September 2017 Blog Posts (108)

Shift Or Slowdown

Recent SUV manufacturing plant closings have some people talking about a slowdown in auto manufacturing overall, a real bad sign for business conditions.

Or is it a shift?  SUV’s are still popular, but maybe not as popular as we tend to think.  If small SUV’s and other choices are becoming more popular, we may see plenty of business from auto manufacturing that is just shifting away from the bigger SUV’s.

We want the employment and business impact, so I’m hoping for shift…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on September 30, 2017 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

What Can You Do To Impress The Recruiter?

Recruiters are very hard to impress. They see thousands of CVs and talk with so many people that in most cases the candidates are simply seen as numbers. If you are interested in getting a job, there is a pretty good possibility you will need to impress a recruiter or at least the interviewer. How do you do this? Obviously, there is no recipe for success since different supply chain recruiters are going to look for…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on September 29, 2017 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

Big Mistakes Modern Experienced Recruiters Make

Experience is always important for a recruiter but this does not mean the highly experienced recruiter cannot make mistakes. In fact, some make more mistakes simply because they do not evolve to the changing business world. Recruiters need to get the job done right or the business is not going to hire the very best talent available. This can so easily lead to huge problems and it is the company that suffers. If you are an experienced recruiter, be sure that you do not make the following…

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Added by Laura O. Tolentino on September 29, 2017 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

Enhance Your Resume with These Tips

As job markets become more saturated with competition, even the slightest errors on your resume can sabotage your chances of starting a career. Your resume or CV is the first piece of document that prospecting employers look at, and we all know how important good first…

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Added by Devin Caldwell on September 29, 2017 at 12:39pm — 1 Comment

Easy To Work With

Hard to work with is a business killer.  If you’re a pain, or inefficient, you make things hard on the person you work with, client you work for, candidate you network with etc…..then you will methodically kill business.

Easy to work with is a business builder, network extender, relationship strengthener.  A little empathy goes a long way.  Put yourself in the other person’s shoes and then make yourself easy to work with.  This will cement relationships, bring in business, extend…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on September 29, 2017 at 9:41am — No Comments

Why Recruitment Owner/Managers Need to KPI Themselves for Real Business Growth.

Oddly enough it’s common for recruiters who progress beyond running a desk to stop using KPI’s. It’s the same for a lot of SME business Owner / Managers who not only don’t KPI themselves, they don’t even track the businesses progress beyond placed and invoiced figures. This is easily done in the early days of growing your business, as the owner makes the gradual transition from running a desk to running the business, but remember “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” and if you aren’t…

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Added by Rhys Jones on September 29, 2017 at 4:46am — No Comments

How Employers Sabotage Themselves - Part 2

How Employers Sabotage Themselves

The Application Phase

(Part 2 of 3)

The Talent Board…

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Added by Felicia Fleitman on September 28, 2017 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Same Model, Better Parts

Want to build a great team?  Many consultants will suggest that you should model successful companies.

That’s a great strategy.  Find a company, division, or operation that you truly admire.  But build it with better parts.  Recruit talent in every spot that you can that is better than the model and you’ll build a truly great operation.

Todd Kmiec…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on September 28, 2017 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

Drive your career with a business from a van

Has your current career route hit a roadblock? Are you tired of your typical 9-5 job and looking for a new career adventure? If you have your own van, then you’ll be excited to hear that there are so many types of businesses that you can get involved in to reinvigorate your working life…

Courier

According to Mintel’s Courier and Express Delivery UK 2017 report, there were 2.8 billion packages and parcels delivered across the UK in 2016 — up 65% from the 1.7 billion recorded…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on September 28, 2017 at 4:26am — No Comments

Accents in recruitment and employment

For better or worse, the UK has different attitudes to its regional accents. What are these attitudes, and what impact do they have on employment? Facilities management company DCS Multiserve has provided us with this research…

Accents affect employability

Research has shown that a strong accent can affect how employable a person is – and how they are treated at work.

