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We’ve been recruiting finance and accounting professionals long enough to know that we have some expertise in the area. And, we don’t mind talking about it. Find a number of articles here for job seekers and employers alike!

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6 Habits to Ensure You’ll End Every Day Feeling Productive

It’s funny how we all have the same number of hours in a day, but some people just seem to get more done. The most productive people have established patterns to maximize their time. Here are six habits they do every day to be successful!

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Create Your 2019 Staffing Plan in Five Steps

As the weather gets colder and the leaves start to turn, it’s not just fall that’s on the horizon. It’s also time to start thinking about your staffing needs for the upcoming year. Here are five steps I recommend when developing a strategic – and successful! – staffing plan for 2019.

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Join the Conversation! What Makes a Company a Great Place to Work?

Many of us spend more waking hours at work than at home – and so it makes perfect sense that we should work somewhere that we actually WANT to be, right? I recently asked my team: what makes a company a great place to work? Check out a few of their answers – and then join the conversation!

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How We’ve Used the Crush It Program to Boost Company Culture & Job Satisfaction

When I assumed my new position in talent engagement and culture, I began the process of researching the tactics and programs that have worked for other companies. Knowing I was responsible for driving engagement and culture among our internal and external employees, I wanted something that could make an immediate impact. Thankfully, I found a video clip about the Crush It program.

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Don’t Overlook These 5 Professional Growth Opportunities

Today’s workplace is ever evolving, and though most companies usually offer training to help you expand your skills and stay relevant in your industry, there may be professional growth opportunities you’re overlooking at your current employer. Here are just a few areas of professional development you can start taking advantage of today.

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4 Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance sounds good in theory, but it can be so difficult to achieve. It’s something I’ve strived to achieve for most of my career. I had the pleasure of speaking on this topic back in June at Engage, a staffing and recruiting conference. Here’s part of what I shared at the conference!

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Is Workplace Culture as Important as They Say? [Infographic]

What does workplace culture really mean? Why is it important? How can employers build a better culture? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this infographic!

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Join the Conversation! I Learn Best When…

Most workplaces offer some form of employee training. Training formats can range from getting hands-on experience to reading user manuals to watching online videos. It’s so important to take different learning styles into consideration when developing a training program.

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What You Can and Can’t Control in Your Job Search

You can’t control everything in your job search. Try as you might, there will always be other forces influencing whether or not you get the role. In an effort to help, we’ve broken down those things you can’t control and how to respond so you don’t get discouraged in your search.

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5 Training Tips from Companies with Awesome Employee Development Programs

Employee training programs are an important part of both individual and organizational development. When you invest in staff, you’re also making a huge investment in your business. If you’re looking to give your training programs a boost, take a cue from these companies with great training programs.

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The #1 Employee Training Mistake Businesses Make – And How to Avoid It

One of the biggest mistakes businesses can make when developing a training program is waiting for perfection. Perfection has no business in, well, business, and in many instances, it can actually get in the way of business productivity. Learn more and read our top 7 employee training tips!

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Checklist: How to Hire & Retain the Best & Brightest New Grads [Whitepaper]

New grads can be a great resource for companies of any size or industry. They’re full of energy and new ideas, and they’re excited for their first real world job. As you prepare to recruit and hire new grads, keep these tips in mind!

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Join the Conversation! What Is One Thing Job Seekers Can Do to Find a Job or Build a Professional Network on Social Media?

It’s time to get social! Almost all of us on are on social media on a regular basis. Why not use it to land your next job? There are a number of things you can be doing to build a network and get job leads. I recently asked my team to share their social media expertise. Check out their advice, and then join the conversation on our Facebook page with your top tips!

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What to Say to Your CEO: 7 Tips to Come Off Like a Normal Human Being

There comes a time in every employee’s life when he or she will come face-to-face with the CEO — and we’re talking alone. It could be in the elevator, in the break room, or in line for that midday Venti at Starbucks. Wherever it happens, you only have a few seconds to decide whether to […]

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How to Use Social Media to Land Your Next Job

If you plan on going social with your job search, you must position yourself to not only stand out but make an impression that really counts. And here are the best ways to start!

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8 Tips for Recruiting on Social Media [Infographic]

There are so many ways to use social media to attract new talent. To effectively build, grow, and nurture your network, consider these 8 tips.

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Join the Conversation! How Can Employers Help New Employees Feel Welcome?

Starting a new job is stressful. It’s almost like being the new kid in school! It’s also an exciting time for both the employee and the employer, and so it should be a positive experience. A warm welcome can boost job satisfaction, productivity, and retention – a win-win! I recently asked my team to share their strategies for welcoming new employees. Take a read! And then leave a comment on our Facebook page letting us know how YOU think employers should welcome new employees to the team!

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10 Things Successful People Do on Their Lunch Breaks

In our always-on-at-all-costs corporate culture, we often find it difficult to justify taking a few minutes of time for ourselves, let alone a whole lunch hour during the day. But this style of working isn’t just hard to maintain; it can actually be a detriment to our careers. Taking periodic breaks helps maximize productivity and is critical to your mental, physical, and emotional health.

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You Don’t Have to Be Friends with Coworkers — But It Does Make Work More Fun

Creating relationships at work is important. It helps develop your career, build trust, and work more effectively. And, it’s a heck of a lot more fun! Building relationships in the workplace is often easier said than done. There are a number of ways to build strong, worthwhile relationships with the people you work with, and here are six!

