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 »

The Importance Of A Structured Training Program

A  structured training program has a clearly detailed schedule, time frame, outline of activities, and assignment of responsibilities. It has well defined goals and consequences. Having a structured training program typically leads to more success and employee development than an informal or unstructured one. Without structure you likely have little awareness of training goals and strategies to… Read more »

Contract Employees: A New Employee Model Has Emerged

Contract Employees have emerged  as the new employee model for employers. Looking at labor statistics there are between 5 million and 40 million people in this country who are choosing flexible hours of employment. We call these employees Contractors, Temps or Contingent Workers. Whatever you choose to call them employers are viewing these professionals as… Read more »