Client Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: How can Williamson help me solve my staffing challenges
A company’s success is, in large part, determined by its ability to locate, attract, recruit, hire, and retain quality people. Why allow the challenges of filling open positions to distract from your core business? Williamson Employment Services offers convenient, effective, and customized staffing solutions. Let us find qualified, reliable, and hardworking employees who have the right skills to keep you fully staffed. We work closely with employees, candidates, and clients to successfully fill your open positions.
Williamson knows where the best candidates are. In fact, our current employees are our best source recruiting for new candidates; an enormous compliment! Candidates come to us because we make finding a job easier and they know we work with high quality companies like yours. We can match your needs with our employee’s skills and experience.
Partner with Williamson for your next staffing challenge and put our outstanding reputation, many years of experience, and history of success to work for you. At Williamson Employment Services, we are Placing People First.
- Q: Why Williamson
At Williamson Employment Services, our passion for staffing comes from building enduring relationships with our client companies and our employees; in spending the time to get to know the personality and character of both so that we can deliver superior results. Matching skills and experience is important, but it’s just the starting point. Whether it’s manufacturing or management, IT or skilled industrial, forklift drivers or accountants, administrative assistants or welders, CNC operators or warehouse clerks, what matters is that right person is placed in the right job. Temporary, Temporary-to-Hire, or Direct Hire, you want employment experts handling your employment needs. Experience the Williamson difference. Placing People First . . . it’s what we do.
- Q: What services do you offer
- Direct Hire Placement
A company's success is, in large part, determined by its ability to locate, attract, recruit, and hire quality people. Williamson Employment Services works closely with both candidates and companies nation-wide to successfully fill client openings.
- Information Technology
IT recruiting specialists work with consultants, analysts, programmers, designers, installers, occupations involving computer sciences (hardware or software), and communications technologists (Internet, telephony, etc.) to match their skills to client openings.
We can provide you with talented employees on a temporary-to-hire basis with the possibility of being hired to the your company after a minimum assignment period is met. Prior to you extending an offer of direct employment, Williamson is the employer of record and assumes the responsibility for workers' compensation insurance, payroll, unemployment cost, and benefits. Our Temporary to Hire program works well for assigned employees as well as employers. Before joining the staff of the prospective employer, employees get to know the business work culture and job responsibilities. As the client company, you will have the opportunity to become familiar with employee abilities, skills, and corporate culture fit.
- Temporary Staffing
Have employees who are absent, vacationing, or on family leave? Need additional workers for peak periods or special projects? Want to use summer/college interns without employing them directly? Williamson can help you out. These employees can always transition temporary-to-hire or longer term assignments if your needs change or you find you just can't live without them.
- Long-Term Staffing
With today’s rapidly changing employment market, there are many advantages to maintaining employees through Williamson long-term. Whether we recruit the employees or you do, Williamson assumes the responsibility for employment duties including payroll taxes, workers' compensation insurance, and unemployment cost. Plus, we offer great benefits, such as vacation, medical insurance, and a 401k plan! Often these benefits are better than those of our client companies. Contact us to find out more about freeing yourself to concentrate on your core business while retaining better workers with great benefits.
- Q: What industries and companies do you work with
We partner with several hundred companies in many different industries to provide solutions to their staffing needs. The following is a sampling of the different industries:
Advertising Firms Manufacturers Brokerage Firms Distributors Software Developers Schools Districts Engineering Firms Hospitals Construction Firms Law Firms Printing Companies Medical Offices Municipal Government Insurance Companies Accounting Firms Newspapers Colleges & Universities Radio Stations Auditing Companies Banks & Credit Unions Utility Companies Retail Businesses Financial Institutions Associations
Williamson provides a high level of confidentiality to each client, employee, and candidate. Because of this, we do not disclose the names or other information about our clients without their consent. Likewise, we will not disclose your information to anyone outside of Williamson without your permission unless we are legally required to do so.
- Q: What types of jobs do you fill
These are just a few of the types of job opportunities that we fill. Contact us and put a Williamson employee to work for you today.
Welding: MIG, TIG, and Robotic Machine Maintenance CNC / CMC Operator / Programmer Shipping / Receiving HiLo / Forklift Driver Production Lead / Supervisor General Labor Material Handler Machine Operator Material Management Electrical Assembly Quality Control Picker / Packer Line Service Technician Janitorial Administrative Assistant IT and Software Legal Secretary Engineering / Technical Office Manager Finance / Audit Call Center Human Resources Medical Billing Management Accounting / Bookkeeping Sales / Marketing Technical Writing Graphic Design
- Q: Where are you located
We supply staffing solutions for West Michigan and Northern Indiana and recruit for Professional/Direct Hire positions nationally. Our offices are located in St. Joseph, Grand Rapids, and Niles in Michigan and South Bend in Indiana. See our Locations page.
- Q: What are your hours
All offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. See our Locations page.
- Q: Where is your corporate office
St. Joseph, Michigan. See our Locations page.
- Q: What is your application and screening process
Candidates apply in person at one of our branch office Locations. After filling out an employment application, they complete computerized assessments based on their experience and education. A behavioral-style interview is conducted by an American Staffing Association accredited Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) to discuss skills, work history, employment goals, job preference, and availability. This process typically takes one to 1½ hours.
Screening is customized to meet your specific needs and can include:
- Reference checks
- Employment history verification
- Drug Screens
- Criminal Record
- Education verification
- Credit History
- Motor Vehicle History
- Professional License
- Job specific evaluations
- Behavioral Assessments
- Q: What employee benefits do you offer
Williamson offers the following benefits:
- Paid Vacation
- Medical Insurance available
- Short Term Disability available
- Dental Insurance available
- Term Life Insurance available
- Workers’ Compensation
- 401(k) Plan
- Direct Deposit
- Aflac Insurance
- Verizon Wireless Corporate Discount
- Q: When are employees paid
Payday is weekly, every Thursday. Employees may pick up their paychecks on Thursday beginning at 12:00 noon and all day Friday. They may also choose to have their paycheck mailed or elect direct deposit after their first month of employment.
Federal/Bank holidays may delay paycheck distribution; watch for notices in your paychecks prior to Federal/Bank holidays.
- Q: Who is Williamson Staffing Services
Williamson Staffing Services was formerly the name of our branch office in the Grand Rapids, MI area. That office was always owned and operated by Williamson Employment Services, Inc. In July 2012, Williamson Staffing Services changed its name so that it would match up with our long-standing corporate identity, Williamson Employment Services.
- Q: Who do I contact for more information