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  • Sparks Personnel Services update
    12 days ago

    According to surveys with HR managers and hiring managers, quality accounting and finance positions continually rank among the “most difficult jobs to fill”. Professional recruiting expert, SPARKS, shares tips on how to attract top financial and accounting professionals. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIKzV

    How to Attract Top Financial Professionals

    by Shawn Connelly | Jul 23, 2015 Having trouble keeping your finance and accounting departments fully manned? You aren't alone. Good financial workers aren't easy to find. In recent staffing surveys of the most difficult jobs to fill, accounting and finance staff continually rank high, even ahead of infamously underserved career fields like nursing, information technology and engineering.

  • Sparks Personnel Services update
    14 days ago

    Time Un-Wasters: Great ideas to keep your team on task. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIKja

    Time Un-Wasters: Great ideas to keep your team on task | SPARKS

    Workplace surveys show that employees waste up to one full day per week on unproductive activities. Whether they work virtually or right under your nose, use these great ideas to keep your employees on-task -- without having to crack a whip.

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  • Incredible organization full of people who are motivated, talented and genuinely want to help candidates and clients.

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    Pros

    The PEOPLE! Great teams who look forward to coming to work. Strong retention. Great training. Reputable organization that has been established since 1970 and growing at a smart pace increasing market share while not losing site of the individuals.

    Cons

    Its a regional firm so there are limitations if you want to relocate or travel to other areas for business purposes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to spend the one on one time with your staff so it is understood how each person can grow professionally and stay motivated.


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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sparks Personnel Services (Herndon, VA) in July 2014.

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    The Sparks office in Herndon, VA contacted me as a candidate for a full time position with a company they represent. They would not tell me the name of the company but gave me some details of the position. They requested an interview with me in order to be able to submit my resume to the company. Prior to the in person meeting I had to complete several forms on-line. They sent me a detailed email outlining the interview, where to park, etc. Way at the bottom, after driving and parking instructions, listed documents I was to bring to verify employment eligibility. I arrived early for the interview and was shuffled in to a very small office and told to watch a video. This video was so outdated that it showed employees of the company filing out time cards by hand and mailing them in to the company. This video represented employees searching for part time or temporary work. Not a permanent full time job as I was looking for. After the video I was asked in person all the exact questions I was asked over the phone. Then I was escorted to another small office to complete more forms on-line. In person I was asked to complete a release for a background check, including my social security number. I refused as I was not comfortable providing this information on paper when I have no idea where this paper will be stored and on who’s desk. IF an offer was extended and IF the company required a background check, I would be happy to provide this information. The account executive I worked with never called or email to follow up with me. After I followed up with her she simply sent an email stating that she was moving to a different office and would not be my contact any longer. I have never heard from them again. After I knew what company the job was with, I searched my files and realized I had already applied to the exact same job through indeed.com weeks earlier. Sparks was a total disappointment and a complete waste of my time!

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Sparks Personnel Services Awards & Accolades

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Best of Staffing - Client List , Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2012
Best of Staffing - Client List , Inavero and CareerBuilder, 2013
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Additional Info

Website www.sparkshr.com
Headquarters Rockville, MD
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1970
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

SPARKS is a leading staffing, recruiting and talent management solutions provider. Each year we connect thousands of job seekers to the area’s leading organizations for temporary/contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire employment opportunities. We specialize in the placement of professionals across a broad range of categories, positions and levels including: office/administrative, customer service, human resources and talent acquisition, legal support, gov't and cleared personnel, mortgage, banking, accounting, finance, contracts /procurement and IT ... More

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