Author: wpengine

Would you apply for the world’s toughest job?

by wpengine on April 15, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


“That’s inhumane!” “Is that legal?” “Uh… I think that’s a little intense.” “No. That’s crazy.” “That’s almost cruel.. that’s a very, very sick and twisted joke.” These were some of the live reactions caught by candidates who inquired and interviewed for the world’s toughest job. The job posting for a Director of Operations role only […]

It’s a Courtesy to Reject Candidates

by wpengine on April 8, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


All too often I hear from friends, family, and acquaintances that one of the worst parts of a job search is being ignored. Whether you’ve spent the time to draft a new resumé and cover letter to apply for a position that seems perfect for you, or you’ve interviewed for a job that you think […]

Dear Candidates: How to Say Thank You

by wpengine on April 1, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Workforce


A couple weeks ago, we had a candidate completely WOW us. Our team felt pretty confident about her skills and personality when we introduced her to our client to interview with five different people on their team. We knew that she would impress each one of them but we had no idea we could like […]

Where is your next employee hanging out?

by wpengine on March 26, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


Where is your future employee? Your company’s future temporary professional is sitting somewhere, contemplating their next career move. What will s/he do first to let the world know that they are there and ready to be hired? Who will s/he turn to? Staffing Industry Analysts surveyed 3,300 temporary workers and discovered the answer to this […]

Why Your Employees Jump Ship

by wpengine on March 20, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


Our last blog discussed how employee referrals are the top source of bringing new people into organizations… but what is it that drives employees to leave? Well, while giving cash bonuses for employee referrals is suggested for bringing people on board, money is not the top reason people leave. Surprised? Wondering what it could be? […]

Rethink Rewarding Referrals

by wpengine on March 10, 2014 in Staffing, Workforce


Does your company offer a referral bonus for employees that recommend friends from their network for internal postings? For those of you that answered Yes – how do your bonuses stack up? Did you say No? I have some numbers for you that may have you rethinking rewarding referrals. I’ll start with this – Employee […]

Trends of the Contingent Workforce Talent Seminar

by wpengine on March 3, 2014 in News


Last Thursday, we held our second Outside-In® Talent Seminar of 2014, Trends of the Contingent Workforce. Business professionals and knowledge-seeking individuals joined us at Newark’s own Klondike Kate’s for some hand shaking, a hot breakfast, and a very illuminating discussion. Founder and CEO of the Outside-In® Companies, Chris Burkhard, led the conference on the realities […]

Affordable Care Act Frees Temps from Benefit Shackles

by wpengine on February 18, 2014 in Workforce


So much has been said and written about the impacts of the Affordable Care Act. If you’re in business, large or small, you’re trying hard to follow the act and have your company ready to comply. Just when we thought we were set on the employer side of things, the rules have now changed. Small […]

Temps, like Olympians, are Breaking Records in 2014

by wpengine on February 13, 2014 in Workforce


That’s right, just like record-breaking news in the 2014 Winter Olympics, temporary workers are also breaking records this year. Let’s start by pointing out that Sochi has laid claim to being the most expensive Olympics ever, with a price tag of more than $50 billion! And while there have only been two records broken so […]

When Does a Job Interview End?

by wpengine on February 5, 2014 in Job Search Tips, Workforce


Guest blog spot by Outside-In® Team Member Caitlin Olszewski After dotting a couple i’s (three to be exact), smiling, and shaking hands, I had accepted a job offer—my first real job offer. I was twenty-two years old. (I’m twenty-three now but it’s amazing what a measly year can do for experience, wisdom, and unfortunately, student […]