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November 2017

How to Leave Your Job Like a Boss

How to Leave Your Job Like a Boss

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 3.2 million people quit their jobs in September of 2017. People decide to leave their jobs for reasons ranging from the need to make more money to differences of opinions with management. When you decide to move on, the way that you make your exit is important because you want your former employer and colleagues to be positive references and networking resources.  You also don’t want to undo all the good [...]

October 2017

Combating the Counteroffer

Combating the Counteroffer Your Candidate is Sure to Receive

Every organization hopes to hire the most skilled candidates with proven track records and excellent reputations. Given the 4.2% unemployment rate, you can bet that those candidates are probably not on job boards right now. You need to utilize some old school recruiting efforts to find them where they’re working and make them excited about a position with your company. That is just the beginning. Even after you’ve managed to engage that candidate, maneuvered through the interview process and [...]

How to Avoid Office Halloween Horrors

How to Avoid Office Halloween Horrors

According to the Halloween Industry Association, over 179 million Americans are planning to take part in some type of Halloween festivities this year. Many schools and employers have adjusted their policies on costumes in an effort to be more inclusive and to avoid unrest during a tumultuous political time. If you happen to work for an employer who still embraces the notion of costumes in the office, you may be elated or completely mortified by the idea. (Can you [...]

How to start employing the next generation NOW

How to Start Employing the Next Generation NOW

Millennials currently make up the largest percentage of the population. According to a 2008 report written by Amy Lynch, by 2020 this demographic will comprise nearly half (46%) of the U.S. workforce. Despite all the advances in technology and new search tools available, this demographic is extremely hard to find right now. Regardless of the job board you visit, a search for entry-level candidates yields very slim results. These young adult candidates are not searching for jobs they way [...]

Is Your Resume Stuck in the 90's?

Abandon these 7 Things to Avoid a Stale Resume

Antiquated Email Accounts Our recruiters look at hundreds of resumes a day. When they see a resume that has an “AOL” or “Hotmail” email address, it prompts them to think that the candidate may not be versed in current technology. While that may not be the case, it is the perception. If you don’t have other evidence within your resume that indicates that you are well acquainted with current technology, it could take you out of the running for certain [...]

Are you paying your people enough and is that the most important thing to them?

Are You Paying Your People Enough? (And is that really the most important thing to them?)

October has arrived and business owners and managers are already thinking about the looming dread that comes with regulating office Halloween costumes. HR departments are facing a different kind of horror when it comes to issues like salary increases and pay equity. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell to a new post-crisis low of 4.2%. It is expected to reach 4.0% by early 2018, ahead of projections. In a tight labor market such as [...]

September 2017

5 (More) Annoying Interview questions and how to answer them.

5 (More) Annoying Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Our candidates have shared quite a few of their least favorite interview questions with us over the course of more than 4 decades in business. We published a previous article about this topic and realized that there were still several more questions that we should include. Here are 5 more common interview questions that job seekers have a tough time answering well. Have you ever been fired from a job? If you have been terminated, it is likely that you have [...]

A desert with a tumbleweed illustrates that there are no people left on LinkedIn.

Where Have All the LinkedIn People Gone?

LinkedIn is the world’s largest social network for professionals. It’s one of the largest social networks in general. A breakdown, of LinkedIn’s registered membership worldwide, reveals that the majority of members are based in the United States, with 128 million Americans registered on the site. Its fundamental mission is to connect working professionals. Some major changes have taken place in the last few months that will make recruiting through LinkedIn much more challenging. If LinkedIn has been a critical part [...]

How to Answer Five of the Most Annoying Interview Questions

How to Answer Five of the Most Annoying Interview Questions

As a trusted staffing firm working with candidates for more than 40 years, our recruiters have heard a lot about the kinds of questions that make candidates cringe in an interview. Here are a few of the most dreaded and our recommended approach to answering them like a pro. Where do you see yourself in five years? Don’t look at this as a trick question, or a strategy to trap you into something. The interviewer’s motivation is to discover your level [...]

6 Incredibly Important Questions to Ask a Staffing Agency

6 Incredibly Important Questions to Ask a Staffing Agency

Hiring employees to fill open positions is a delicate and extremely time consuming process. This is especially true in those businesses where there is not a dedicated HR department. The number of job openings increased to 6.2 million in 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Employing a staffing agency to fill open positions is becoming essential for many companies to keep pace with the market and grow their businesses. A partnership with a staffing firm can [...]