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5 Tips For Hiring Now

15 June in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Engagement, Human Resources, Jobs, Marketing, Networking, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce

The coronavirus pandemic has flipped the world on its head, impacting nearly every industry across the U.S; especially when it comes to jobs. For hiring professionals, this means your workload may have been cut in half overnight – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things...

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Boomerang Employees: Pros and Cons

02 June in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce

What is a boomerang employee? A boomerang employee is someone who leaves a company, usually by resigning rather than getting fired, but later returns as a re-hired employee for the same company again. There are many different reasons why an employee might leave in the first...

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Using Video When Social Distancing

13 May in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Resources, Innovation, Marketing, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Training

Right now, staying visible is critical for your staffing firm. With so many of us forced to work remotely, account managers and recruiters alike are getting creative: adapting their business practices and adopting new digital tools like video to thrive in this economy. Some firms have stepped...

Look for the Positives

12 May in Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Webinars, Well-being, Workforce

“If you’re not learning, you’re sleeping.”  Every crisis is a learning opportunity. Looking for positive outcomes and recognizing the wins were central to an insightful StefTalks Webinar on March 6 when Spencer Gracias, CEO of Stefanini NA/APAC and Stefan Baier, VP Total Talent and Digital Services,...

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How to Perfect Your Remote Hiring Efforts

06 May in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing

The world has been flipped on its head over the past few months. The spread of COVID-19 has had a massive impact on U.S. businesses and more people are working from home right now than ever before. For hiring professionals, this is the ideal time...

Coffee, Chaos and COVID-19

23 April in Business, Careers, Engagement, Health, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Networking, News Updates, Recruiting, Technology, Training, Webinars, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

We’re all in this together, but we’re not in the same boat. On Wednesday, April 22, I participated in a Virtual Coffee Hour panel discussion group for Human Resources leaders in the tech industry hosted by SmartSearch vendor partner Verified First, a leading background screening...

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Social, Search and Job Boards During the Pandemic

14 April in Articles, Careers, HR Technology, Human Business, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, Sales, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the staffing industry. Some agencies have seen dramatic drops in business, while others (including those specializing in healthcare, IT and distribution) are scrambling to meet essential employers' demands. With so much uncertainty surrounding our industry (and the...

Webinar Recap: Optimizing Modern-day Recruitment Marketing

31 March in Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Engagement, HR Technology, Innovation, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, Sales, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Webinars

Finding and keeping talented employees is not a small task. With the “war for talent” still surging strong, many companies are scrambling to find the right people to fill their positions. This sense of urgency and the struggle with the competition getting to these desired...

Working from home? Beware the refrigerator!

26 March in Articles, Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Jobs, Networking, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

Did you wake up today with nowhere to go? COVID-19 lockdowns, social distancing, and homeschooling kept a lot of office workers from jumping in the car and commuting to the workplace. Welcome to my world. As an early adopter of remote work, I thought now...

How Staffing Competes with Social Media Temp Apps

18 March in Articles, Customer Service, Engagement, HR Technology, Innovation, Jobs, Marketing, Mobile, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing, Technology

Are the temporary staffing apps popping up on social media just a nuisance – or are they a real threat to your staffing agency? If you're not familiar, temp apps allow job seekers to create profiles and sign up for work right through their phone, enabling...