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Diagnosing a Hiring Problem: Why Can’t You Find Great IT Talent?

Diagnosing a Hiring Problem: Why Can’t You Find Great IT Talent?

In today’s competitive business landscape, technology remains a major differentiator between the top companies and those merely treading water. If your organization doesn’t hire and retain top-notch IT employees, you are at a disadvantage compared to the competition. Even finding candidates well versed in the latest technologies challenges many businesses. Maybe your company suffers from […]

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Radio Silence After Applying to a Job?  What It Means (and What To Do)

Radio Silence After Applying to a Job? What It Means (and What To Do)

Here you are: You found a job posting at a great company, with a list of requirements that seems tailor-made for your experience and skills. You wrote a fantastic cover letter, double-checked your resume, and sent the whole thing well ahead of the deadline. And then…silence. What does it mean when a company doesn’t get […]

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When Was the Last Time You Conducted a Safety Audit?

When Was the Last Time You Conducted a Safety Audit?

Workplace safety is a major productivity concern. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 250,000 Texas workers each year lose time on the job due to work-related accidents. This lost time represents lost productivity, damaged motivation, and more stress for co-workers who must rush to cover the injured worker’s job duties. Performing […]

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How to Be the First to Hear about an Open IT Job

How to Be the First to Hear about an Open IT Job

As the economy continues its recovery, the IT job market grows more and more competitive. Even though you boast a résumé filled with significant professional accomplishments and a robust technical skill set, sometimes the best open jobs are simply harder to find. Maybe it’s time to forge a career-long partnership with a top-rank technical staffing […]

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You Can’t Do It All: Prioritizing What Needs to be Done (and Where Hiring Should Fall)

You Can’t Do It All: Prioritizing What Needs to be Done (and Where Hiring Should Fall)

Despite the title, “hiring managers” do a lot more than just hire new talent. In fact, in many companies, hiring is a task added to the hiring manager’s ordinary full-time workload. With so much work to juggle and only so much time to do it, hiring managers have to prioritize. They must focus on the […]

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How to Streamline Your Recruiting and Management Strategies

How to Streamline Your Recruiting and Management Strategies

“Recruiting and retention.”  These two words go hand in hand in an ever-increasing number of books, articles, and blog posts on effective recruiting.  When treated as part of the same process, recruiting and retention can be leveraged together to lower costs, shorten the time required to find new talent, and improve productivity. Interested in streamlining […]

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Want a Guide for Avoiding Resume Mistakes? Read This!

Want a Guide for Avoiding Resume Mistakes? Read This!

StaffingWhen you’re looking for a job, your resume can be your number-one ally – or your number-one enemy. Even simple mistakes like typos can push your resume to the bottom of the pile. A more serious error, like a mistake in describing your education or the years you worked at a particular job, can make […]

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5 Management Tactics That Will Help Your Business Grow

5 Management Tactics That Will Help Your Business Grow

A business thrives on the work its employees do. When employees are managed well, business growth isn’t just a goal – it’s a daily reality. To help your business grow, look for existing staff and new hires who offer management and leadership potential. Give your current staff the support they need, and train managers to […]

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Five Ways to Show You’re Promotion-Ready

Five Ways to Show You’re Promotion-Ready

For the past several months, you’ve taken your annual performance review and run with it.  You’ve asked what you need to do to position yourself for a promotion, put in extra hours, and never given less than your best.  Yet management hasn’t jumped at the chance to promote you yet.  Why? Managers know that what […]

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Annual Performance Review? Seven Questions You Should Ask

Annual Performance Review? Seven Questions You Should Ask

Your annual performance review gives you the chance to talk to your boss one on one about your performance, your career growth, and the goals of the company.  If you feel like you’re “stuck” in your current position or that your goals aren’t lining up with the company’s progress, use these questions to learn how […]

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Can Volunteering Help Your Career?

Can Volunteering Help Your Career?

Whether you’re working full time, part time or spending your days on the job hunt, finding time to volunteer may be the best choice you’ve ever made for your career. When you volunteer, you keep your current skills fresh and build new ones.  You also build your network, help your community, and get to spend […]

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3 Career Strategies You Need to Adopt

3 Career Strategies You Need to Adopt

2015 is well underway.  Whether or not you’re look to make a job change, this time of year is an excellent time to take a second look at your career path and decide which way you want it to go.  Here are three great strategies to consider adopting for your career: Find what you need […]

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“Selling” a Job to Top Talent: A Guide for Non-Salespeople

“Selling” a Job to Top Talent: A Guide for Non-Salespeople

Top talent in any field can be tough to recruit.  These established professionals or “rising stars” often have several job offers on the table, and they don’t have to settle for any company that offers less than a good fit. When hiring managers aren’t in sales themselves, “selling” a confident, expert candidate on a job […]

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Working Hard or Hardly Working? How to Identify & Motivate Staff Who Aren’t Living Up to Expectations

Working Hard or Hardly Working? How to Identify & Motivate Staff Who Aren’t Living Up to Expectations

Not every employee is a superstar – and not every employee needs to become one.  But when a straggler in your organization isn’t keeping up with the “solid center” that drives your organization’s productivity and motivation, it’s important to know how to identify and motivate these team members. Finding the Stragglers If you’ve recently conducted […]

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Four Strategies for Promoting Your LinkedIn Profile

Four Strategies for Promoting Your LinkedIn Profile

The Internet is full of advice on setting up your LinkedIn profile to help you find jobs.  But once you have your own corner of this thriving social media site, what should you do next? The most effective job candidates don’t just set up a LinkedIn profile – they also promote their profile, connecting others […]

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