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Employees’ Right to Paid COVID-19 Leave

Employers are required to post notices or e-mail them to current employees The FFCRA, signed into law on March 18, takes effect on April 1, 2020. It gives businesses in the U.S. with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for… Read more »

The AGA Group COVID-19 Message

Over the last month or so we have been watching the world news and observed the actions other countries have been taking to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The actions by our state and federal governments show a very strong need for us to control the spread of the virus within our communities… Read more »

How To Prepare For A Phone Interview

Understanding how to prepare for a phone interview is extremely important. The phone interview oftentimes determines whether you are granted a face to face interview with the hiring company. So it is critical that you put in the necessary time to prepare. Ideally, you should be in a room that is quiet where you can… Read more »

3 Components Of The Ideal Resume

Over the last 35 years, I have reviewed literally thousands of professional resumes. We regularly review resumes from candidates and make decisions on which of these candidates to advance through the selection process for our client companies. You should also know that most hiring managers use parsing software to filter through many of the resumes… Read more »

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 »

Are Robots Reviewing My Resume?

Are robots reviewing my resume? Face it; there are on average 300 resume submissions for every job posting. You betcha’ robots are reviewing all of these resumes. What company has the time to read resumes all day? We have all wondered whether human eyes ever get to see our resumes. As job seekers diligently prepare… 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 »