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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 »

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 interview 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 conduct… 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 »