Category Archives: Staffing Agency

December Webinars Announced!

Looking to end the year with a plan for your future?  Why wait until January and your New Year’s Resolution?

Several times a month, our company will provide you with timely (and free!) career development webinars to help you make the most of your job search and career development.

You do not need to come to our office to attend these webinars, you simply need to sign up and log in from the comfort of your own home.

Of course, if you do not have access to the internet and are interested in taking one of our webinars, please contact our office and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

To register, log into your Career Resource Circle account and click on the Webinar Tab. If you have any questions, please call our office at (262) 544-4787.


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Ignite Your Job Search with Confidence – Re-THINK YOU

Tuesday, December 5th @ 3:00 pm CST

It is time to re-invent your self-image, expand your self-concept, and ignite self-confidence.  No matter what you are doing in life, it’s important to know how to effectively manage yourself on all levels; physically, mentally, and emotionally.  If you feel like job searching is a defeating experience, make it a priority to join us.

In this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Shift your perspective to cultivate self-confidence
  • Discover how easy you can change your self-image
  • Learn strategies to help you powerfully manage emotions
  • Build and strengthen your attitude – Be a Yes to You!
  • How to access the courage, clarity and power already in you!


Make the Holidays Happy: Resume Writing Tips to Beat the Job Seeking Doldrums

Tuesday, December 12th @ 10:00 am CST

In this webinar, job seekers will learn tips to keep their job search fueled through the holiday season and beyond. Targeted to help all job seekers—from entry-level to senior-level—our resume writing expert will offer easy to implement strategies that attendees can use immediately.


Nine Things to Do Before an Interview

Tuesday, December 19th @ 12:00 pm CST

There are hundreds of interviewing books and thousands of articles on the Internet. Often the most qualified person does not obtain the job offer. It is often the job seeker who aced the interview. Today we will discuss what you can do before an interview to gain a competitive edge. During this session, we will address the following topics:

  • Nine steps to help you prepare for an interview
  • Why preparation improves your interview abilities
  • Tips to remember during the interview process


Holidays are the Best Time to Escalate Your Search

Thursday, December 28th @ 11:00 am CST

Holidays can be very difficult when you are not working. Don’t get caught in the trap of waiting until after the first of the year to continue your Job Search. Understand the benefits of escalating your Job Search during the Holidays. During this session, we will discuss the following:

  • Hiring budgets that must be spent before the end of the year
  • Why many terminations occur during the last quarter of the year
  • How there is “less competition” right now!

Twenty Years of Learning Can Lead to Your Success

Happy New Year! This year is especially important to Nissen Staffing Continuum, as we mark and celebrate 20 years in business.  We’ve come a long way, starting off as a three-person operation and growing and expanding to being one of the largest and most successful staffing companies in Southeastern Wisconsin.  Some may ask, “How did you do that?”  The answer is probably simpler than you think:  We Listen.

We listen to our clients when they tell us what THEY need to make their business successful.  We listen to our associates when they tell us what THEY need to be successful in their careers.  We listen to our staff when they suggest new and better ways to do things.  We listen to both our supporters and critics, because each of them tell us something new from a different perspective.

As your trusted career advisor, all of this listening has given us a lot of insight that can help you. While this list isn’t inclusive of everything we’ve learned, we hope that some of our learnings will help you grow into a successful career.

  • Integrity comes first. Be honest, do the right thing, and never compromise your integrity.
  • Do your very best. Give 100% effort in everything you do. You might not be good at everything, but sincerely trying to do your best is all anyone can ask for. You might learn something new or you might learn what you were meant NOT to do. Sometimes, landing your dream job can take a number of attempts. Don’t give up.
  • Be willing to learn. If there’s one thing that is certain, it’s that nothing is certain. Things change.  Technology changes. Processes change. Don’t run from change, run to it. Embrace the opportunity to learn something new and once you do, learn it well enough to teach others.
  • Mind your manners. Say please. Say thank you. Show the best of intentions, always. Be mindful of others’ time, and this includes being ON time and ON task.
  • Ask good questions. If you don’t know something, ask. However, before you ask, make sure you don’t have another resource that can get you the same answer. Maybe it’s in some training material you were expected to understand. Maybe it’s something that can be found on the company’s website. Ask a question because you can’t find the answer, not because you weren’t willing to look for it and couldn’t retain the information you were already expected to know.
  • Ask for feedback. You can’t fix something if you don’t know it’s broken. Ask for feedback, and more importantly, be open to the feedback that you get and act on it.
  • Find a job you love. Many people spend more time at work than with their own families. Make sure you enjoy your work and your place of employment.  Happy employees make happy customers.

