Category: general labor

2018 Jobs Forecast: It's a good time to hire and be hired

In the Economic News release  for February from the Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics), the average hourly earnings jumped 2.9 percent year over year. This is a big indicator that the slow economic recovery is finaly reaching American workers and families pockets. According to the article posted in the New York Times,  Job and Wage Gains Deliver a Promising Start for the Year , " Separate data  released this week showed that private-sector wages and salaries... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Monday, March 19, 2018
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How to Choose Between Multiple Job Offers

Whether you’re between jobs or looking to take the next step in your career, getting multiple job offers may seem like an absolute blessing—especially if your job search has been fruitless up to this point. And while multiple job offers is always better than none, it’s common for prospective employees to feel “paralysis by analysis,” especially if two or more offers are equally promising. In some cases, workers may even lose out on the offers they worked so hard... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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Tips for Surviving a Talent Shortage

It’s every business owner’s and hiring manager’s worst nightmare : you have multiple positions to fill and can’t find any great—or even good—candidates for the jobs . This nightmare can be a reality for many companies, especially when the vacancies are for tech positions. As many tech-related jobs involve highly specialized skills, education, and experience, the hiring pool can be quite shallow or even non-existent in your area. Thankfully, being... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Friday, June 23, 2017
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Summer Hiring Tips

Summer Hiring Tips Summer can be a hectic season for many businesses and hiring managers. In addition to being vacation season, warm weather can also be an impetus for employees to change jobs, switch careers, or even decide to move to another city. It’s important to be prepared to fill those gaps and suddenly vacated roles—especially when a large percentage of your staff may have vacations planned during the June-September stretch. However, it’s also important to be... Read More
at Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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Common TA Staffing Questions

As leaders in the staffing industry, we have experience with a number of industries, in several states, with over 30 years under our belts. When we are introduced to new candidates or organization looking for help with managing staff, temporary hiring, contract work, or job placement, we get 5 common questions. Here, we answer these frequently asked questions as we're sure you may have these same question and the answers help illustrate our expertise. What is a temporary agency?... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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