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When working with staffing firms, such as Focus, it is important to know the difference between the services offered. These include contract or temporary, contract to hire and direct hire. Depending on where a business stands, it might make sense to use one service over the other. In this mini blog post series, we will… Read more »

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It is exciting to see our job markets starting to pick up over the course of 2020. We’re receiving new applications daily at Focus and we’re encouraging our employees to go beyond the application and network as well. With all new society rules in place, the networking game is not the same. There are not… Read more »

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Now that 2020 is behind us, hopefully we can all see a brighter road ahead. A new year means setting new goals and intentions to improve ourselves and our quality of life. This could mean setting a goal to change careers, prioritize your health, learn a new skill, give back to your community, grow your… Read more »

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As 2020 comes to an end, we are all very hopeful for a new year. That means new beginnings, goals and possibilities. To prepare your team for 2021, it is ideal to start planning now. While it may seem odd to think ahead when we do not know what the new year entails, it is… Read more »

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With the holidays quickly approaching, your employees might be more distracted with family visiting from out of town, socially distant parties, shopping, traveling and the typical hustle and bustle the season brings. There are so many demands and expectations during the holidays that it is very easy to get overwhelmed. Many people get distracted and… Read more »

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We are halfway through Q4 and the pandemic is still very present. In the beginning, it was all about how to master working from home and staying as close to your “normal” routine as possible. Now we are starting to see a shift where most businesses are half and half, meaning some employees are working… Read more »

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As the work place changes, so do the requirements and expectations. Today’s blog is about the weight of soft skills and how they impact you during a job interview. Even though education looks good on a resume, it doesn’t mean that you will land a job immediately. Soft skills are attributes to a candidate that… Read more »

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At Focus, we staff a variety of roles, with one of our top fields being Customer Service! As Customer Service Reps (CSRs), it is not just about helping customers and answering tough phone calls, though those build a lot of excellent personal characteristics. CSRs help impact businesses by enhancing the customer experience. Lesson 1: Patience… Read more »