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19 01, 2017

Care and Feeding In the Employment Line – Part 4

By |2019-01-23T04:01:23-04:00January 19th, 2017|Staffing Articles|

Employers Separating Themselves from the Pack in Recruiting The Employer – Managing Your Reputation. In Part 1 of our “Primer” we laid out that the various parties involved in the hiring process (Job-Seeker; Hiring Manager; Human Resources/Legal; Senior Management; Friends and Family) are part of a communal process and that each has responsibilities to ensure that [...]

10 01, 2017

The Weigh In: Job Boards vs Staffing Agency

By |2019-01-23T04:19:51-04:00January 10th, 2017|Staffing Articles|

Endless Job Boards or a Dedicated Recruiting Firm? Job boards are everywhere. There are several hundred of them in a dozen different verticals.  (In fact there are so many that when we tried to find out the total for this blog we were unable to find a complete list or number published anywhere!) You’ve probably [...]

11 08, 2016

Utility of a Staffing Agency in a Networking World

By |2019-01-25T15:01:39-04:00August 11th, 2016|Staffing Articles|

It's Who you Know Current wisdom teaches us that ‘Networking’, or word-of-mouth, is the most effective way to land the right job. A plethora of avenues for networking have blossomed in response to this paradigm. Meet-ups, conferences, formal and informal job fairs, networking events, Chamber of Commerce meetings, User Groups, a variety of specialty or [...]

28 06, 2016

The Interview Façade – How to Improve Your Hiring Acumen

By |2019-01-25T15:45:13-04:00June 28th, 2016|Staffing Articles|

Start with Cleaning up your Job Description Most job descriptions, as you have probably discovered, are not useful. Job descriptions are often crafted by a Human Resources professional or operational person who knows little about the position or the hiring manger’s needs.  Hiring managers and their firms rely on these to describe the job and [...]

8 06, 2016

The Real Life of a Staffing Agency Recruiter

By |2019-01-28T02:45:38-04:00June 8th, 2016|Staffing Articles|

The Hard Lessons in Recruiting I still remember my first placement – a day-shift Computer Operator at a large Insurance Company – He worked the graveyard at a major Telecommunications Company for $25,000 a year and told me he was quitting his night job and taking mine to a) get out of the city and [...]

29 04, 2016

IT Career Killers – Avoid These 7 Deadly Sins

By |2019-02-27T03:38:59-04:00April 29th, 2016|Staffing Articles|

Keep Clear of IT Career Killers Want to have a long and relatively satisfying career in technology? Here’s a list of 7 things to definitely avoid doing! 1- Don’t stay current. There are lots of ways to fall into the comfort zone trap of allowing your skills to become dated. Simply taking your eye off the [...]

21 04, 2016

What I Learned My First Year As A Recruiter

By |2019-07-23T04:20:42-04:00April 21st, 2016|Recruiting Process, Staffing Articles|

Learning the Ropes in Recruiting I’ve been a recruiter for a little over a year at this point, and it would be an understatement to say that I have learned a lot. When I think back to what I knew of recruiting beforehand I simply laugh. I had NO idea what recruiting really was, what [...]

31 03, 2016

Myth Busting Job Security: Small Company vs. Large

By |2019-02-28T03:27:49-04:00March 31st, 2016|Career Articles, Jobs, Staffing Articles|

Job Security: Large or Small Companies? In the seemingly endless days of this challenging economic climate, stability is rising as an important factor when making career choices for many job seekers. The question is where to find it and how to best secure it? A prevailing myth is larger companies offer better career opportunities, pay, [...]

25 02, 2016

How Do Recruitment Agencies Work? Answers on ROI

By |2019-02-27T02:59:32-04:00February 25th, 2016|Staffing Articles|

The Keys to Recruiting Agencies ROI We thought we would talk a little bit about recruitment ROI. “I have a ton of agencies at 15%, why pay full fee”, “We can’t afford fees”, “We have many applicants in our database” – Those are the reasons we hear about WHY NOT to use an agency – [...]