What Do Employees Want? [a Quiz]

What is the main factor in retaining employees? When are employees most willing to relocate? Take this quiz to find the answer to these questions… and more! While labor statistics are constantly changing, these are some interesting factoids to see where you as a job hunter, employer, or both compare to the average respondent. *All

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Interview Tips for Managers New to the Hiring Process

New to conducting interviews? Preparation is key to ensuring that your conversation is meaningful and productive. Don’t stress the process, however.  Here are some measures you can take to alleviate anxiety and focus on your potential new hire. Prepare a list of questions in advance You know the qualities you’re looking for in a candidate

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Dress For Success: What To Know About Job Interview Attire

Like it or not, the first thing an interviewer is going to notice when greeting you is how you’re dressed (mind the ever-important handshake too). Business-as-usual is growing increasingly casual, but this is not the time to follow suit.  Depending on the role and industry, the level of dress will vary. So with all that there is

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Apprenticeships and a New Generation

  As a new generation steadily becomes the majority workforce, manufacturing, production and related companies are feeling a strain. Skilled workers are aging, and young people aren’t as attracted to steady, long-term employment. According to Inc.com, “In a U.S. Chamber of Commerce study, 53 percent of leaders at smaller businesses said they faced a ‘very or

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Find the Right Staffing Firm For Your Contract Roles

  We’ve talked on the blog before about how contract roles are becoming increasingly popular. As a business, we’ve found temporary or temporary-to-hire employees to be particularly common within the manufacturing and production industries. Chris McKay, a senior recruiter with Job Brokers’ offers some insight, “Companies hit peaks in their business where they need to hire a high

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5 Ways to Retain Top Performers in a Job Seeker’s Market

We are in the midst of a job seeker’s market. Unemployment rates are low and demand for talent is far outweighing the supply. For top performers, this is a great time to weigh their options. Meanwhile, employers not only want to hang on those same people, they potentially want to hire more of the same. So how can business

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What To Do When Your Contract Position is Almost Up

If you’re new to working a contract position, it can be nerve wracking when your assignment is nearing a close.  Some people thrive in temporary roles and find the variety stimulating. Others like the stability of permanent work but take a contract role for interim income. Whatever situation you find yourself in, there are things you

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5 Things to Look For Before hiring an HVAC Technician

Summer is about to arrive in Phoenix, and the hums of air conditioners will be ever-present for a good four months to come. These cooling machines are vital to our existence in the urban desert, much thanks to HVAC technicians. Of course, there is more to the job than air conditioning repair (HVAC = Heating,

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How to Stay Motivated in Your Job Search

  You’ve researched prospective employers, crafted your best cover letter and polished up your resume, so why aren’t employers biting? Searching for a new job can be extremely frustrating, but there are a few things you can do to help mitigate that. While it takes more time on the front-end, you may just be surprised with the

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How to Rock Your Next Phone Interview

Phone interviews are becoming increasingly common. The ubiquity of smart phones enables us to take them from essentially anywhere, and it’s a way for hiring mangers to do an initial gut check of a candidate before inviting them to meet in-person. If you’ve landed a phone interview, congratulations! Your resume, cover letter, and persistence have gotten

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