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Onboarding Done Right: 6 Ways to Ensure Temporary Employees Succeed

Some of the toughest decisions are people decisions – made even tougher by the costs associated with a bad hire. But some of these aren’t actually “bad hires” – rather it’s due to the onboarding process, or lack thereof. There’s an art to the process, and the following steps can help!

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8 Tips for Starting a New Job and Getting a Strong Start

Getting the job is just the beginning of your journey. You’ve now got to set yourself up for success, and your first few months in this new role will often be the litmus test. How do you ensure a successful start from day one? Find out!

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7 Ways to Prepare for the Baby Boomer Retirement Boom [Whitepaper]

Did you know that 10,000 Baby Boomers retire every single day? 10,000! To help employers prepare for impending workforce changes, we created this whitepaper.

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Advice From the Pros: 9 Tips for Making Your Resume Stand Out

Our company reviews over half a million resumes each year, so it’s safe to say we’ve seen our fair share of good resumes, bad resumes, and resumes that fall squarely in between. While the bad resumes tend to be that way for various reasons, the good ones almost always have a few things in common. […]

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8 Secrets to an Attention-Grabbing, Job-Landing Resume

Six seconds. That’s not a lot of time to catch a reader’s attention, but that’s all you’ve got when it comes to a recruiter reviewing a resume. I thought it was time to share what really can make a resume stand out.  Here are the eight secrets to writing an attention-grabbing, job-landing resume!

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Planting SEEDS: 5 Ways to Improve Your Company Culture [Infographic]

A thriving culture will attract the best talent, increase retention, and improve performance. Here are five SEEDS you can plant within your organization to create a great work environment!

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Must-Reads: 11 Books to Motivate and Inspire Yourself — and Your Team

Whether you’re looking for new ways to think about business, insights into better managing your career, or inspirational stories that change the way you look at life, our staff has shared some of their favorite motivational, leadership, and business books to put on your reading list. Here are some of our recommended reads!

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Slow and Steady May Win the Race, But What’s It Doing to Your Hiring Process?

“Oh, we know what we’re looking for.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that phrase. Sure, you have an idea of who you want to hire, but this isn’t always the best way to approach the hiring process. Here are nine best practices to improve and expedite your hiring process.

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12 Affordable Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

If you’ve been worried about employee engagement lately, you’re in good company. Seventy-eight percent of business leaders say engagement is an urgent priority. But when companies sit down to discuss engagement, all they can think about is the expense. However, you don’t need to blow your budget to improve employee engagement. Just consider the following 12 strategies!

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Promoting From Within: 3 Traits to Look for in Your Ideal Candidate

Turnover is almost becoming an epidemic, with the number of people quitting their jobs reaching an all-time high in 16 years. Part of the problem is lack of career opportunities. If you’re able to identify your top performers, and then take action immediately, you may just catch them before they head out the door. Here are the three things to look for when choosing a team member to promote from within.

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How to Ask for Help Without Looking Helpless

When problems arise, we let panic set in and allow our basic instinct to take over. It’s fight or flight, which often leaves us defensive or defeated — neither of which are the best way to bring something to management. Before barging into your manager’s office or sending off a convoluted email, we suggest you do the following.

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Job Got You Down? 5 Strategies to Improving Your Happiness at Work

Ask almost anyone about happiness in the workplace, and they’ll likely tell you it’s tied to money, management, or that professional nemesis every office seems to have. But they’d be wrong. Happiness has nothing to do with the job itself — nor does it have anything to do with a boss or a colleague. It has everything to do with you. How you go about tapping into your happiness is entirely up to you, but what we’ve found that works best is the following.

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What Is Employee Engagement? And Why It Matters to Business

Just because someone is a good employee, it doesn’t make him or her an engaged one. Engaged workers are those people who actually buy into your goals and objectives. They’re committed to not just their job but your company, and will do almost anything to help you achieve success. But that’s not all. Engaged workers also provide these six benefits.

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You Are “Crushing It!”

A special thank you message from CEO Geno Cutolo to our valued employees and Talent on Employee Appreciation Day. Thank you for all that you do!

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Can’t Offer Raises? 9 Alternatives to the Traditional Salary Increase

It’s a situation every manager dreads. You have to tell each of your team members that there’ll be no salary increases for the foreseeable future. Far from an enviable position, but one that does come with a silver lining. Money isn’t the only perk that motivates staff. So, the question remains: when you can’t offer people an annual raise, what’s a good alternative? Here are nine ideas.

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Ready for a Raise? 9 Steps for Negotiating a Salary Increase

Many people who deserve a raise are also the least likely to ask for one. In fact, go to any company and you’ll find at least one workhorse who completely underestimates his or her own worth. While discussing pay can be downright frightening, it shouldn’t keep you from asking for a salary increase. Try these nine negotiation strategies to make the discussion that much easier.

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Hunter Hamilton Receives 2018 Best of Staffing® Talent Award

We’re excited to announce that Hunter Hamilton has received Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Award for 2018! This honor is given to less than 2 percent of all staffing agencies in the US and Canada, and we’re thrilled to be recognized!

