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PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE

SourceMatch helps governments recruit and retain people who want to make a difference by working in the public sector.


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RECRUITING AND ASSESSMENT

Can you afford to guess whether a candidate is the right candidate? Our proprietary hiring system refines the recruitment and assessment process to ensure a precise match between a candidate and position.


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EMPLOYEE
ENGAGEMENT

One of the best ways to solve high turnover is to understand
what’s on the mind of the current team before employees leave.


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EXIT INTERVIEWS

A great deal can be learned from an exiting employee. Honest feedback is more likely with a neutral third party like SourceMatch conducting a confidential survey.


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We Provide Customized HR Solutions with a 360° Focus on the Full Life Cycle of Employment Including our

SourceMatch® Assessment based Recruiting and Engagement on the Front End through to Exit Interviews on the Back End

About Us

Founded in 1991, SourceMatch has provided recruiting and retention solutions to both government and private sector clients for over 20 years.
As experts in recruiting and retaining people for government agencies, we have a proven track record of streamlining the recruiting and screening process for large agencies so that positions remained filled and the mission critical work gets done. Our team of seasoned experts includes human resources professionals, recruiters, and an organizational psychologist. Our systems and assessments are measured and validated to be predictive of success on the job.

HUB: Certified Woman Owned Business

With a specific focus on entry level, high turnover positions dealing directly with the public, we focus on making a difference for our clients and the public. We take our work very seriously because we understand the impact of having the right person in place so that abused children don’t fall through the cracks and hungry families in need can get emergency assistance in a timely manner.

MWBE: North Central Texas Certifying Authority

Each year, SourceMatch screens and manages over 100,000 applicants per year empowering our clients to hire only the very best match for employees for public service.

MWBE: South Central Texas Certifying Authority

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Can you afford to guess whether a candidate is the right candidate? SourceMatch®, our proprietary hiring system, refines the recruitment and assessment process to ensure a precise match between a candidate and position. Once engaged, the employee's feedback is systematically reviewed as is exit feedback.

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Differentiating between active and passive candidates:

Top-tier professionals aren’t typically looking for work. They are the top producers and star employees of their current employers – and are exactly who you want for your organization. Stark recruiters tap into powerful social networking tools, our extensive network of professional relationships, and referrals from our vast candidate database to find these top producers and present your exciting opportunities to them.

Completing a Comprehensive Evaluation:

Before a Stark recruiter even presents a candidate, he or she will complete extensive research into the individual’s qualifications, experience and motivations. Doing so lets us focus our time on the best and the right candidates for your opening. We use a variety of research, interviewing techniques, tests, and tools to find the best qualified candidates who best fit your company’s culture and needs.

Combining Science with Experience:

Assessment tests provide an objective scientific evaluation of a candidate’s personality traits and job-related skills. We design a job-specific set of tests that align to the requirements of the position. With an expert industrial psychologist on our team, we have the capacity to conduct validation studies, monitor results to prevent adverse selection, and build customized client-specific testing.

Hire Like a Pilot:

Hiring the right person for the job is too important to trust to your “gut feel.” Pilots fly by checklist because no detail can be left to chance. Pilots who don’t fly by checklist don’t live to talk about it. At Stark, we hire by checklist because we take employee selection that seriously. Our SourceMatch® system starts with a rigorous review of skills, abilities, experience, and personality traits necessary for success on the job. This review becomes the basis for a checklist of criteria and standards to objectively evaluate candidates to ensure a successful new hire.

Job-Specific Assessment Systems:

Assessment tests provide an objective scientific evaluation of a candidate’s personality traits and job-related skills. We design a job-specific set of tests that align to the requirements of the position. With an expert industrial psychologist on our team, we have the capacity to conduct validation studies, monitor results to prevent adverse selection, and build customized client-specific testing.

 

Resources

AUGUST 2016
Issues Social Workers Should Consider This Election Year

This fall, voters will decide everything from who will represent them at the local level to who will occupy the Oval Office as the next president of the United States.
We asked faculty at the USC School of Social Work about the issues they thought social workers should be considering when going to the polls. Here are some of the top topics our social workers thought should be top-of-mind. Read more about this here.

JULY 2016
From Social Work Student Intern to Hired Social Worker

During my time as a social work student, I faced many challenges. I elaborated a plan and was prepared to work hard as a student, but also as an intern, to maximize my chances of being employed in a competitive market. As it turned out, the plan worked! Six weeks after graduating, I was hired at one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” according to Fortune magazine. Read more about this here.

