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Ways to Make Hiring a Contractor Quick and Efficient

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No matter the economic conditions, hiring managers need to move quickly when hiring a contractor to fill a temporary position. In good times, candidates often end up with multiple offers. During downturns, job seekers are eager for work and will often take the first opportunity that comes their way. Neither scenario affords the luxury to…

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Tips for Working with a Contract Staffing Firm

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There are many misconceptions about how the relationship between recruiters and candidates works. Not understanding the intricacies can lead to confusion, misunderstanding, and in some cases hurt feelings. Here are some tips for working well with a contract staffing firm and making the most of your job search. 1. Who’s your employer? When you take…

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What to Consider When Hiring a Remote Employee

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Your candidate may be perfect on paper (and even better on the phone). With the desired background, skills and experience, you’ve sourced a winner – or have you? If you are hiring a remote employee, you need to dig a little deeper to ensure you’re finding someone who is up for the unique challenges of…

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Best Practices for Finding Talent Using Social Media

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Now more than ever, candidates are vetting your company on culture fit just as much as you are vetting them. Many employers are getting creative by selling job seekers on their “great culture,” a “work hard, play hard” mentality and maybe even getting flexible with vacation time. The problem is, not everyone is looking for…

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How to Get Top Candidates to Say Yes to Your Offer

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It’s been said that “money makes the world go ‘round.” But in many years of recruiting and speaking to thousands of prospective candidates, we can confidently tell you that for many, money falls lower on the priority list than you might think. If you are looking to entice your top candidate to say “yes” to…

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How to Make Sure Your Next Hire is a Culture Fit

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You could argue that culture fit is one of the most important factors when it comes to retaining talent. There is an old saying, “one bad apple can spoil the bunch” and we couldn’t agree more. Hiring the wrong fit can cost you time, morale and productivity as well as dollars. The challenge? Culture fit…

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