The Reserves Network Acquires Resource Staffing

Fairview Park, Ohio – The Reserves Network, a leading staffing provider of office, industrial, professional and technical talent, has acquired Texas-based staffing firm Resource Staffing.

Founded in 1989, Resource Staffing serves job seekers and customers in office administration, accounting, finance, real estate, customer care and non-clinical healthcare/medical. The company has five offices, Sugar Land, Houston Galleria, Houston Northwest, Austin/San Antonio and Dallas Metroplex. This past year, they placed more than 3400 employees with hundreds of clients throughout the state of Texas.

Locations will maintain the Resource Staffing name and brand, operating as an affiliate of The Reserves Network. Resource Staffing co-founders Dan Hines and Ricky Moorer will remain to ensure a seamless transition. All internal employees will remain with the company. The merger became official on Oct. 18.

“As two companies with very rich histories come together, we anticipate many great opportunities will lie ahead,” says Hines. “Not only do we share similar business models, customers and geographic locations, but we also hold the same core values of developing successful partnerships with our customers based on trust and confidence,” adds Moorer.

The Reserves Network joined the Texas business community in 2019 through the acquisition of Houston-based ExecuTeam and Team1Medical.

“Resource Staffing joining The Reserves Network is a natural fit,” says Neil Stallard, CEO of The Reserves Network. “Both companies share a vision of providing elite service to our customers and employees. The company, with its talented team, is the right partner for us to grow and expand our business offerings, and we’re excited to now have them as a part of our family.”

Nicholas Stallard, chief growth officer of The Reserves Network states: “As we strategically look at ways to grow our company, opportunities to unify with great organizations like Resource Staffing are unmistakable. We are excited about our continued expansion in the great state of Texas.”


About The Reserves Network

Headquartered in the Cleveland suburb of Fairview Park, Ohio, The Reserves Network was founded in 1984. The veteran-founded and family-owned company is privately held and has received multiple honors for customer loyalty, outstanding growth and management excellence. The Reserves Network employs more than 20,000 employees annually through its more than 40 operating locations in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest, and works with customers nationwide.

Beat the Sunday Blues with These Tips!

What is that feeling of dread and anticipation that creeps up on your days off? This is known as the Sunday blues and is the nickname given to anxiety that plagues you before the beginning of the workweek. This typically occurs on Sunday, hence the name, although it can happen on any day off. Do not let the Sunday blues ruin your free days.

Kiss Sunday Blues Goodbye with These Fun Tips

Plan a Fun Activity for Sunday

Make it a Sunday fun day. Consider going on a hike, catching a movie, participating in a yoga session, antiquing, or anything else that seems enjoyable. The secret is to already have plans in place before Sunday arrives, this way when you wake in the morning, you have something to look forward to instead of dwelling on the looming workweek.

Move Chores to the Work Week

Set aside your days off as a time for relaxation, family, friends, and fun. Do your best to move as many chores and errands as you can to the workweek, so that you do not feel like you are working on the weekends as well.

Tip: Break your chores into smaller pieces that you can accomplish throughout the week.

Indulge Monday Morning

Monday morning doesn’t have to be the end of your weekend. Make your weekend carry over into Monday morning. Grab breakfast from your favorite spot, enjoy a workout session, or indulge in a coffee from your preferred coffee shop and get your week off on the right start!

Unplug Over the Weekend

When your work week is done, make a pact with yourself to unplug from your work. Do not check your email or work on projects that could otherwise wait until Monday. Taking a breather from work will allow you to become rejuvenated and more productive in the workweek to come.

Change Your Perspective

Part of beating the Sunday blues is to change your perspective. Do not go into the weekend worried about the impending workweek. Instead, view your time off as an opportunity to take care of yourself. Relax, unwind, and do the activities that you enjoy the most.

When it Is More Than the Sunday Blues

The Sunday blues can happen to anyone from time-to-time, but when it seems like more, it may be time to find a new job. When you’re ready to start your next adventure and kick the Sunday blues for good, let Resource Staffing help you in your job hunt. As one of the premier staffing firm in Texas, we are experts in matching your skills with the perfect job, helping you fine-tune your resume, and help prepare you for your interview. Browse open positions now!

Here’s How to Avoid Age Discrimination in the Interview Process

Age is discrimination happens when a candidate is not hired based on their age or an assumption about their skills based on their age without any proof of actual abilities. This can occur to both older and younger candidates and, in most cases, is unintentional. Are you worried about ensuring you eliminate age discrimination when hiring new candidates?

