Top 2020 Hiring Trends – Part 1

As the world business evolves, so does the process with which we recruit and hire new employees. We’ve put together a list of our must know hiring trends for 2020 to help you stay ahead of the curve and anticipate how the evolution of hiring will impact your business. 

#1 Candidate Experience is Critical

We’ve experienced one of the longest periods of economic growth in recent years and that means more jobs are available to our workforce. 

It also means that candidates have the luxury of being more selective before accepting or even applying for a position. As such, the candidate experience has moved to the top of the priorities list for many recruiters and HR professionals. 

The candidate experience pertains to their perception of the company throughout the entire hiring process, from first impression to final hire and beyond. It impacts their attitude, behavior, and general feeling during the hiring process.

If you’re looking for the perfect candidate for your position, the better the experience they have during the hiring process, the more likely they are to decide they want to work for your company. 

After all, hiring is a two way street. You’ll need to make a good impression on your top candidates to see them through to your open position.

As you might imagine, a poor experience can deter the best qualified candidates and leave you to select from those less qualified and more desperate for the job. 


Here are some powerful stats to get you thinking about your candidate experience:


How to Create a Positive Candidate Experience

There are several ways to improve the candidate experience during the hiring process and we urge you to strongly consider making this one of your top priorities. It ‘s one of our top 2020 hiring trends for a reason.

Understand the candidate’s hiring journey

The journey of each candidate will be different based on the position you’re filling, where and how you make initial contact (did they apply or were they recruited?), and the unique qualities of the candidate.

Work to understand their individual wants and needs during your interactions with them and work to communicate with them clearly and openly about how you can meet them (or if you can at all). 

Communicate clearly and openly about expectations

Often times the hiring process is viewed as a one way street. The employer has a job opportunity and the candidate is responsible for determining whether or not they are qualified enough to apply, research and understand the company to see if they’re a good fit, and so on. 

Instead, make sure the candidate fully understands what they’re applying for. Have clear and easy to understand job descriptions prepared for each of your positions so that you can attract the people best suited for the job. Don’t leave room for confusion. 

Furthermore, be sure to schedule time for open dialogue and questions during the interview process. Make the candidate feel comfortable to get clear on anything that they still need information on and ensure they understand what is expected of them. 

Give them clear and concise details about the company to help them evaluate whether or not they’re a good fit. Describe your company culture, goals, and values and you’ll find that many candidates will be able to self-qualify (or unqualify) themselves for the position, making the entire process more efficient. 

Maintain Engagement Throughout the Hiring Process

In an age where candidates are attached to technology 24 hours a day, engagement is easier than ever. But you have to put in the extra effort to reach candidates where they are. 

Use social media, texts, emails, and other technologies available to you (HR automation software, for instance) to keep candidates engaged in the hiring process. 

For example, send an automatic reply to all new applicants via email, text, or social messenger so they hear from you immediately. That initial contact will set the perfect first impression, especially if you craft a friendly, fun, and professional message to send out. 


#2 Company Culture Will Be a Major Selling Point

Our next item in the list of Hiring Trends for 2020 is culture. In this decade a strong and clearly communicated company culture is no longer an option. 

Thanks to social media and platforms like Glassdoor, candidates can easily see behind the curtain and understand what it’s really like to work for your company. 

A strong and positive company culture is a MAJOR asset when it comes to hiring. As our societal evolution continues towards prioritizing happiness and life experience over material wealth or even stability, candidates are more careful than ever not to step into a position that will detract from their quality of life. 

After all, we spend a considerable amount of our time at work and how we feel about our work very closely relates to how we feel in other areas of our lives. 

Workplace culture can improve a wide variety of areas in your business, including: 

Make your culture transparent.

Create a company culture page for your website or dedicate a large section of your about us page to communicating what it’s like to work there. Include things like your company values and goals but dive deeper. 

Do you host events, lunches, or pay for special training for your employees? Is your company set up to promote internally hiring and growth opportunities. Is your senior leadership amazing? Make sure that’s clearly promoted on your website with photos and videos. 

Share those same elements on your social media platforms as well. Not only will it attract the right types of candidates to your jobs, but your customers and potential customers will feel better about working with a company that takes great care of it’s people. 

Get your people to share their experiences on Glassdoor so prospective candidates can get a taste of their real-world experiences too. These days some find it difficult to believe what a company is telling them about their culture but testimonials from real employees can help them understand what life would really be like as a part of your organization. 

Word about culture gets out. You might have heard the horror stories about the conditions Amazon workers are subject to and the immense pressure the work under. You’ve likely also heard about the incredible culture in organization’s like Google where employees are given access to incredible amenities.

Culture can have a dramatic impact on the talent you’re able to attract and keep, which can have an immense impact on your business and your bottom line. 


Looking Ahead

We’re very excited about what lies in store for 2020 and beyond. We have a longer list of 2020 hiring trends that we’ll be sharing over the coming weeks. The two trends listed above are some of the most important and certainly topics that you should prioritize as you move into this new decade. Be sure to look for upcoming articles on this topic in the near future.

Show Us Some Love – Fresno Bee People’s Choice Awards


As we dive into 2020, our vision for the new year rapidly becomes greater than any year in Hire Up’s history. We’ve got big plans for this year as a company and as individuals. We are ALWAYS striving to do our best and be the best we can. We never stop learning, we focus on personal development, stay motivated and positive, and make sure that our clients and team members are always happy. We work hard, we do what we love/love what we do, and are grateful for all opportunities that come our way! We make it a point to support our community throughout each year and likewise, inspire our network to do the same. We help businesses grow and achieve their goals and help people find their dream jobs.

This year we want to win your vote as The Best Employment Agency in Fresno – Fresno Bee People’s Choice Awards 2020. We whole heartedly believe that we are the best at what we do and we ARE MORE PASSIONATE than others in our field.


Take a peak at our Core Values

We built our company on these key values and they continue to shine through in everything that we do! These beliefs are WHY WE DESERVE YOUR VOTES!

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Dedication to Success: We’re committed, passionate, and ambitious — We are always looking out for our clients, our candidates and our company’s best interest. That commitment to a common goal is the forefront of our mind. 


Beaming Confidence: We’re real and in touch with who we are on a business and personal level. We are able to recognize areas of strength and areas to improve, with the constant desire to obtain the answers needed to be the best and are confident that we’re at the top of our market to help others. 


Willpower to Win: We’re strong and exhibit a desire to be the best in our industry and in every aspect of our business. We strive to bring our “A” game and not only be one of the best, but be the best of the best in everything we do.


Growth & Happiness: We value our people and encourage their development and reward their performance. Our ultimate success is dependent upon the collective energy, intelligence, and contributions of all of our team.

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Good Citizenship: We are passionate about helping others in our communities in which we live and work. Having a humble heart is key for our organization and the people that we partner with.


Emotional Intelligence Experts: We are individuals who have a “sixth sense” in understanding people and follow our intuition to make the best recommendations. 


Personal Accountability: We take ownership and responsibility for delivering on our commitments. We recognize where mistakes are made and work vigorously to mediate any issues from occurring again. 


Better Together: We work together to meet the needs of our customers and to help our company grow, strengthen, and win. That commitment of partnership is what we thrive off of to continue to grow along with the patience to allow the growth process to occur for everyone. 

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Dedicated Leaders: We lead the way and encourage others to follow in our footsteps. We share ideas, we share our knowledge and expertise. We feel that we don’t need to hide our “trade secrets” as having a wealth of knowledge is something that we strive for all to have, especially those that we partner with, and we share it equally. 


Good with Humankind: We’re communicative, friendly, and have strong interpersonal skills. We strive to build strong client and business relationships. No bullies, no jerks, no negative work relationships and always striving the highest level of positivity in our culture. In short, we are all good to other humans!

Congrats to Our Fresno EOTM – December 2019

“Great job in your placement! We are lucky to have you represent Hire Up Staffing. Keep up the good work.”

