Reflecting on The First Half of 2024

The first half of 2024 is over. It’s been a wild ride the past few years. We’re finally moving away from the post-pandemic right-sizing layoffs. This year has been a learning curve for everyone in staffing as we get back to a steadier flow of open jobs and candidates on the market. This doesn’t mean,…

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Managing the Influx of AI-Generated Resumes

Managing the influx of resumes has always been a daunting task.  Well-written job descriptions at attractive companies can receive hundreds of applications within days of being opened. Now, companies are grappling with hundreds of resumes, and they have to screen for AI-generated resumes that may or may not reflect a real applicant’s ability. Candidates already…

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Employee Apathy is at an All-Time High

Every morning, I open LinkedIn to check on open jobs, view my connections, and take a peek at the LinkedIn News Hub on my homepage.  Often, the content is very relevant, and these quick snippets give me enough info to dive into traditional news sites for more info as my day goes on. Apathetic Employees…

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Reading Between the Lines: Building the Client Experience with Andrew Gallagher

Recruitment is all about reading between the lines.  Even the most detailed job description acts as a foundation for finding the right new employee.  For the past 4 years, Andrew Gallagher has built strong relationships with his clients because he has learned to anticipate their needs before they do.  Recruiting relationships are built on listening…

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Five Reasons Your Staffing Agency Should Manage Salary Negotiations

Negotiating compensation is a delicate dance between candidates and companies. Both sides have specific goals in mind and it can be challenging for either to open up fully to the other side. Handing off salary negotiations to your staffing agency is the right choice for an efficient and balanced process. Everyone is able to start…

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Eliminating Non-Competes on Technical Talent

Last month, the FTC finalized a rule that prohibits employers from enforcing non-competes against a large swath of workers across the United States. They determined that these non-competes stifle competition, innovation, compensation, and tie workers to jobs at which they no longer want to remain. The new rule goes into effect in less than six…

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How Does Working with a Staffing Agency Add Value to My Company’s Job Search?

Finding the right employee the first time is critical for any business. Projects, products, and new teams depend on quality employees. Hiring is more than posting a job, screening resumes, interviewing, and writing an offer.  It’s a process that can deeply impact your business today and in the future. How do we add value to…

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Choosing Consultants Over a Consulting Firm

Companies grapple with the best way to hire talent to meet organization-wide goals. When companies are not ready to fully invest in creating a permanent position, they are faced with two options – hire a consultant or hire a consulting firm.  On the surface, these options look similar, but in reality, the process, cost, and…

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Leveraging the Hype Cycle for Your Career Search

Hype Cycle, a term coined by Gartner, often describes the cycle of maturation, adoption, and social applications for technology.  Largely, this method zooms out on applications to see how tech will evolve over time. It provides reliable insight to manage deployment and meet company goals. However, the Hype Cycle is being adopted by job applicants…

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