Practical Ways to Build a Strong Business Team

Building up a strong business team takes a combination of creativity and diligence — especially as job growth in the U.S. remains pretty volatile from month to month. Retention has been a challenge with quit rates holding at all-time highs. This is a reflection of a job market where employees have the upper hand. There are more options with the volume of open positions,

Perspective is Everything with Second Quarter Labor Trends

Perspective has an interesting way of shaping impressions. If you just pick up on reports of sweeping layoffs between various media outlets and your social feeds on certain days, it can certainly feel like the U.S. economy is headed straight into a recession. Even just considering the job reports from the last three months can make you feel a bit uneasy.

So take a step back

How to Gain the Most Value from a Talent Acquisition Specialist

Have you ever wondered if you are getting the full value and benefit of working with a talent acquisition specialist? Have you ever been curious if you could be getting more from your partnership?

If you are having these thoughts already, then your answers should probably be, “no” and “yes”. As disheartening as that sounds, don’t be discouraged. There is a way to get every

How to Guide Your Employees Through a Business Transition

We make changes all the time without too much thought or effort. We change our workout routines, cell phone carriers, and paint colors in our homes. We’ll even change the way we take our requisite morning cup of coffee with relative ease. However, start talking about work or business adjustments, especially anything related to employment, and you’ll likely get some hesitation

Case Study: Saginaw Bay Underwriters

Forging meaningful relationships is essential in business. We are more likely to buy from and work with people we know. The best sales professionals are those that are highly skilled in networking and the ability to create connections. However, these tendencies are not guaranteed. Businesses and the professionals who represent them still need to prove their value. This

How to Create a Career Path for Your Employees

There are two critical aspects to managing seismic and fundamental change: understanding the situation (what is happening and why) and then developing a plan to adapt. The labor market has seen substantial change in a very short period — instigated by the pandemic and fueled by individuals defining what is important to them. Now it’s up to organizations to adapt, and one

What a Successful Hire Looks Like

How do you know when and if you have made a successful hire? Gut instinct could be valuable, but this is hardly quantifiable. You could also wait a year to see how a new hire has performed and identify their level of productivity. However, future information isn’t helpful when you are actively hiring now and need to do so with confidence. And while a great handshake may still

Is This Normal? A Review of First Quarter Labor Trends

Are we back to normal yet? Do we remember what that even looks or feels like? Maybe we have just scrapped the old definition and are setting new benchmarks and standards now. And it almost feels like that. Some areas are showing a slow, almost cautious start to the year while others look to be making up for lost ground.

Quarterly job creation is up but so is the volume of

Personality Profiles: The Pros & Cons

Stagnant and declining organizations do not hire new employees. Growing, proactive companies hire and remain in a hiring mode. That said, talent acquisition isn’t always easy and often requires businesses to examine all aspects of their hiring process and candidate evaluation methods. One hiring tool many companies use is personality profile tests.

Personality profiles are

The Complete Guide to Working With a Recruitment Firm

Outsourcing business services has almost become a necessity for many functions of a business today. Getting support and guidance for hiring talent is no different. However, we know that partnering with a recruitment firm often means understanding far more than you may have initially expected.

If you are just beginning to explore this option for your business, or you are

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