Here’s How You Can Avoid Age Discrimination During the Interview Process

It Begins with Your Application Process

Be careful that your job description and application process does not exclude certain age groups. For example, avoid:

  • Requiring an excessive amount of experience (i.e., 7+ years)
  • Asking the year candidates graduated high school or college (do you need to know this?)
  • Requiring all of a candidate’s work history (ask for only relevant work history. This saves you time when sifting through the job description)

Rank Qualities You Need in a Successful Candidate Before You Begin Interviewing

Specify exactly what you need most in your next team member before you begin interviewing candidates. This will help put you in the right mindset and allow you to focus on the skills that are most important and avoid basing your decision on factors that do not matter such as age, race, and gender.

Avoid Asking Questions That Reveal a Candidate’s Age

While you might be able to tell by appearance the general age of a candidate, you should steer clear of asking questions that will date your candidates. Questions to avoid during an interview include:

  • Directly asking a candidate’s age
  • When candidates graduated from college
  • When candidates graduated high school

Steer Clear of Personal Topics

Discussing topics such as children or grandchildren can easily help you determine the age of a candidate, even if that is not your intention. Keep it professional by steering clear of personal topics. Once a candidate is hired, of course, you can take the time to get to know them better, but during the interview process, only questions directly related to the job should be addressed.

Collaborate with Co-workers

Allowing at least one other person in on the hiring process helps to prevent age-related hiring biases. With multiple opinions having a say in the decision, it is much harder to let age play a factor and easier to come to a well-balanced decision.

Find Your Next Ideal Team Member

Resource Staffing, has over 30 years of experience filling your personnel needs. We take the hassle out of hiring so that you can focus on running your business. Let us know what you need in your next team member and let us handle the rest. Request an employee today!

Feel Stuck in a Rut? It May Be Time for a New Job

Everyone goes through rough patches at work. It is unavoidable. However, it is not healthy to be chronically miserable at your job. If you are having more bad days than good or feel like you are stuck in a rut it might be a sign that it is time to move on and find a new job that inspires and motivates you.

5 Tell-Tale Signs That It Might Be Time for a Fresh Start

1. You’ve Lost Your Passion for Your Job

It is normal to feel unmotivated from time-to-time at work. However, if you are continually feeling uninterested, unmotivated, and experiencing a lack of passion, it is time to search for a job that inspires and renews your passion for your work.

2. Not Getting Along with Co-Workers and Supervisors

If your once cooperative and laid-back personality has turned into moodiness and butting heads with everyone you work with, it may be time for a change.

3. Getting Up for Work in the Morning is Near Impossible

There is no doubt that it is much easier to get up in the mornings on your days off. However, getting up to go work shouldn’t be excruciatingly painful. If you find it almost intolerable to get ready to go to work in the mornings, you should put serious thought into finding a job that excites you.

4. You are Experiencing Insomnia

Sleep is very important for your health. An extremely stressful job can cause restless nights and a decrease in the amount of sleep. Prolonged sleep disruptions can harm your physical, mental, and emotional health. It is important to find a job that does not hurt your overall health.

5. You Daydream About Finding a New Job

If you constantly find yourself fantasizing about quitting your current job and finding a new one, then it may be your subconscious telling you it is time to move on.

It’s Time to Find the Job of Your Dreams!

Get out of a job you no longer enjoy and let Resource Staffing help you find the job of your dreams. With over 30 years of experience, we are dedicated to matching your skills and career goals with the perfect job! Contact us today and get started with our experienced staffing specialists.

Can’t Make Your Interview? Here’s How to Reschedule

You landed an interview for the position you’ve been dreaming of with one of the most highly sought-after companies in the city! You’ve spent countless hours preparing only for a situation to arise that forces you not to be able to make your interview. Have no fear! The chances are excellent that you will be able to reschedule your much-anticipated interview without hurting your chances of landing the job.

No Harm, No Foul! Here’s How to Reschedule Your Interview

Alert the Recruiter At the Branch As Soon As Possible

Inform your recruiter as soon as you know that you may have an unavoidable conflict. He or she is much more likely not to hold it against you and allow you to reschedule if you act promptly and professionally.  Resource Staffing allows candidates to reschedule one time.

