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Why HR Professionals Need to Participate in Social Media

Still on the fence about using social media?  Consider these statistics from the recent Cone Business in Social Media Study: 93 percent of Americans believe that a company should have a presence on social media sites. 85 percent believe that these companies should use social media to interact with consumers. 60 percent of Americans regularly… Read more »

Using Social Media to Drive Your Business

Here are a few interesting statistics for you, from a February 2011 press release issued by small-business social network MerchantCircle: Facebook is becoming an increasingly popular way for merchants to market their business, with 70 percent using the social network for marketing, up from 50 percent one year ago. Facebook has now surpassed Google (66… Read more »

Five Things You Can Do to Take Charge of Your Job Search

Like most things in life, you’ll get out of your job search what you put into it.  Those who work harder, have a positive attitude, persevere and go the extra mile are more likely to get what they want – period. If you have the commitment to work hard, but need direction for your efforts,… Read more »

Finding the Right Fit: Is Values-Based Recruiting Right for Your Organization?

One of the biggest challenges facing HR and other hiring managers is finding candidates who are the “right fit” for their respective organizations. But just what, exactly, is the “right fit”? For many employers, it means finding a candidate who shares the same belief systems and values as the company, and who meshes with the… Read more »

Experts Look to the Staffing Industry for Signs of Recovery

A recent Reuters article by Kristina Cooke shares some good news: “The pace of temporary job creation after the most recent recession – an average of about 25,000 per month – has been faster than the past two, potentially a good sign for a labor market struggling with a jobless rate of 9 percent.” This… Read more »

Make Balance a Priority

Smart work/life balance tips to reduce stress and give you more time Meetings.  Soccer practice.  Long hours.  Project deadlines.  Yard work. Given all the responsibilities you have both on the job and at home, you may feel that a healthy work/life balance is unrealistic right now:  spending more time at work may cause you to… Read more »

How Middle Tennessee Employers Can Attract and Retain Gen Y Talent

There go the Boomers.  Here comes Gen Y. Just when your need for talent is on the rise, here comes a new slew of tech-savvy workers to save the day.  But while it’s tempting to think you can simply substitute one generation with another, things are not that simple.  Diverse, demanding and socially aware, millenials… Read more »

After the Interview: 7 Tips to Help you Edge Out your Competition

“Thank you for your time today.  We’ll be in touch soon.” You’ve just walked out of an interview for your dream job.  Things seem to have gone well – you were calm and poised, answered questions intelligently, made appropriate eye contact, and really put your best foot forward. Now what? For many job seekers, walking… Read more »

Hiring Still Slow? Now is the Time to Review Your Employment Screening Process

The BLS Employment Situation Summary continues to paint an anemic economic picture. Economists continue to talk about a “jobless recovery,” with many employers focusing on productivity gains, as opposed to hiring, to manage any increases in business. What’s the upside? Well, if your company isn’t focused on hiring right now, it may be the perfect… Read more »

Why Written Job Descriptions Yield Better Temporary Staffing Results

Ever play “whisper down the lane”? Also known as “telephone,” this popular children’s game provides a simple, yet critical illustration of how important information can get lost in translation. Great fun if you’re just playing around, but not so great for business. When it comes to ordering temporary personnel, many of our clients call in their job orders. … Read more »