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?

Most people will say “talent.” However, most great 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

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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

7 Tech and IT Interview Questions: Network Engineer

Posted by Ryan on May 19, 2017 2:29:58 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 for Project Managers are very different from those needed by Systems Analysts. In this series we present seven interview questions specific to one position or functional area.  In this post: Network Engineer.

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

A Brief History of Administrative Professionals in the Workforce

Posted by admin on Apr 25, 2017 3:13:00 PM

This week, the last full week of April, is Administrative Professionals Week®. The Wednesday of this week is Administrative Professionals Day. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 there were more than four million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the U.S. How did this professional group come to make up one of the largest segments of the workforce? Here’s a brief history from the International Association of Administrative Professionals:

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Topics: Office Support

Don’t Lower Your Standards to Negotiate the Skills Gap

Posted by Guest Post on Apr 7, 2017 11:43:41 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 my column in the previous issue of HR Insights, I offered suggestions for new ways to bridge the skills gap.  If you read that, you may have already begun planning for how to address the issues that have challenged your recruiting efforts over the past several years. (And if you haven’t read it, you can read it here or access back issues by subscribing here!) Estimates about the size of the gap vary widely, but most experts agree that it will only widen in the near future. The time to act is now.

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting, Human Resources

Diamonds Are A Staffing Firm's Best Friend [Video + SlideShare]

Posted by Ryan on Mar 10, 2017 3:35:37 PM

We recently announced that Advanced Resources has again been recognized by Inavero, earning the Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards for the eighth consecutive year. Not only that, but Advanced Resources is one of just four staffing firms in the U.S. and Canada to win the Best of Staffing Client and Talent award every year since the program began. As you can imagine, we are through the roof with excitement over this honor and we thought it would be fun to share what some of our clients and talent had to say about us! Take a look at this video:

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Topics: Staffing & Recruiting, Advanced Resources