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How to Recharge Without Going on Vacation

If you’re feeling a bit burnt out and need to recharge, there are plenty of ways to do this from the comfort of your own home, or even the office. Don’t worry about packing a bag; the following can help you reinvigorate your mind and body.

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Top 5 Tips to Setting Competitive Salaries to Attract and Retain Talent

Ask any business where salary ranks in importance for attracting and retaining talent, and you’ll likely get a range of responses. Whatever your opinion, it’s still essential to know whether you’re offering a competitive salary. Employees talk to employees at other companies, and they certainly can do the necessary research to determine if you’re paying them what they’re worth. To ensure you’re setting compensation at a competitive level, we recommend you do the following before posting your next job opening.

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8 Steps to Becoming an Even Better Mentor

We all know mentorship is important. It’s one of the most effective ways of developing – and retaining – new talent within an organization. If someone has recently asked you to become a mentor, or you’re currently working with a mentee, here are steps that will help ensure you’re both getting the most out of the relationship.

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How to Find the Perfect Mentor — and Why It’s So Important to Your Career

Unfortunately, many people aren’t sure exactly how to go about finding a mentor — and an ideal one, at that. They start there searching thinking they need a seasoned professional who’s been in the business for years. While this is often the case, your choice in mentor isn’t about age so much as who will best suit your needs — and suit your needs at that particular time. So, we suggest you consider the following when looking for someone to help you grow your career.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Working with a Recruiter

Many job seekers overlook a potentially useful job search option: recruiters. They genuinely want the best for you, as a candidate. They also want the best for their client, your potential employer — which is why it’s smart to cultivate a relationship with a “search partner” that can help you with your hunt. But before you do, we thought we’d clear up some of the most commonly asked questions about recruiting.

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Top 7 Recruiting & Retention Trends to Watch in 2018

With record low unemployment rates and multiple options for employment, the war for talent continues to intensify. To remain competitive, successful employers are embracing the following seven trends.

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New Year’s Resolutions Aren’t Just for Your Employees

As we welcome in the New Year, the time couldn’t be better for employers to set some resolutions around retention and recruitment. After all, employees are busy making a few of their own, and one resolution in particular could have quite an impact on business. Sixty-two percent of workers made plans last year to change their professional lives. You have an opportunity to make sure your best employees don’t follow through on these resolutions by resolving to set your own.

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Your New Year’s Resolution: Find a New Job

According to a recent report on current job trends, more than 6 million positions are still waiting to be filled. If you’re among the 62 percent of people who are planning to make a professional change this New Year, you may be wondering how to make it happen. The following tips are often a good place to start!

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Let’s Take a Look Back at 2017

Check out our (short but sweet) 2017 highlight reel. 2017 was a busy year!

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How Volunteering Can Help You Land You a Job

Volunteering helps non-profit organizations deliver their mission to improve the community. In turn, it helps you feel useful and productive, thus improving your confidence and self-worth. Making a difference in the lives of others is rewarding and life-changing.

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Corporate Giving: 7 Initiatives That Won’t Break the Bank

Over the last decade or so, the business community has seen quite the surge in corporate-giving initiatives. After all, corporate social responsibility (CSR) naturally improves a company’s image. If you’re not a big corporation, which often has an entire team focused on CSR initiatives, you may be wondering what you can do to help others. Finding ways to give back can take a lot of creativity, but the following may help produce some ideas for your company.

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How to Design Workplace Philanthropy Programs That Improve Retention

Creating a workplace philanthropy program is one of the best ways to improve a company’s reputation in the community. But workplace philanthropy, and the reputation that comes with it, also does a lot for a company’s ability to both recruit and retain talent. Learn how your organization can create philanthropic initiatives that benefit both the business and the community-at-large.

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8 Tips to Keep Co-Worker Gift-Giving Merry and Bright

Whether giving a gift to a coworker-turned-friend or participating in an office gift exchange, you’re probably left wondering what to buy. After all, holiday gift-giving in the workplace can feel like a minefield — especially for those new to the job. If gift exchanges are allowed in your organization, these eight tips are often a good place to start.

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A Company’s Guide to Holiday Employee Gift-Giving

Deciding what to give employees is often the hardest part of the holidays — second only to how much you should spend. While giving gifts to your team isn’t mandatory, nor is it allowed in all organizations, you probably want to show them just how much you care. Here are some ideas on how to get gift-giving right this time of year.

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Showing Appreciation to Your Customers: A Dozen Thank You Ideas – Part 2

Part 1 of this series discussed the importance of customer appreciation and why having a strategy to show your gratitude is crucial to your business. We all like to feel valued and appreciated. In fact, 79 percent of customers want brands that “understand and care about” them. Customer appreciation ideas founded on a sincere desire […]

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Business Etiquette: Our Guide for Navigating Any Office Event

About this time of year, a bevy of articles hit the web giving advice on how to best navigate the office holiday party — a party often filled with its fair share of faux pas. But instead of just focusing on this often-awkward celebration, and how to avoid being “that guy” at the bash, we thought it might be best to provide a guide on how to handle yourself at any business event.

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Showing Appreciation to Your Customers: Does It Matter?

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” Cicero Every one of us wants to feel cared about – and this basic need applies across all areas of life. We want to know that we matter, that we make a difference. That we are seen by and acknowledged […]

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What to Say When You Don’t Have an Answer to an Interview Question

No matter how prepared you are for an interview, you likely won’t be able to anticipate every question that will be asked. In fact, you may even be stumped by a question or two. Have no fear!  Follow these tips to stay calm, cool, and collected no matter the question: Take your time. Oftentimes an […]

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We Challenge You to Random Acts of Kindness for World Kindness Day

Being kind doesn’t cost a thing. In fact, investing in some kindness can provide you quite the return. Research shows that altruism can actually make you happier. It’s also been known to make you feel stronger, calmer, and more energized. Talk about getting a jump on the day. Besides, engagement in the workplace, which comes […]

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Employee Recognition: 15 Ways to Show You Value Your Staff

Competitive wages are all well and good, and a raise now and then doesn’t hurt either, but relying solely on monetary rewards as declarations of appreciation can be shortsighted. While salary may be one of the first things candidates consider in a job, it’s not always why they stick around. For many people, it’s recognition. […]

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5 Ways Employee Recognition Can Benefit Your Business

Most businesses will tell you they recognize the contributions of their employees. When somebody on the team goes above and beyond, they offer up a raise, bonus, or title bump — oftentimes, right around an annual review or work anniversary. Any one of these rewards seems appropriate. After all, you should compensate for a job […]

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Habits for Building Stronger Work Relationships

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s not what you know; it’s who.” In other words, you increase your chances of professional success by building solid relationships, especially in your chosen industry. In fact, 85 percent of this success is a direct result of your people skills. Sure, there will always be people born with a […]

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Tips for Interviewing Millennials (And What They Really Want from a Job)

Today’s workforce includes four to five generations, depending on the specific workplace: Gen Z, iGen, or Centennials – born 1996 and later Millennials or Gen Y – born 1977 to 1995 Generation X – born 1965 to 1976 Baby Boomers – born 1946 to 1964 Traditionalists or Silent Generation – born 1945 and before Millennials […]

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National Boss’s Day 2017: Gift Ideas for Almost Every Boss

Business etiquette tells us gift giving in the office traditionally comes from a boss to an employee. You should never feel obligated to purchase a gift for a superior. Besides, appearances being what they are, even the most innocent of gifts could seem to colleagues as an attempt to “buy” your way into someone’s good […]

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Combatting Work-Related Stress

Sometimes stress hits you out of nowhere; other times you can feel it coming. But no matter how it rears its ugly head, you’ve no doubt dealt with it. After all, 75 percent of people report experiencing some sort of physical symptoms as a result of on-the-job stress. So, the question remains: Are you dealing […]

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Happy 35th Anniversary – To Us!

This week marks 35 years in business for Atterro, Hunter Hamilton’s parent company. Our founder, Jeff Dobbs, started this company in 1982 with nothing but core values; integrity, hard work, professionalism, world class service, community involvement, and fun are just a few of those values that still guide our company today. Thank you to our […]

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6 Staffing Agency Myths: Busted!

Let’s clear up some common misconceptions about staffing agencies and their use by potential employees and the companies who hire through these agencies. Myth #1: Staffing agencies don’t find permanent positions. Truth: Over the course of a year, America’s staffing companies hire approximately 15 million temporary and contract employees. Most of them (76%) work full […]

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It’s National Staffing Employee Week – Thank You!

Dear Valued Talent, I want to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for the outstanding work you do every day. Talented employees like you create the success of each of the companies we serve across multiple industries and drive positive results for all of us. On behalf of the entire Atterro organization and […]

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Find the Best Staffing Agency for You: Questions to Ask When Interviewing Agencies

Do you know how to select the staffing agency that will be the right fit for your requirements? We’ve got some pointers for you. Get started by addressing the questions listed here that you find most relevant to your specific situation. By doing your homework, you’ll be able to find the staffing agency best suited […]

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Are You Ready for National Staffing Employee Week [September 18-24]?

Staffing Employee Week – September 18-24 – is the perfect time to acknowledge the contributions contingent workers make to your organization. We all want to feel that we matter. This need is just as real for temporary employees as it is for traditional employees. Here are a couple ways to show your appreciation for their […]

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Mentorship: How to Be the Ideal Mentor (or Mentee)

There’s no shortage of articles stressing the importance of mentors — that well-connected, seasoned professional who’s always there for a little career guidance. But finding someone to take on that role is often as difficult as determining if someone will be the ideal mentee. After all, the mentor-mentee relationship is a two-way street. Both people […]

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How to Use Your Network to Find a Job

Sending your résumé and hoping to land interviews may not be your best bet to land that ideal job. Let’s start with some startling facts: An average of 250 résumés arrive for one corporate job opening. The first résumé is received within 200 seconds of a position being posted. And if you use a major […]

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5 Ways to Like Your Job More

It happens to everyone, including people who claim to have their “dream job” and those whose job titles rival secret agent or rocket scientist. None of us escape the work doldrums. Here are five ways to refresh and reset your workday world. 1. Update your physical work space. As you go through a typical work […]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Reconsider Accepting That Counter Offer

Let’s paint a picture — and a seemingly rosy one, at that. You just accepted a new job offer at a different company, and the day comes when you must head into your boss’s office to share the news. But instead of offering her congratulations, she counters with a higher salary if you choose to […]

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June Networking & Fun

Find out how the Hunter Hamilton team kicked off summer with networking and team building.