Notice that our list doesn’t include technical skills, the name of a school, or a specific job title?  This is because over our 20 years of experience, placing people into careers in Southeastern Wisconsin, we’ve learned that we can TEACH technical skills and many employers are more than willing to make an investment in job training.  What an employer can’t teach is a good attitude and work ethic.  Employees with great attitudes that work hard, with integrity and dedication are often the employees that are most successful in our workforce.

An award-winning job placement expert in Southeastern Wisconsin, Nissen Staffing Continuum can assist you in your job search in southeastern Wisconsin. As your strategic partner, we’ll help you take your job search to the next level.  For more information about how you can find a new career, contact us today and allow us to help you focus on success!

Nissen Staffing Continuum Receives Award for Quality Service

best-of-staffing-client-2015Nissen Staffing Continuum is honored to receive the Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Award for providing remarkable quality service to our clients. With satisfaction scores more than three times higher than the industry average, Nissen Staffing Continuum joins the fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada that have earned the 2015 Best of Staffing Award for service excellence.

So what does that mean for you, the job seeker?

  • It means you shouldn’t just choose any staffing agency for your job search.We’ve given you a list of reasons to use a staffing agency in your job search, and can back it up with quality job listings and premium customer service. Nissen Staffing Continuum has earned this award by providing excellent customer service to clients, local employers seeking temporary employees. If you’re looking for a job, we’ve got a proven record ofquality service, quality job listings to apply for and employment resources.
  • It means that we’re the premium staffing agency you want to work for. Our temporary employees are valued which is why they aren’t just temporary employees, they’re staffing associates at Nissen Staffing Continuum. As such, we’ve gone to great lengths to ensure that our employees receive the benefits they deserve as our valued staffing associates, that we have different temporary employment opportunities available (full-time, part-time, on-demand, seasonal, direct hire, etc.) and that the online process to apply for to be a Nissen Staffing Continuum staffing associate is convenient and available 24/7 on our quality website. This is all part of the quality service we offer to you.

So what does this mean for us, Nissen Staffing Continuum?

It means we say, “thank you!” to all of our clients and staff that have led us to this award, and to all of our job seekers, temporary employees and associates that continue to impress our clients and represent our company well in the marketplace.  Without high performing associates, we would not have highly satisfied customers and would not have earned the Best of Staffing Client Award. Thank you for making us the elite staffing agency in southeastern Wisconsin. We look forward to providing you quality service, excellent job listings, temporary employment options and resources for your job search. Just as our logo says, “It’s not who you know alone, it’s who we know together.”


On-Demand Employment is In Demand

detail_21_staffing_solutions_wisconsinWant to be the superhero that swoops in, saves the day and moves on to the next adventure? Are you someone who doesn’t like to do the same thing day after day? Would you be willing to learn new jobs on a regular basis?

Look no further. On-demand employees are in demand right now. With a great can-do attitude, on-demand workers tackle new work on a regular basis at different southeastern Wisconsin employers. Every day, or every week, is a new adventure with a new job. Could you be an on-demand worker? Answer these questions to find out:

  • Are a quick learner and self-starter?Can you dive in and get it done (and get it done well?) On-demand workers often are given very little training and are expected to hit the ground running. The ability to follow directions and dive in is essential to working as an on-demand worker.
  • Are you dependable? Employers need reliable on-demand workers that show up every day on time.
  • Are you willing to try new jobs? Are you comfortable enough performing different tasks every day? Because businesses are always changing, on-demand workers’ jobs change day-to-day, or even throughout the day.
  • Do you have a variety of skills? Sounds like a sports question, doesn’t it? Like your favorite sports players, on-demand workers need to possess a variety of soft and hard skills.

If you said yes to all (or almost all) the questions, you could be an on-demand worker. There’s more good news: learning about how to be an on-demand work is as simple as picking up the phone. Call Nissen Staffing at 262 544-4787, speak with a “Just in Time” Career Consultant and ask your own questions to find out if on-demand employment is the right fit for you. From there, jump in and enjoy the adventure of on-demand work.

