Need a Job? Need a New Employee? Penski Staffing Ltd Can Help
By Andrea Pedrick
When Barry L. Scholz opened his construction business 29 years ago, he knew he wanted to concentrate on projects and directing his employees on the job – not on the payroll and paperwork.
“Whether you have one employee or six on the payroll,l there is a lot of paperwork and reporting to the government,” said Scholz, owner of Barry Scholz – Builder, a residential carpentry business.
Scholz focuses his business on lesser and major renovation projects. Keeping up with the latest government regulations can be daunting for small business owners like him. That’s why he turned to Penski, Inc. Staffing for help with payroll and staffing. Penski specializes in human resources, payroll services, assessment and staffing services.
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“It’s pushing 20 years now that Penski took over my payroll. I spend 15 to 20 minutes a week on paperwork and they do the rest,” said Scholz. “I love their services. I’m not worrying about withholding and deductions. It’s covered.”
Penski also provides skilled labourers to local construction companies. One of Scholz’s first employees came from Penski. Scholz’s company is one of dozens of construction firms that have come to rely on Penski payroll and recruitment services.
John M. Wicke, general manager, said Penski provides all levels of staffing to hundreds of firms annually, many of which are construction companies. “We pride ourselves on knowing our clients’ needs so we can provide the best possible candidate for a variety of positions. We have successfully partnered with leading construction companies by providing skilled, entry-level and mid level employees,” said Wicke. “Every day, we interview candidates and assess their skills to determine their talents and experiences. Our clients have come to count on our superior customer service and quality referrals that allow them to focus on their core business and have confidence in the skill level of our assignees. The difference in the cost of a ‘bad hire’ or of just filling the job opening versus using Penski Staffing to find the exact “fit” is significant.”
Jobs are available despite these difficult and challenging economic times, insists Stacey MacCue, branch manager of Penski. “There are employment opportunities out there for the job seeker. Employers will often use us during challenging times because they might not be able to make the long-term commitment in respect to employment. We offer a great service by allowing employers the convenience of trying out a prospective employee before they make any permanent decisions,” said MacCue.
Currently Penski is looking for job applicants who want to work in areas such as: administrative, technical, construction, labour, retail, call center positions, sales/marketing professionals, health care and not-for-profit positions. A person can be assigned for a day or for several months.
MacCue added that candidates undergo assessment testing to ensure the right job fit; and some people will receive soft skills training for job readiness. There are no out-of-pocket costs to the job applicant. However; companies pay a recruitment fee to Penski. MacCue said, “Our recruiting costs often turn out to be less then what the employer would pay on their own, especially when you add up all the costs associated with hiring, such as advertising, as well as the time involved in interviewing, recruiting and screening applicants. Our service allows the company to focus on its core business instead of the hiring process. We also provide them with outstanding candidates that fulfill their expectations resulting in higher productivity in the workplace.” Annually Penski places 1,500 people in careers that range from administrative and production positions to controllers and engineers.
Wicke credits the success of the company to its ability to meet the customer’s needs. Penski is focused on finding the right match of employer and employee. These are standards that were set by founders Robert and Judith Penski more than 25 years ago.