Category: talent acquisition

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 Ways Contract Positions Help Workers Reach Their Goals

Contract positions can carry some negative connotations, especially for workers who are looking for more permanent employment options. In addition to leaving workers facing higher tax burdens and often a lack of health insurance, contract positions are also by nature short-lived, which means employees need to continue job searching even while they’re working—especially if their contracts are for six months or less. Despite the drawbacks of contract positions, there are also... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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How Workplaces Are Changing to Adapt to Millennials

People born between the early-1980s to late-1990s are considered millennials, and there is no shortage of articles, blogs, books, and even scientific studies dedicated to finding out what makes this group tick. What began as a curiosity as millennials came of age has now become a full-blown cultural and professional phenomenon, and for good reason: By 2016 , millennials had surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the United States , with 53.5 million of the young workers holding... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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5 Essential Skills for Succeeding in Today’s Offices

Jobseekers, take note: while prospective employers may peruse resumes and CVs to find candidates with the right education, experience, and qualifications, the skills to succeed on the job and to move up in a company are rarely listed on job descriptions. It's one of the many reasons employers are rapidly moving to Digital Interviews , as well as gaining insight in to personalities by looking at social profiles . These facts are only becoming more solidified and important in... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Grand Opening of TA Staffing in Bowling Green, Kentucky

If you've been following us on Facebook, you've heard the chatter and seen the pictures. Well, we're making it official! TA Staffing is opening soon in Bowling Green, Kentucky! Located near the heart of TA Staffing's Bowling Green office is at 2710 Nashville Road, right off William H. Natcher Parkway, North, in the Kroger shopping center. With this new location, we are extending our dedication further and providing Kentucky with the same level of excellence we've... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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About Google Hire - Hire Vue

You may have heard about or seen something new in the search results when you've done a search for jobs or careers in Google. Those with their ear to the ground knew that a  few months ago  Google tested an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).  As of this month, Google has officially launched  Google Hire . Business Eligibility for Google Hire In order for a business to use Google Hire, an organization must meet the following prerequisites: ... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Friday, July 21, 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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How to Incorporate Company Culture Into Your Hiring Process

Company culture fit is a concept that can be hard to define, but everyone knows when it’s missing. Most employers understand the importance of culture fit in their organization, and research shows that people who fit well into their company perform better in their role, express greater job satisfaction, and are more likely to remain with the organization for longer. Famously, Southwest Airlines screened job candidates in the 1990s based on their willingness to provide offbeat, fun... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Friday, July 14, 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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5 Tips When Hiring A WordPress Developer

What to Look for When Hiring a WordPress Developer WordPress was released in May 2003, and by February 2017, it was used by 27.5 percent of the top 10 million websites in the world . Because of its versatility, ease of use, and robust plugin architecture, WordPress has become the go-to content management system and framework for a huge number of companies and bloggers. And while WordPress was designed with user friendliness in mind, unlocking its true potential requires an experienced... Read More
Posted by Jeff Bates at Thursday, April 27, 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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