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Interviewing the Interviewer

Going on a job interview can make even the most confident of us feel like we’re heading back to school — and for an exam, no less. But unlike those standard tests of our youth, not every question has a clear and simple answer. To keep yourself from what feels like hopeful guessing, you do […]

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6 Must-Have Traits in All Employees

Good help, as they say, is hard to find. But it doesn’t always come down to those tangible skills we tend to talk about. Sought-after people often have a wide range of soft skills — and by “soft” we mean those interpersonal skills that make you…well, human. Sure, we’re all unique, and it’s your uniqueness […]

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Think Like a Recruiter: 7 Tips to Moving Your Resume onto the Shortlist

Your resume is often a recruiter’s first impression of you and a determining factor in whether you get a call for an interview. In other words, it’s one of the most important pieces of the application process. While you could fill a resume with all of your amazing accomplishments since birth, understand that recruiters only […]

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Continuing Education: Your Ticket to Advancing in Finance & Accounting

Kids are not the only ones returning to the classroom this fall. Many professionals are going back to school to gain the expertise they need for a new job, to earn a promotion, or, in some cases, to retain their current position. Even if your field of work does not require it, there are a […]

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Career Advice I’d Give My Younger Self

Few people live without regrets. Anyone growing up in the 80s can probably attest to that. The big hair alone is reason enough to travel back in time. But a mile-high mullet is small potatoes when compared to the rest of your life. As recruiters, we have a unique opportunity to help others avoid some […]

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When is the ‘Right’ Time to Hire?

The concept that ‘timing is everything’ can be debilitating. Hanging too tightly to this theory can leave you second-guessing yourself or waiting too long to make a decision. Many employers find themselves in this position when it comes to adding to staff: Should I immediately replace a worker who has left the company? Should I […]

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Why Your Job Search Seems Like Your Last Few Dates

Finding the right match professionally is an awful lot like finding the right match personally. You try to be yourself, while at the same time, choosing your words wisely. You try to get to know the other person, while still keeping an eye out for those little red flags. You also spend way too much […]

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How Important is Salary to Job Seekers?

With all of the talk about office culture and employee perks, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of a competitive wage. While it’s true that salary isn’t everything, your employees can’t pay their electricity bill with a free gym membership. Salary still trumps benefits. How Compensation Has Changed Compensation packages have changed drastically […]

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How to Manage a Variable Income

Budgeting your money can be difficult enough on a steady paycheck. But when your income varies from one month to the next, getting your finances in order can feel like a daunting task. If you’re a temporary or contract worker, you probably know that the perk of controlling your work schedule may require you to […]

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A Look Back on 2016

Happy 2017! We hope you had a happy holiday season. We’re excited for what the coming year has in store! Before we get too far into the new year, we want to take a moment to reflect on 2016. After reviewing many of the memories captured in photos, we decided to put a video together […]

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One Simple Thing You Can Do to Become a Better Leader

How would you describe your leadership style? Better yet, do you know why do you lead the way you do? There is one simple thing you can do gain deeper insight into your natural leadership style – and it’s simple: Take a personality test. Understanding your personality. The difference between so-so leaders and great leaders […]

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What Makes a Great Employee?

Great companies require great employees. To find diamonds in the rough, you need to look beyond skills, education, and experience. Below are a list of ideal traits and interview questions you can ask to try to identify them. Reliable. Employers need people who do what they say they will do and show up when they […]

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How to Make a Job Fair Work for You

One of the biggest misconceptions is that job fairs are a thing of the past, but as a job seeker, this is your chance to choose which employers meet with you face-to-face. These events are great opportunities to network, learn more about companies in your area or industry, and make a good first impression with […]

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The Winner: 2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Thank you to all of our valued clients who participated in our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Once again, we were blown away by your creativity! The winner is…

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Attract Talent with Employer Branding

Branding goes beyond attracting your target customers to buy your product or service. It’s also important to develop your employer brand. What is an employer brand? It can be defined in one word: perception. When people think about working for your company, what thoughts and feelings come to mind? How do candidates perceive you as […]

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3 Reasons Why Your Recruiter Hasn’t Landed You That Job

Your résumé is in order, you were open and honest about your past experience, and you even went through the trouble of figuring out an objective that clearly outlines your career direction, but your recruiter has yet to get you a job. What gives? As you probably know, recruiters are not hiring managers. They’re not […]

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Contingent Workforce Management Solutions (Staffing Industry Analysts)

Contract labor has become increasingly popular, yet it also presents a number of challenges. Joshua Smith, VP of Business Development with Atterro, Hunter Hamilton’s parent company, recently wrote an article for Staffing Industry Analysts with contingent workforce management solutions.

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6 Ways to Remain Positive (and Productive) in Difficult Situations

No one needs to tell you that one of the keys to staying positive in the workplace is to enjoy what you’re doing. But there does come a time in everyone’s career when he or she is left in a difficult situation. Maybe you’ve been passed over for a promotion, denied a request for time […]

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Cross-Training Tips (PKWY Magazine)

If you are looking to improve your cross-training program, check out this article published in PKWY Magazine with 6 quick tips.

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2016 Midyear Hiring Forecast Released

Now that we’re in the second half of 2016, it’s a good time to get a pulse on hiring for the remainder of the year. Check out the key findings from CareerBuilder’s Midyear Forecast.

