Friday, June 26, 2009

NRG Is Voted #1 Staffing Service Provider!

With every contact we make we hope to deepen our relationships with employers and really discover what type of employees they are looking for. Compared to other agencies that will send over any resume they receive, we are very selective about the types of candidates we refer and we understand that our reputation rests on the quality of applicants we supply. We know that our testing and interview processes are proven to be successful in finding the top talent even before we suggest these applicants to our clients. Add to that the most competitive rates in our industry and our goal to provide the best customer service and it's no wonder we were voted Oklahoma City's Best Staffing Service Provider of 2009! We are tickled pink for being recognized at what we do best- connecting people to people.

Thank you Oklahoma City! Staffing Services Provider

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Key to Professionalism

Even if your workplace is laid back, and the dress code consists of jeans and t-shirts, professionalism is still the level by which a thriving company is measured. All too often professionalism is assumed to be what you wear and how polite you are, but the reality is that professionalism is the key to promotions and will help you maintain job satisfaction indefinitely. It also separates the exceptional employees, who are committed to doing the best they can, from other employees- who do just enough to get by.

"Professional" used to mean someone who has attained a doctoral-level degree, but it can also mean someone who is distinguished from an amateur. In other words, a professional is someone who learns every aspect of a job and discovers what is needed and wanted by the company they work for. Compare the following and see what I mean.


  • Uses lower emotional tones- anger, hostility, resentment and fear.
  • Flighty, flaky, unable to stay focused and not committed to learning duties.
  • Is pessimistic and will avoid difficult tasks as much as possible.
  • Gossips and takes up company time doing anything but their own job.
  • Gives respect only to superiors, if at all.


  • Uses higher emotional tones- enthusiasm, interest, contentment.
  • Is focused and clear-headed, even when multitasking, is very interested in the job at hand.
  • Remains optimistic and jumps into difficult assignments.
  • Is personable but does not gossip and is dedicated to accomplishing goals.
  • Is respectful to everyone they meet; especially concerning their time.
Another clear indication of a professional is someone who is honest with their employer concerning their own needs and aspiration. Integrity is a key concept and something that will separate the professionals from amateurs like oil and water.

Being professional does not always come with appreciation and being professional in the workplace can sometimes quickly turn into resentment if the only reason it is being done is for acclamation, a promotion, or a raise. A professional produces more than expected for their own level of satisfaction and understands that whether it is noticed or appreciated, the goal is inherent in performing the best job possible. This may be the hardest part of achieving professionalism, as many managers, and supervisors are not quick to show appreciation and sometimes do not show it in a way that an employee can understand. However, the result of having a sense of professionalism is recognizing what it takes to do a good job and knowing that you have consistently done the best work possible. Those who are able to master a strong sense of professionalism coupled with unwavering integrity will be noticed in any business!

Monday, June 1, 2009

How to Construct A Successful Resume

In a perfect world, only the "best suited" or "most qualified" candidate lands the job. But in the real world, it's often the best-suited and most qualified resume that gets a candidate through the hiring manger's door for the initial interview, and ultimately influences the hiring decision.

Your resume reflects your ability to identify and produce a quality product. Make it easy to read and under no circumstances should it be more than 2 pages in length. No exceptions! A crisp and clean appearance is essential to attract viewers to your strengths and weaknesses. Word processing programs typically have templates that help prepare a standard resume.

Your resume is a top priority. Tackle its preparation as you would any major project vital to your future and career- it is your one shot at getting an interview! Even if you already have a job, it is a good idea to always keep your resume updated just in case you decide to apply for a promotion or a better opportunity presents itself.

Here are some helpful links to building a successful resume:

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Personal Touch

In today's technologically savvy world, businesses find that retaining a physical presence is becoming difficult, or even too time-consuming. What began with making a call instead of stopping by an office, has become sending an e-mail instead of even picking up the phone. In some senses, this can be detrimental! What can be harder than remembering the face you never saw? Let alone the talent that may have been offered. Giving the personal touch will show that what you value most in your business are the people you work for and with.

Many ways to keep that personal edge are simpler than you'd imagine:

  • Send a thoughtful thank you note and send it before you forget what you're thankful for!
  • Greet all new contacts in person and really hear what they have to say, they may be able to give you some food for thought when you were sure you weren't hungry.
  • Give your business correspondence a little personality, the most effective letters touch on personal matters, not just money or the bottom line.
  • Say good morning or good afternoon to everyone you see and say it with a smile!
  • When it is possible, make the effort to go to a business contact's office and spend some time talking with them. When it isn't possible, make a phone call instead of sending an e-mail.
  • Even if a business or person isn't what you thought they'd be or didn't have the service you were looking for, make the effort to explain your disatisfaction. After all, you'd want the same chance for improvement!

Many people think that this is the old-fashioned way of doing business, but especially in today's economy it's important to remember that some things will never change. Even Wall Street is talking about the importance of businesses adding the personal touch.

"Let's bring back a model of life relationships," says Ken Moelis, a former superstar at UBS's U.S. investment bank who split off in 2007 to open Moelis & Co., "rather than one built around a banker's bonus cycle."
-A personal touch back to Wall Street"; Fortune Magazine; 12 Feb 2009

Don't let shaking a hand and having an honest conversation stop you from achieving that personal touch.