. But did you know that technology can also assist in selecting the optimal employee for your company's open position?


With unemployment rates rising, companies are being inundated with resumes whenever they have an open position so why not use this ever growing technology to electronically assess a potential candidate's competency and compare these candidates side by side. The testing can be performed on the computer and include; cognitive testing, personality testing, and any specific skill testing needed for the job.


If you are not sure you are ready to fully incorporate this idea into your hiring process and don't want to pay for the costly assessment testing software, then please reach out to Blue Ribbon Personnel Services. We have been utilizing skill testing software for sometime now and would be happy to perform the assessment testing for you. Call us for information and pricing.



Check out Tonya Layman's article; "Technology playing a bigger role in hiring process" to hear how other companies have benefited from technology in their hiring.

Tips and Tricks 
When it comes to hiring, sometimes the hardest part is just getting potential employees in the door. So for this month's "Tips and Tricks" we chose to focus on recruiting.
Five Creative Recruiting Tips:

1. Utilize Social Networks
Everyone is on some sort of social networking platform, so why not use that to your advantage? We've found some of our best employees utilizing Facebook and LinkedIn.
2. How about your website?
Include a "Join our Team" section on your website and post all open positions. 
3. Employee Referral Program
Your current employees are great resources for recruiting new employees because they know the atmosphere and what's expected, so why not leverage this resource?Create an incentive program where you reward your current employees for great referrals.
4. Word of Mouth
Start using your own business connections to get the word out about open positions.
5. Blue Ribbon Personnel Services
We are a great resource, because we've already done the leg work that comes with recruiting. We have a large database of well qualified individuals with a variety of professional backgrounds and skills.
Now if we all had this guy working for us, it might be easier to draw in great candidates.
Business Showcase:
Located in Orangevale and Cameron Park, CA
B.West Marketing Group started as a photography and graphics studio in Boulder, CO in 1982. They moved to the Bay Area in 1986 and evolved into a promotional products company.
They can source a wide variety of custom printed products to help brand your logo. From coffee mugs, jackets, caps, employee recognition, awards, and over a half million other items with your logo. 
B. West Marketing is large enough to source the products you need, but small enough to care about you!
Call them today and see how they can help promote your business.
About Us
As today's businesses strive to achieve new levels of efficiency, many have turned to the staffing industry as a resource for their hiring and recruitment needs. With experience assisting companies since 1981, we are equipped to streamline your recruitment process, SAVING YOU VALUABLE TIME AND MONEY!! 
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Amanda Westphal


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"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."
- Colin Powell

Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars because April has a lot of important dates to remember. I won't bother to mention the dreadful one for most that happens on the 15th and rhymes with Axes.
On a lighter note....
April 20th - Happy Easter
April 22nd - Earth Day

April 23rd - Administrative Professionals Day
This is a day to celebrate all the amazing women or men that make our jobs that much easier. 
Did you Know?

Blue Ribbon Personnel Services offers 
Assessment Testing!

Clerical, software, industrial, healthcare, financial and technical skills tests are available, including performance-predicting questions designed to assess candidates working knowledge of tools used in the field.

We even offer a full charge Bookkeeping exam.

Call us for more information on a specific test or pricing.

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