How To Find Top Talent In St. Petersburg With Unemployment at 3.3%

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In the last few years, few cities have been hotter and more growth-oriented than St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay region.  What that community has been able to achieve in the last decade has been incredible. The growth they have generated has turned St. Petersburg into the economic engine for Pinellas County, in my opinion…. Read more »

Tips for Helping a Struggling Employee

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There are countless reasons why an employee might be struggling and performing poorly. They might be new and still learning or they might be a veteran employee who suddenly hits a performance skid. It might be a personal reason. It might be a lack of motivation. It might be that they’re bored and disengaged from… Read more »

Employees Are Not A Commodity!

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As Richard Branson once said “Success in business is all about people, people, people. Whatever industry a company is in, its employees are its biggest competitive advantage.” If you are trying to find the lowest cost provider for your staffing needs, please be prepared for the results you receive. Cars are a commodity I like… Read more »

Looking To Change Roles? Struggling?

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Let’s be frank, the job market is HOT and yet some are still be struggling to find their next role. It’s difficult because if you listen to the news reports there are jobs everywhere for virtually every industry at every level. Unemployment levels are at record lows and wages are starting to finally move in the… Read more »

This Job Market Can’t Last Forever!

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If you follow economic news, you would have read countless headlines on how tight the job market is today. Most recently, the headlines have been trumpeting that there are now more open positions in the United States than there are unemployed people. (Washington Post) But for today, I believe it is time to turn our… Read more »

What In The World Did I Get Myself Into?

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This week my office is celebrating our 4th anniversary and it brought me into a reflective mood. While I love what I do and the people I work with, I would be lying to you if I didn’t tell you that I still occasionally ask myself the rhetorical question, “what in the world did I get… 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 »

Hire Good People, Motivate Them and Keep Them

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“Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.” –Lee Iacocca If you have been paying attention to the news regarding employment lately, you will notice that our unemployment range in the Tampa Bay area has hovered in… Read more »

How Following Up Can Help You Get the Job

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So it’s been a few days since your big interview and you haven’t heard an update. Even if you feel the interview went well, you still get nervous. Relax—this isn’t necessarily a sign of bad news! Remember the interviewing process can take several weeks depending on the size of the company and the number of… Read more »