Houston Recruiting Firm – Murray Resources – Launches 6 Month Guarantee Program

July 23rd, 2012

(Houston, TX – July 23, 2012) – Murray Resources, an award-winning Houston-based staffing agency and recruiting firm, today announced the launch of its innovative 6 Month Guarantee program.

Murray Resources’ 6 Month Guarantee ensures that any full-time, direct-hire placement made through Murray Resources before the end of 2012 is guaranteed to still be employed 6 months following the candidate’s date of hire or Murray Resources will refill the position at no charge.

“We’re excited to launch the program because it embodies Murray Resources’ commitment and reputation for finding quality matches between companies and candidates. With our 25-year track record of placing candidates in roles where they truly excel, we’re able to offer a guarantee that is three times the industry average,” said Marsha Murray, president of Murray Resources.

Facts about Murray Resources:

– Historical 95% client satisfaction rate
– Client referrals are the company’s largest source of new business (43%)
– 11 Fortune™ clients as customers
– Average employee tenure over 5 years
– A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau

Founded in 1988, Murray Resources serves a base of over 800 client companies, including numerous Fortune 1000 companies and high-growth small and medium-sized organizations throughout the greater Houston area. The firm places administrative and management talent in the accounting, engineering, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, and sales functions and has a database of over 8,000 candidates.

In a study commissioned by the firm, Murray Resources’ clients reported a 95 percent match satisfaction rate versus an industry rate of between 50 and 60 percent. The company has been named a “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal and the #1 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Business in the Personnel Category by the Houston Business Journal.

Prospective employers who are interested in working with Murray Resources to build their teams are advised to visit the company’s website at www.murrayresources.com or call 713.935.0009.

Prospective candidates may view current job opportunities by visiting Murray Resource’s job board at jobs.murrayresources.com.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading recruiting firm and staffing agency based in Houston, Texas, providing quality professional-level placement services, as well as temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical services. Over the past 30 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. Murray Resources’ 95% Performance Evaluation Score represents one of the highest placement satisfaction rates in the industry. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713.935.0009 or visit www.murrayresources.com.

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Stress Busters: 7 Tips for Effective Time Management

May 24th, 2011

Overwhelmed by the number of projects you have at work? Feel like the days fly by without getting anything done due to distractions and interruptions? As Houston recruiters, we know that if this is the case, your productivity could be decreasing, while your stress level is on the rise, which can impact your overall health. In fact, according to the American Medical Association, stress can be linked to approximately 80-85% of all medical conditions and illnesses.

Here are some ideas to help you get back on track, manage your time better, and reduce stress. Don’t try every single one at once. That may stress you out even further! Instead, adapt one or two ideas for a few weeks to see how they work. If things go well, consider adapting others.

1. Evaluate how you’re spending time.

Track your time for one day. Record everything you do between work hours, from the commute to checking emails. What you find out could be surprising. For instance, if you’re spending more time than you thought in your car during the commute, can you take a bus or ride the train instead and get some work done on your way to the office?

2. Prioritize tasks.

It sounds simple enough, but are you really prioritizing each task in your day? If not, you could be scrambling at the last minute to get important projects done. One way to prioritize is to make two lists everyday. One that includes “must do” activities and the other that includes the activities you’d “like to get done.” Not only will you feel more in control, but you’ll minimize conflicts and the need to rush around.

3. Break tasks up.

One gigantic task could leave you feeling uncertain of where to begin. Instead, break the task up into smaller, more manageable pieces and set a reasonable time limit for getting each task done.

4. Learn to say “no.”

If you’re already feeling overworked and overwhelmed, then learn to set boundaries and say “no.”

5. Disconnect.

When you have a looming deadline, it’s time to disconnect and focus. That means no logging into Facebook or LinkedIn or sending out email messages.

6. Delegate tasks.

If you can, hand off certain tasks to someone else.

