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Staffing Challenges 2021 edition: Hiring Employees Remains Difficult     According to an October 2021 survey of roughly 500 small business owners and operators by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife, businesses continue to face deep challenges in fulfilling their labor needs.   If you’re among those struggling to hire and retain employees during… Read more »

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Today there is a combination of employee shortages and higher-than-usual job openings. Employers cannot fulfill customer orders because of this lack of labor and high levels of employee turnover. And so employers have turned this battle for talent into a series of wage wars.   As a staffing agency, we are definitely seeing the effects… Read more »

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Are You Truly Ready for Today’s Changed Job Market? The novel coronavirus has changed how we live our lives as well as how we work. Most of us had hoped that we would be back to normal by early 2021, but the impact of COVID-19 will continue well into the year.   While many of… Read more »

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Practicing great hygiene not only helps keep everyone safe during a pandemic, it’s also great advice for your work life too, especially relating to your social media accounts!   Every week, we hear about an athlete, an actor, a politician, or a celebrity who is now in trouble because of something he or she posted,… Read more »

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  After a horrific and pandemic-driven 2020, New Year’s Day 2021 could not come any sooner for many people. With the change in the calendar comes the tradition of creating New Year’s resolutions. And with those resolutions comes an opportunity to start with a clean slate (at least psychologically) and set forth a new plan… Read more »

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  Choosing to use outside help is sometimes the wrong answer. Sometimes it’s because it is simply NOT the right solution. Other times this error might be because you’ve chosen the wrong partner. Don’t rush in without having a good understanding of what services you are getting, what action is required of you, and what… Read more »

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  Recent reports suggest that small, midsize and large employers face the same chronic problem – difficulty finding and recruiting qualified employees. With talent as the key differentiator between fierce competitors, HR departments are often the unsung heroes of organizations. One possible solution is to give your HR department a break by supplementing their efforts… Read more »

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  The world is a much different place right now. The days of readily knowing which companies are not only open but open to the public are on hold. It’s also a difficult time to know if looking for a new job is a good idea or not.   Even during a pandemic, there are… Read more »

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You did it! You nailed the interview and now you have a new job and new challenges to look forward to. But suddenly panic sets in.   How do you get to know your colleagues and the lay of the office when you can only connect digitally? What happens when you lose that personal connection… Read more »