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The Number One Reason Your Company Should Communicate with Job Candidates in the Hiring Process…They Talk to Each Other!

We get it. Your HR department and hiring managers are busier than ever—they are short-handed and can’t seem to accomplish everything that needs to get done in a day. Enter this common trend—”ghosting”—the lack of communication with job candidates—disappearing off of their radar—leaving them hanging and ultimately forgotten. The only problem with this trend is… Read more »

Employer Concessions and Hiring in a Tight Candidate Market

In the executive, managerial and professional labor market, unemployment has been hovering around 2 percent, leaving companies across many industries struggling to find top talent. In a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and executive advisory group Visage International, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin discovered that “the biggest challenge confronting firms is their need to… Read more »

Unemployment Reaches Lowest Level Since 1969

(Construction and Manufacturing Large Contributions) Job creation in September 2018, in terms of raw numbers, did not reach the heights of August or some of the year’s other most robust periods. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that nonfarm payroll businesses in the U.S. brought on 134,000 new workers during the month in its latest… Read more »

3 Steps to Sourcing Contract Talent

(Even When Going Through an MSP/VMS) A recent NPR/Marist survey reveals that 20 percent of work in the U.S. is fulfilled by contract workers. So, no matter what industry your business serves, chances are you regularly employ contractors to augment your permanent workforce. This reality creates a continual need to source consultants, whether it be… Read more »

How to implement an effective contingent workforce recruitment strategy

According to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Workforce Solutions Buyer Survey 2018, respondents report that 22 percent of their staff is currently contingent, and project that by 2028 that figure will rise to 30 percent. As the blended workforce continues to grow, it’s becoming increasingly important to perfect your company’s recruitment strategies to consistently hire strong permanent… Read more »

4 Ways to Plan the Growth of Your Company in the Instant Information Era

Today’s senior business managers face not only traditional business planning tasks when driving growth within their organization, but also the need to understand new marketing challenges and opportunities presented by technologies that were not taught in business schools even five or ten years ago. Click to watch the video. Key among those business planning elements… Read more »

4 Steps to Help You Move Up or Move On in Your Career

During the last recession, maybe you took a pay cut or downgraded to a less skilled position as a way to “pay the bills” or for resume continuity sake. Now that the job market is on the upswing, you may feel as though you are “stuck” in your position and really want to start looking… Read more »

Top 10 Reasons NOT to Accept a Counter Offer

You give a notice to leave your current position and your employer makes a “counter offer” to keep you from leaving. What do you do? Take it, leave it, think it over??? Are counter offers productive? You really need to think about whether or not to take a “counter offer” since the enchantment of it… Read more »

How a Solid Onboarding Process Can Help You Retain Your Top Talent

From start to finish, the hiring process can be lengthy and complex with so many steps, people, negotiations, and costs involved. When a new hire is finally set up with a start date, many may think the hiring process has finally ended, but ideally your process should continue to another essential phase…onboarding. The Case for… Read more »

Trust: Essential to Building an Effective Work Environment

Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »