Understanding the Gig Economy

Hearing the term Gig Economy recently caught my attention. I hadn’t given much thought to it but it is a big part of what we do as consultants in the employment agency industry. Where did this word gig originate? Musicians refer to their paid performances as gigs and really cool people refer to their temporary… Read more »

Out Of Work Longer Than 60 Days? Then You Should Read This

Out of work longer than 60 days can be a problem for in-demand professionals. The latest unemployment numbers show an economy that is doing great and more people are working than at any other time in U.S. history. So you are going to have to be prepared to address in an interview why you haven’t… Read more »

How To Move Past A Company Downsizing

How to move past a company downsizing is a hot topic in the work world. Like the saying goes “Life happens“. A relevant topic today is corporate downsizing and mergers or as companies refer to it as “right-sizing”. Oftentimes talented and experienced professionals find themselves in a position of unplanned unemployment. It is important to… Read more »

Now you see them and then…they disappear

Magicians love to make people disappear and this is entertaining to¬†watch. But when new hires and job candidates disappear without any notice it becomes a problem. In the recruiting business, this is referred to as “ghosting”. So I decided to use Merriam Websters¬†[guess I could have used Wikileaks or the Urban dictionary] definition of the… Read more »

Job Openings But Not Enough Qualified Applicants

Not long ago this sign created excitement with the steady stream of resumes flooding desks of HR departments across the country. How quickly time and conditions can change in the job market. But this time it is changing for the good. With a robust economy and jobs growth, we are seeing unemployment numbers of which… Read more »

Why Staffing Solutions Are Needed In A Great Economy

The latest unemployment numbers (3.7%) reflect a dwindling labor force. Whether in Kansas City or Wilmington employers are finding it difficult to attract and retain top talent. This is especially true as it pertains to healthcare and IT jobs. While some industries are impacted by seasonal fluctuations in the demand for employees, the healthcare and… Read more »