As 2019 came to a close, we wanted to make sure we took a few minutes to say HOW HAPPY we are to do what we do. We get to find GREAT PEOPLE their dream jobs! We also get to boast about the ones who do their jobs well! That’s what this whole EOTM thing is about… making sure that our rockstars know that they are ROCKSTARS! We want to show them that we appreciate all that they do for our clients and inspire others to follow in their path to success! With that said, I would like highlight one of our top performing employees that we hand picked from all of our placements in the Fresno area! Her name is Katie and she is a Medical Assistant for one of our top clients. She has done an amazing job in her placement and we are so excited to get to work with her. Congrats Katie! You are amazing.



Hire Up staffing APPRECIATES all of our employees, especially ones that go above and beyond. If you are currently in a placement – work hard and you may be the next EOTM! If you are looking for a job or career, you’ve come to the right place! Click here for more information

December Employee of the Month – Visalia

“Jaqueline has been such a great candidate from the start. She recently got selected to be Employee of the Month with Proteus and found it fitting for Hire Up as well. Thank you for all your hard work Jaqueline!”

– Ashley, Hire Up Staffing

We are SO excited how 2019 turned out for our organization! We had a solid team in branch and in the field. We were able to produce results for client’s businesses and for our company. We COULD NOT do any of this without an all-star team! With that said, I would like to take a moment to highlight one of our top performing employees that we hand picked from all of our placements in the Visalia area. This month we selected Jaqueline to award as EOTM for December 2019! She’s been working in her placement as an Office Assistant. We are impressed by you Jaqueline! Thanks for doing such a great job! Congrats from all of us at Hire Up!


Q&A with Aileen

Q: How long have you worked with Hire Up Staffing?

A: 4 Months!

Q: Tell us about your experience with Hire Up Staffing:

A: Hire Up helped me find my dream job within 2 weeks of registering!

Q: Tell us about your placement:

A: I am a Navigation Call Rep. I schedule appointments, follow up with patients, and help with any questions patients have.

Q: Tell us what you love about your job:

A: I love my job because I get to interact with patients every day and I love working in the medical industry.

Q: Tell us a fun blurb about yourself!

A: I am a very positive and energetic person.


Hire Up staffing APPRECIATES all of our employees, especially ones that go above and beyond. If you are currently in a placement – work hard and you may be the next EOTM! If you are looking for a job or career, you’ve come to the right place! Click here for more information

Bakersfield – Don’t Miss Our EOTM for December!

“Such a wonderful employee! We are happy to have her represent Hire Up Staffing!”

-Recruiting Manager

As 2019 came to an end, we had time to reflect on all aspects of our business. One main aspect being our team and extended team! Without the wonderful people who work for us, we wouldn’t be here today. We looked at our December EOTM as a way to be grateful for every single person working in our organization, especially our top performing individuals. This month we selected Aileen to be our #1, our Employee of the Month in Bakersfield! She’s been working in her placement as a Navigation Call Representative. We are impressed by you Aileen! Thanks for doing such a great job! Congrats on being our 2019 December EOTM!


Q&A with Aileen

Q: How long have you worked with Hire Up Staffing?

A: 4 Months!

Q: Tell us about your experience with Hire Up Staffing:

A: Hire Up helped me find my dream job within 2 weeks of registering!

Q: Tell us about your placement:

A: I am a Navigation Call Rep. I schedule appointments, follow up with patients, and help with any questions patients have.

Q: Tell us what you love about your job:

A: I love my job because I get to interact with patients every day and I love working in the medical industry.

Q: Tell us a fun blurb about yourself!

A: I am a very positive and energetic person.


Hire Up staffing APPRECIATES all of our employees, especially ones that go above and beyond. If you are currently in a placement – work hard and you may be the next EOTM! If you are looking for a job or career, you’ve come to the right place! Click here for more information

Introducing Our Modesto EOTM for December!

“she is an extremely hard worker and always takes the extra step to help others with a positive attitude.”

-Supervisor

In December we were busy! As the year came to an end, we tied up all our lose ends and starting planning for the next year. One of the things we were so excited to do was select our EOTM in Modesto for the last time in 2019! Without further adieu, we would like to introduce Kimberly. She is a medical assistant in her placement for one of our top clients. She’s been doing an awesome job in the field and we are happy to have her as part of our extended Hire Up team.


Q&A with Kimberly’s Recruiting Manager

Q: Tell us something great about your experience with Kimberly.

A: She was originally hired for a 1 month assignment and it now has been twice extended because of the awesome job she is doing.

