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9 Rules for a Successful Career Development Plan

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Nov 21, 2016 3:55:03 PM / by Karen Relucio & Cassandra Czech Today, change is constant. New technologies are developed every day, requiring that companies and employees reevaluate themselves to adapt. You may wonder, what do all these business changes mean to my career?  It means that the need to align yourself with a company that seeks to develop their employees, instead of disposing of them, is greater than ever. Whether you find yourself looking for a new position or you

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6 Reasons Why Salary Doesn’t Guarantee Job Satisfaction

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Oct 20, 2016 11:22:00 AM / by Cassandra Czech & Karen Relucio When it comes to thinking about a job change, it can be easy to be swayed by an increase in pay. The promise of a better salary can make our heads spin at the thought of paying off debt, a nicer house, or a more luxurious vacation. However, switching jobs, or staying at a job, based on pay alone can be a big mistake. There are many other factors

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What Is RPO? Top 5 Reasons to Consider RPO

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Oct 10, 2016 10:59:11 AM / by Cassandra Czech& Karen Relucio What keeps HR leaders up at night? Based on research, things like increased competition for skilled talent, new technologies, and cutting costs are the top concerns for HR professionals. Fortunately, there are certain human resource strategies that can solve these problems. An increasing number of HR leaders are seeking the help of experts to outsource the recruiting function in an effort accelerate the hiring process, find candidates with special qualifications, and reduce time to hire.

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Is It Time For A Job Change? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

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Sep 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Melanie Cain Life is full of changes, but job transtions are often some of the hardest. In our eBook, 4 Warning Signs It’s Time for a Job Change: 8 Ways to Seek Your Next Job, we delve into reasons behind job disatisfaction, give clues as to when you should find a new job, and suggest ways to help make the job hunt go more smoothly. Some might see job hunting primarily as positive, full of new

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The Executive Board Room: Exploring the Need for Diversity

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Mar 13, 2015 6:00:00 AM / by Mary Dowell What is the “New Normal”? As the Baby Boomer generation begins to retire, corporate America is faced with the inevitable and most dramatic work force change in US History.  We are starting to feel the initial backlash of the largest exodus, and greatest void, of work force talent that has ever been experienced. With an estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day, companies are facing talent shortages, leadership changes and a lack of mentors.

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The Opportunity Cost of Unfilled Jobs

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Mar 3, 2015 7:30:00 AM / by Sandra M. Smith Opportunity cost of an unfilled job for your firm is painful and could be costing you more money than you realize. For roles that are billed out or bringing in revenue, the impact is even more direct to the bottom line. Furthermore, just imagine what else managers could be accomplishing if they were not burdened with the increased stress of supervising teams and individuals filling in for the open position?  Are

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Recruiters: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly – Part 2

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Jan 5, 2015 2:30:00 AM / by Sandra M. Smith How to Build a Relationship with a Trusted Recruiter Once you have asked the right questions, and feel like you are working with a recruiter that is a good fit for you, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that the relationship goes from good to great. Below are some tips for what to do and what to avoid when building a relationship with a recruiter. Don’t try

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Recruiters: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly – Part 1

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Dec 29, 2014 4:30:00 AM / by Sandra M. Smith How to Discover Whether a Recruiter is Right for You If you’ve been a professional in your field for a while, you have more than likely come into contact with many different recruiters over the years. And, chances are, not all of those experiences have been pleasant. I have talked with many candidates who have expressed that they have had “bad” experiences with recruiters in the past. If this has happened

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Passive Candidates: Highly Perishable, Handle with Care

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Dec 15, 2014 4:00:00 AM / by Sandra M. Smith When hiring new talent, it is important for hiring managers to understand whether  the  candidates  they are pursuing are active or passive candidates. To distinguish  between  the two, an active  candidate is any candidate who is already active in the  job  marketplace – this candidate is  enthusiastically pursuing new jobs and is highly    engaged in his or her search. A passive candidate,  on the other hand, is one that is

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Supply Chain Industry Talent Crisis

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Nov 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM / by Cassandra Czech Interview with Rick Blasgen, President & CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) It’s no secret that the world of supply chain and logistics is one that is growing rapidly. A recent Fortune article predicted that there will be a need for 1.4 million new supply chain workers by 2018.  Unfortunately, companies are finding that the talent they need to grow this industry simply isn’t out there. What can companies do to

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