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Are Bad Work Habits Getting in the Way of Your Success?

Many professionals never reach their full potential. No matter how hard they try, they just find themselves coming up short — even with the skills and experience necessary to succeed. Chances are good they’re letting a few bad habits get in the way. After all, bad habits often go unnoticed until they become a real […]

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You Nailed the Interview, But Didn’t Get the Job. Why?

You brushed your teeth. You combed your hair. You answered every question with confidence and flair. You even threw out a few zingers of your own. By all accounts, you knocked it out of the park, and it’s only a matter of time before you hear the job is yours. But when the call finally […]

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If you’re on the job hunt, now is the time to create a list of people who can vouch for your awesomeness. Reference checks are now standard practice by most employers. Here are a few tips to follow before, during, and after asking someone to be your reference: Before You Ask Make a list of […]

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If you’ve been looking to add an accountant to your team, you’ve likely come to realize that it’s a job seeker’s market. Just how competitive is the market? Find out!

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The kids are out of school, the weather is warming up, and the beaches are calling. Employees will also soon be taking time off. Are you ready?

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Finding a new job can be a job in itself! The good news is that there are a number of ways to get your name out there, especially in today’s high tech world. Here are our eight unique strategies you can implement today to land your next job: 1.Visit employer websites. Not all employers advertise […]

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Tips for Hiring New Grads (The Staffing Stream)

A new crop of graduates is about to burst onto the job market. If you’re considering hiring one of them, keep these three hiring mistakes in mind.

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8 Ways to Determine If You Should Take the Job

If you want a rewarding job, consider yourself in good company. We all want just that. But it can be a challenge to determine whether a particular position is right for you, especially when you’ve yet to work a day at that company. While the final decision is ultimately up to you, the following can […]

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Hiring Trends: The Rise of the Contingent Workforce

The traditional workforce is changing. Today’s average mix of contingent workers has grown to 18%. Discover how businesses are adapting to this trend.

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Using Technology to Communicate at Work

There are many ways to communicate at work. Before you shoot off an email, text, or instant message, make sure you’re using technology appropriately.

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How to Keep It Professional While Still Being Yourself at Work

Being yourself at work while staying professional can be challenging. Use these tips to help overcome this obstacle.

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Turn Up Your Motivation

Motivation is like a cup of coffee. It starts hot, but it can cool off unless you keep freshening it. Check out our tips for staying motivated at work.

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Tips for hiring seasonal help

6 Tips for Hiring Seasonal Help

Seasonal staffing can be challenging, but it doesn’t need to be stressful. Here are a few of our top tips when it comes to hiring seasonal short-term help.

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Job Hunting Strategies for Today’s Job Market

It takes work to find work. Follow these six job hunting strategies to improve your chances of landing your next job.

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8 Networking Secrets

Your next job likely won’t come from a job board, rather through your professional network. How do you build a network? Check out our 8 networking secrets!

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Job Hunting & Standing Out from the Crowd (Part 3: Interviewing)

You did it! The hiring manager chose you as a top candidate for the job. Now it’s time to stand out during the interview.

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How to Use Social Media in Your Job Search

Learning how to use social media in your job search can be tricky, but we’ve got some useful tips to help navigate the employment field.

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Tips for applying for jobs

How to Stand Out During the Job Search (Part 2: Applying for Jobs)

When applying for jobs, you can be sure that other applicants are using everything in their arsenals to land the job – and you need to do the same. Here’s how!

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How to begin your job search

Job Hunting & Standing Out from the Crowd (Part 1: First Steps)

The work to find a job begins long before you send your resume to a potential employer. Here are a few first steps every job seeker should take.

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Increase Your Online Presence Through LinkedIn

If you’re looking to increase your LinkedIn presence, learn how to take full advantage of LinkedIn and this social platform to find success.

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10 Good Interview Questions to Ask

10 Great Interview Questions to Ask Employers

Asking good questions during an interview will show that you’re interested and prepared. What qualifies as a “good question?” Here are a few ideas!

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Tips for working with a staffing agency

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship with a Staffing Partner

A staffing agency provides access to top talent and makes the hiring process more efficient. Here are 5 steps you can take to maximize the benefits.

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How to Advance Your Career

If you’re looking to advance your career and want to get noticed by management, here are some things to keep in mind.

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How to Prepare for a Behavioral Interview

Before you walk into a behavioral interview, it’s wise to consider what competencies the employer may be looking for. Let Hunter Hamilton help you prepare.

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Kicking Off 2016: How to Stay Healthy in the New Year

Use these 9 tips to help you start 2016 out right and to stay healthy in the new year.

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Tips for Your First Day on the Job

Starting a new job brings a mix of emotions from excitement to anxiety. Follow these tips to make a great impression on your first day.

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Your 2016 Hiring Blueprint

The old adage “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” can be applied to all areas of business. Staffing is no different. To make successful hires in 2016, you can’t hope for the best or do what you’ve always done. It’s a much different hiring environment today than it was even a few […]

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How to Boost Employee Health and Morale

Employee wellness programs are not just nice to have, they are proven to improve productivity and increase morale. Here are a few ideas for your workplace.

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5 Ways to Prepare for an Interview

In order to nail an interview, you need to strategize and practice. Follow these 5 tips to ensure you are confident and well prepared!

