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Delta Personnel Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Expansion of Services

doctors2New Orleans-based staffing agency, Delta Personnel, celebrates its 50th anniversary by adding healthcare recruitment to its service offerings. The agency, which opened its doors in 1968, specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire and executive recruiting in the food and hospitality, professional services, IT support and light industrial industries. With the addition of healthcare, Delta can now provide recruitment opportunities for highly skilled hospital administrators, doctors, nurses and personal care professionals.

“Delta’s expansion marks an important transformation for the company,” said the owner, Teresa Lawrence. “Our growth is not only in response to the nation’s need to fill positions in the healthcare industry but Delta’s on-going commitment to put skilled workers in good paying jobs.”

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Arthur Simmons, Delta’s new SR. Talent Acquisitions Manager – Healthcare

The agency has already made one major step towards positioning itself to attract healthcare clients and job seekers. Last month, Delta hired Arthur Simmons as the new senior talent acquisitions manager with a focus on healthcare. Simmons brings more than 10 years of talent acquisitions experience to the company. After four years with MSI International in a similar role, Simmons is well-positioned to hit the ground running as a full-cycle recruiter.

“Delta has afforded me the chance to integrate my vision for healthcare recruitment with their business expansion strategy,” said Simmons. “This is a great opportunity to help the agency build something new and venture into a rapidly growing sector.”

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2016, the healthcare industry created more jobs than any other sector, adding 35,000 jobs per month. Louisiana, alone, saw a jump in healthcare employment, a trend many economists predict will continue over the next 10 years.

To learn more about Delta’s healthcare recruitment services, call 504-833-5200 or visit www.deltapersonnel.com.

5 TIPS TO ENSURE YOU GO FROM TEMP TO HIRE

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Can your temporary job turn into a full-time opportunity? Yes, it can! In today’s competitive job market, employers often take their time to search for the ideal candidate. Full-time hiring decisions are typically made after a 3 to 6-month period of observation. In the meantime, employees are in a holding pattern waiting to learn whether their temporary job will convert to a permanent opportunity.

The good news is, according to research from the American Staffing Industry, in 2015, 35% of contract employees were offered a chance to go from temporary to permanent employment and 66% of those accepted the offers. That means you have a very good chance of being hired.

Since 1968, Delta Personnel has successfully filled thousands of temp-to-hire positions. With 50 years in the staffing industry, Delta’s recruiters are dedicated to ensuring employees and employers are a good fit.  But it’s the temporary employee’s ability to put their best foot forward that increases their chances of securing a full-time position.

Here are 5 tips to ensure your temp-to-hire job ends in a hire:

  1. Attitude is everything.  From your first day on the job, show your passion for the company and the work. Show your commitment to and enthusiasm for the job by going above and beyond what is asked of you.
  2. Perform like your job is permanent. Think of your temp assignment as an extended job interview. Your punctuality, performance, problem-solving skills, and work ethic will be under close watch. Take this opportunity to show them you can be an irreplaceable member of the team. Make sure there is no doubt that if given the opportunity, you would choose to stay.
  3. Show an interest in the company. Demonstrate that you are in it for the long haul by asking about the company’s history, culture and mission. Be sure to spend time developing relationships with your co-workers. You will want them to report back positively about your attitude, skill-set and willingness to help.
  4. Learn as much as you can. Demonstrate to your employer that you are eager to learn and can learn quickly. Never be afraid to ask questions. It is more important that you ask a question and learn how to complete a task correctly than keep silent and get something wrong.
  5. Take the initiative. Be on the lookout for ways to go above and beyond. If you finish a task ahead of time, ask if there is something else you can do. Before you leave for the day, ask your boss if he or she needs anything else. These little things will demonstrate your value as an employee.

Finally, be patient. It may be difficult waiting to find out if your temporary position will become permanent but think of it as a learning experience. Towards the end of the temporary period make sure you convey your interest in the position and be prepared to highlight how you can be a continued asset to the organization.

Delta Personnel will be your advocate throughout the interview, hiring process and employment contract negotiations, to ensure that you have an opportunity to secure a good job at a great pay-rate.

For more information, call 504.833.5200 or visit http://www.deltapersonnel.com.

PR Solutions CEO discusses New Orleans’ Workforce in September Issue of Biz New Orleans Magazine

Michelle D. Jackson, CEO, PR Solutions LLC

Michelle Jackson, CEO of New Orleans-based PR Solutions LLC, discusses the Big Easy’s economic drivers, including workforce development and the emerging tech start-up community, in the September issue of Biz New Orleans Magazine. 

Click to read her article, The Sweet Spot.

More on Michelle Jackson:

Jackson is the owner of PR Solutions LLC of Louisiana, a strategic marketing and corporate event planning consulting firm, Founder of the i.Invest National Youth Entrepreneur Business Competition and Executive Director of LifeSkills Foundation, a 501 c3 organization dedicated to advocating for youth entrepreneurship. Before moving to New Orleans, Jackson worked for six years for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) where she held the positions of Director of Federal Facilities, Director of Boards and Commissions and Director of the Office of Strategic Industries and Innovations, the agency’s first department dedicated to working with start-up companies in high-tech industries. Jackson led the policy development effort to create the InvestMaryland program, a first-of-its-kind legislative initiative that raised $84 million for seed and early-stage ventures and the InvestMaryland Challenge, Maryland’s first international business competition for advanced technology startup companies. Jackson is a military wife and published author. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from The University of Alabama and Masters of Public Administration from Central Michigan University. 

Delta Personnel Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

New Orleans’ Staffing Agency Ranks Among America’s Top Companies with Three-Year Sales Growth of 42%
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NEW ORLEANS, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine today ranked Delta Personnel, Inc. on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. To view the listing visit the Inc. 5000 website.

Delta Personnel, a woman-owned full-service temp, temp-to-hire and direct hire staffing solutions agency, was recognized for its three-year 42% growth. With over 40 years in service, Delta is one of the oldest staffing agencies in the Greater New Orleans area. The company has worked with local and national leading organizations including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hilton of New Orleans, NFL, NBA, Essence Festival and Textron Marine.

“It is a privilege to join the ranks of Inc. 5000’s exceptional companies and to be recognized as a leader in business growth,” said Teresa Lawrence, CEO, Delta Personnel. “Our mission is to work within the community to support business sustainability and help companies grow. This recognition inspires our employees, clients and the New Orleans community to continue to strive towards economic progress.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Delta Personnel, Inc.

Delta Personnel opened its doors in 1968. Today, the company services clients throughout the Gulf Coast region. The company’s mission is to help businesses build contingent workforces by recruiting and retaining talent in fields, including industrial, hospitality, professional services and IT support. With over 900 employees, Delta Personnel is a major supplier of workers to the New Orleans area. To learn more, call 504-833-5200 or visit our website at www.deltapersonnel.com.

For more information about Delta Personnel, Inc. contact:

Michelle Jackson

Director of Marketing

504-509-7094

mjackson@deltapersonnel.com