Job Recruitment at AdvantaStaff: A job for every skill set

When it comes to job recruitment at AdvantaStaff, we take the time to understand the needs, skills, and priorities of the people on both sides of the equation—job seekers, and those looking to hire them. Our thoughtful approach as a staffing agency makes for a balanced working relationship with higher satisfaction all around, and more staying power, with many arrangements even leading to long-term professional careers. We’re so much more than a temp service!

As a staffing service with a stellar record of recruitment, the range of positions for which we hire means that we can find a good fit and comfortable working environment for nearly every applicant. With many customers in the light industrial and manufacturing sector, we place employees in manufacturing jobs as well as warehouse operations, technical roles, and administrative support positions.

For needs in warehouse operations and direct hire recruitment, available positions often include:

  • Pickers/packers
  • Assembly worker
  • Industrial mechanics
  • Machine operators
  • Sewing machine operators
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Management and Supervision roles

Because we have strong relationships in filling central Virginia jobs as a reputable employment source, manufacturers come to us with specialized positions like:

  • Line leads
  • Mechanical and Electrical technicians
  • Forklift operators
  • Shipping and receiving clerks
  • Inventory clerks
  • Quality control clerks
  • Quality control technician
  • Safety clerk
  • Process technician

Our manufacturing staffing in administrative support include:

  • Receptionists
  • Administrative assistants
  • Executive assistants
  • General clerks
  • Accounting clerks
  • Customer service representatives


A day in the life of an AdvantaStaff employee

Because we are a staffing service in a niche market—the manufacturing and light industrial space—applicants are sometimes surprised to see the diversity of on-the-job experience and exposure the work provides.

Our manufacturing and light industrial jobs might require employees to:

  • Load machines
  • Pack products
  • Test and screen for conformance to standards
  • Monitor production
  • Operate machinery
  • Assemble components using hand tools or power tools

Operating equipment for our warehouse operations clients can involve using specialized equipment, like fork trucks and pallet trucks, to move or load products. Other key tasks for temp and temp to perm employees in warehouse operations include:

  • Documenting shipping and receiving information
  • Tracking inventory
  • Reconciling product and equipment counts

Administrative jobs might involve:

  • Answering phones
  • Helping callers with questions and directing calls
  • Completing filing and data entry (entering information in a database)

Administrative applicants typically have Microsoft Office proficiency in programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.


Hiring, screening, and fine-tuning for success

Our success as a staffing service comes from the thoughtful processes we have established to find the right fit—and those processes can be as varied as the positions themselves. Some positions may require skills testing such as:

  • Math proficiency
  • Reading proficiency
  • Specialized skills testing, such as dexterity and skills necessary for motorized vehicle operations like operating a forklift
  • Ability to identify discrepancies in long number and letter sequences
  • Proficiencies in measurements and scales
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

Skills can be further explored and expanded through an orientation process tailored to the company’s needs. See our blog on how our focus on training can help reduce turnover and boost productivity.

We ensure a breadth of applicants by tailoring our recruiting efforts to the job. We often advertise on websites like Indeed and use social media posts on our Facebook and Instagram to reach a wider audience. For more professional careers, or careers in which specific technical skills are needed, we recruit on websites that have a larger audience of job-seeking professionals, such as LinkedIn, in addition to larger job seeking sites like Indeed.

Our ability to form long-term relationships with our employees allows us to better understand the skills they bring to a position, which often evolve over time, and to fine-tune our placements by identifying the environments where they are most likely to thrive.

If you’re searching for a new job and just now learning about AdvantaStaff, we can help you find a position that best matches your skills and needs. Contact our Operations Coordinator, Becky Hendricks, or take a look at our current open positions to get started. If you are an organization looking to hire short-term or temp to fulltime staff, contact our Client Services Manager, JT Wauford.