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One of the great pleasures of being in the staffing business is the fact that we are able to meet and hire a significant cross-section of people in our community who are in different seasons of their life and career.  As you may expect, many of those experiences with our candidates are incredible, rewarding, heartwarming… Read more »

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Hiring temporary employees is a great way to adapt to changing workplace needs—seasonal projects, extended absences or peaks in production. But bringing someone on for a limited amount of time can cause a bit of awkwardness in terms of interpersonal relationships and a sustained sense of teamwork. So how can you work to make sure… Read more »

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Managing a team does not make you a leader, and ineffective leadership often results in poor performance, high turnover and overall failure. Having a bad boss is one of the biggest reasons people quit their jobs. Leaders, on the other hand, enjoy people and the challenge of putting them in positions to succeed. When you… Read more »

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“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty” -President John F. Kennedy A few years ago I had an incredible opportunity to travel to South… Read more »

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As technology advances become a greater part of the work environment, employers are finding that working from home is very feasible. In fact, because it is so popular among job seekers, many companies are finding they need to offer it in order to stay competitive. You’d hate to lose out on hiring top talent that… Read more »

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The class of 2017 is finally graduating! Many will continue their studies in graduate programs, but most will enter the workforce for the first time. It’s not easy to attract millennials, but it’s worth the effort to snag some fresh talent for your company.   Sense of purpose Know that millennials are passionate about the… Read more »

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Your interviews went well; you feel like you’re close to getting the job, but first the employer asks for a list of references. Figuring out who to use as a reference is a critical part of the job-seeking process. Not all hiring managers will ask for references, but you want to be prepared in case… Read more »

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In a tight job market, both employers and job seekers are looking for more effective ways to connect. Job boards aren’t always efficient because they can be overwhelming and crowded. And traditional job postings run the risk of missing some of the most qualified and highly valued candidates. In a market where companies need to… Read more »

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A formal and comprehensive employee orientation program is well worth developing for your company. Not only does it reduce anxiety for your new hires, it helps the organization as a whole by minimizing startup costs and employee turnover. In turn, productivity will increase, employee satisfaction and referrals will go up, and the overall culture of… Read more »

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A couple of months ago, I met with a candidate and was able to secure an interview with our client to take place two days later. The morning of the interview, I get an email from the candidate telling me they have to cancel because they had secured a different interview, at a later date,… Read more »