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

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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

Category:
Hiring
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

Category:
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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How to Keep Employees Happy…and Productive

Category:
Employee Satisfaction
Sep202016

Frequent employee turnover can cost your company both time and money. Is there a way to avoid the constant need for hiring? The simple answer is: yes. By focusing on employee satisfaction, providing a healthy workplace, and more, you can prevent your place of business from becoming a revolving door for employees. Employees who are […]



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Counter Offers – To Accept or Not Accept…That is the Question

Category:
Job Search
Aug202016

You’ve decided to leave your job. Whether you’re leaving because you feel your career trajectory has stalled, you’re displeased with the working environment, or have landed a loftier position with another company—congrats! Inform your current employer, and move on. Don’t be tempted to accept counter offers. Maybe you had every intention of moving on to […]



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Hiring in the Age of the Talent Shortage

Category:
Human Resources
Jul202016

You’re an employer with a job, or jobs, to fill, but your searches for the perfect human resources candidates keep hitting a dead end. You may be getting few applicants for your job openings, or the applicants you’re getting lack the experience or skills you desire for employment. Welcome to hiring in the age of […]



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Stand Out as a Job Seeker: 7 Tips to Get Noticed

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Uncategorized
Jun202016

Before the era of online job applications, standing out as a job seeker was a more direct process. You could deliver your resume by hand, send a portfolio with creative packaging, or personalize your resume design. But now, hitting the “submit” button on a company’s website is like sending your hopes and dreams into a […]



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Foster Employee Satisfaction with These Healthy Ideas

Category:
Employee Satisfaction
May202016

The weather is finally warming up, and summer is within reach. Most people are thinking about digging out their summer clothes and diving into warm-weather activities. As everyone emerges from their winter hibernation and gets more active, it’s an ideal time to breathe some fresh air into your company’s wellness program. For each dollar that […]



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