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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 Anatomy Of The 30 Minute Phone Interview

Understanding the anatomy of the 30 minute phone intervew is one of the most important parts of your job search. You need to make it past this phone interview if you are to be advanced to the face to face interview round. The Role Of The Interviewer If the interviewer is not properly skilled to… Read more »

5 Reasons Companies Choose Contract Workers

Contract workers are becoming the new employment model for many companies.Many companies and government agencies choose this type of employee based on a number of factors. Don’t buy into the belief that it is always because contract workers are cheaper. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Pharmaceutical Industry has turned to this type… Read more »

UPS to Pay $2 Million to Resolve Nationwide EEOC Disability Discrimination Claims

PRESS RELEASE 8-8-17 Shipping Giant’s Rigid Leave Policies Forced Out Employees Who Needed Accommodations, Federal Agency Charged CHICAGO – International shipping giant United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) has agreed to pay $2 million to nearly 90 current and former UPS employees to resolve a nationwide disability discrimination lawsuit filed in 2009 by the U.S. Equal… 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 »

Job Search Tips For The New College Grad

Job search tips for the new college grad. What use to be an assurance for employment is no longer the case in today’s competitive job market. A college degree is still extremely important in securing a great job. But due to the downturn in the economy and intense competition for jobs, recent college graduates have… Read more »

4 Interview Mistakes to Avoid (and how to fix them)

You have developed an outstanding resume that has captured the attention and interest of a number of companies. Now the decision is which company represents the best fit for you as it pertains to career and culture? You are now ready for your face to face interview Why Arriving Late Is An Interview Mistake To… Read more »

How To Write A Resume That Grabs The Attention Of The Employer

Knowing the best ways to develop your resume is key in securing an interview and ultimately a job. A well developed resume addresses the needs and wants of the employer. Yet some professionals still choose the route of submitting the same chronological resume to every job posting. Resume Tips That Work The latest unemployment figures… Read more »