Reschedule Quickly

Do not waste any time rescheduling your interview. This will show the recruiter that you are still very much interested in the position, and the need to cancel your original interview was unavoidable. Failure to reschedule promptly could end in a missed opportunity.

Explain Your Reason for Rescheduling

Simply saying that you are not able to make your original interview won’t cut it. You need to have an exceptional reason for needing to reschedule. Depending on the circumstances, you can offer to provide official documentation to prove the authenticity of your situation further.

Apologize and Express Gratitude

Never underestimate the power of an apology. Apologize to the recruiter for the inconvenience, either over the phone or through a thoughtful email. Express sincere gratitude for the ability to reschedule the interview and still be considered for the position.

Reiterate Your Interest in the Position

When rescheduling your interview, make sure you express your sincere interest and excitement about the position you are interviewing for. Briefly explain in a short sentence or two why you have such a high interest in the position.

Is There Anything More You Can Do?

When speaking with the recruiter, ask if there is anything else you can provide in the mean-time, such as updated assessment scores, references, etc. This shows that a failure to make the original interview is not due to a lack of effort or interest on your part.

Take a Deep Breath

Things are bound to come up, and even interviewers understand this. The need to reschedule doesn’t mean you’ve lost your chance at the position. It is all in how you handle the situation.

Ready to Land Your Dream Job?

As one of the premier staffing firms in Texas, Resource Staffing will help you find your dream job faster, connect with decision-makers, and help you make a great impression during interviews. Submit your resume today, and let’s get started!


The 8 Mistakes You Might Not Realize You’re Making When Searching and Applying for Jobs

Searching and applying for new jobs is competitive. You never know who you are going up against and what their qualifications might be. One little mistake can make the problem is you may be making critical mistakes without even realizing it!

8 Mistakes You are Making…and How to Correct Them

1.  Applying to Multiple Positions at the Same Company

Employers interpret this as an act of desperation and do not believe you are interested in any one position, but instead applying for anything and everything out there.

Correct Way: Limit yourself to applying for only one position with a company.

2.  Submitting Canned Resumes and Cover Letters

Not only do generic application materials show a lack of effort, but because they are so general, they often miss the mark on what the job description is asking the qualified candidate.

Correct Way: For every position that you apply for, tailor your resume to that assignment or job. Place the company’s name in your cover letter for personalization, highlight the specific qualifications and skill set that matches the position.

3.  An Overload of Information on Your Resume and Cover Letter

Listing every single job you’ve had, right down to irrelevant experiences and high school jobs, is too much unnecessary information.

Correct Way: Only list experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for.

4.  Failure to Proofread

Sending in resumes and cover letters with typos is unattractive to employers and shows a lack of effort.

Correct Way: Proofread application materials multiple times.

5.  Lacking Knowledge of the Company

Interviewers will most likely ask what you know about the company. A blank stare is not impressive and will not get you far.

Correct Way: Learn the names and positions of the prominent staff and the company’s most important achievements.

6.  Inappropriate Attire

Showing up to the interview dressed down in jeans and a t-shirt is unprofessional and will likely ensure you do not get a call-back.

Correct Way: Dress in attire that is one step above what you would wear to work everyday if hired.

7.  Lack of Questions for the Interviewer

Many employers will not hire candidates who cannot think of a single question to ask about the position.

Correct Way: Before the interview, write down at least two or three questions to ask about the position and the company.

8.  Failure to Follow-Up

If you’re the only candidate who doesn’t follow up following the interview, it says to the employer that you aren’t as interested in the position as the other interviewees.

Correct Way: After your interview, the follow-up to thank the hiring manager or recruiter for their time and once again express your interest in working for their company.

Eliminate Job Search Mistakes

Using the services of an experienced staffing firm, such as Resource Staffing, will help you reduce critical job search mistakes. Contact us today to get started!


How Should You Encourage a Work-Life Balance for Employees?

Promoting a healthy work-life balance for your staff is mutually beneficial. Employees who feel like they have the time and flexibility to enjoy life are also happier and more productive in the workplace. Ready to encourage a work-life balance within your company?

Follow These Tips to Implement a Work-Life Balance for Your Team

Ask Your Team What They Need

Establish an open line of communication with your employees. Explain your desire to create a culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. Ask for their input on what policies they would like to see put in place to achieve this goal.

Offer Time to Exercise During the Work Week

Exercise is not only great for your health, but releases endorphins, lowers stress and improves your mental health. Whether it is an in-house facility or a nearby gym, consider offering your employees the ability to go at least once or twice during the workweek on the clock.

