Remote Work in Tampa Bay

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On an almost hourly basis we speak to Tampa Bay based candidates who tell us they are unemployed and will NOT, under any circumstances, come back to work unless the position is 100% fully remote. We are not alone in hearing that, I’m sure. Recent data backs our conversations up. Flexjobs released a report that… Read more »

Tips On Dealing With an Employee’s Negative Attitude

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Negativity can spread in the workplace like a disease. One single negative employee can impact your business’s productivity, employee morale, and even retention rates. Here are some tips on dealing with an employee’s negative attitude.  Look for the Cause   To solve a problem with a negative employee, you need to understand where those feelings are… Read more »

Hiring: Employers vs Employees

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One of the hardest things of working in the staffing industry is that we get to see both sides of the story when it comes to employment. We see employers who move slowly to hire, devalue their employees, or even ignore good talent because they think they can find other talent more cheaply. On the… Read more »

Are All Cars The Same?

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Just this morning I went on a sales call where I was told we have used your type of services before, I don’t expect much from you.  Unfortunately, the common perception of staffing is that we are all the same.  I like to respond with an analogy by asking them to compare us to the… Read more »

What Do We Do With Our Children?

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By the start of May each year, my children are well into their scheming on how late they will be sleeping in this summer and how much fun they will have at camps. But not this year. Due to COVID-19, many parents in the Tampa Bay region and across the United States are asking themselves,… 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 »

The Talent Market Is Even Tighter!

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In 2010 American workers were hurting. There isn’t a way to sugarcoat the jobs situation in that time period.  According to the BLS, (https://US Dept. of Labor) the national unemployment rate was 9.5% and people were taking any professional role they could to keep their head above water.  The despair and fear many people felt… Read more »

Remembering September 11th, 2001, From A Washington, DC Perspective

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“Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” —former President George… Read more »

Hiring Is Tight And Employees Are Looking To Move!

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“More job creation, higher voluntary employee turnover and intensified competition for talent will be the main themes surrounding employment in 2018.” That quote was given by Matt Ferguson, the CEO of CareerBuilder (CareerBuilder Annual Forecast) earlier this year. Now that we are almost to the halfway point of 2018, I have to say he was… Read more »

Turnover, Turnover, Turnover – What to do?

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From prospects and clients alike, we are hearing more and more management teams who are looking at ways to slow down the turnover within their businesses in the Tampa Bay area.  They have come to the realization that turnover slows down their business growth, likely reduces their annual profits and leads to additional internal stress… Read more »