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Know When Your Business Needs Outside HR Help

Most large businesses’ HR departments use recruiters, but smaller companies can also benefit from hiring a Human Resource Agency to take on the responsibilities involved in safe, effective hiring practices.  An HR person, besides sourcing, screening and hiring qualified personnel, is also in charge of making sure the company complies with all labor and employment laws. Affording someone to handle strictly HR responsibilities, especially in a smaller company or a start-up isn’t easy. When management tries to allocate various HR tasks over several employees (such as assigning payroll responsibilities to the finance chief or having department heads handle employee issues within their department), can be counterproductive.  If your company is growing, and HR responsibilities are overwhelming, outsourcing HR could be the solution you need.


  • TIME: You’re Taken Away From Your Job Related Tasks. As a business owner or upper management, you have many responsibilities that are not just providing the products or services for which your business or position was created.  An HR person spends quite a bit of time learning about employment law, running background checks, sourcing, phone-screening, pre-interviews and checking references for each candidate. The entire process, in order to get what you are need, is quite time consuming.  If you find yourself not getting the right resumes, or being disappointed in the candidates compared to their resumes, then it is time to get help.
  • LIABILITY: You Are Concerned About Liability.  A skilled recruiter is familiar with EEOC requirements, collective bargaining agreements, recruiting, and training, and is able to find job candidates to fill your staffing needs as well as culture fit. If you do have an HR person, but a specific job carries quite a bit of liability, you should consider an outside recruiter.   By outsourcing, you give responsibility to someone who is specifically trained in the practical and legal aspects of HR.  The cost of just one tax reporting violation could pay for a year of outsourced HR.
  • FINANCES: You Need to Save Money.  Outsourcing saves you time and money.  When you outsource HR, you gain the expertise of someone you won’t have to train or pay. For the most part, you pay as needed.  In addition, you receive services which may include time intensive tasks such as payroll. When you have a competent outside agency handling HR responsibilities, you spend a fraction of what you would to hire an extra person full time.
  • EFFICIENCY: You Can’t Respond to Changes as Quickly as Needed:  Businesses nowadays have to be deft and responsive to change in order to keep up with the competition. When a new opportunity or project comes along, you may have to find and hire employees quickly to meet your obligations.   There is no need to lose an opportunity because your HR person does not have the time to drop everything to focus on a time-sensitive opportunity.   It is much more efficient to use an experienced recruiter.

CEG Partners is experienced in technical staffing.  We have placed candidates in a wide variety of industries.  Some of the job titles that we have placed are:  Network Engineer, Project Manager, Program Manager, Database Administrator, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Quality Engineer, Process Engineer, Manager Home Service Operations, Director of Outside Sales, Director of Inside Sales, General Manager, Design Engineer, Senior Sales Manager and many more.  Let us help you with your company’s HR needs.

This is Not Your Father’s Job Search!

Hiring Millennials – Your Company Needs Them

 And Here is Why …

The first thing to consider when hiring these young and eager to succeed individuals is that training is not what it used to be.  This generation coming into the workforce, referred to as millennials, grew up using computers, smart phones and the internet.  New programs, applications and technical attributes come to them intuitively by the time they have joined the workforce.  If they seem genuinely interested in being part of your group and have most of the skills you require, give them a chance.  Of course there are exceptions, but in general, this group is very tech savvy.   Training cost in time and man hours should be very minimal to your company.  These talented individuals also tend to be on top of the latest and greatest in technical news, they will probably have innovative ideas when it comes to new technology within your company.

Statistics based on studies of “Generation Y” a.k.a. “Millennials”

  • By the year 2020 46% of all U.S. work force will be Millennials
  • 64 % will ask about social media policies during job interviews
    • 24% of those say it would be a key factor in accepting the offer
  • 52% say opportunities for career progression made an employer attractive
  • 65% said the opportunity for personal development was the most influential factor in their current job
  • Only 22% saw training and development as the most valued benefit from an employer

Based on survey findings, something else to consider is the millennial’s vision of a working environment.  Millennials understand technology has made it possible to be able to work from just about anywhere.  A good portion of them do not necessarily expect the typical 9-5.  Some of them are much happier and more productive sitting at their laptop getting things done all by themselves than they are being surrounded by people.  As long as the work is done, and they are able to effectively communicate with those they must communicate with then this may not be a negative attribute.  In actuality, it is more economical to hire a brilliant young mind and not pay to relocate them, it broadens your range of applicants as well as saving your company money.

