In the InTech Center’s first Welding Connections series, take a closer look at a company dedicated to you – Elias & Co. Staffing. Find out more about this employer and how they can make an impact on your life, now and in the future.
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY (January 20, 2017) – Fifteen years ago, Elias Enciso discovered a way to turn his passion for helping people into a career. He noticed that both companies and individuals in the Inland Empire struggled to find the right match for their needs. So, powered by the potential to fill this need, he started Elias & Co., a staffing agency dedicated to helping their employees move up in their careers, while also saving companies time trying to fill their positions.
WHAT IS A STAFFING AGENCY?
For many job candidates, the term staffing agency may create some confusion. What exactly do they do, and how can they help you? Staffing agencies are the go-to source for employers when they find themselves with an open position, but no time or resources to recruit a qualified employee. The employer reaches out to the staffing agency about the job, and then they begin to actively recruit to fill the position for the employer.
Depending on the staffing agency, they can either pull from the applicants they have on file or post the job and go through the hiring process themselves. They then provide the company with a qualified candidate on either a temporary, temporary-to-permanent, or permanent position. Individuals are considered employees of the staffing agency unless they are hired on a permanent (direct hire) basis.
ELIAS & CO. STAFFING
As a staffing agency, Elias & Co. is dedicated to providing candidates with the resources they need to succeed with potential employers. Specializing in Electrical and Assembly jobs, Elias & Co. works with each individual closely to ensure they are the right fit for the company hiring.
Their focus on self-improvement sets them apart from other employers. “Not only do we strive to improve ourselves, but we help the employees we place on assignments improve their own leadership skills,” says Enciso, who provides free workshops for their employees to develop their expertise. “Our ‘Move-Up’ program focuses on introducing our employees to management skills, organizational skills, and emotional intelligence in the workplace.”
Because of the staffing agency’s commitment, a wide variety of companies want to work with Elias & Co. candidates to offer a wide variety of employment, including general labor/warehouse, administrative, management, and executive positions. They believe that all their employees have the potential to become leads, supervisors, and managers, and it begins with their willingness to raise the standard for the staffing industry.
HOW TO GET HIRED
Elias & Co. Staffing consistently looks for energetic, motivated, and enthusiastic personnel to help develop their career and professional profile. “Common challenges many employers face is that some employees don’t follow through on their promise to succeed,” Enciso says. He aims to tackle this issue head on by being proactive with his employees.
His company’s Move-Up program specifically deals with the lack of “soft skills” that companies find are missing in today’s young workforce. Soft skills are personal attributes that enable someone to effectively navigate their environment, work well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals with complementing hard (technical) skills. Some examples include communication, teamwork/collaboration, adaptability, problem-solving, critical observation, and conflict resolution.
“Our company’s mission is to help employees get more experience and more skills,” Enciso reiterates. They want their employees to MOVE UP in their careers.
Elias & Co. Staffing works with InTech Center graduates, whose certifications are needed for their open positions. Many InTech Center students have proven their reliability, perseverance, and willingness to work – they make ideal candidates.
To apply to Elias & Co. Staffing, Enciso offers the following: “Walk in to our branch to fill out our application, even if you’re not done with your courses! You will remain active in our system until you are ready for a job. We may even be able to work around your schedule and place you at a job while you finish your courses.”
A fulfilling career begins when you take that leap. Let Elias & Co. Staffing help you use your InTech Center training to your advantage. Visit their website or make the call at (909) 218-7272 now.