Author: wpengine

The Working Dead: Interview Horror Stories

by wpengine on October 28, 2014 in Workforce

 

It’s no tall tale that interviews are undoubtedly nerve-racking. Every recruiter has stories of common mistakes such as candidates forgetting resumes or not dressing properly, however; few and far between are bizarre, hilarious, and even scary interview situations. Sweaty palms and awkward handshakes are the least of these recruiters worries when a subpar interview becomes […]

What is The “War for Talent”?

by wpengine on October 21, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce

 

The phrase “war for talent” has been used extensively lately in the staffing industry—what does it mean and how does it affect both employers and employees? Well, for starters, this concept illustrates the shift from the employer to the contingent worker. In the past, staffing industries used to hard sell their services to buyers and […]

6 Benefits of Temping

by wpengine on October 7, 2014 in Workforce

 

As the structure of work is rapidly changing and temporary work is on the rise, many people are asking if a temp position is the right fit for them. We’ve compiled this list of several short-term and long-term benefits of taking on a temp role to help shed some light on the expanding workforce! 1. […]

Tips for Unemployed Job Seekers

by wpengine on September 30, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

Losing your job for whatever reason can be extremely stressful and scary. It’s definitely harder to look for a job during a difficult situation but we’re here to help. We’ve compiled this list of simple tips to get you started and ensure that your job search is both proactive and successful. Talk it out. The […]

5 Guest Speakers Booked for Upcoming Outside-In® Talent Seminars!

by wpengine on September 25, 2014 in News

 

At the Outside-In® Companies, we host a monthly series of seminars, which feature stories about people, talent best practices, company culture, and local business successes. Our goal is to facilitate the mutual learning and sharing of best practices in Talent Leadership. After hosting a successful talent seminar with a local guest speaker in July, we sought […]

5 Staffing Industry Myths Debunked

by wpengine on September 23, 2014 in Workforce

 

Employers and job seekers alike sometimes shy away from using staffing agencies based off pre-conceived notions and false information. Using a staffing company to find your next job or to hire your next employee can be a rewarding experience that saves both time and money. We gathered up five of the most common myths about […]

Stress Less in The Workplace

by wpengine on September 16, 2014 in Culture

 

Stress is a common occurrence in any workplace regardless of occupation, salary, or environment. If handled poorly (or not handled at all) stress can negatively impact both the employee and the business. Signs of stress include an array of problems such as: headache, apathy, anxiety, fatigue, stomach problems, lack of concentration, and trouble sleeping. According […]

The Almighty Referral: It’s All About Who You Know

by wpengine on September 9, 2014 in Workforce

 

It’s no surprise that many companies offer compensation for employee referrals when they account for nearly half of new hires (even at a 4% application rate). According to Jobvite, 67% of employers and recruiters said the recruiting process was shorter, and 51% said it was less to expensive to recruit via referrals. Sales positions are the […]