JUNE 2016
Child and Family Social Worker

Whenever you hear about families living below the poverty line, children having a lack of nutritious food or reports of child abuse, a child and family social worker is likely coming to the rescue. These are the professionals who try to improve the quality of life for children. Often this job deals with a range of messy social issues that could include abuse, homelessness, poverty, discrimination or illness. Read more about this here.

MAY 2016
What Social Workers Do

Social work is the right profession for many people who want help other people improve their lives. Social work involves helping people cope and thrive in their environments, helping people deal with their relationships, and helping people resolve family and personal problems. Read more here.

APRIL 2016
Why Society Needs Strong Families

We hear it all the time: “The family is the basic unit of society.” But do we, as a society, really think about what that means? The bonds between husband and wife, parents and children, are so firmly planted in history and experience that we often take them for granted — until, as happens from time to time, those bonds break down. Read more here.

MARCH 2016
Technology Skills for a Social Worker

All licensed clinical social workers are expected to have computer and Internet access to facilitate research and continuing professional education as well as communication by e-mail. Basic skills in computer technology are now a necessity for all social workers. Read more here.

FEBRUARY 2016
How to Deal With a Long Hiring Process

It has never been easy to land a job, but a rise in hiring has added a new twist: Employers are taking nearly twice as long to hire people as they did several years ago. What a candidate should do meanwhile? Read more here.

JANUARY 2016
Early Intervention – the unicorn of child protection

The protection and well-being of our children should be the number one priority for any civilized society. Perhaps it is time to stop, take a breath and realize that the slip into a place where the welfare of our most vulnerable children is seriously at risk is right on top of us. Read more here.

DECEMBER 2015
The Holiday Triangle

We know that false-positive expectations of the season, over commercialism, and a frenzied, almost neurotic need for extravagance has done us little good emotionally and spiritually in our quest for personal satisfaction. It is also a time of loneliness, isolation, and deep sadness for those people who are experiencing loss and grief for individuals who are no longer with them. Read more here.

November 2015
Social Work Skills for Working with the Elderly

Social work skills for working with the elderly must be cultivated and pursued in order to provide the best care possible for this generation. With a winning combination of professional preparedness and personal passion, working as a social worker for the elderly can be a rewarding career you will embrace for years to come. For more information on this topic, please click here.

October 2015
Ethical Dilemmas For Social Workers

Social workers take on a variety of responsibilities that should ultimately serve their clients’ best interests. As in any human services profession, social workers may face a number of ethical dilemmas in their practice. An ethical dilemma involves a conflict between two or more ethical principles. For some examples, please click here.

September 2015
Top Skills and Values Employers Seek from Job-Seekers

What Do Employers Really Want? Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers. They wonder what is that unique combination of skills and values that make employers salivate with excitement. For some advices, please click here.

August 2015
Resources for Selecting Qualified Applicants for Child Welfare Work

How can child welfare managers select qualified and committed child welfare workers, in spite of inadequate salary and benefits, high workloads, unpleasant work environment, etc? For tips and tricks, please click here.

July 2015
What Was Management Thinking? The High Cost of Employee Turnover

It costs less to retain employees than it does to replace them – still our market has a system in place in which employees who are loyal to their companies are financially punished and those who jump ship every few years are financially rewarded. Find out more here.

JUNE 2015
Skills Gap - Issue or Opportunity?

The workforce market is faced with a widespread challenge: the lack of skills required to tackle today’s business environment. How do we go about solving this issue? For more information, please click here.

May 2015
Today’s Personality Tests Raise the Bar for Job Seekers

How can personality tests enable companies find the right candidates more accurately? Statistics show that 80% of top 10 US private employers are currently administering pre-hire tests in their job applications, for some positions. To read on more, click here.

April 2015
The Algorithm That Tells the Boss Who Might Quit

What motivates workers to stay within the same company and what causes them to look elsewhere? Click here to find ways of improving retention.

March 2015
Using Workforce Data - 6 Habits of Highly Successful Employers

How can you use data to create a stellar experience for candidates and employees and see boom-line results at your own organization? Click here to find out the answer.

FEBRUARY 2015
Foster care program provides independent living for young adults

DFPS started a placement program for teens in CPS custody who are eligible to leave the foster care system, to help them better adjust to being on their own. Click here to read more.

January 2015 
The New Face of Hunger

Millions of US employees cannot provide enough food to eat, and statistics show that one-sixth of Americans are found in this difficult situation. For more information related to this, click here

DECEMBER 2014
Success in social work getting started and moving up

Do you have a plan in starting a  career in social work? Here is a guide to making sure you start on track – and stay on it. 