The Question Temporary Employees Need to Ask Their Staffing Firm

welderWill your staffing firm be Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant in 2015? It’s a question temporary employees need to ask and for good reason. Starting January 1, 2015, the “Pay-or-Play” Rules of the ACA goes into effect for employers with more than 50 employees. If you average 30 hours or more each week at temporary jobs for a staffing firm, under the “Pay or Play” rules, you are a full-time employee of your staffing firm eligible for health insurance coverage should you choose to enroll. Not all staffing firms are offering the required health insurance coverage, however, and are choosing the “pay” option of the plan, remitting an annual fee to the government.

So why should you, the temporary employee, ask if your staffing firm is ACA-compliant? There are good reasons why you should ask, and choose an ACA-compliant staffing firm for your temporary employment:

  • Avoid paying a penalty. In 2015, under the ACA, if you don’t have the required health insurance coverage, you are required to pay $325 per person, or 2% of your household income, if your income falls over a certain threshold. The fee increases each year. By taking out insurance from an ACA-compliant staffing firm, you can avoid paying the annual fee.
  • Not all insurance coverage is created equal. The government has strict rules for ACA-compliant health coverage. Accepting insurance from an ACA-compliant staffing firm means the health insurance coverage satisfies the government’s requirements.
  • Affordable health insurance. Just as the name implies, the ACA requires “low option cost for employees.” Working for an ACA-compliant staffing firm means that you can accept and receive the required coverage for an affordable weekly payroll deduction covering your portion of the health insurance premium. This amount cannot exceed a certain percentage of your hourly rate of pay under the law.
  • Less administrative work at home. We are all swamped with the administrative tasks of daily life—paying bills, tracking our finances, etc. By accepting insurance from an ACA-compliant staffing firm, you don’t need to worry about writing out another check and sending it in on-time. An automatic payroll deduction ensures you always have coverage.

So why should you ask if your staffing firm is ACA-compliant when you accept a position? The answer is simple: receiving insurance from a staffing firm who has agreed to “play”—such as Nissen Staffing Continuum—means you avoid a possible penalty, have affordable health coverage that satisfies ACA standards, and less headaches as your staffing firm complies with government regulations.

Why should I use a staffing agency to find a job?

smiling workerThe unthinkable happened.  You were laid off. You’re looking for a new job that fits your lifestyle. You’ve finished your education and are ready to find that position you’ve been training for.

You’ve scanned the want ads. You’ve submitted a few resumes. Then someone suggests you contact a staffing agency.

“Why should I use a staffing agency?”

Your reaction is not that uncommon given the numerous myths about staffing agencies and their usefulness for job seekers. When you get through all the misconceptions, however, you’ll find compelling reasons that can help any job seeker—a recent college graduate, job seeker transitioning careers, or anyone looking for the job that’s the right fit.

  • It’s free. It won’t cost you one cent to contact an agency to find a job. Employers pay the fees when a staffing agency finds the right candidate for their position.
  • Direct connections. Some employers only list available positions through staffing agencies, with some statistics putting the number of employers as high as 90%.
  • Increases your network. When finding a job, it’s all about who you know. When you go through a staffing agency, your network includes everyone the recruiter knows.
  • Practice & Advice. Job recruiters are in the employment market every day. They have direct contact with employers, giving them the knowledge to help you create a quality resume. When you meet with them, they can also give you tips about your interview skills and how to improve them.
  • Gives you the opportunity to earn money (and benefits!) while you explore your options. Not sure what you want to be “when you grow up?” Or are you a student who needs part time work that can hone your skills? Consider working as a temporary employee. You can earn money (and benefits) while getting real-world experience at various companies. Some staffing companies even offer paid vacations, holidays, health insurance, dental insurance and more. Best yet, applying to be a temporary employee is convenient and easy.
  • They’re getting paid to get you the right job. Remember, employers pay for quality employees that are a good fit. Recruiters are motivated to find you the position that works for you—and for their client, the employer.

Why wouldn’t you want to use a staffing agency? Break through the misconceptions, and you’ll find that using a staffing agency is a strong asset in your job search.