What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate!

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I don’t know about you, but I never knew where the quote “We have a failure to communicate” came from. With a little research, I found that it’s from “Cool Hand Luke” in 1967. Unfortunately, this quote fits our current hiring market perfectly! As a society, we have never been more connected, yet communication seems… Read more »

Job Search – New Reality

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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. – Walt Disney Just two short months ago, our economy was humming along quite nicely, people didn’t have to perform a job search. For many people, the job found them. At… Read more »

Inside A Recruiting Firm

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Recently we had a candidate who accepted a position while in our office. As they opened the door to leave, they stopped, turned, and said, thank you for saving my life. Now, I’m not going to lie, I know we are not miracle workers, and this is not a post about how great we are…. Read more »

Learn About the Benefits of Meeting One-on-One With Employees

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One-on-one meetings with your employees can be a really valuable tool for managing your employees’ performance, gaining important information, and getting know your employees on both a personal and professional level. It gives you the chance to motivate them for greatness and, in doing so, improve the performance of your whole organization. Here are five… Read more »

Tips for Making Candidates Feel Comfortable During an Interview

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It’s no secret that job interviews make people nervous! And when they’re too nervous, the interview never goes well. They forget what they were going to say, they have trouble recalling their achievements, or they talk too much and provide rambling nonsensical responses instead of concise, thoughtful answers. But if the candidates feel comfortable, the… Read more »

Finding Top Talent in Tampa Bay in 2019!!!

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Recently there have been a number of media stories promoting the Tampa Bay area as a great place to find a new job in 2019!  This all sounds fabulous until you look at our current unemployment rate of 3.0%. If you are a hiring manager or business owner the fundamental question you are likely asking… Read more »

Setting Your Career Goals for 2019

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It’s finally here—the start of a new year! Which means it’s a great time to reflect on the past year and set your career goals for 2019. Looking back on the past is a great way to celebrate your achievements, learn from your failures, and set course for your future. A list of realistic, achievable… Read more »

The True Cost of Having Unfilled Positions

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Employee vacancies can be really costly for any organization. There are both tangible and intangible costs—money, time, and morale. The most efficient and productive companies have plans in place to find new talent and can quickly fill a position with quality candidates. Here’s how you can find the true cost of having unfilled positions in… Read more »

Tips for Building a Successful Employee Referral Program

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If you can develop a good employee referral program, you’ll never find yourself searching for new employees. No one is better suited to recruit the right talent to fill your job openings like your own staff. They know who has what it takes to work at your company and who would make a good fit…. Read more »

What You Shouldn’t Say in a Job Interview

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Job interviews are typically pretty stressful, particularly for those of us who aren’t used to having every word that comes out of our mouths scrutinized to the highest degree. Misspeaking during an interview can have some major consequences—as in, not getting a job offer! It’s important to prepare, plan what you’re going to say, and… Read more »