Also, these younger people, ages 18-35, tend to consider the long recruitment process “archaic”, your process should be efficient and effective.  You need to be able to reassure your candidate that they will not get lost in a sea of resumes.

CEG Partners has a unique database with tens of thousands of candidates including “Millennials”, and we have access to even more qualified individuals.  Please contact info@cegpartners.com and be sure to visit our website at www.cegpartners.com .  Let us find you the right people!

Arkansas Business Leaders Economic Survey Mid-Year Results 2015

Results are in – Arkansas Businesses Continue to Project Revenue Growth

Optimistic Outlook Continues

The 2015 mid-year survey covers industries ranging from Airlines & Aerospace to Energy & Utilities – and every industry in between.  More than half the companies surveyed have an annual revenue of over $10M, more than 60 percent have over 50 employees and over 75 percent are officers of the company (CEO, CFO, VPs and other upper management titles.)

Recent results are similar to this time last year with 69 percent expecting sales revenue to continue to increase. Over half expect Arkansas employment to increase the remaining half of 2015 which is up 4% from 2014 so confidence levels are rising.

In answering to rate criteria based on its impact to Arkansas business leaders’ company’s workforce growth the top four responses are as follows,

  1. Candidate pool is limited
  2. Candidate skill set is lacking
  3. Candidates do not have required education
  4. Their company does not have the resources to recruit / hire

Our research indicates that the real problem is the fourth concern – Companies do not have resources to identify and attract top talent. What companies and candidates need is a type of “match-maker”. That’s the approach CEG Partners takes. We have a unique database of highly skilled candidates who live in Arkansas or are willing to move here for the right opportunity. We also offer consulting services to help accelerate your company’s profits.

About CEG Partners

CEG Partners is experienced in consulting, executive search and technical staffing. Our IT staffing agency includes – IT recruiting, IT staffing, Tech staffing, as well as sourcing IT consultants for many of our clients. Our consulting practice includes – Program Management, Six Sigma (and Lean Six Sigma), Customer Experience, Customer Retention, Process Improvement, Customer Loyalty, as well as Customer Surveys. Please contact us for all of your consulting and staffing needs, whether you’re a job seeker or an employer.

Economic Survey Results – Good News!

Economic Survey Results are in - the News is Good!
Sales Revenue Forecast & Economic Conditions Forecast


Economic Survey Results are in – the News is Good!

Overall, CEOs and other Arkansas executives project that their company’s sales revenues are going to improve over the next 6 months. When comparing this most recent survey responses to this time last year, there’s a 17% improvement. Our CEOs and other business leaders in Arkansas also indicated that economic conditions are better today than 6 months ago. These results improved by 54% year over year!
This positive response is not without its concerns, specifically they also said the following items are still impacting the ability of their company to grow:
• Government Regulation and Compliance matters
• Growing their business with a Skilled Workforce
• Growing their business with Technological Innovation

This same group of executives’ also projects that their Arkansas employment will increase in the next 6 months. These positive responses increased by 43% as compared to this time last year. They did say that the main factors that are impacting their ability to grow their workforce are:
• Lack of qualified candidates (skills, education, & training) and
• The inability of their company to recruit the right talent

CEG Partners can help. Our solutions help companies with:
• Finding qualified candidates for their open positions
• Augmenting their staff with professional contractors and consultants
• Providing custom software tools to run their operations more efficiently

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Tracking Customer Satisfaction

Know What Your Customers are saying about YOUR Business!

Keep Your Customers by Planning Ahead

With holiday season coming up you can guarantee that a good percentage of your customers have travel or vacation plans and their demands might differ at this time of year. Deadlines will be tighter and more restrictive, and their availability will be more limited. There is a high probability that they will also request expedited services with their holiday driven time constraints.
Be prepared to please them (and to keep them), start surveying your customers now. One place to start would be to have a link on your website that will take them to a short but specific questionnaire. You could also send an email out that has a link to your survey. Some important things to know about your customers are the following:

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