Promote Time Off

Time off is important to avoid employee burnout, relieve stress, and spend much needed time with family and friends. Acknowledge that you understand the importance of time off. Encourage employees to take time off and enjoy themselves. Unless it is an emergency, do not contact employees when they are on paid time off.

Offer Flexible Hours

If your company can do so, offer your employees flexible work hours. For instance, if a member of your team has a child who is in a school play, allow your employee to attend their child’s play. The employee will understand if you ask them to come in earlier or stay later to make up the time if necessary.

Make Sure Over-Time is Not the Norm

Your employees will understand that sometimes over-time is necessary. Just make sure not to abuse it. Only ask for overtime if it is critical to getting a project completed. Employees who are asked to work overtime consistently will become burned out and frustrated at the fact that they are missing out on time with their family and friends.

Find the Right Talent That Fits your Company Culture

Encouraging work-life balance in the workplace is a growing trend that isn’t likely to go away anytime soon. The best way to implement this type of culture is to lead by example. When it comes time to find your next team member that fits in with your work culture, partner with one of the leading staffing firms in Texas. Resource Staffing has over 30 years of experience finding the right candidate to fit your personnel needs! Speak with one of our staffing specialists today!


I Got a New Job! How Should I Leave my Current One?

Congratulations! You’ve landed the job or assignment of your dreams. Before you can focus all of your attention on your new position, you have to tie up loose ends at your current job, which includes informing your supervisor that you’ve found a new job and will be leaving the company.

Follow These 6 Tips to Leave Your Current Position Without Burning Bridges

Ask to Talk with Your Supervisor In-Person

A phone call, email, or worse, a text message that you are leaving will not cut it. You need to ask to speak with your boss in his or her office. This exhibits professionalism and shows that you have respect for both your supervisor and your position.

Explain Your Reason for Leaving

Your supervisor will want to know why you are leaving, and rightfully so. Frame your reasons for leaving in a positive way. Discuss why the new job is step-in the right direction for your career and personal life. Maybe you will have a schedule that is more conducive to your family’s lifestyle, a pay raise, or better benefits. Whatever the reason may be, express gratitude for the opportunity and make sure that you do not bash your current position, supervisor, or company.

Give at Least a Two-Week Notice

Nothing will leave a bitter taste in your employer’s mouth quicker than leaving without notice. Make sure to give at least a two-week notice. If you’re working on a big project, it might be advisable to give more of an advanced notice so that you can see the project through and not leave your team hanging.

Offer to Help Transition a New Employee

Show your appreciation to your supervisor by offering to help train and transition the person who will take your place. Even if your boss does not take you up on it, he or she will certainly appreciate the gesture.

Make it Official

Many employers require a formal letter of resignation. It is easier if you already have one prepared beforehand to give to your supervisor.

Be Prepared to Leave Immediately

In some cases, your employer will go ahead and ask you to pack up your things and leave. This may be because of confidentiality or cannot fill the empty position until you have left. In this case, they would rather get started on the hiring process as soon as possible.

When It’s Time to Make a Career Move, Partner with One of Texas’ Leading Staffing Firm

Resource Staffing understands that searching for just the right job can be frustrating. This is why they take the hassle out of the job hunt. Submit your resume and let our recruiters match your skillset and career goals with the perfect job openings or assignments. Search open positions now!

Why You Should Take the Job Interview, Even When You Do Not Want the Job

Hunting for a new job can be time-consuming and stressful, especially if you are currently out of work. Desperation during a job search can cause you to apply for jobs that you do not necessarily want, but what do you do when you are asked to come in for an interview for a position that you do not necessarily want?

Here are the Reasons You Should Take the Assignment or Job Interview with an Open Mind

Practice! Practice! Practice!

As with everything, nailing an interview takes practice. Take the interview as an opportunity to practice and hone your interviewing skills. This will help you when it comes time to nail your dream job interview! Not to mention, you never know what surprises may come from interviewing for a position you aren’t particularly fond of.

Hidden Opportunities

The assignment or job interview may confirm your suspicions about not wanting the assignment or position, however, the recruiter or hiring manager may very well have another position available that is a better fit for you. A company that is impressed with your skills may very well make a place for you on their team. You wouldn’t be the first person that has walked into an interview for one assignment or position and received another offer.


