Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Burnett Staffing

Summer 2010 Site Review

Position: HR Intern
Student: Sociology Senior

Burnett Staffing Specialists is a staffing agency that specializes in Administrative, Accounting/Finance, and IT recruitment for both temporary and direct-hire placements.  The Austin location is a branch (HQ is in Houston) of Burnett.  The office was comprised of only women – five recruiters and one staffing assistant.  The atmosphere of the office was generally friendly and the women were always helpful.  If I ever had a question about certain career progressions and career advice in general, they were always more than willing to share their knowledge. 

During my time with Burnett, I was classified as a Human Resources intern and worked under the Staffing Assistant, doing a lot of administrative work; I also helped the Account Executive.  On a daily basis my schedule usually followed a fairly constant routine.  I would log onto the company’s server and begin looking for job postings on different job board websites, such as: Craigslist, Careerbuilder, Indeed, and Dice.  I would look specifically for administrative, accounting, or IT jobs.  I would then put together a spreadsheet of the contact’s information and email it to the Account Exe.  After I finished that, I would do reference checks if there were any to complete.  If there were new candidates, I would check their references by first inputting the reference’s information into 1Source (Burnett’s computer operating system) and then call the reference and ask them a pre-specified list of questions, including employment verification.  I would then either mark the candidate as “Available for Placement” (if their employment was verified) or as “Incomplete” (if I could not contact any of their references.)  Finally, I would file the candidates’ packets accordingly, as either “available” or “incomplete.”  This process would help the recruiters find qualified candidates much easier.

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