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How to Use Business Relationship Graphs to Find Talent

October 31, 2017 at 03:10 PM

Social networking platforms are valuable tools for marketers and advertisers. Not only do they allow for the targeting of ads along a number of valuable demographic lines, but these sites also offer insight in target customers' networks of relationships. Your organization may use a similar networking tool to map its suppliers, partners, and competitors. These "business relationship graphs" can be used to identify sales leads, services gaps, and other opportunities for new or improved business operations. For example,

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How to Avoid 'Pinball Syndrome'

October 31, 2017 at 04:58 PM

Do you ever reach the end of the day and feel as though nothing of real value has been accomplished? When you don't avoid "Pinball Syndrome," you may find yourself struggling with the following: - You don't realize where you have ended up until it's too late. - You are so busy fighting fires, you spend no time preventing them. - You never beat the pinball game, and often end up feeling like the ball itself instead of a player. ...

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To Win at Holiday Recruiting, Provide a Better Candidate Experience

October 31, 2017 at 04:01 PM

This holiday season, Amazon will hire more than 120,000 temporary workers. Target is eyeing 100,000, UPS wants 95,000, and Macy's needs 80,000. The staffing industry counts on this hiring ...

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To Recruit and Retain the Best Talent, Bring Work Closer to Home

November 7, 2017 at 02:51 PM

Companies across the country face the same challenge: recruiting and retaining employees who possess the skills and talents their organizations need to succeed. While this is indeed an old problem, it has a new twist: Today, there are fewer skilled workers available, and the values of many of these workers differ from those of previous generations. When we at MannKind Corporation considered what it would take to place the right people in the right roles at our headquarters, we decided to ...

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6 Steps to a Professional Reinvention

October 30, 2017 at 05:40 PM

If necessity is the mother of invention, misery might be the mother of reinvention. When you're not happy at work, that unhappiness can cloud not only your 9-5 workday, but also your evenings and weekends. Financial responsibilities may make it difficult to up and quit your job, but that doesn't mean you have to stay in an unsatisfying career. Follow these six steps below to reinvent yourself: 1. Accept That ...

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5 Recruitment Advertising Fails We Can All Learn From

October 30, 2017 at 06:20 PM

Every job search comes with some hiccups. While you may be responsible for a few of those hiccups, others may be entirely the employer's fault. For example, have you ever read a job description and immediately thought to yourself, "What the heck did I just read? What are they looking for?" Let's take a look at five recruitment advertising fails we can all learn from – especially all the employers out ...

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5 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Hiring Efforts

October 30, 2017 at 06:56 PM

"People are not your most important asset. The right people are." – Jim Collins Whom you hire is the most important decision you make for your business. Throngs of entrepreneurs and CEOs attribute the success or failure of their businesses to the people within those businesses, including giants like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. There is a reason why sayings like "Always hire people smarter than you" and "Hire for character, train for skill" are so popular. So, hire remarkable ...

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Connecting With Millennial Talent Isn't as Complicated as You're Making It

October 30, 2017 at 05:39 PM

Despite what you may have heard, millennials aren't so different from previous generations. Sure, they have a strong tendency to put their foot down when they don't like something about their employer's business practices, but is that really so bad? Baby boomers will age out of the workforce over the next decade, while Generation X-ers will take on more executive roles. In order to keep their workforces stocked with talent, companies must find ways to attract younger candidates. Millennials Aren't ...

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5 Ways to Communicate With Confidence

October 27, 2017 at 06:03 PM

Communicating with confidence is the difference between telling your boss that you need the day off and asking if it would be possible to take the day off. While you shouldn't act self-righteous or disrespect your superiors, it is important to take charge and act on what you need. It can be a hard to communicate with confidence, especially if you aren't used to actively telling ...

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6 Ways to Create a Better Candidate Experience

October 27, 2017 at 08:21 PM

Why do some staffing firms struggle while others keep their candidate pipelines consistently filled with qualified talent? The answer lies in the candidate experience. Fostering a positive candidate experience is critical, as it translates to a positive working relationship and an improved reputation. If you want to improve the candidate experience, you need to assess every aspect of your process from before you even speak with a candidate to long after you've placed them in a role. 1. What's Their ...

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