Posts Tagged ‘Job’

Cost of New Employees

There is a usual rate of increase in the cost of new employees as anyone in business understands.  We are, obviously, in a situation today where that increase is greater than it has been in the recent past.  Business in general is on the uptick.  Certain types of people with certain backgrounds are in even…

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Opportunity

Opportunity is something we often seek and sometimes miss even though it might’ve bitten us on the nose if it wished, because we were so close to finding it.  Napoleon Hill, a famous writer and philosopher defined it like this: Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. How many times…

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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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Attitude

Having A Can Do Attitude

The importance of pride in our accomplishments is often overlooked or just plain never thought about.  That is all too true when it comes to too many of us.  If you take a moment to reflect on some of the people in your life whose attitude is always great, you will very likely find a…

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What Do the Wal-Mart Pay Hikes Mean For Us?

Wal-Mart has taken a position on the minimum wage by setting its own minimum wage.  Wal-Mart says it will increase its minimum wage to at least $9.00 per hour by April and to at least $10.00 per hour by February of 2016.   This will affect some 500,000 Wal-Mart associates.  It is a big step for…

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Finding a Job is like Running a Marathon

    Finding a job is like Running a Marathon! I received a call last week from a great candidate, Jim, he had just completed an interview.  The candidate said it went great and he expected a job offer.  Sounds great I thought.  So, I called the client and asked how it went?  The client…

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What's Your Gut Feeling

What’s Your Gut Feeling   Those of us in the staffing industry have heard many times about the use of quantifiable metrics in the process of finding suitable candidates for positions we’ve been retained to fill.  That is important, certainly, since those metrics tell us about the measurable results a prospective candidate brings with him…

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Try Before You Hire

Try Before You Hire Bloomberg has reported a statistic that helps us to better understand the labor market.  They report that there are now some 2.8 unemployed people for every job that is available in the United States. For politicians seeking votes, this is a large prospective pool from which to attempt to draw those…

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Toughest Job? Finding your next job!

What’s the Toughest Job? Finding your next job! If you’ve had a long career working at one or two firms, finding a job 20 years ago was remarkably straight forward.  You heard company XYZ was hiring, went over to XYZ company and completed an application and then you were hired. Job hunting is very different today. …

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