SAN ANTONIO (PRWEB) June 21, 2006
It’s not what you know, but who you know. Sound familiar? It might to the thousands of professionals seeking employment in San Antonio, or to employers searching for their next model employee.
But for Kevin Prescott, the new owner of NEXTAFF, a national human resources franchise, opening June 12, there’s a method to the madness. “There is a science to hiring the right employee and it exceeds a friendly referral,” explained the local HR expert. “It calls for due diligence, testing, training and research. By utilizing specialized resources, companies will reduce employee turnover rates and increase retention; a common problem, plaguing many area businesses.”
However, turnover isn’t employers’ only concern. Employee inefficiencies also rank high on the list. “Managers spend about a quarter of their day addressing employee issues related to inadequate job performance,” explained Prescott. “Identifying, hiring and managing employees can be a very challenging, costly experience, which is why NEXTAFF will be a significant resource for professionals and employers in the local market. This firm will work one-on-one with clients to strategically address human capital needs that include customized training, development programs, talent assessment and hiring decisions,” said the new business owner.
Prescott has over a decade of HR expertise, which includes serving on the initial HR start-up team for Six Flags Over Texas and delivering over 150 presentations on a variety of industry-specific topics. Prior to launching the NEXTAFF franchise, Prescott was a human resources manager for the nation’s largest provider of payroll and payroll related services. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio and graduated with distinction from the University of Incarnate Word, where he earned a Masters in Education. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in education with emphasis in Organizational Leadership at the University of the Incarnate Word, volunteers for the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” and is the volunteer coordinator for United Way’s Feast of Sharing event held each December.
NEXTAFF is a national hiring organization with professional capabilities, surpassing traditional job searches and placement to managing comprehensive, in-house HR departments. Combining over a century of industry expertise, NEXTAFF assists businesses with identifying, evaluating and acquiring talent to achieve any hiring task.
To learn more about NEXTAFF, go to http://www.nextaff.com/sa. To schedule a media interview with Kevin Prescott or the co-founder of NEXTAFF, call Valerie Jennings at 913.549.3117.
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