7 Common Questions About Temporary Employment

Posted by Molly on Sep 21, 2017 4:25:03 PM

Did you know that more than 15 million professionals are employed by U.S. staffing firms each year? That number is growing every day as more businesses are investing in their contingent workforce to execute both critical projects and essential day-to-day operations. Simultaneously, employees are discovering the benefits of career autonomy in the “gig economy,” as we’ve come to know it today.

With the population’s growing interest in the gig economy, old myths and new rumors get mixed in with real truths, often leaving important questions unanswered. In light of National Staffing Employee Weekwe’re setting the record straight about temporary employment and answering seven common questions about temporary and contract employment.

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting, Career/Interview Tips

3 Ways to Inspire and Engage Your Employees

Posted by Kelley Schwartz on Aug 17, 2017 10:44:51 AM

The workforce is changing and companies are realizing they need to change with it. According to the Gallup Organization's State of the American Workplace report, 70% of American workers are not engaged at work. What can you do to fix that?

Here are some highlights from our recent Thought Leadership Event, where our panel of 4 industry experts discussed how their companies are inspiring and engaging employees.

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Topics: Employee Engagement

Employee Retention: Five Key Action Steps To Reduce Turnover

Posted by Ryan on Aug 10, 2017 12:29:51 PM

What if I told you 1/3 of your team was looking for a new job? According to data from Mercer, they are. To add to the pressure, there are more options for those job seekers than ever before. Between the gig economy, talent shortages, and a changing of the generational guard (the millennial is now the largest generation at work and will comprise up to 75% of the workforce by 2025), your employees have options.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Staffing & Recruiting, Accounting/Finance

7 Tech and IT Interview Questions: Web Developer

Posted by Ryan on Jul 17, 2017 4:10:33 PM

Welcome to “7 Tech and IT Interview Questions.” If you work in information technology or are trying to find the right talent, you already know the tech landscape is vast and the skills needed by a Network Engineer are much different than those needed by a Help Desk Administrator. In this series we present seven interview questions specific to one position or functional area.  In this post: Web Developer.

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting, Technology, Career/Interview Tips

How to Create a Successful Team: 3 Lessons from Remember the Titans

Posted by John LaLoggia on Jun 22, 2017 9:23:30 AM

What makes up a successful team in the workplace?

Most people will say “talent.” However, most effective teams don’t achieve success on talent alone.

Remember the Titans is based on the true story of the integrated T. C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971. The movie primarily focuses on two people, Herman Boone, an African American head coach played by Denzel Washington, and Bill Yoast, a Caucasian assistant coach played by Will Patton.

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting, Career/Interview Tips, Inspiration

Does It Support Your Mission?

Posted by Guest Post on Jun 16, 2017 9:52:27 AM

Today’s post is a guest post by Mike McKerns, SPHR, HR Insights Editor-in-Chief. This piece originally appeared in Advanced Resources HR Insights Magazine.

In a 2007 article about the then-three-year-old Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg declared, “I’m here to build something for the long term. Anything else is a distraction.” At the time, he wasn’t planning to follow the “exit strategy” example of the many other tech founders who built up their companies and then sold them for huge amounts of money. Ten years later, his stance hasn’t changed (even though the company went through a very successful IPO in 2012 and today has an annual revenue over $27 billion). Zuckerberg is definitely in it for the long haul.

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting, Human Resources

Harnessing the Power of LinkedIn [Infographic]

Posted by John LaLoggia on Jun 2, 2017 12:06:08 PM

LinkedIn is the #1 way professionals network online.

It's also one of the top ways companies hire talent and how job seekers connect with their future employers. In fact, 47% of U.S. companies use LinkedIn to recruit and 89% of all recruiters report they have hired someone through LinkedIn. 

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting, Career/Interview Tips