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10 Ways to Foster Professional Development in the Workplace

If you want to be recognized as top employer, it’s imperative to embrace ongoing professional development. Read our 10 doable ideas!

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How to negotiate a salary raise

How to Negotiate Your Starting Salary

Are you ready to talk money? And possibly even negotiate salary? Use these strategies to help you get the pay you want and deserve.

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15 Conversation Starters for Networkers

Networking is important, but it can be intimidating. If you struggle with starting a conversation, consider these 15 icebreakers.

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7 Qualities of Exceptional Employees

Finding an outstanding employee requires looking beyond skills, education, and experience. Discover ideal traits and how to identify them.

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How to Look for a Job While Employed

Looking for a job while still employed can be hard! Follow these do’s and don’ts to stay professional and turn your current manager into a future reference.

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Tips for Listing Contract Work on Your Resume

4 Tips for Listing Contract Work on Your Resume

You may be wondering if contract work has a place on your resume. It does! Learn three tips for listing temp work on your resume.

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How to Clean Up Your Online Footprint

How to Clean Up Your Online Footprint

There’s a good chance that employers will check out your digital footprint before offering a job. Use these tips to clean up your social media accounts.

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Employer’s Resume Checklist: How to Screen Candidates Efficiently

Tasked with reviewing a stack of resumes and feeling overwhelmed? Use this resume checklist as a guide to make the process painless.

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Hiring Tips: How to Maintain Your Company Culture

Hiring Tips: How to Maintain Your Company Culture

To attract and retain the right people, employers are encouraged to create a meaningful work culture. Learn how to hire to protect and enhance this culture.

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6 Ways to Make Networking Easier

6 Ways to Make Networking Easier

Networking events are a great way to advance your career, but they can be awkward. Follow these tips to become a natural networker.

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The Most Important Resume Rule to Follow

You don’t need to be William Shakespeare to compose a solid resume. You do, however, need to follow this resume rule.

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Meet Our Senior Leaders: Laura Kelley- SVP of Professional Services, Atterro

For the next few months, we will be profiling leaders of all levels at Atterro. We hope these insights allow you to better get to know our leadership team, and use their advice and tips in your searches for talent or a job.

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Short-Term Hiring Tips

Short-Term Hiring Tips

When seasonal demands require increasing your workforce, consider these hiring tips to ensure that you have a dependable short-term workforce.

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10 Things You Should Know About Working with a Recruiter

A recruiter provides a number of benefits for job seekers. Wondering what you’re missing? Check out our top 10 reasons to work with a recruiter.

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5 Takeaways from the Art of Recruiting Docufilm

Shannon Sanderson, senior creative recruiter, was recently featured in a documentary about the recruiting profession. Get the highlights and watch the film.

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Soft Skills for Job Hunters

Learn why soft skills matter – often, even more so than technical skills – and which soft skills most employers look for in an employee.

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Our Docufilm Debut: A Peek Inside the World of Recruiting

One of our senior recruiters was recently featured in a documentary about the recruiting profession! Learn about the film and watch a snippet.

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Meet Our Senior Leaders: Michelle Decker

For the next few months, we will be profiling leaders of all levels at Atterro. We hope these insights allow you to better get to know our leadership team, and use their advice and tips in your searches for talent or a job.

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LinkedIn Tips: How to Get a Stronger Profile

Learn simple ways to optimize your LinkedIn profile so that your “online resume” is professional and gets noticed by hiring managers.

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Top 7 Tips for Working with a Recruiter

Don’t job hunt alone! Learn how to work with a recruiter to get expert advice and access to jobs you would miss on your own.

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Understanding the Different Types of Employment

Learn about the three types of employment – contract , contract-to-hire, and direct hire – to better determine which type is best for you.

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Resources for Researching an Employer

When preparing for an interview, it’s important to learn more about the company, what questions to ask, and if they are a good match for you. Here’s how!

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How to Effectively Lead a Multi-Generational Workforce

Today’s workforce includes multiple generations – each with their own work styles and values. Learn how to effectively motivate a multi-generational team.

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Wearing Your Sales Hat During Budget Season

Here are a few tips gleaned from the sales process that will help you create a winning budget season – and, ultimately, close the deal.

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Seven Tips to Boost Your Job Satisfaction

Feeling “blah” about your job? These seven tips will help you breathe new life into your job and achieve greater job satisfaction.

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Benjamin Franklin’s Top Time Management Tips

Benjamin Franklin’s Top Time Management Tips

Get more done in less time with these 10 time management tips based on Benjamin Franklin’s proven principles.

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The Impact of Minimum Wage Increases

There has been a lot of talk about minimum wage increases – at the federal, state, and local level. Just this month, Los Angeles, the second largest city in the US, approved an increase to $15 per hour by 2020. Employers in LA are required to increase their wages in stages – $10.50 by 2016, […]

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How Small Business Outsourcing Can Impact Your Bottom Line

How Small Business Outsourcing Can Impact Your Bottom Line

How to use small business outsourcing to focus your energy on your core competencies and plan for future growth.

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5 Healthy Habits for the Workplace

5 Healthy Habits for the Workplace

Avoid feeling rundown and zoned out by implementing these five health tips while on the job – they’ll help you handle stress and perform at your peak!

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Tips for Maintaining Work-Life Balance

To help you feel satisfied on the job and at home, read these seven common work-life balance challenges and how you can overcome.

