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No Luck Finding Good Talent? This Might Be Why

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What is luck? Luck is being presented with the right opportunity at the right time, usually by what seems like pure chance. Richard Wiseman, a psychologist and author, spent his career studying luck and the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. He discovered that, to a significant extent, people create their own good and bad fortune. Wiseman’s research study investigated the lives of 400 men and women who considered themselves to be either lucky or unlucky. For

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Your Top 3 Recruiting Fee Questions Answered

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Your Top 3 Recruiting Fee Questions Answered: An Interview with Sandra Smith It’s Friday at 4:30pm. You struggle to remain productive for the last thirty minutes of the day as you anxiously anticipate the upcoming weekend. Tonight, you have reservations at the new Thai restaurant in town, tomorrow you’re going boating with your college roommates, and Sunday? Sunday is the best day because you plan to spend it watching football and relaxing at home with your family. It’s 4:55pm and

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The 2018 Talent Shortage You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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When it comes to hiring, times have changed. During the recession of 2008, candidates were lucky to secure a job and hiring managers could be as selective as they wanted, knowing that they had a plethora of candidates to choose from. In 2014, the job market shifted to that of a candidate-driven market and is continuing towards that trend. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the unemployment rate will continue to drop from 4.3% in 2017 to 4.2% in

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4 Strategies to Identify, Hire, & Retain Top Performing Employees

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Your best sales executive just submitted her resignation. This salesperson was consistently outperforming everyone in your organization and contributed 35% of your company’s annual revenue. You know that leaving a position open for any length of time can lead to decreased productivity, overstressed employees, loss of revenue, and an overall sense of discontinuity. However, filling the job with the wrong person could be worse. A recent study done by CAP found that the average cost to replace a midrange salary

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America’s Heroes at Work: Strategies and Benefits of Hiring Veterans

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Insight Talent Solutions had the opportunity to connect with Chris Cashell, Senior Vice President of Business Unit Services at WPS, as well as Timothy Thornton, a former Army National Guard Veteran, to learn their perspective on why they believe it is smart business to hire veterans. WPS employs over 100 veterans and has proudly supported more than 10 local veteran non-profits. They have a Vet Group that is made up of over 120 employees and is committed to supporting causes

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3 Reasons to Hire a Recruiting Company: Increase Revenue, Grow Market Share, and Improve Efficiency

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Aug 2, 2017 8:53:31 AM / by Amy Roesch & Cassandra Czech “No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.” – Jack Welch, former CEO of GE As a busy executive, it’s no secret that you place tremendous value on your time and are strategic about delegating important projects to your team. However, when it comes to hiring, many CEO’s express concern. After all, it’s

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6 Great Leadership Qualities to Look for When Hiring (And Interview Questions to Identify Them)

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Jun 22, 2017 2:19:42 PM / by Amy Roesch & Cassandra Czech “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.”  – John Zenger What makes a good leader? Research shows good leaders have common qualities that enable them to motivate others.  If your organization is looking to hire strong leaders, it is essential to hire candidates that embody the traits listed below. Learn key characteristics of a good leader and check out our

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5 Reasons Your Open Jobs Aren’t Attracting Star Players

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Mar 23, 2017 3:32:40 PM / by Melanie Cain & Cassandra Czech Do your jobs sit open for months with no interest? When you do receive applications, do you find that the candidates are not good matches for the role? You may have heard about the “War for Talent” and think there is nothing you can do to attract the employees you need. Think again—while it may be a job seeker’s market right now, there are things that your company can do to

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4 Reasons to Choose Local RPO Recruitment Agencies

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Dec 8, 2016 5:12:49 PM / by Cassandra Czech The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its November 2016 report and the findings are good for job seekers – hires are up and unemployment numbers remain low. While this is good news for employees, companies seeking to fill roles may find themselves lost in the competition. Not only are there just not enough skilled workers to go around, but finding and successfully engaging talent can be hard. Many companies struggle to stand out to

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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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