Virginia Beach, Virginia (PressExposure) May 13, 2009 -- In an economy where unemployment is on the rise and job candidates are turning out in greater numbers to find new careers, the need for ethical behavior among human resources departments and job placement organizations has never been more important. Recently, Jennifer Tomlin, COO of Don Richard Associates â a noted Hampton Roads staffing and recruiting firm â spoke with the Virginian-Pilot newspaper about how to find a reputable employment agency.
The article âThey Advertise a Job. They Charge a Fee. But What Do You Get?â, as featured on the front page of the Business section of the May 10th edition of the Pilot, quotes Tomlin on the importance of trusting instincts when dealing with a potential staffing firm. âIf you donât feel comfortable walking in the door, if you donât feel the people at the agency are glad that youâre there today, that should be a red flag,â she said. The article details recent accusations of fraud by two Hampton Roads-based employment agencies that promised immediate job placement for candidates with a fee. Tomlin, among other Norfolk and Virginia Beach-area staffing professionals interviewed for the article, stressed the unethical practice of charging fees to potential candidates, and reassured unemployed individuals that there are many quality employment agencies.
Don Richard Associates, serving Hampton Roads for over 25 years, specializes in temporary, temp-to-hire, and permanent job placement in accounting, office administration, human resources, marketing, and other positions with various companies in region. Their website, www.DonRichard.com, keeps visitors informed of current job openings through their firm and provides helpful resources for Norfolk and Virginia Beach job seekers. Their website SEO is managed by Ciniva Systems of Virginia Beach.
While many employment agencies and staffing firms in the area are now under the microscope for these unethical practices, Tomlin and her team of Certified Staffing Professionals at Don Richard Associates are confident that this will only help to motivate job seekers to become more proactive in the job search. She adds, âIf people want jobs in Hampton Roads that meet their expectations and life goals, they know now that paying to find that job is not necessary, and it never has been at Don Richard Associates.â