How to Find Top Talent in Akron When Unemployment is at 4.3%

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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 »

How to Reset Your Professional Goals for a Successful 2019

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Achieving the professional picture you have in mind requires intention. The most successful people don’t “go with the flow” – they develop strategic plans to get them to where they want to be. If you don’t prioritize your goals, the risk of complacency or getting caught up in the short term day-to-day can halt your… Read more »

Get Your Resume Ready for 2019!

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A new year means new chances and new opportunities – and if you want to get yourself ready for the job market, this is the perfect time to update your resume. So, how should you get your resume ready for 2019? Read below: Looks Do Mean Something Most resumes get anywhere from five to thirty… Read more »

6 Ways to Manage Your Team Through New Changes

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Change always brings with it a host of emotions, ranging from excitement to fear and everything in between. Guiding your employees through new changes will help them better acclimate and make for a smoother transition overall. Make it clear. Good management in the face of a major change will make all of the difference. You… Read more »

What NOT to Do When You’re Interviewing With a Recruiter on The Phone

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A phone interview seems like far less stress than an in-person one – you don’t have to look your best, you can fidget and not appear nervous, and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. Yet there are a few caveats to consider when interviewing on the phone to make… Read more »

5 Inexpensive Ways to Show Your Employees You’re Grateful for Them

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If you want to make employees feel appreciated, you don’t necessarily need to go for grand gestures, but you probably want to go beyond a simply stated, “Great job!”. It’s the little gestures that go the longest way. So here are five suggestions to make your employees see your gratitude. Small wins Too often we… Read more »

How to Have a Great Review When You Don’t Get Along with Your Boss

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We’d all ultimately like to have a boss we at least have a decent relationship with, but the cold hard facts sometimes intrude: Sometimes you’re going to have a boss you simply don’t like, and vice versa. Yet this person gives you reviews, so how do you manage to put personal feelings aside and get… Read more »

How to Use Your Cover Letter to Show Off Your Personality

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Before you even begin to get in the door, you make a first impression when you send a cover letter for a job opening. On the one hand, you should keep it professional. On the other, there’s nothing wrong with letting a little of your own personality shine through so yours doesn’t sound like the… Read more »

How to Inspire Your Employees by Keeping Yourself Motivated

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PrideStaff Akron

What happens when you as the team leader, the primary motivator, find yourself feeling unexcited and uninspired about the very job you’re supposed to get others motivated to do? A few tips and tricks about how to keep your own spirits up will help you do the same for others. Show that positive attitude. Let’s… Read more »

How to Choose Between Two Perfect Candidates

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It seems like a wonderful problem to have: You have two fantastic candidates for one position. They both seem like they would fit, both have the star qualities you want. So how do you choose one over the other? And how do you make the “right” choice? Instead of going with your gut, the better… Read more »