Q: Tell us a little about Kimberly’s placement:

A: At first she didn’t want to work in Pediatrics, but her placement got her out of her comfort zone and she is really happy she was able to excel and improve her skills!

Q: Tell us what she values most from her positions:

A: She loved helping others and learning new things daily!

Q: A little fun blurb about Kimberly:

A: She couldn’t be happier with her job!


 Hire Up staffing APPRECIATES all of our employees, especially ones that go above and beyond. If you are currently in a placement – work hard and you may be the next EOTM! If you are looking for a job or career, you’ve come to the right place! Click here for more information

We’re spreading the word — Extreme Makeover Home Edition is coming to Fresno!


HGTV’s Extreme Makeover (Home Edition) is coming next week to Fresno/Clovis and we’re helping spread the word!

The producers of the popular, national television show have contacted Hire Up Staffing Services to get the word out about the need for volunteers to help build a beautiful home for a local family in our community who needs the special help. This year one family will get the home of their dreams after facing such tragedy and major life set-backs. From our little town of Fresno, California the show heard about the story of this family and have chosen to feature them over the next few weeks to win a free home, completely donated (primarily by De Young Homes) and built by volunteers (like YOU!).


Volunteering gives you not only a chance to be on the show, but to make a major difference in our town for someone in need. Once the house is built, you can be there at the unveiling of this home to the family who’s lives will be forever changed. We don’t know who the family is and the family won’t be announced until the day of the “revealing”, so you have an opportunity to share in this special moment for someone who you may already know or be connected to somehow! We’ve opened up the volunteer list to our entire staff at Hire Up and everyone is excited to help.

Would you like to volunteer with us?? Click on this link and sign up for what you’re capable of doing and the time that you can commit. Please also see below when signing up: If you Comment- “Referral from Hire Up Staffing Services” you’ll win a special gift from Hire Up for your participation in the event.   


Meet Our Visalia EOTM for July!


Eren is a rockstar and we are so proud to have her represent Hire Up Staffing! Congrats on being our July Employee of the Month!!

Leah Perez, Hire Up Branch Manager

This month we searched high and low to find the best of the best — employees who work the hardest, who love what they do so much it shows, and who shine the brightest in their position. We found Eren and she does an amazing job! Congratulations on being Hire Up Staffing’s July Employee of the Month for the entire Visalia area.


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Introducing Modesto EOTM for July!


Jennifer is great employee she is eager to learn and takes feedback in a positive way. She learns from her mistakes and improves to be better at her job. She is on time at work and ready to begin her day with a smile

Carolina, Supervisor

Today we want to take a moment to recognize our July Employee of the Month for the entire Modesto area! Congratulations Jennifer. She is placed as a Patient Services Representative and has proven to be an excellent employee. We are proud to have someone like Jennifer as part of our extended Hire Up team! Keep up all the wonderful work.


Are you part of the Hire Up team out on a job? If so you have the chance to be selected for this wonderful award too. Work hard and do your best and you could be the next Employee of the month!

Looking for a job? Search open positions now! Just CLICK HERE

Are you a client looking for your future employee of the month? We’ve got a great candidate pool and are ready to help you build your dream team. CLICK HERE to set up a Free Hiring Strategy call now!

Congrats Christina – Our July Fresno EOTM

We are grateful to have an employee like Christina represent Hire Up Staffing! Thank you for all your hard work.

-Rhonda, Recruiting Manager

We are excited to announce our newest EOTM for the entire Fresno area, Christina!! She works for one of our top clients in an Accounts Payable role! Our Recruiting Manager Gina presented her with this wonderful award on Friday and on Monday we got news that she had been offered a permanent role! We are so happy for her and excited that we matched yet another amazing employee to a client position. Keep up all the great work you are doing Christina.

Are you part of the Hire Up team out on a job? If so you have the chance to be selected for this wonderful award too. Work hard and do your best and you could be the next EOTM!

Looking for a job? Search open positions now! Just CLICK HERE

Are you a client looking for your future employee of the month? We’ve got a great candidate pool and are ready to help you build your dream team. CLICK HERE to set up a Free Hiring Strategy call now!

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