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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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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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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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The Employee Experience: 3 Keys to Retaining Top Talent

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

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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

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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

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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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How to Best Communicate with Your Recruiter

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Hiring
Jan052016

Bolster Your Job Search With Strong Communication If you’re in the midst of a job search, you’re likely trying to make the best impression possible every time you’re in communication with a recruiter or human resources manager. But are you on the right track? Let’s go over some strategies to establish connections, build rapport, and […]



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