Insights and advice about jobs and hiring in the Lehigh Valley.

Stop Hiring the Wrong Employees!

Not every person you interview is going to be a good fit for your open position. Trying to shoehorn a candidate into a role or a company where they don’t belong is a recipe for failure. Before making a hiring decision you should look back at your previous experiences and see if there are any patterns you can tell based on people who haven’t worked out in the past. You may be able to review your screening process and make changes to focus on finding the right candidates from the start.

3 Tips to Consider When Hiring New Employees

Is the Company Culture a Match?

Your company culture is a mix of your mission statement, your corporate values, and your environment. The right candidate will be able to flourish in the culture you’ve already established. Determine what their core values are and if they are a match for your organization. For example, introverted workers will not succeed in an office filled with extroverts.

Go Beyond the Job Description.

The job description is a good start but it isn’t the only tool you can use to screen candidates for their qualifications and corporate fit. Candidates will always say yes when presented with a laundry list of every duty. What you really want to know is how they will fit into the company long term. Let them know the personalities of the department, how success is measured, and the purpose of this role in the company.

Polish Your Interviewing Techniques.

All too often hiring managers fall into a trap where they are the ones doing most of the talking in an interview. Instead, you really want to hear what the candidate has to say about their experience. Ask them questions to determine what they already know about your company, what their accomplishments are, and how they see themselves fitting in to your organization. Also, introduce them to other staff members to see how they interact.

Looking to Hire Top Tier Employees in Allentown, Pennsylvania?

HTSS Inc, top notch staffing agency in Allentown Pennsylvania, can assist you in your hiring initiatives. Contact our team of experts today for more information on how we can help your team grow!


CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.