Networking is one of the most important things you can do to help your job search and your career. Even if you do not take the position, the hiring manager may be able to put you in touch with companies and professionals in the industry who have positions that more suitable for you.

Express an Interest in Future Positions

You may have a sincere desire to work with the company, just not in the particular role you applied for. Taking the interview allows you to tastefully decline the position offered, yet express interest in future roles with that company.

You May Actually Like the Position

You may find that the written job description does not measure up to your skills and to what you are pursuing. Once you get into the interview, the job may surprisingly be a great fit for you and one you are excited about.

Find and Apply for Your Dream Job or Assignment

Resource Staffing, one of the leading staffing firms in Texas, will present you with job opportunities that not only match your skill set but align with your career goals. Submit your resume today and apply for the jobs you want.

A Glossary Of Recruiting Terms Every Job Seeker Should Know

Working with a recruiter is a wonderful tool to utilize when seeking contract, contract to hire, or direct hire positions. Learning the recruiter’s vocabulary will be helpful. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with these common terms recruiters use when communicating with candidates. The ability to “speak the language” can give you better insight into their process and a better idea of what you need to do to breakthrough.

Background check: Employers use background checks to verify the information a job applicant provides, well as to check references and criminal records. Not every employer runs background checks, and the extent to which they do will vary by company, industry and/or role.

Contract-to-hire: Contract-to-hire describes a position where an employee is hired temporarily, but may be employed full-time in the future. This often depends on the amount of work needed, the quality of performance and if the budget allows.

Cover letter: A cover letter is a brief letter you send with your resume to provide more context around it, explain why you are qualified for the job for which you are applying, and show employers your personality. 

Company culture:  Company culture (also known as corporate culture) defines the environment in which employees work. Company culture develops through the beliefs, values, and expectations a company holds and imposes on its employees. For example, some companies have cultures that emphasize teamwork, while others encourage employees to work more independently. Looking for the right “cultural fit” has become increasingly important to both employers and job seekers.

Contract/temp worker: Contract workers or temps are generally hired for special projects, maternity leaves, or holidays. They can be short or long term assignments.

Hourly pay: While most full-time employees receive annual salaries, most temporary employees receive an hourly wage. Unlike salaried employees, employees who receive hourly pay generally do not get benefits like health insurance or paid time off, and only get paid for the time they work; however, if they work overtime, they are entitled to time and a half.

Keywords: Recruiters look for keywords in your resume. The right keywords in your social profiles can also make it easier for recruiters to find you through online search engines.

Recruiter: Oftentimes, when employers need viable candidates for open positions, they turn to recruiters for help. Recruiters seek out, screen, and interview candidates before presenting them to their clients. Resource Staffing has professional, in-house recruiters who will work with you.  Remember to dress professionally and bring an extra copy of your resume with you when you come in to interview with our recruiters.

Resume: Almost every job you apply for will require you to send in a resume. As one of the first things employers look at when assessing potential candidates, your resume is one of the most critical elements of your job search. Your resume is a document that includes your work experience (job titles, employers, duties administered, etc.) and education (school attended, field of study, etc.), along with special skills and professional accomplishments.

Salary: Salary is the fixed payment an employee receives in exchange for work performed. Full-time employees generally receive annual salaries, while temporary, contract, or employees are paid by the hour.

Soft skills: Soft skills are the hard-to-measure skills employers look to evaluate a candidate’s level of professionalism and work ethic. These include interpersonal skills, communication skills, leadership skills, and management skills. We believe skills are just as important to most employers as hard (or technical) skills

Talent Acquisition Specialist: Talent Acquisition Specialist enables job seekers to upload their information (name, contact information, resume, etc.) into a company’s database or directly receive resumes. Once a resume is received, the TAS team reviews the candidate’s resume seeing if their skill set meets the requirements. Once the Talent Acquisition Specialist determines the candidate is qualified, a brief phone interview is conducted and an interview will be scheduled with a recruiter at one of our branch locations.

Temp: Short for “temporary worker” is a worker hired for a set amount of time. Temps usually fill in for employees on vacation, to pick up the slack while a company replaces someone who has quit or to lend an extra hand during particularly busy periods, such as the holiday season. Temps are usually paid on an hourly basis.

Transferable skills: Transferable skills are skills that aren’t directly related to the job in question but can be applied to a wide range of jobs and industries. These skills are usually learned on the job, at school, during volunteer work, through community activities, at networking events or even in everyday social activities.