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    The Hiring Process: A Ghost Story

    October 30, 2019

    "Ghosting" has been a term many on the dating scene are familiar with, but did you know it’s more and more prevalent regarding hiring as well? For the sake of a definition, we look at ghosting as when a candidate suddenly no-shows interviews, does not return voicemails or worst of all doesn’t show-up after accepting the job offer.

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    Planning for Success: Onboarding New Hires After the Offer

    October 16, 2019

    A recent CNN Business piece declares, “The job market is so good, new hires aren’t showing up for their first day of work.” They cite candidates receiving multiple offers and then simply no-showing on their first day of work. As if you needed further convincing that we are in a job market firmly in the favor of the candidate.

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    Planning and Preparing Effective Business Messages

    October 2, 2019

    These days, communication has evolved to be more technical. The days of multiple phone calls between people personally or professionally has moved to electronic forms to include texting, messaging and emailing. It is easy to type a quick message or note and move on to the next task. We sometimes do this without proofreading the message and it can lead to confusion and on occasion autocorrect can kick in and distort a message.

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    Positive Changes Yielding Positive Results

    September 18, 2019

    Let’s say you’re an Engineering Manager or Human Resources Manager and looking to fill an urgent void for your company. You have your job description, but you can’t seem to find any proficient matches. Many of our clients know this struggle all too well. The choices seem slim to none and the prospect of filling roles with qualified candidates seems insurmountable.

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    Career Certification Programs: Are They Worth It?

    August 21, 2019

    There are many certification programs that can increase your probability of working in a specific industry. However, they range from programs that only require you to study some information and pass a test to receive the certificate, to more in-depth programs that require years of industry experience to qualify for the certificate. 

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    The Importance of Accurate and Concise Job Descriptions

    August 7, 2019

    Ten years after the recession no one would have thought that the American economy could yield this much growth. In our current economy, hiring for such a rise has become an obvious challenge for many companies. The staffing industry stands as the obvious answer for businesses who share this struggle. For recruiters and managers alike there are some transparent tips and tricks that can help lure the right talent and reduce mistakes in the hiring process. The importance of an accurate job description is one such device that the industry leans on to keep unqualified candidates from applying and to start a star player on the right track.

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    Filling The Talent Pool

    July 24, 2019

    Your company is looking for top talent to fill an engineering role and the responsibility to find this superstar falls on your shoulders. You have engaged with various agencies, plastered the job boards with postings and tirelessly entered every possible Boolean search on employment sites. The higher-ups decided that this future top-performer must be a local candidate, but you feel that the talent pool in your area is seemingly dried up. The country is experiencing historically low unemployment rates and fewer candidates are available. What can you do?

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    Shortening the Hiring Process

    July 10, 2019

    Today’s job market is the most competitive that employers have seen in the last 50 years. Unemployment has reached its lowest point since March of 2001. This means that when a company needs a specific role filled, there are only a handful of candidates applying, and those people have options. Options create problems for employers, especially when one company could have a longer hiring process than its competition, possibly losing potential hires to the elongated procedure.

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    Top 3 Best Practices for Preparing for an Interview

    June 26, 2019

    Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Just getting an interview can already be a tremendous hurdle to clear. If you are serious about trying to obtain a new position, there are a few steps to keep in mind.

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    Tighten Up Your Interview Process

    June 12, 2019

    Funny thing about the first sales candidate I interviewed on my own was that I didn’t know I was going to be interviewing alone. In fact, I wasn’t aware we were having anyone in to interview at all! At the time, we were a small company with only a few formal procedures, one of which was our interview process. When our receptionist let me know there was a sales candidate waiting for me, I was surprised. I did have a notion we were talking to someone about the role, however, wasn't sure of where we were in the process. My boss was nowhere to be found, and after a brief phone call, I discovered I was on my own for this one. Yikes. While walking the candidate back, I frantically attempted to think of interview questions to ask. The rest flew by in a blur, but in the end, the candidate was hired, quickly became a top performer, and made our President’s Club 12 of his 13 years with the company. 

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    Out of The Box Hiring Tactics

    May 15, 2019

    If you’re an owner, human resources (HR) manager or engineering manager, you may have looked at a resume or two...thousand in your time. I’ve had clients tell me stories of agencies pushing resumes on them where the candidate lacked the needed skill-set or even had no correlation to the open position. On the other end of the spectrum, I've had candidate tell me how agencies have wanted to shoehorn them into jobs or positions that were no interest to them or even too far from where they wanted to live. 

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    4 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

    April 17, 2019

    In my work experience, I still meet people who do not fully understand the benefits of working with a recruiter when looking for employment. To be honest, prior to this career path, I never really understood or knew what the role was all about. I did not trust recruiters and felt they would not keep my best interest in mind. However, I have learned first-hand the success in this role is determined on how well they are able to establish and cultivate a collaborative relationship with the client and the job seeker. Compiled below are four benefits to working with a recruiter.