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Step-by-Step Guide to Positioning Your Company to Attract Top Talent

Given the ongoing media reports about the economy, it’s easy to assume that hiring managers are in a position to have their “pick of the litter” when it comes to hiring talent. The reality is, the best candidates are in high demand. The ability to attract and retain them is one of the most critical components of any growing firm’s success. To be competitive, hiring managers need to give considerable thought to how they position the opportunity and best represent their company to top job candidates.

All On-board! Giving New Hires the Tools to Succeed

A software developer accepts a role with a media company after considering offers from several competing firms.  Upon starting the new job, he goes almost two weeks without a computer or work station.  Meanwhile, his second and third choice organizations use the opportunity to resume their pursuits.

Keep It Legal: Interviewing and Hiring on the Right Side of the Law

Some workplace lawsuits are commonplace, the court cases where employees take legal action against their employers—from workers compensation claims to harassment issues to cases of unjust firing.  There is a growing trend, however, of litigation involving people who never were employees.  Job candidates who were passed over for jobs and feel that they were treated unfairly or were victims of discrimination during the interview process are now suing. 

8 Tips for the Inexperienced Interviewer

You just found out that you’re part of a hiring team.  It is great news for your growing organization, but wait…you haven’t done this in a while (if ever!). 

The interviewer’s job is critical and the stakes are high as organizations look to make every hire count.  If you’ve never interviewed anyone, or if you’re feeling a little rusty, here are some tips that may help:

Body Language Speaks Louder Than Words

Has it ever occurred to you how much you are saying to people even when you are not speaking? Unless you are a master of disguise, you are constantly sending messages about your true thoughts and feelings whether you are using words or not. 

The Paradigm Shift - The Changing Face of Hiring and Recruitment

Several years ago, before the economic downturn, companies were growing fast and hiring at warp speed. The goal at many organizations was to get warm bodies into positions to keep up momentum, and there was pressure on hiring teams to deliver volume. Quantity mattered, and organizations partnered with staffing firms — sometimes multiple firms — to fill those jobs. That frenetic hiring came to a screeching halt when the economy plummeted, as many companies had layoffs or hiring freezes.

Ready, Aim, Hire! Preparation and Pace Are Key to Hiring Top Talent

The economy is in the midst of a steady rebound. Companies that were forced to lay off employees or freeze hiring just a few months ago are now looking to add staff. If your organization is like many others, it has been a while since you’ve had to flex your hiring muscles. With a plan, and some practice, you can get strong again and attract top talent. 

The Work/Life Balance Myth – Six Strategies to Handle the Demands

Our lives—both work and personal—are always in flux. A project might go awry and we’re at work until late; or a death in the family may keep us from coming in at all. “Balancing” these demands every day is impossible and unnecessary. Instead of trying to strike a daily balance, we should aim for equilibrium over time – because achieving work/life balance is a myth. Juggling life’s demands is more like riding on a seesaw. Sometimes it’s up and sometimes it’s down. It’s difficult to keep it balanced in mid-air, (and it’s no fun).

VIDEO: Recruiting Industry Trends

The staffing landscape has evolved greatly over the past few years, and industry leaders have adapted their processes similarly in order to maintain superiority.  WinterWyman has remained at the forefront of the staffing industry in the Northeast, and Scott Ragusa, CEO, explains why in the following video.

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