I worked at BOLT Staffing full-time (Less than a year)
I began my tenure with the American Canyon office as a temp. I was converted to permanent with all of the positions that I was placed with. I was then offered to work as internal staff. This was the best and most productive move I have ever made. I began working the front desk, which is essentially an HR coordinator role. I eventually moved over into recruiting towards the end of my stay, when I decided to move out of state. I did not have to apply to a single job, I simply posted my resume on Indeed and was immediately recruited by my current employer. I would not be in my current position today, hadn't it been for the management team and CEO (who is absolutely fabulous), you will not find a better team to work with. The job itself is incredibly demanding, the assignment employees are incredibly demanding, but it is very rewarding at the end of the day.
The assignment staff, some are great but most are the worst. I was called more expletives there than anywhere else in the world. Pay is on the lower end of the spectrum, and the benefits could be better.
Advice to Management
There is a rift between the corporate office and the American Canyon branch, they lack an essential communication that generates headaches at the end of the day (a couple of instances of recruiters "stealing" staff from others and not saying anything to their colleagues. I have learned the main differences between a boutique agency and working for the largest in the world. I feel that with Bolt we were very desperate for people to work, with my new firm I can be picky, and only hire the talent that we need rather than a body to fill a position. I'd also recommend having more phone coverage the Recruiters get stuck dealing with payroll issues and managing staff for the day rather than building a pipeline of candidates to fast fill positions.
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