Lower Your Time to Fill Ratio by Using a Staffing Agency

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It can be frustrating at times hiring people, especially when it takes weeks and even months to find the right person for each job. This is not something to take lightly because each person hired can impact the organization. It’s a candidate-driven market in Chicago and other regions with unemployment numbers down fewer available candidates […]

Here’s How to Become a Better Leader by Delegating

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Do you often feel as if your to-do list might implode at any moment? Are you constantly dragged into every meeting for every project in your company, only to realize you are wasting precious time? Sounds like you may be stretched too thin to do any real good as a leader. It could be the […]

Why Don’t Your Employees Trust You?

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According to the Edelman Trust Barometer, only about one in three people have trust for their employer. In fact, the 33,000 employees polled believed they could trust a peer more (67 percent) than the company CEO (49 percent). Why should you care if your employees trust you or not? There are several reasons. • Employees […]

Be the Manager Your Employees Want

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It’s one thing to be the type of manager that you think you should be; it’s another to be the manager that employees will look up to. In a candidate-driven market, it’s important for managers to be mindful of their management style. How employees are treated can determine the productivity and retention rates for the […]

Hire Faster with Mobile Recruiting

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Along with social networks, mobile recruiting has grown to become highly effective for finding quality candidates. This is because more candidates are using mobile apps to search for career opportunities than ever before. LinkedIn published the findings of an extensive user behavior study that revealed 72 percent of professionals have used a mobile app to […]

How Can You Set the Tone on Your New Hire’s First Day?

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In a candidate-driven job market, employers must do all they can to provide a positive experience for new hires during their first day and onward. Studies have shown that when employees are given a positive onboarding experience they are much more apt to stay with their employer longer. For example, Aberdeen Group conducted a study […]

Is It Acceptable to Text Job Candidates?

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The job market is increasingly filled by younger candidates, those accustomed to using mobile devices practically 24 hours/day and seven days/week. Many younger job candidates are either currently employed full-time, or they are in-between jobs looking for that next great opportunity. But the truth is, they are busy and on-the-go most of the day. If you’ve […]

How to Hire the Best Millennials

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Much has been said during the past few years about how to attract the best millennials, those employees who are now between the ages of 18-34. Millennials now comprise the largest percentage of the workforce at 36 percent. This highly talented generation of employees has brought a lot of value to the workplace, but they also come […]

Tell Stories to Improve Presentations

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Have you ever had to listen to a dry and long-winded business presentation? How about one where the presenter shared an interesting experience? What was the difference in how you received the presentation?  What do you remember from that presentation in the days, weeks, months or even years following? There’s a good chance you enjoyed […]

What’s the Best Decision – Paying Overtime or Hiring Temporary Workers?

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It should be the goal of every business to be smart when it comes to staffing costs. At times, it’s necessary for regular employees to work overtime to complete time-sensitive projects. These types of situations are basically unavoidable. With some careful planning, companies can save money and time by hiring temporary employees to augment current […]