Dr. Katharine Brooks, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900
Summer 2010 Site ReviewPosition: 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.