How Do I Retain Employees After Maternity Leave?

However, for the returning employee, this can be a difficult time.  They’re tired, stressed, and getting very little sleep. They may not like the way they look, and they probably haven’t worn “real” clothes in weeks.  If they’re like me, they spent the first day drive to work crying, feeling guilty, and already missing their baby.  But now, they’re expected to walk in the door and get back to work.

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A Day In The Life of A Staffing Firm Recruiter

I am asked this question almost daily, “What do you do all day in your job” etc. My short version answer to that is; I am engaged with people 100% of the day whether that is clients, job seekers or internal co-workers. I am connecting with people daily and helping them succeed whether that is by understanding their goals and finding the perfect career path or speaking with employers to find the best possible talent and culture match for their team.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Luck

Patty North wants to know… does your name always get drawn for office giveaways? Do you have a friend who always seems to be “down on their luck?” Are some people luckier than others? I really don’t believe in luck. Luck is defined as a success or failure apparently brought on by chance rather than one’s own actions. That definition doesn’t take into account that luck is a combination of a positive mental attitude combined with leveraging opportunities presented by a series of smart choices. The good news is there are things you can do to improve your luck at work and in life.

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Difficult Conversations and Conflict

Jobseekers can often bring raw emotions like fear, apprehension, and grief into interviews for Recruiters to sift through and find direction. Coaching candidates and clients cultivates everything from trust to annoyance and anger. Waiting for interview feedback is a time of anticipation, self-doubt, and optimism. Being a part of offering someone a job and helping them achieve their professional goals is a time of joy for all parties. Conversely being a part of letting people go or downsizing can be a time of disappointment and sadness.

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Finding Your Heisman

With college football coming to a close, it leaves a couple questions in everybody’s mind. First, who’s going to be the national title contenders and second, who’s going to be crowned as the best player in college football, otherwise known as the Heisman. According to their website, the Heisman is “the most outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity”. Now flip that quote and look at your own employees.

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