Employer Concessions and Hiring in a Tight Candidate Market In the executive, managerial and professional labor market, unemployment has been hovering around 2 percent, leaving companies across many industries struggling to find top talent.  In a survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal and executive advisory group Visage International, University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin…

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Leveraging Your Strengths to Maximize Leadership Potential Everyone is born with certain innate talents, capabilities and strengths that make them who they are, many of which are characteristic of leadership. Be it attention to detail, critical thinking, attentiveness, or clearly explaining complicated concepts, there’s no one else quite like you, to paraphrase Fred Rogers. Leveraging…

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We recognize that interviewing often causes stress and anxiety and typically not something you do very often. Our job as recruiters is to help you prepare for the interview so you and the hiring official can determine if this opportunity is right for you. Our list of preparation tools is comprised from feedback we’ve directly…

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It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving. Here are a few ways to ensure your employees are loyal to the company and you as a manager. Recognize contributions and reward good work. Productivity per hour increases when employees work a reasonable 40 hour work week. Managers need to communicate…

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More companies are using assessment tests to screen candidates. As recruiters, we hear from candidates and clients what works and what doesn’t when it comes to assessment tests. Below are the Top 5 Ways To Get The Greatest Results From An Assessment Test! 1. Ensure that the assessment test (AT) is accessible on all email platforms. What…

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And no, I’m not leaving my job, I LOVE my job!  So if I’m happy, what do I mean by ‘Life Without Monster?’ It’s simple, remove your resume from job boards if you’ve found permanent employment. What you risk by leaving your resume posted on Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed.com AFTER you’ve been hired: Your current employer…

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In today’s candidate driven market, counteroffers are not only prevalent, they are expected. But beware of the dangers of the counteroffer as your employer will make an offer ‘you can’t refuse!’ Most candidates receive counteroffers from their current employers because employers know how difficult it is to find good employees. It’s easier to keep who…

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