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Strengthening Your Mind & Overcoming the Sunday Scaries

Career AdviceHiring Advice ·  October 4, 2022
Time to read: 5 mins Overcoming the Sunday Scaries Summary: - The Sunday Scaries are a real thing; psychologically referred to as anticipatory anxiety. - Work is the main source of the Sunday Scaries. Companies are working towards more initiatives around workplace mental health. - Tips to strengthen the ability to control your mind and thoughts and reframe your mindset around Sundays.

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How Do You Conduct a Reference Check

Hiring Advice ·  August 31, 2022
Time to Read: 3 minutes Reference Check Summary: - Four types of references to ask for. - Three references should be spoken to thoroughly. - What questions to ask during the reference check phone call. - What questions to avoid in a reference check.

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Effective Performance Improvement Plans

Hiring Advice ·  August 3, 2022
Time to Read: 6 minutes Performance Improvement Plans Summary: - A PIP is a tool that offers a commitment from the manager to the employee to help them improve. - Include these 5 pieces of information to deliver a well thought plan to help get the employee back on track to being successful and achieving their goals. - The length of time for a PIP can last 30, 60, or 90 days depending on the objective. - Operational tips to help avoid putting employees on a PIP.

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3 Prong Approach to Keep Candidates Warm

Hiring Advice ·  July 28, 2022
Time to read: 3 minutes How to Keep Candidates Warm Summary: - Why it is important to have a talent pool at the ready for both hiring surges and freezes. - Companies have many reasons why they stall on hiring candidates right away. We map the top reasons. - A surefire approach to keeping candidates warm without losing out on talent.

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What You Need to Know About a Four Day Work Week

Career AdviceHiring Advice ·  July 18, 2022
Time to Read: 6 mins Four Day Work Week Summary: - A four day work week refers to a 32 hour work week with the same pay rate as a 40 hour work week. - Priorities are shifting in the workforce and employees value work-life balance. - There are many benefits to a four day work week for both employees and companies alike. - Various companies across the globe have adopted a four day work week using a range of models.

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Medical Marijuana and Drug Testing for a New Job

Career AdviceHiring Advice ·  June 27, 2022
Time to read: 5 min Medical Marijuana and Drug Testing for a New Job Summary: - A list of states which legalized medical marijuana use and recreational use. - Each state varies with their employment protection laws. Here is what you should know when drug testing for a new job. - Ask your Recruiter in advance if the employer has a zero-tolerance policy.

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Creative Recruitment Strategies to Manage a Job Applicant Surge

Hiring Advice ·  March 23, 2022
Time to read: 5 mins Creative Recruitment Strategies Summary: - A job applicant surge is promising, but is the talent pool filled with qualified applicants? - Despite a candidate-driven market, companies are becoming more specified and trying to get the most out of their candidate search. - Creative recruitment strategies attributed to a well established recruitment process effectively attract and engage candidates from the start.

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Employer Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Career AdviceCoronavirus UpdatesHiring Advice ·  November 2, 2021
Time to Read: 6 minutes COVID-19 Vaccine Workplace Summary: - Employers are trying to do right by their workforce. - FAQ list to understand what employers can and cannot do when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine. - Updates from the CDC; exploring workplace vaccination programs.

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Personality Types at Work: Best Career Options for Your Type

Career AdviceHiring Advice ·  September 17, 2021
Time to read: 10 mins Personality Types at Work Summary: - Personality types influence many factors and are a useful aspect of yourself to consider when navigating your career. - The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a popular personality evaluation tool used today and dates back all the way to World War II. - There are 16 personality types determined by evaluating four pairs of opposing psychological elements.  - Once you determine your personality type, you will understand yourself on a deeper level and will be able to better navigate career and life challenges.

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What's on the Horizon: Copywriting Trends from Industry Experts

Career AdviceHiring Advice ·  August 12, 2021
Time to Read: 7 mins - We spoke to industry experts to get a glimpse into copywriting trends for 2021. - The pharmaceutical industry is booming, copy voice is changing, social listening is being utilized and advertising channels are shifting. - Keeping up with pop culture trends and knowing your niche will give you the upper hand when it comes to writing copy. - Profiles copywriting recruiters can help you a copywriter for your team or take the next step in your copywriting career.

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What Candidates Want: Job Search Trends 2021

Career AdviceHiring Advice ·  July 7, 2021
Time to read: 4 min Job Search Trends 2021 Summary: - US job listings up 29 percent from February 2020 to June 2021 - A candidate-driven market brought about with the success of business on the line as the economy opens back up. - Job seekers understand their demand and worth. - Remote work and diversity, equity, and inclusion are top priorities in their job search.

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The $1.9 Trillion 2021 Stimulus Explained

Career AdviceCoronavirus UpdatesHiring Advice ·  March 10, 2021
Time to read: 6 minutes 2021 Stimulus Actions and Summary: - Digestible explanation of the third stimulus payment to understand who will and who will not receive the payment. - Unemployment benefits to extend until September 6 and decrease to $300 per week, along with an explanation of the unemployment tax forgiveness. - Child Tax Credit, School, and COVID-19 Vaccination and Research, among other items addressed in the 2021 Stimulus bill.

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