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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What’s Next for the Aging Workforce?

The last group of baby boomers turns 60 this year. While the eldest of the generation have begun to retire, others find themselves at a crossroads. Affording retirement means working longer, but it also means navigating the changing landscapes of jobs that don’t quite fit anymore. Notably, technology positions are fast-paced and tend to lend…

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Why are Companies Reluctant to Continue Interviewing New Candidates?

Why are companies so reluctant to keep interviewing new candidates when someone is already in the third or fourth round of interviews? Too often, companies bank on one applicant who is already in process to fill the job.  It’s one of the biggest mistakes that organizations make during the hiring process.  The job market is…

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Avoiding the Job Application Black Hole

Finding a new job is stressful. Finding a new job when you’re already employed is a full-time job. The preparation, resume writing, skills assessments and interviews are nothing short of a juggling act. Yet, before you ever get the chance to speak to someone, you have to apply. Ideally, every application would come with a…

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How Quickly Your Staffing Partner Should Deliver Resumes

How quickly do you expect to receive resumes from your staffing partner? Recently Talener asked that very question to get a better understanding of the expectations that our clients have in regard to receiving resumes.  Once they have engaged our services and have completed an intake call for a particular position, how long do they…

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