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The saying “Hire for attitude and train for skill” is often echoed by business leaders, and the importance of personal attributes has facts to back it up. 89 percent of new hires that leave an organization within 18 months do so because of attitude reasons, and not for lack of skill, according to a Leadership… Read more »

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As you evaluate your hiring needs, consider using a staffing company to help. As experts in the industry they can assist you with creating an effective hiring strategy, customized to your needs. Here are four important reasons to consider using a staffing agency:   Decreased Cost While a temporary employee may cost more per hour,… Read more »

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A job search is a complicated project to keep on top of – from compiling potential opportunities to actually applying and scheduling interviews, there is a lot to track. But just like any work-related task, if you approach it with intention, you can manage your time effectively, be productive, and prevent things from falling through… Read more »

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Cultivating a sense of loyalty from your employees can increase productivity, engagement, and retention, which all benefit your company’s bottom line. However, many employees, even top performers, simply do not feel a deep commitment to their employers. Common reasons employees feel disconnected from their employers include: feeling like the company sees them as disposable, not… Read more »

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Making the best hires requires limiting the need for subjective judgment calls and relying on objective evaluation methods. Often candidates who give great interviews and seem more than qualified end up falling short and catching hiring managers by surprise. Working with a staffing agency to perform pre-employment assessments can ensure candidates truly have the skills… Read more »

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Job fairs can be a great way to network with employers and learn about job opportunities, but it can be challenging to know how to get noticed and be memorable. It can be overwhelming to deal with many employers all in one spot, but if you have a plan and prepare, you’ll be able to… Read more »

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Getting a warning at work from your superior is something to be taken seriously. But just because it is a big deal, doesn’t mean you have to give in to anxiety and fear. The way you handle the situation can help you turn it around and move forward, leaving you empowered rather than feeling hopeless…. Read more »

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It is a competitive time for employers to get the attention of top prospects. With the job market favoring workers, it can be difficult to stand out and prevent losing their interest. That’s why it’s more important than ever to strategically plan your hiring process to not only attract talent, but maintain their motivation to… Read more »

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Hiring managers and recruiters each have a defined set of skills that, when combined effectively, will result in attracting the most qualified candidates and making optimal hiring decisions. However, with different skill sets also comes differing perspectives, insights, and goals that can cause challenges in forming and maintaining a productive professional relationship unless proactively addressed…. Read more »

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While it wasn’t that long ago that hiring managers were dealing with the “problem” of having an excessive amount of qualified (or even overqualified) candidates apply for their job postings, the job market has changed. The national unemployment rate has reached a 17-year low, and Akron’s unemployment rate is holding steady at approximately 4.3%, according… Read more »