Category: recruiting process

4 Essential Skills Your Next IT Rockstar Must Have

If you’re in the market for an IT Rockstar, take a number. Businesses in a wide variety of industries and markets are looking for talented and experienced people to handle a number of IT-related tasks, including networking, web and software development, and consulting. While it’s true that IT Rockstars are in a position to pick and choose their next employers, you can better position your company for landing top talent by knowing which skills are most important for a wide variety... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Monday, February 12, 2018
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How to Optimize Talent Acquisition in 2018

Replacing outgoing personnel and recruiting new talent is always a challenge for business owners and hiring managers, especially as technology changes while hiring trends shift. Staying on top of the latest trends in talent acquisition is a must , especially if you’re in a crowded market and need every advantage you can get over your competitors. Even if your ability to hire rockstars has been consistent and reliable in recent years, it’s vital to stay in the loop of some... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Monday, January 15, 2018
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4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Relocating for a New Job

In the never-ending quest for career advancement, many American workers find themselves faced with an all-too-common and tough decision at some point in their lives: should they take a new job or accept a promotion that will require relocating to a new city, state, or country? Changing jobs or positions within the same company can be both stressful and exciting, and the changes that workers experience are even more dramatic when they involve packing up their things and loading them into a... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Friday, December 29, 2017
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4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Hiring Remote Tech Workers

In an ideal world, you would be able to fill every open position in a matter of days by choosing from dozens of highly-qualified and highly-motivated local candidates. Unfortunately, that’s rarely the case—especially when you’re trying to fill a tech position in a specialized niche. And the more specialized the position you’re trying to fill is, the more difficulty you may have finding the right fit—or even a candidate who possesses half the qualifications and... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Social Media Screening: Majority of Hiring Managers Now Investigating Candidates’ Online Personas

Think employers only check LinkedIn and that your Facebook , Instagram , and Twitter are inconsequential when you’re applying for a job? Think again . The number of HR departments and recruiters using social media as well as Internet searches to screen candidates is at an all-time high, new research finds. A national survey conducted by Harris Poll for CareerBuilder earlier this year addressed the impact of a worker’s online presence during hiring and employment. The... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Dos and Don’ts for Hiring Tech Workers

Dos and Don’ts for Hiring Tech Workers Whether you’re hiring someone to manage your network, build and maintain your website, or oversee your IT team, it’s vital that you get the right fit for your company and office culture. Tech workers are in extremely high demand in 2017 , and the competition can be fierce to land top talent in the industry. And while it may be an employee’s market for many tech positions, it’s still important that you take your time and... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Wednesday, June 28, 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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Preparing Yourself For "Sticky" Interview Questions

We've all been there, you're in an interview and the hiring manager ask you a question--you knew he or she would ask, but you're not sure what a 'good' answer is. Our friends at HireVue compiled 6 questions most interviewers ask that can be scary with advice from  Fast Company  on how to answer them. 1. Why don’t you tell me about yourself? Interviewers use this one to determine how an interviewee handles him or herself in an... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Good Hiring Practices for Great Candidates

A business is only as successful as its employees. And when a business has a team of "rock stars" that work harmoniously and share the company's goals and vision, everyone wins. However, some businesses take shortcuts during the hiring process, or they fail to take advantage of all available resources and strategies for finding and hiring the best available employees. To find a great candidate to add to your team, it's important that you give every step of the hiring... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Tuesday, April 4, 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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