NOVEMBER 2014
Social Work Today - Aging out of Foster Care

The real life change from foster care to the “real world” can be rough for the foster youth who turn 18. Are there any solutions to smooth that transition? Let’s have a deeper look into this, by clicking here.

OCTOBER 2014
Social Desirability Response Bias - Faking It

What is the tendency of questionnaire participants to present a favorable image of themselves in order to conform to socially acceptable values, avoid criticism or gain social approval? Please see more information by clicking here.

SEPTEMBER 2014
Healthcare millions of jobs now and in the future

Healthcare, the fastest growing industry in the economy has 4 million new jobs projected to be added between 2012 and 2022. For more statistics, please read more.

AUGUST 2014
An Overview of Automated Scoring of Essays

AES (Automated Essay Scoring) Systems have revolutionized the way Writing Assessments are examined by using correlations of the intrinsic qualities to predict the score of an essay. These systems attract the attention of public schools, universities, testing companies, researchers and educators. For more information on how these systems work, please read more.

July 2014
Large State Agency turnover

Does your company having issues with employee retention? Stark’s SourceMatch system ensures that only the right candidates are hired, which leads to low turnover. Read on here statistics and how this system works. 

June 2014
Happy at Work: America's Top Cities for Employee Satisfaction

According to Glassdoor’s second annual Employment Satisfaction Report Card, San Jose– home to Cisco, eBay, and Adobe, among other companies–topped the list of the 50 largest U.S. metros. The survey looked at the top 50 metro areas across the U.S. (based on population) and rated them for employee satisfaction, number of employers hiring, business outlook, career opportunities, and compensation and benefits over the past 12 months, according to local employee feedback. 

May 2014
Big Five Personality Inventory

Let’s take a closer look at the Big 5. This month’s article titled “Construct Validation of a Short Five-Factor Model Instrument” presents several interesting insights for the non-psychologist. While the standard Big 5 assessment is quite lengthy (over 100 items) shorter assessments be similarly predictive provided proper care is taken in the development and validation of the assessment. Click this link Five Personality Traits for even more information on the Big 5.

April 2014

Exit Interviews
Let’s have a look at a real-life example – Exit Interviews. Our statement of work for exit interviews clearly identifies the benefits of an Exit Interview project done properly. Read on, if these are your concerns: Increased Retention, Reduced Turnover, Objective Feedback.

March 2014

Critical look at the Unicru job application
This month, we have a critical look at the Unicru job application. It is owned by Kronos and was developed by psychologists in order to help businesses find the best employees. Today, many chains such as Best Buy, CVS, Blockbuster, WalMart, Kroger, Lowe’s, Marriott, Starbucks, (and more) use this type of application to screen potential employees.

February 2014

​Feedback for Real - The Gallup 12
A series of simple workplace questions can spark employee-management action with measurable results. The effects are local and team-based, but they can be repeated across the entire company for bottom-line gains.

January 2014

How to Pass Your Pre-Employment Psych Screening Without Going Nuts
Laurence Miller, Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist and law enforcement educator and trainer. His article presents practical explanations and suggestions for candidates undergoing psych screening for law enforcement positions, thus showing the “other side” of psychological screening. His latest books are “Practical Police Psychology: Stress Management and Crisis Intervention for Law Enforcement” and “Mental Toughness Training for Law Enforcement”.

December 2013

Efficient Multifaceted Screening of Job Applicants
The authors from IBM Research present a decision support system to optimize the screening process in large organizations. Using advanced matching and ranking algorithms, the author demonstrate the usefulness of their approach: greater hiring yield with less interviews.

NOVEMBER 2013

Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media
This team of psychologists from the US and the UK analyzed 700 million phrases from FaceBook and found striking variations in language with personality, gender, and age. Their data driven approach drives a comprehensive exploration of language and she new light on psychosocial processes.

My Career

Stark SourceMatch is your link to jobs in both the public and private sector. Social Service positions offer the opportunity to truly make a difference in your community by helping those in need. Competitive pay, great benefits, and job security are the hallmark of these positions.