7. Don’t multitask.

Studies show that multi-tasking can actually make you less productive, not more. In one study, researchers at Stanford University found that students who regularly juggle high-tech activities such as checking email and text messages, and surfing the Internet pay less attention, have trouble remembering what they’ve seen, and are less adept at switching from one task to another. So focus on doing one task at a time – and do it really well.

If part of your stress is due to a job search, Murray Resources can help. As top Houston recruiters, we can give you access to leading employers and job opportunities in and around the Houston area. Contact us today to learn more.

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Kimberly Shelton Of Murray Resources Earns Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialist (CTS) Certification

May 28th, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KIMBERLY SHELTON OF MURRAY RESOURCES EARNS CERTIFIED TEMPORARY-STAFFING SPECIALIST (CTS) CERTIFICATION

Houston’s top employment agency certifies staff to help fill more jobs.

Houston, TX, [May 28, 2009] Murray Resources, Inc. congratulates Kimberly Shelton for earning the Certified Temporary-Staffing Specialist (CTS) designation by the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS).

Kimberly Shelton joins the ranks among an elite group of CPC’s and CTS’s across the Nation. Both designations are nationally recognized throughout the personnel services and staffing industry. Earning the CPC demonstrates extensive knowledge in employment laws, changing regulations, proper ethical standards and best business practices. While achieving the CTS demonstrates an in-depth understanding of discrimination law, family leave act, ADA, drug testing, joint employee, contract issues, and standards of business practices established by NAPS.

“Kimberly’s accomplishment is important to our firm and boosts our competitive position in this ever changing marketplace,” says Marsha Murray, President of Murray Resources, Inc. “There is a continual battle to differentiate yourself,” says Murray, “and our highly-motivated and trained placement consultants allow us to have one of the highest client retention rates in the industry.”

Murray Resources is dedicated to lasting relationships with its clients built on a foundation of trust. Certifications such as the CPC and CTS are well regarded by the corporate world and provide confidence in their placement specialists. Murray Resources takes great pride in employing staffing specialists like Kimberly Shelton with extensive industry knowledge and nationally distinguished certifications.

Murray Resources, Inc. of Houston, Texas, (www.murrayresources.com) is a full-service Houston-based staffing firm, whose mission is simply to be the best personnel and staffing agency serving the greater Houston market. Founded in 1988 as Memorial City Personnel, it is a well respected, nationally certified 100% woman-owned business having served more than 1,200 clients and maintains well over 3,000 candidates in its roster pool.

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Murray Resources Provides Discounted Fees To HCDE Purchasing Cooperative Members

May 5th, 2010

HOUSTON, T.X. – Murray Resources has recently been selected to receive a contract from the Harris County Department of Education (“HCDE”) cooperative purchasing program. As a program vendor, Murray Resources can provide temporary staffing and substitute teachers for the government entities, school districts and other public, nonprofit agencies and organizations made available through the HCDE Purchasing Cooperative.

Upon completion of all program paperwork and application, Murray Resources was subject to a thorough verification of its credentials. As one of three staffing vendors selected for participation in the cooperative, Murray Resources can now market its services to more than 300 member organizations. The HCDE Purchasing Cooperative member organizations are entitled to a significant discount in fees for utilizing Murray Resources’ services.

“HCDE has worked for more than 100 years to advance public schools in the Greater Houston Area. Murray Resources is proud to receive this designation from HCDE, and to utilize this new relationship to provide superior service to our clients,” said President Marsha Murray.

Murray Resources is a 100 percent certified, woman-owned small business providing recruiting and staff augmentation and payroll services nationwide for more than 20 years. For more information, visit http://www.murrayresources.com.

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Murray Resources President Named Finalist for Woman Business Owner Of The Year Award

October 29th, 2008

HOUSTON (October 23, 2007) – Marsha Murray, President of Houston staffing firm Murray Resources, Ltd., was recently recognized as one of eight finalists for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Houston Chapter Woman Business Owner of the Year Award.

