Employers

The Value of Listening

As a baby you are taught how to speak. When you are in grade school you are taught to spell. In higher education you are taught to write but when are we taught to listen? Listening can be incredibly difficult but it is the most important part of the communication process. 

Let’s start with a story.

During a particularly hard day of work, Tom walked up to his boss and told him that he had a headache. A headache so bad, that he did not feel functional and had asked to go home. His boss looked at him and said, 

“I used to get headaches all the time but my wife got me on this peppermint essential oil and here, give it a shot! Now you don’t have to go home and can get back to work.”

Dang, he thought to himself. Could he share with him the reasons behind the headache? Could he be

2022-10-27T20:52:58-04:00October 27th, 2022|Employers, Job Seekers|

Dear Next Gen

Dear Next Gen These are exciting days to be entering the workforce. Congratulations, you’re on the brink of many exciting opportunities.

The vast array of choices that are in front of you makes some people fearful they will make the wrong choice. Don’t be afraid. One of the best things about this stage of life is being young gives your lots of runway to recover. So don’t be afraid of making a choice and committing to something. Go ahead take your shot if you fail your have lots of recovery time.

Show up! Really I know it doesn’t need to be said, but today with the number of Ghosts out there IT NEEDS TO BE SAID. Just show up and do the job – whatever the job is.

Love what you do and give your all to it. And don’t forget LOVE is a choice. So choose to love your job. Yes there are going to be parts of your job that

2022-07-03T20:00:35-04:00July 3rd, 2022|Employers, Job Seekers|

Welcoming The Wet Behind The Ears

A Letter to the Past Working Generations – The Work Environment Has Changed

Dear Grandpas, Grandmas, Aunts, Uncles, Moms and Dads. 

Dear Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials (give or take a few) 

Dear Prior Workforce Generations,

… 

WE ARE HERE! 

First, I would like to start by saying we are so excited to be here! Thank you for the warm welcome. Next, I would like to tell you that we are a different type of employee to enter the marketplace and I am excited to tell you why that is and what that means for you! 

Online Learning

The most important thing for you to take away from this is that graduating students of 2020, 2021 and now 2022 are a very different kind of graduate than you have seen before. No, the Covid vaccines did not give us third arms

2022-07-17T09:31:20-04:00July 2nd, 2022|Employers|

The Waves


“No, I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are laying everyone off because of Covid.”

“No I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are in a skeleton crew at the moment.”

“No, I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are still trying to bring back staff from before our layoffs.” 

“No, I am not looking for help with staffing right now, we are trying to stay on budget to compensate for some Covid losses.”


THE GREAT RESIGNATION 

All Employees are MIA…


“YES! I am looking for help with staffing right now! I am trying to hire an XYZ and I can’t find one anywhere. “

With the rate at which technology has continually increased creating opportunity for virtual hires, and then with the need for virtual

2022-05-28T12:09:09-04:00May 28th, 2022|Employers|

The Keychain to not Getting Ghosted

Everyone has been ghosted before and you are no exception. From the girl next door to “the best interview ever” we have all experienced getting ghosted at one point or another. Unfortunately for the hiring market today the process of getting ghosted continues to be a hot topic running through zoom meetings and emailed memo’s.
“The interview seemed like it went really well, however after leaving two voicemails, sending three emails, and calling four times it appears that the candidate has ghosted us.”

-Written Every Single HR Manager/ Recruiter/ Sourcer at least once since 2019 when Covid began.

Getting ghosted by a candidate is no fun because after getting your hopes up that you have had a good interview or located a good candidate for the role there is still a high potential that the interviewee will be uninterested in moving forward. 

A Few Things to Keep In Mind If You Are Getting Ghosted Regularly:

The

2022-05-03T22:44:55-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Employers|

Price – Speed of Delivery – Quality

My mom always told me that you can’t have everything but my customers don’t seem to believe her. Literally, I am not lying. My customers seem to believe that you can have quality, speed of delivery and low price all wrapped up together but I am here to tell you, it is just a myth. Who hasn’t in the past 24 months ordered some shiny, new, cool gadget off their Instagram or FaceBook feed only to learn this lesson one more time? You can’t have high quality, low cost, and immediate delivery. In the current environment of a broken supply chain this runs particularly true. 

Quality – when you are looking for quality you are looking for something that will do what it is supposed to do, when it is supposed to do it every single time. It is a combination of reliability and consistency. It does what it is supposed to do and it ALWAYS does what it is supposed to do. It

2022-03-27T09:58:07-04:00February 28th, 2022|Employers|

What 2021 Has Taught Us

Now that we are a month into 2022 I am sure that most of us would admit that 2021 was a year to … forget? Remember? I don’t even know at this point. It was a challenging year in many regards, let’s just put it that way. However challenging does not necessarily mean bad. Challenging can mean that there were hurdles to overcome, that there were setbacks put in front of massive projects you were trying to complete, that there were obstacles placed before you that you needed to overcome and that is not fun, easy or enjoyable but it does not mean that you should forget and move on from them. If you are reading this right now, you survived the trials and tribulations that 2021 had to offer which means that you should not forget but reflect. 

I know what you are thinking… February is not a typical month of reflection. Oftentimes that is found in December and January as the year

2022-01-31T14:12:54-05:00January 31st, 2022|Employers|

The Forever Changing Desires of the WorkForce

Baby Boomers – Generation X – Millennials and Beyond 

Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials have all had a different approach to what work life balance has meant to them, based partly on the era in which they grew up and in what they witnessed in both their parents and grandparents generations. 

People born between 1945 and 1960, in the generation known as Baby Boomers, grew up in an era where having a stable career that produced the income necessary to feed your family was the primary task. Reliability and consistency were the main priority for baby boomers and by default they put in continual effort to not only maintain the roles they were in but to be promoted into higher roles where they have remained VP’s, directors and senior executives.

Generation X (born between 1961 and 1980) were the children, nieces and nephews of Baby Boomers. They watched and were personally affected by the absence of their

2021-10-08T10:02:24-04:00October 8th, 2021|Employers|

Is Your HR Team Working With or Against You?

Oftentimes in an organization when an HR team is struggling to keep up with recruitment demand it will be suggested by “upper” management to find an agency to help where attention is required. It sounds like a simple solution to a problem but may create a conflict of interest for your HR team, and leave them feeling insecure instead of empowered and supported.  

You may be wondering, why would a solution based approach leave them feeling insecure or conflicted? Simply put, some HR leaders feel insecure about utilizing an agency because it is an admission that they were unable to fill the roles themselves and that “FEELS” like a failure. More than that though, how can they be sure the agency will abide by company policy and practices.  Let’s be clear, people that are skilled in HR are rule followers and makers by nature, they make lists and check boxes and create policy that supports strategy.  They are the masters at systems and do

2021-08-30T10:00:22-04:00August 30th, 2021|Employers|

The Recruitment Process

Some of our customers have experienced the process of recruiting themselves either because they do some of their own hiring or they tried to fill a role before reaching out to us. However, lots of our customers only use agencies and don’t really understand the method behind the madness. So many people think about the recruitment process and assume it includes posting an ad and interviewing a few candidates and while yes, we do post ads and interview candidates there is so much more behind the scenes than you would expect.

The Evolution of Recruiting

Recruiting is not a new game, but we are definitely playing by new rules. Year over year recruiting continues to evolve and change. 30 years ago it was as easy as placing a sign outside your building that read “Help Wanted.” 20 years ago the process involved newspaper ads and a quick interview but now with the way that technology has evolved the entire recruitment process

2021-08-02T17:46:08-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Employers|