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Dispelling the 7 Most Common Misconceptions About Recruiters

Being in the staffing industry for over 30 years, we’ve heard our fair share of misconceptions about working with a recruiter. These misconceptions often keep many job seekers from utilizing our services, so we think it’s high time to dispel some of the most common. Misconception #1: Salaries tend to be lower as a result […]

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How to Research an Employer

An interview is typically understood as an employer’s way of determining if you’re a good fit for the company. But consider this: it’s also an opportunity for you to interview the company. To learn whether a prospective employer offers what you’re looking for, it’s best to do some research to decide which questions you want […]

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How Volunteering Can Help Your Job Search

Undoubtedly, one of the greatest benefits of volunteerism is the difference you can make in the lives of others. Giving of your time, even just a couple of hours, can do wonders to help a nonprofit organization continue delivering on its mission, providing much-needed services, and improving the community at large. Volunteering can be extremely […]

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Top Five Healthy Habits In The Workplace

Have you ever stopped to think about how your job might be affecting your health? It’s time to consider healthy habits that could help you avoid feeling rundown, burnt out and zoned out. There are a few simple changes you can make to ensure your ability to concentrate, handle stress and perform at your peak. […]

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6 Tips To Work With A Recruiter

Job hunting can be a lonely, daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be. Partner with a recruiter and you’ll have an expert on your team to guide you and vouch for you while you gain access to opportunities you would miss on your own. Here are some tips to ensure that your partnership with […]

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Six Ways Volunteering Can Advance Your Job Search

Making a difference in the lives of others is rewarding and life-changing. There’s another benefit: volunteering can also boost your career and job search.

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How to Build an Employee Onboarding Process

How to Build an Employee Onboarding Process

This employee onboarding process will help you guide new hires toward productivity and peak performance – and provide the resources they need.

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Job Hunting 101

10 Low-Cost Employee Retention Strategies

Talent retention seems simple: hire qualified people, treat them well, pay them fairly and they’ll stay for life, right? Not in today’s employment market. Today we are facing record low unemployment rates and workers with multiple options for employment. Turnover costs time, money, and other resources. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), […]

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A Powerful Mix With Boomers & Millennials

Boomers and millennials not only come from different decades, they bring their own strengths and experience to the workplace. Each generation has a particular culture, unique work style and their core values differ greatly. When boomers and millennials work side by side, or one acts as supervisor, they can play well together in cross generation […]

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10 Easy Steps To Create A Plan To Retain Top Talent

Talent retention seems simple: hire qualified people, treat them well, pay them fairly, and they’ll stay for life, right? Not in today’s employment market.

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1099 vs W2: What Works Best For Your Company?

Understanding the difference between an employee and an independent contractor is more important than ever before. The federal government has recently increased enforcement of perceived abuse of worker classification laws. As a result, many companies have been penalized and are paying hundreds to millions of dollars in fines. Learn how you can protect your company […]

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Are You Ready for Tax Season?

Discover the TOP 3 challenges your company will face this year and how you can reduce work overload and stress.

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8 Ways to Minimize Holiday Stress

Balancing work and family is difficult enough without throwing the holidays into the mix, but we’re asked to do just that from the fourth Thursday of November through the very last day of December — and sometimes even longer when company comes to town. Although it’s next to impossible to have a stress-free holiday, there […]

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Why Contract Opportunities are Worth Considering

Find out why contract opportunities are worth considering: Independence: There’s little stigma anymore. The contingent work style is becoming a popular career choice. Maybe it’s your turn to sign up for project based or time-based temporary work, instead of committing to one employer and one job. Upward trend: Economic analysts and commentators are reporting a movement toward contingent workers that […]

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How To Land Your Entry-Level Position After College

COLLEGE TIPS: Getting your degree is one thing and putting it to use is another. You have heard there is a high demand for finance and accounting professionals, but how do you get that edge you need to land an entry-level position? Here’s how: 1.) What to include in a resume: Because recent grads typically lack […]

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Use LinkedIn To Increase Your Online Presence

So, how exactly do you leverage LinkedIn to your advantage? 1.) Optimize your headline. One of the most underutilized sections in LinkedIn is the headline. Many professionals keep it straightforward, using it to highlight their current position. This is a missed opportunity, as the headline is indexed and has a direct impact on search rank. If you […]

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How to Net Results in Networking

Build relationships, introduce people and don’t forget to NETWORK.

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April Events Recap

We would like to thank Avila University and Grant Thornton for hosting our recent resume review and panel discussion events.

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Michelle Decker Discusses Resume Do’s and Don’ts

Michelle Decker Discusses Resume Do’s and Don’ts. Typos. Sharing too much personal information and bad formatting. They’re all no-no’s when it comes to resume writing.

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Ten ways to manage your time better

Benjamin Franklin was an author, printer, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, activist, statesman and diplomat. Talk about a multi-tasker! To cope with everything he had going, Franklin developed a list of habits he knew could bring about positive change in his life and he set a goal to nurture one habit each week for a year.

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Work-life balance: challenge accepted

Keeping personal life on an even footing with work demands seems impossible for people who want to always give 100%, especially when employers reduce their workforce and expect the remaining staff to do more. So, how do you handle the challenges and feel satisfied on the job and at home?

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