Posts Tagged ‘Candidates’

Employment: Good News or Bad News?

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Is our state of unemployment good news or bad news? That depends upon your point of view. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate now stands at 2.8%. That is good for some and not-so-good for others. If you find yourself looking for or thinking of looking for employment, this is likely a better time to be doing that.…

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Differentiators

Have you given much thought to the impact that differentiators have in your business or your daily life? Those are the sometimes subtle, or sometimes ‘in-your face’ things, that help each of us to make decisions through-out the days and weeks ahead. A differentiator might be the color of a dress or the pattern on a…

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Loyalty is a Two-Way Street

“Loyalty is a two-way street. If I ‘m asking for it from you, then you’re getting it from me”-  Harvey Specter In today’s fast moving market employee and employer loyalty is more important than ever. Are you taking the necessary steps to attract and retain the best talent available? As employers we all face similar…

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Now Hiring: Where Are All the People?

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Where are all the people coming from to fill the needs of employers in this market today? Truth be told, there are difficulties even for us professionals to find the right people for the open positions our client employers have available.  That is no secret.  There are more openings than qualified applicants.  We’ve been through…

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The Saga of the Job Interview…

The saga of the Job Interview… This phrase conjures up different thoughts for different people. The person being interviewed thinks about not making any serious gaffes.  The person conducting the interview thinks about not making any serious mistakes in the process of interviewing the prospective employee. The result of these two sets of dynamics can be…

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The Power of Optimism

Optimism Is The Faith That Leads To Achievement

 Optimistic people fare better in interviews all other things being equal. That is the simple truth. Most people like people who have optimism, so long as it isn’t exaggerated and overblown simply for effect. Optimism and smiles tend to go together. (See our recent entry http://wfastaffing.com/smile/ ) So there is a double-whammy in the package of…

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Authenticity- Be yourself!

Authenticity is important.  Authenticity in interviews is very important.  What is authenticity?   How can we be authentic in interviews?  It is actually quite easy to define. We define interview authenticity as you being you in the interview. You are who you are. You have hair of a certain color; you are so many inches tall; you…

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The Early Bird Gets the Talent…

Hire early for best results.  This seems a recurring theme for a WFA Staffing Blog, but that is the case for a reason:  there is a shortage of qualified people seeking positions as has been the case off and on for the past year.  We find candidates who have interviewed and made favorable impressions not being…

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Is it time to shorten your hiring process?

Our last WFA Blog dealt with what is being called the ‘Silver Tsunami’ and the impact that is having on employers as retirements take valued skill sets off the market.  The State of Wisconsin has released its latest figures showing a total of more than 94,000 open positions across Wisconsin at this time.  This includes…

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Silver Tsunami

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We hear about the impact millennials (those typically with birth years from the early 1980’s to the early 2000’s) are having and will continue to have on the workforce.  But, there is another phenomenon that has been given the name “silver tsunami”, and that is the growing segment of employees nearing or at retirement age,…

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