CPS Family Based Safety Services Worker
 

The position provides in-home and on-going family based safety services to protect children from abuse and neglect and prevent removal of children from their family. The position requires routine interaction with various local community systems and resources for ongoing services for families and children. You will also have access to a self-assessment that will help you determine if this type of work is something that is a good fit for you. Click here for more information about the agency:

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CPS Investigation Worker
 

The position, under the direction of a child placement supervisor, performs advanced social work related to protective services intake and child abuse or neglect investigations. Work involves determining appropriate actions to resolve emotional and/or physical stress situations. The position interacts with DFPS staff, clients, organizations, and the general public. You will also have access to a self-assessment that will help you determine if this type of work is something that is a good fit for you. Click here for more information about the agency:

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CPS Conservatorship Worker
 

The position is responsible for providing Child Protective Services to children in substitute care. The position interacts routinely with children and families, representatives from various organizations, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and the general public. You will also have access to a self-assessment that will help you determine if this type of work is something that is a good fit for you. Click here for more information about the agency:

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APS In Home Worker
 

The position investigates reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly and disabled adults; develops service plans; and provides related adult protective services. Work involves assessing the urgency of the problem by interviewing clients, family members and others to gather social, functional, physical and emotional information for evaluation. The position interacts with DFPS staff, various organizations, and the general public. Click here for more information about the agency:

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APS Facility Worker
 

The position provides adult protective services by investigating work relating to complaints of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of persons served by Mental Health and Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Centers, as well as, State Operated Community Services. Work involves written statements from witnesses, staff, and clients concerning the allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of clients. Click here for more information about the agency:

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SWI Statewide Intake Worker
 

The position answers calls placed to Protective Services Statewide Intake (SWI) for reporting abuse/neglect of children; and abuse, neglect, or exploitation to persons 65 years and older or adults with disabilities. In addition to answering calls, the position reviews faxes, mail and Internet information received by SWI. The position assesses intakes to determine priority, allegation type, and handling. The position must be able to provide adequate 24-hour coverage, including holidays and must be able to work a flexible schedule as needed.

 

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CCL Child Care Licensing Investigator
 

The position conducts investigations of child day care facilities subject to regulation in accordance with the Human Resource Code, Texas Family Code, Minimum Standards, and agency policies and procedures to determine whether abuse/neglect and/or noncompliance has occurred. The position interacts routinely with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services staff, representatives from various organizations, and the general public. Click here for more information about the agency:

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CCL Child Care Licensing Inspector
 

The position performs social service work by regulating and monitoring child care facilities in accordance with Texas codes, standards and policies. Work involves facility inspections, orientation meetings for applicants, and working with the community to enhance child care and child development. The position interacts routinely with DFPS staff, representatives from various organizations, and general public. Click here for more information about the agency:

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CCL Investigator/Compliance Generalist Specialist
 

The position performs social service duties in the specialized field of regulating child day care facilities. Work involves abuse/neglect and non-abuse/neglect investigations in regulated and unregulated child care settings and reviewing application materials, issuance of permits, ongoing monitoring of regulated operations to determine compliance with Minimum Standards, rules and licensing law, assessing risk to children and determining appropriate enforcement actions. Click here for more information about the agency:

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RCCL Residential Child Care Licensing Investigator
 

The position is responsible for conducting child abuse/neglect investigations of children placed in 24-hour childcare facilities and child placing agencies licensed or certified by Residential Child Care Licensing. In addition, the RCCL Investigator conducts investigations to determine the facility’s compliance with related Minimum Standards. The position documents the conduct and findings of both investigations. Click here for more information about the agency:

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RCCL Residential Child Care Licensing Inspector
 

The position performs social service duties in the specialized field of regulating child care and child placing facilities. Work promotes sound child care and placement practices to ensure the general and specialized needs of children are met in accordance with laws and standards. The position exercises independent judgment and initiative under general supervision. The position interacts with DFPS staff, various organizations, and the general public. Click here for more information about the agency:

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Field Verification Tech
 

The position performs field investigations of existing utility poles and assessing locations for new utility poles to support new small cell radio equipment. The person is responsible for site equipment measurements, takes pictures of existing location and utility pole, identifies closes source of power and telco, identifies any RF obstructions, runs equipment signal test. He/She should complete field assessment questionnaire in detail and upload pictures into wireless application. Some basic Telco Knowledge helpful but not required.

 

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Texas Works Advisor I
 

Accurately determines eligibility for TANF, Food Stamps and/or Medicaid Programs. Work involves interviewing clients, documenting information gathered, determining benefits, verifying case data, explaining program benefits and requirements. Reviews eligibility of clients for ongoing services.

 

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Clerk III
 

Provides a variety of clerical support services in a service delivery office. Provides clerical support to Texas Works Advisors and/or Medicaid Eligibility Worker staff. Processes mail, opens and date stamps incoming applications and supporting documents. Reviews applications for required signature, date, and supporting documents. Logs applications and assigns complete applications for processing. Returns incomplete applications to clients and assists with completion when necessary/requested. Copies and returns original documents upon request to clients/customers. Responds to client inquiries and requests for assistance.

 

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