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Charlotte on the Front Line of the War for FinTech Talent

Category:
Information Technology
Apr182017

By Tracy Libertino, Vice President of Technology and Project Management The battle between banks and FinTechs for the right talent to support emerging FinTech trends and initiatives is heating up.  Although the continued rise of the smart machine, robotics and artificial intelligence feels like something from a science fiction movie, the reality is that there […]



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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 4 Truths Exit Interviews Don’t Tell Employers

Categories:
Employee Satisfaction | Featured
Mar312017

By Lisa Hildreth, VP and Tracy Libertino-Fegarsky, VP Turnover is a reality in every organization. People change careers all the time; employees leave for opportunities closer to home with a higher salary and better benefits. Or do they? Frequently, employers conduct exit interviews to gain a better understanding of why employees move on. These are […]



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The Employee Experience: 3 Keys to Retaining Top Talent

Categories:
Employee Satisfaction | Featured | Hiring | Human Resources
Mar142017

By Barry Pronier, Managing Director If you’re an employer, odds are that one of the biggest challenges you’re facing in 2017 is employee retention. With unemployment dipping as low as 4.6 percent in recent months and currently sitting at 4.9 percent, the market is ripe for employees to explore new opportunities.  They’re taking full advantage. […]



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3 Ways a Diverse Workplace Can Positively Impact an Organization

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Featured | Hiring | Staffing | Uncategorized
Feb202017

By Joe Hanel, Managing Director/Co-Founder Diversity in the workplace has been a hot topic for quite some time. But what does it really mean, and why should employers care? When it comes to workplace diversity, it’s easy to assume that gender and race are the most important considerations. That view, however, is shortsighted. Employers who […]



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3 Types of Job Recruiters You Should Avoid

Categories:
Career Advice | Featured | Job Search | Job Seeker
Feb132017

By Brooke Kline, Strategic Recruiting Manager If you’re searching for a new job, chances are you understand it can be tough to get started. These days there are almost too many digital resources available, all claiming to match you with your perfect position in no time. From job search sites to company career pages, the […]



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Purple Squirrels Are Rare – Hiring for Transferable Skills Instead Can Be a Boon for Business

Categories:
Featured | Hiring | Interviewing
Jan312017

By Lisa Hildreth, VP of Accounting/Finance and HR Services How much time do you spend hunting for elusive “purple squirrels?” This breed of job prospect is known for its combination of education, job experience and qualifications. But even employers who constantly peruse available talent sometimes have trouble finding the perfect candidate when a job becomes […]



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From Recession to Progression – A Wild Ride to 2017 for Employers

Categories:
Featured | Hiring | Staffing
Jan132017

By Melissa McGuire, Managing Director To quote Isaac Newton, what goes up must come down. Although Newton wasn’t referring to unemployment, in this case, we can make the analogy work since our local unemployment rate, as of August, finally dipped down to 4.6 percent for the first time since the Great Recession of ‘07.   […]



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6 Reasons to Hire an Introvert

Categories:
Featured | Hiring
Jan052017

By Tracy Chandonnet, Manager of Organizational Development In-person interviews carry a lot of weight in the hiring process. They help determine if a candidate is a good fit for the position and are often one of the final steps before the offer letter. But sometimes, in-person interviews can favor extroverts who are enthusiastic and outwardly […]



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4 Ways a Staffing Agency Can Help You Prepare for Busy Season

Category:
Accounting & Finance
Dec062016

By Lisa Hildreth, Vice President of Accounting, Finance and Human Resources As we approach the end of the year, many schedules fill with parties, baking, shopping and travel. The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, but they are also a source of stress for finance and accounting professionals.  Right in the […]



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Cover Letters – Are They Still Relevant?

Category:
Job Search
Oct202016

The days of printing out cover letters and resumes on fancy paper, sticking them in the mail, and hoping to hear back are gone. In the electronic age, many employers ask job seekers to apply for jobs online. So, are cover letters still important in this day and age? They are. And cover letters can […]



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