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Change is hard. The International Space Station effortlessly flies around planet Earth every 90 minutes, traveling at over 17,000 miles per hour. It is easy for the ISS to stay on course, expending virtually zero energy to maintain orbit at breathtaking speed. However, to change its course and avoid collision with cosmic debris, flight controllers...
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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 place.  It used to be frowned upon for people...
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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 up to the plate quickly, moving their training...
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“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, shared perspectives on the War For Talent: Now, COVID-19. ...
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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 to look at perfecting your remote hiring efforts. After all,...
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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 provider. Throughout the month of April, Verified First has hosted...
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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 entire world), it’s critical to understand how the crisis is...
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Doug: I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dane Groeneveld, CEO of PTS Advance. As the recently appointed CEO of PTS, Dane brings a high-energy and enthusiastic verve to his role. In this segment, we discussed leadership, career journeys, partnerships, and why diversity and inclusion are essential to driving business.  Q: Doug: PTS has...
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Classified ads? The recruiter’s “little black book”? The weekly “hot candidate” fax? They’re marketing dinosaurs. In truth, most aspects of staffing, marketing and technology have evolved dramatically in the past 20 years – and websites have experienced some of the most sweeping transformations. Years ago, Web 2.0 changed the game for our industry, and there’s...
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Companies that embrace digital technologies in their talent acquisition functions are two times more likely to improve quality of hire and retention, and three times more likely to improve the candidate experience. Source: Digital Transformation in Talent Acquisition study from Aptitude Research and Alexander Mann Solutions I had the pleasure of speaking to one of...
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