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Be Selective, Not Desperate

The success of a company greatly depends on relationships. This is especially true in the staffing industry. We have a significant number of strong relationships with employers in our field. To continually build on our success, we also have a waiting list of clients who want to work with us. This means we have endless opportunities to […]

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Why the Best Jobs Are Never Advertised

Jobs that are not advertised make up the hidden job market. Employers may not post vacancies because they want to save on expenses related to advertising and accepting applications. Or, hiring managers might prefer to find candidates internally or through referrals. No matter the reason, gaining access to the hidden job market opens up a wealth of opportunities you otherwise would not have. In fact, some experts believe that […]

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The Job Market Is Solid

In October 2020, US employers added 638,000 jobs to the market, and the unemployment rate dropped a full percentage point to 6.9%. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones were expecting a payroll gain of 530,000 and an unemployment rate of 7.7%.   The increasing number of jobs and decreasing unemployment rates imply that economic recovery still is taking place. Although the increase was lower […]

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3 Reasons You Should Ask About Office Culture at Your Next Interview

Office culture reveals a lot about how a company is run. Factors such as employee interactions, typical work hours, and whether the management team values all staff members’ opinions are among what makes up culture. Learning more about how things are done within an organization provides insight into what it’s like to work there. Gaining more in-depth information about a company […]

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3 Advantages to Partnering with a Staffing Firm Before Your Next Hire

As a manager, you spend a significant amount of time and money hiring employees. You analyze job responsibilities, candidate attributes, required skills and experience, and other pertinent information, then create job postings based on your findings. You interview candidates over several weeks, narrow down the finalists, make an offer, and gain a new hire. However, this process typically is […]

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Employee Perks and Why They Matter

Employee perks are closely tied to lifestyle quality. Common perks include flexible work hours, professional development opportunities, wellness programs, and remote work options. Employee perks enhance work-life balance. They help staff improve their physical and mental health and care for their families while getting ahead in their careers. Because workers who receive perks feel supported both inside and outside the […]

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5 Tips for Leveraging Social Media During Your Job Search

Social media plays a key part in today’s job search strategy. You gain insight into opportunities and employers that interest you and learn more about what it’s like to work for a company. You’re also able to see who works for the organization, determine whether you have a connection, and potentially gain an employee referral to increase your odds of securing […]

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What Should You Do If You Don’t Feel Challenged at Work?

If you’ve been in your current role a while, you may no longer feel challenged by it. As you repeatedly perform the same responsibilities and gain more experience, you’re able to accomplish the same tasks in less time. Although this make your work easier, it also can cause you to feel complacent. Since you need to be challenged to feel engaged, it’s time to decide […]

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Taking Someone from Temp to Full-Time: How You Know You’re Making the Right Decision

Because of the high costs involved in hiring employees, you need to make sure you’re bringing aboard the best possible workers. One way to do this is by offering a temp-to-hire position rather than a full-time role. With a temp-to-hire position, you’re able to see how a worker performs for a set time, typically 3 to 6 months, before deciding […]

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How to Deliver a Negative Performance Review

Giving a performance review to an employee not meeting expectations can be difficult. They may not be open to hearing what you have to say or desire to put in additional effort to change their behavior. However, you need to be honest about your team member’s performance and provide concrete ways to improve. If you don’t directly address the issues, your company will continue to be […]

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Top 5 Podcasts for Accountants

There’s a significant number of informative podcasts for accountants out there. Whether you’re looking for entertainment, education, or both, you’re able to listen to what you want, when you want. Choose among podcasts hosted by working CPAs passing on their experience, financial journalists covering money and business news of the day, entrepreneurs who want to […]

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Helping Your Workers Set (and Achieve) Their Career Goals

As a manager, helping employees set and reach goals is a key responsibility. Creating measurable, attainable goals guides improvement in employee performance, strengthens the company, and enhances its reputation as an employer of choice. Focusing on the organization’s short- and long-term success deepens employee engagement and career success. Here are some ways to help your […]

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Why Work with a Staffing Agency for Short-Term Hires?

Why Work with a Staffing Agency for Short-Term Hires? Many businesses need short term employees for one reason or another. You might have seasonal work to do, a rush season where work gets heavier, or you might need temporary financial professionals each year before tax season. Some businesses are project-based and sometimes need temporary roles […]

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Filling Management and Entry-Level Positions with San Diego Headhunters

Filling Management and Entry-Level Positions with San Diego Headhunters A lot of people are resistant to working with headhunters because they feel that the headhunter won’t understand exactly what they are looking for in a candidate. They think that the headhunter may not understand their company culture or the specific qualifications that they are looking […]

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5 Things Your Staffing Service Needs to Know

5 Things Your Staffing Service Needs to Know Every business in the current employment landscape is looking for that next awesome hire. Whether you’re hiring for temporary placements or searching for the perfect new long-term member of your team, you’ll probably find yourself working with a staffing service. Staffing professionals specialize in connecting professionals to positions […]

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3 Tips for Recruiting Candidates for Finance and Accounting Positions

When you’re recruiting someone for a certain position, the idea is to try and make that position look as attractive to them as possible. Different companies do this in different ways. Some might offer the candidate more money and better benefits. Others might have a great company culture. Still, others might offer the candidate flexible […]

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Why Should You Seek the Advice of a Professional Headhunter for Your HR Needs?

Operating a successful business represents a complicated, time consuming, and often daunting task. With so many undertakings to take care of, sometimes, the most critical asset of any company falls short of the attention it deserves. Maintaining a reliable, talented, and satisfied employee base represents the foundation of any business. So, most large companies employ […]

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10 Traits of the Most Brilliant Executive Assistants

10 Traits of the Most Brilliant Executive Assistants An Executive Assistant role is critical to the managing executive and the organization, and those who fill these roles need to be more than an assistant. As a hiring executive, you should consider looking for the best partners who can complement your needs and office objectives. Here […]

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5 Reasons to Hire a Temporary Employee

When most people think of temporary employees, they imagine either secretaries and call-center staff. As a culture, we have a conception of what “Temping” is but this idea of temporary employees couldn’t be further from the truth. Many skilled professionals choose to take temporary positions for their own reasons. Some are college students who take temporary […]

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4 Tips for Hiring a New Generation of Manufacturing Professionals

The manufacturing industry is one of the most high-tech and undervalued industries in the current job market. Today, young people often don’t understand the potential for fulfillment, upward mobility, and income that they can achieve through manufacturing. In fact, many parents actively discourage the idea of their children growing up to work in manufacturing because […]

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Why Work with a Boutique Staffing Agency Instead of a Large Agency?

There are big and small staffing agencies. Whereas the bigger ones might deal with all types of placements without specializing, the smaller ones tend to be more specialized. Larger agencies also tend to be impersonal. Yes, you’ll be dealing with one person who has your account. But that person will have so many accounts that […]