The association recognized Murray for her ability to excel the growth of her business while promoting good community relations and supporting other woman-owned businesses.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized as a finalist for this award,” Murray said. “The opportunities and support of other women business owners provided through organizations such as NAWBO have been instrumental to the successful growth of my business as well as the growth of myself as a business owner.”

Founded as a home-based business in 1988, Murray has grown her 100 percent woman-owned business leaps and bounds. Focusing on the quality of candidate placement rather than the quantity of placements, Murray has developed the firm to have a client base of more than 750 clients and 3,000 candidates on its roster today. The firm has earned a hard-won reputation among its client base for providing the most successful client matches than other competing firms – receiving a 95% match satisfaction rate versus an industry rate that falls somewhere in the 50-60% range.

Murray has made a tremendous impact on the community through the creation of new jobs and community service. She is also a devoted advocate of organizations that support women in business, serving on many of these organizations’ as well as other non-profits’ boards.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading staffing and placement firm based in Houston, Texas, providing quality temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical and professional-level placement services. Over the past 20 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. As a result, Murray Resources enjoys one of the most consistent track records in the industry based on client satisfaction surveys for delivering “best fit for success” staffing solutions. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713-935-0009 or log on to www.murrayresources.com.

For more information, contact:
Gretchen Weis 713-385-8912
Christy Lee 713-594-2141

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Murray Resources 2008 Salary Survey Reveals that Houston-Area Salaries Continue to Rise

October 29th, 2008

HOUSTON (March 27, 2008) – Murray Resources, Ltd., a Houston-based staffing solutions firm, announced that the company’s annual salary survey conducted in February and March 2008 reveals that Houston-area salaries continue to climb, especially for professional, engineering and accounting positions at all levels from payroll clerks to controllers.

The Murray Resources survey revealed increases virtually across the board for posted job openings from switchboard receptionists and general administrative secretarial positions to human resource professionals, accounting and engineering staff.

“We believe that a number of factors are converging in the Houston market to impact competition for talent at all levels of a company,” said Linda Cooper, branch manager of Murray Resources. “First is the ongoing strength of the Houston-area economy, which is continuing to create job growth, especially in the energy sector. In addition, the first wave of baby boomers is beginning to retire and there aren’t enough Generation Y employees available to replace the boomers. These result in increased competition to attract, groom and retain top talent.”

The annual survey is provided as a service for Murray Resources clients and queries more than 150 companies in the greater Houston area. The survey specifically looks at general clerical and administrative positions, as well as accounting positions at all levels, human resources and engineering and engineering support positions. The survey does not include date for the health care, legal or the information technology sectors.

The 2008 survey indicated that the highest percentage of salary increases were for highly specialized positions requiring specific technical knowledge or training. For example, salaries increased more than 50% in 2008 for experienced CAD drafters to the $50,000 to $80,000 range. Environmental, Health and Safety supervisors saw a 44% jump from last year to the $85,000 to $130,000 range. Mechanical engineering supervisory positions saw an increase of 35% to the $75,000 to $125,000 range. Accounting positions were up an average of about 6-7%, while administrative positions were up 2-3%, reflecting cost of living increases. Cooper also noted that downtown Houston salaries tend to be 10-12% higher than positions outside the central business district.

About Murray Resources
Murray Resources is a leading staffing and placement firm based in Houston, Texas, providing quality temporary, temp-to-hire, contract, payroll and direct hire administrative/clerical and professional-level placement services. Over the past 20 years, Murray Resources has developed a unique placement process to match candidates based not only on experience and skill set, but also on how well a candidate can put that skill set to work within a particular corporate culture. As a result, Murray Resources enjoys one of the most consistent track records in the industry based on client satisfaction surveys for delivering “best fit for success” staffing solutions. Murray Resources was named one of the fastest growing woman-owned businesses in Houston in 2007 by the Houston Business Journal. For more information, contact Murray Resources at 713-935-0009 or log on to www.murrayresources.com.

For more information, contact:
Gretchen Weis 713-385-8912
Christy Lee 713-594-2141

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