Author: wpengine

To What Degree Does a Higher Degree Matter in Your Job Search?

by wpengine on July 1, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce

 

Most job descriptions include a requirements section, and in them you are likely to find a minimum education requirement. We have heard a lot of talk post recession about the war for talent. Many college graduates went back to school because they felt there wasn’t room for them in the job market. However reports show […]

Should Job Seekers Be Worried About the Pre-Employment Background Check?

by wpengine on June 26, 2014 in Guest Post, Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

You’ve spent weeks scanning online job boards, asking friends and family about possible employment opportunities, and making contacts with all manner of professionals in your industry. You’ve gone through your resumé a dozen times with a fine-toothed comb and determined that it is subjectively and objectively perfect. You’ve landed half a dozen first-round interviews, made […]

Collective Wisdom: Leadership Mantras to Live By

by wpengine on June 17, 2014 in Culture, Outside-In®, Workforce

 

by Outside-In® Team Member, Kelly Hocutt Last year, during our year of the Outside-In® Happiness project, I set out to grow my leadership skills. Last June, I applied to a mentor program, in which I would get the opportunity to meet with 10 regional executives throughout the year. From September through May, my class of […]

What is the Contingent Workforce?

by wpengine on June 10, 2014 in News, Staffing, Workforce

 

US temp jobs rise in May, yet again. Each month, the number of temporary professionals in the workforce has been increasing and reaching new all-time highs. When the BLS released the employment numbers last week, they reported an increase that brings the total temporary workers to almost 2.9 million. As temps continue to break records, […]

Has the stigma changed for job-hoppers?

by wpengine on June 3, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Staffing, Workforce

 

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, “1 in 4 workers have had 5-plus jobs by the age of 35. Older workers however, have job-hopped far less; just 1 in 5 of those 55 and older have held 10-plus jobs in their lifetime.” Has the stigma around job-hopping changed? In short, yes. Job-hopping no longer has […]

Take Advantage of The Lazy Days of Summer

by wpengine on May 27, 2014 in Workforce

 

We all know the sayings – “The early bird gets the worm” or “The harder I work, the luckier I become”. Our mindset and approach to getting ahead is unfortunately prone to external influences like time of year and life events! Kids are now getting out of school for the summer. There are several long weekends […]

Your Salary Offers Are Disappointing Candidates

by wpengine on May 13, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce

 

Attention employers, money may not be the reason people leave but it is one of the top reasons candidates don’t accept your job offer. According to a recent CareerBuilder article, 7 in 10 Salary Offers Disappoint Job Candidates. The 2013 Staffing & Recruiting Pulse Survey reported that 71% of staffing firms say job candidates’ salary […]

Fighting Resumé Prejudices

by wpengine on May 6, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce

 

In last week’s blog, we shared advice from the inside on the types of things on a resumé that raise red flags for a candidate. Typos and spelling mistakes top the list but there are lots of things recruiters, sourcing & staffing specialists read into when evaluating candidates for a job. And if we are […]

Resumé Red Flags – Advice from the Inside

by wpengine on April 29, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Workforce

 

This advice goes out to all the job seeking candidates out there that are wiping sweat from their brow as they work very hard creating the best resumé they can. All of you are unique and have a different story to tell. Each of you are using your wit, creativity, and Microsoft Office skills to […]

A Leader’s Role is to Support the Knowledge Worker

by wpengine on April 22, 2014 in Workforce

 

Have you heard the not so funny story of the CFO that tells the company President, “we keep training people and when they leave they take that with them.” And the President says in reply, “Imagine how fast they would leave if we did not train them.” The most common image of training is of […]