Eight in 10 employers admit to making…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on September 28, 2017 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Utilizing AI to Qualify Quantitative Search Results

Today’s search landscape has solved how we discover the data; now the question becomes, how do we make sense of it all?

The modern day hiring process is chock full of immediate and quantitative search results full of robust background information and experience across the world wide web. Companies such as LinkedIn and software like Bullhorn has mastered the ‘search result’ – giving recruiters innovative new tools to source relevant candidates for open requisitions. But…

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Added by Tri-Search on September 27, 2017 at 8:27pm — 2 Comments

Good Communication Turns Job Seekers Into Hired Candidates

When CFO’s were asked what part of the job application do candidates make the most mistakes, 43% stated during the interview process.  There are candidates who lack the skills to effectively interview. From…

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Added by Benae Lambright on September 27, 2017 at 1:12pm — 3 Comments

Shift And Replace

Underperformers are a drag.  You can’t have a great team with an underperformer.  But some underperformers are in the wrong role and may not underperform in another role.

Good managers will see potential moves for underperformers that may motivate and improve their performance.  The biggest benefit of a move like this is the opening that you can now fill with an elite performer.  Move underperformers one way or another to open up gaps that you can fill with impact…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on September 27, 2017 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

Workplace Injuries: A Worrying Number

In 2015/16, there were 144 workers killed as a result of a workplace accidents – this number decreased slightly in 2016/17 to 137 workers. Whilst the number is still worryingly high, when comparing the past two years’ figures with 2006/07 when there were 247 deaths in the workplace, it is clear that health and safety is slowly, but surely, improving.

However, it is worth noting the number of non-fatal injuries in the workplace – in 2015/16 there were 621,000 workers who experienced…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on September 27, 2017 at 6:13am — 1 Comment

A List Of Top 6 Apps For Job Seekers!

Undeniably, from ordering food to looking for a new house, there’s an app for almost everything. These days, many leading recruitment sites have launched applications to facilitate job seekers.

Job application enables applicants to apply for the best position in an easy and quick manner.…

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Added by Jasmine Demeester on September 27, 2017 at 1:11am — 3 Comments

Security Leaders to Follow on Social Media

Whether you are a student, a CISO, or a seasoned information security analyst, it's always helpful to stay on top of the latest news and events within the cyber security space. One of the easiest (and sometimes most entertaining) ways to stay on top of these events is to follow the…

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Added by Devin Caldwell on September 26, 2017 at 8:15pm — No Comments

How Paper Slowly Suffocates HR

Paper filing systems tend to move towards greater disorder, slowly suffocating HR teams.

Raise your hand if you like dealing with paper! Well, I'm not surprised at the lack of enthusiasm on this subject. Human Resources professionals deal with a…

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Added by Dan Orso on September 26, 2017 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

Why Healthcare IT Jobs Will Impact Your Tech Career

Tech innovations are changing careers in nearly every industry. The healthcare field is no different, as many hospitals, insurance companies, and related organizations…

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Added by Smart Resources on September 26, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Exploring the Intersection of Business Intelligence and Data Security

Business intelligence strategy has ushered in a new era for organizations the world over. A strong focus on data analysis has business leaders enjoying reduced costs, increased efficiency, and all-around better decision-making. When previously unheard-of ROI is touted in headlines regularly, it sparks more businesses to follow suit and jump on the BI movement. However,…

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Added by Chris Donovan on September 26, 2017 at 10:21am — No Comments

Sluggish

Recent reports say that employers expect very low pay raises next year including the lowest level spent on incentive pay since 2013.

We haven’t had real wage growth since the Great Recession and without wage growth the economy can’t get going in a meaningful way.  If the reports are correct and we see low pay raises next year it means more of the same for the economy and business conditions.

Sluggish.

Todd…

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Added by Todd Kmiec on September 26, 2017 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

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