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If You Want to Hire the Best , Consider a Veteran.

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Featured | Hiring
Nov132017

By Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director “What do companies today look for when they hire employees?”  A quick Googling of this phrase and one can quickly assemble a list of key qualities that hiring managers value in candidates.  Integrity, intelligence, adaptability, loyalty, self-confidence, problem solving, professionalism – these all rank high and are repeated across multiple […]



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What Millennials Look for in an Employer, and Why You Should Care

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Featured | Human Resources
Oct042017

By Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director Much has been written about the rise of millennials (born 1981-1997) in the workforce, and you’ve likely noticed their numbers increasing at your office.  In fact, according to Pew Research, as of 2015 this group surpassed Gen-X’ers to become the largest generation group in the working population.  Roughly 1 in […]



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Candidate Intangibles – A Powerful Tool for Hiring Managers

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Featured | Hiring
Sep152017

By Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director Besides qualifications and experience, what else is driving your hiring decisions?   Given the current employment statistics, it’s clear that employers are being challenged to look at more than most resumes present.  In times of higher unemployment, finding the right candidate for an opportunity based on hard skills and relevant experience […]



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Flexible and Functional: Why the Thriving Market for Contract Talent is Worth Tapping Into

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Featured | Hiring
Aug172017

By Barry Pronier, Managing Director Amid an employment market that’s keeping hiring managers and recruiters as busy as bees, there’s new buzz about the continued growth of contract labor as a means to fill the talent gap.  A recently released report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics showed year-over-year growth in temporary jobs was […]



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Today’s Hiring Scene in Accounting and Finance: Here’s What You Can Count On

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Accounting & Finance | Featured
Jul282017

By Melissa McGuire, Managing Director The recently published results of the AICPA’s 2017 PCPS CPA Firm Top Issues Survey declared finding qualified staff the biggest issue facing accounting firms.  Since business has picked up steam, so has competition for talented professionals.  In fact, finding qualified staff has been the leading issue for accounting firms with 2-10 professionals […]



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Candidate Pool Rules: How to Avoid an Interview Bellyflop

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Interviewing
Jul142017

By: Greg Whitesell – Marketing Director Remember when you learned how to dive?  Most likely, you watched other kids plunge headfirst into the pool with perfect form and minimal splash.  You got the nerve to ask for guidance and finally the big day arrived.  The result, a pink tummy and a tee shirt for the […]



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Professional Applications of “Fatherly” Advice

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Career Advice
Jun162017

by Greg Whitesell, Marketing Manager From Mike Brady to Ward Cleaver to Howard Cunningham, TV dads have doled out valuable life lessons in 30-minute increments for generations.  While those lessons were undoubtedly meaningful, it goes without saying that the most valuable (and most memorable) fatherly advice is most often delivered by real-life dads, father figures […]



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Health and Productivity in the Workplace: Are you Doing your Part as an Employer?

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Featured | Healthy Workplace
Jun022017

By Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director How valuable are your employees to your organization?  Without a productive workforce, could your organization survive?  Most likely we can all agree that human capital is an organization’s greatest asset.  With that said, stop for a moment and reflect on the non-human assets of your firm.  Company vehicles, computers, software, […]



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Three “Mom-ism’s” that Can Keep Your Career Cooking

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Career Advice
May122017

Three “Mom-ism’s” that Can Keep Your Career Cooking By Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director “A little birdie” once told me that “mother knows best”.  Odds are, the little birdie probably told you and I the same thing – probably more than a few times, but I digress.  While we might not have realized it then, these […]



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Six Tips for Improving Your Candidate Experience to Attract Top Talent

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Hiring
May022017

By Tracy Chandonnet, Manager of Organizational Development & Greg Whitesell, Marketing Director Since 2012, unemployment has taken a steady dive across the nation.  The Charlotte region is no exception, falling from 7.2% in April 2012 to 4.9% presently according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  That percentage is even lower for degreed professionals.  For employers, […]



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