When brainstorming ideas on what to write about, I had about a dozen different topics floating through my head. I thought maybe I could write about something funny and correlate it into the recruiting world, or maybe I should write about my kids and the joys of being a father to three amazing and beautiful girls, or possibly I could talk about my love for sports, specifically college football, and my career as a collegiate athlete and tie that into being a recruiter for Celebrity Staff. These were all great ideas and would have been very easy to write about, but then I thought to myself, I would rather write about something that has been a real eye opener for me since joining the Celebrity Staff team.
One of the biggest hurdles I run into with almost every candidate is explaining who we are and what we do. The most common misconception with staffing agencies is we are all just temp agencies and temp agencies are only for lower end employees who have poor work history or are not qualified enough to find a job on their own. I am going on my fourth month now with Celebrity Staff and I have to admit, before I was hired, I was one of those people. I had no idea what staffing agencies truly did and quite frankly, I didn’t really care. I had no interest in working with a staffing agency because I didn’t think I needed them. I thought, I have a bachelor’s degree and a solid work history; I should be able to find a job on my own. Well as I am sure you are ALL aware, it is NOT that easy! I spent countless number of hours searching for jobs! I can’t tell you how many applications I completed and resumes I sent out. Not to mention the time it takes to complete an application for a job you are interested in these days!
Had I known anything about Celebrity Staff and what they do, I would have picked up the phone right then and there and reached out to a recruiter. I had no idea how many clients Celebrity Staff works with in the Omaha, Lincoln, Kansas City, and Des Moines areas, with a handful of these clients being Fortune 500 companies. And as for the “Aren’t you just a temp agency” comment that I hear on a weekly basis, I am here to tell you we are NOT just a temp agency! We offer so much more. While we do have temporary positions where you might be filling in for someone on maternity leave or helping with some seasonal work, the majority of our positions are either temp-to-hire or direct hire. Temp-to-hire is what we call “Match Hire®”. This is where you work somewhere for an average of 90 days and are brought on permanently if it is a good fit for the employer and most importantly, YOU! That’s right, YOU decide if it is a good fit after the temporary period. At Celebrity we call it the “Try it before you buy it” opportunity. And then there is “Direct Hire”. When you are hired on with a company through Direct Hire, you are on their payroll from day one!
Working with a staffing agency is a no brainer. I absolutely love my job and what I do, but if I am ever back in the job market and looking for jobs again, Celebrity Staff will be the first place I call! Why would you not want to utilize all of the resources you can and have a helping hand in finding you awesome employment? Celebrity Staff is an affiliate of C&A Industries, which is one of the largest staffing firms in the country and a national leader in staffing with more than 45 years of success! Celebrity Staff is not just a temp agency. We are the staffing and recruitment partner with the experience, resources, and network to connect extraordinary people with outstanding opportunities!
Scott joined Celebrity Staff in May 2017. He has a passion for recruiting as he loves interacting with people and helping them. Scott graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a degree in communications and is currently pursuing his master’s degree from Bellevue University in organization performance. As a former collegiate athlete, he is competitive by nature and always strives to be the best. Scott and his wife, Jill, have three daughters, Olivia (5), Abby (3), and Claire (1) and an adorable dog, Molly, who is a little Morkie. Away from work, Scott loves to spend time with his girls by taking them to the park, going for a walk, or just sitting at home watching TV. Scott is an avid college football fan and bleeds Husker red. Last but not least, he loves Christmas and Christmas songs.