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The Search for Talent Starts Now

We beat the competition by being faster, better, and stronger. We break through barriers by thinking creatively, being prepared, and proactively addressing potential problems that haven’t even happened yet. As a professional recruiter, the one area I see this competitive thought process break down is in the talent search and management process. In the last nine years, I have interacted with hundreds of businesses and in most cases, the search for talent only begins when someone vacates a position. The extent of the search is typically ad placement and internal referrals.

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Ace Your Next Job Interview

So, you’re a recent graduate? Recently unemployed? Looking for work? You’re like thousands of others. Unless, you’ve been living in a hole….under a rock….or on another planet, you know that the job market is ultra-competitive thanks to the worst financial crisis in 80 years and a 9.5 percent unemployment rate. Job hunting is a full-time job in itself, with various stages. Avoid the rejection pile by interviewing like a professional with these tips to land you the gig of your dreams (or at least one that will pay the bills).

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Keep Your Office Working through Cold and Flu Season

Fever, coughs and sneezes, OH MY! Flu season is here and with a new vengeance! Everywhere we turn in the news media today we are bombarded with warnings about H1N1 and the flu. Vaccination shortages, updates on the number of cases and warnings to stay home are almost a daily occurrence. We have heard about the impact on schools when large numbers of students are absent, but what about the impact to business, and what can we do?

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Never Underestimate the Gate Keeper!

Did you ever stop and think that every time you pick up the phone to call a potential employer that the first person who answers the phone could possibly have a major part in all hiring decisions? First impressions are lasting impressions. Most callers view the gatekeeper as just as the receptionist and act as if they have no decision making abilities within a company. However, your assumption could potentially be incorrect.

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Keep it Cool at a Busy Front Desk

Running a front desk can be challenging! If you work for a company that has a lot of interpersonal interaction over the phone and in person, it can be a constant exercise in patience, attitude, prioritizing, and time management. It seems that everything happens at once at a busy front desk and that you rarely get the opportunity to take one task at a time. Here are some solutions for managing tasks and setting priorities so that everything gets completed and a high level of customer service is maintained.

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Protecting Your Firm from Unemployment Liability

In the real world of business, turn over happens. Whether you cut ties with an under performing employee, experience layoffs within your company, or a star performer decides to join the competition or move across the country, turn over happens. Along with the expense of hiring and training new employees comes an expense that many companies can avoid, unemployment liability. Especially in economic times where every sale matters and every expense is scrutinized, it is the time now to get knowledgeable and start protecting the assets of your firm.

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