November 23rd, 2016 by Sarah Cook

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the SmithPersonnel Family! Today, we are thankful for time spent with family and friends. What are you thankful for? read more…

November 11th, 2016 by Sarah Cook

Today, we honor the many incredible men and women who have fought to defend our nation. America, Home of the free because of the brave. Join us in showing your support to Veterans! Not sure how? The easiest thing you can do is simply reach out to veterans you know and personally thank them for their service.

November 8th, 2016 by Sarah Cook

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Social Venture Partners Donate $1,000,000 to Paul Quinn College

Smith Personnel Solutions proudly sponsored this year’s bigBANG! conference. The event is Dallas’ longest-running event for social innovation. It is a gathering of both local and national leaders to share innovative thoughts and ideas on how to best create a positive social impact. bigBANG! has been “driving deeper conversations and innovative solutions for positive change in our city for more than a decade.”  read more…

September 30th, 2016 by Sarah Cook

Just recently, our Fort Worth Operations Manager Billy Mata and the Accounting Manager Sara Juarez put together yet another great luncheon to thank a South Fort Worth client and the temporary employees assigned to this client for all of their hard work throughout their peak season. read more…

August 31st, 2016 by Sarah Cook


Depositphotos_63143591_m-2015We are currently hiring Production Workers, Packers and Forklift Drivers. Contact the Smith Personnel Solutions location closest to you!

August 2nd, 2016 by Sarah Cook

Managing Diversity

Today’s workers make up the most age diverse and experience rich workforce in history. Here at Smith, we understand that diversity is key to success, however; we also understand that managing a diverse team can present a few challenges. Here are few pointers for managers who wish to better connect with team members and bridge generational gaps within the group.

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July 4th, 2016 by Dog StarMedia

The hiring process can be long and tedious. Screening applicants, interviews, and background checks all add up to a time-consuming undertaking. While having a dedicated HR department can help, sometimes, businesses find it easier to outsource their hiring needs to an outside staffing agency, like Smith Personnel. But why should you hire a staffing agency?

Perhaps the biggest advantage to using a staffing agency is that it saves your business time. Recruiting prospective job candidates takes time, especially if the hiring process consists of multiple rounds of interviews, background checks or drug screenings. While some companies have the hours to spare, others are crunched for time. The hiring process ultimately takes away from other important tasks, many of those impacting a financial branch of the business.

Additionally, when workers forgo giving the standard two-week notice and instead quit on the spot, it can put the company in a tough situation where its hard-pressed to find a replacement quickly. Because the hiring process takes time, that position may remain vacant for some time. Staffing agencies, on the other hand, typically have a pool of pre-screened and interviewed candidates they can submit to the company for a relatively quick hiring turnaround time. Oftentimes, companies only meet once they are ready to make their final hiring decision.

Staffing agencies do all the heavy lifting including performing all recruiting and hiring activities, reference checks, background checks and drug screenings. If you’re interested in bringing on a staffing agency to assist your business with its hiring needs, email us at info@smithpersonnel.com or connect with your local office.

June 3rd, 2016 by Dog StarMedia

You’ve been in your current position long enough now that you’ve gotten into a good work rhythm, your boss loves you and your input on big projects is always well received. You love your job. At the same time, you’re wondering why you haven’t started climbing the corporate ladder just yet. But sometimes it isn’t always as easy as waiting for that much anticipated promotion to fall into your lap. Finding ways to be proactive can help you get there faster, and the pros at Smith Personnel Solutions have a few ways to help you do just that.

 

 

  1. Show initiative Volunteer for upcoming projects, request cross-training to help fill the need in other departments or offer to work overtime if your department has a big upcoming deadline. Doing so shows your willingness to go the extra mile to help your team as well as others succeed.

 

  1. Find a Mentor Find someone who is experienced and willing to take you under their wing. This person can talk you through your career goals, identify areas for improvement and potentially sing your praises to the right people.

 

  1. Network Internally Building relationships outside of your department is more important than people think. Not only does it leverage your visibility, but it helps you have a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of people in other departments.

 

  1. Make Yourself Indispensable Whether it’s learning a crucial skill or improving results, find a way to make yourself absolutely essential to your department’s success. Bonus points if helps boost the bottom line!

 

  1. Ask for it Raise your hand, and show your interest in advancing your career with the company. Higher ups like to see employees who show ­a genuine interest in staying with the company long term. Don’t be afraid to pat yourself on the back by highlighting your big wins.

 

The road to the top isn’t always laid out before you with ease. Oftentimes, you must forge the path yourself, and these tips can help you get there. Haven’t found the right job yet? That’s where we can help! Contact us via email at info@smithpersonnel.com or click here to connect to the office closest to you.

May 25th, 2016 by Sarah Cook

Pictured above is the 4th generation leadership team of Smith Protective Services Inc. (from left) Aaron Smith, Kimberly Smith, Elliott Smith, and Alex Smith.

Pictured above is the 4th generation leadership team of Smith Protective Services Inc. (from left) Aaron Smith, Kimberly Smith, Elliott Smith, and Alex Smith.

113-year-old Company Transitioning to 4th-generation of Family Members

 

Smith Protective Services Inc. has announced its new executive leadership team with a fourth-generation of Smith family members taking the helm of the largest and oldest privately owned security service company in Texas.

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May 9th, 2016 by Dog StarMedia

Let’s be honest,we all take a few liberties from time to time. But doing so in excess can put your job in jeopardy, and some actions are arguably worse than others. That’s why the pros at Smith Personnel Solutions have compiled three of the top workplace behaviors to avoid.

  1. Being Late…every day Chronic tardiness is a surefire way to get noticed. And not in a good way. Not only does it reflect poorly on you, it can negatively impact the rest of your team, especially if there’s a looming deadline on the horizon or a scheduled team meeting. It also gives the impression that your job and responsibilities aren’t a priority. To play it safe, aim to be at the office 10 minutes early.

 

  1. Abusing Sick Time It’s inevitable that at some point, you WILL get sick. And that’s where having sick time to fall back on comes in handy. Besides, you don’t want to infect the rest of the office, right? But according to a study by Career Builder, roughly 38% of people have called in sick to work when they weren’t actually sick. Calling in sick too frequently can raise a red flag to your boss, and you may get caught red handed. It’s best to save those sick days for when you really need them.

 

  1. Taking credit when it’s not yours to take Hard work definitely pays off, but if you didn’t put in the work to begin with, don’t try to take the credit. Maybe your boss wasn’t privy to the division of work on a major project, and you’re tempted to bask in the glory of a job well done. But think again. The last thing you want to deal with is having to explain yourself when the truth comes to light.

 

By avoiding these three bad behaviors, you’re positioning yourself for success in your current position. Are you still trying to find a job that’s the right fit for you? We can help! Contact us via email at info@smithpersonnel.com or click here to connect to the office closest to you.