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How to Keep Job Searching (& Online Dating) from Ruining Your Life

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Her eyes are irresistibly charming; her smile kind and genuine. She seems to be intelligent, ambitious, and artistic. She has an MBA from Harvard, plays the violin, and runs two marathons per year. His face is tan and strong; his eyes look kind and friendly. He’s been a practicing physician for ten years and offers free healthcare to impoverished communities. He’s traveled all over the world and seems compassionate, motivated, and adventurous. And as you sit on your couch, scrolling

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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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3 Secrets to Unleashing the Power of Your Career Potential

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Years ago, Pablo Picasso was sitting in a café in Paris doodling on a napkin when an admirer of his work excitedly approached him. “Can you draw a quick sketch for me? I’ll pay you for it.” she asked. “Sure” said Picasso. He proceeded to draw a quick sketch and then handed the napkin over to her. “Here you go. That’ll be twenty thousand dollars.” “What?!” exclaimed the woman in shock. “It took you two minutes to draw that.” “No

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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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Feeling Stuck in Your Career? Get to Know Yourself!

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It was the early 1960s in Mountain View California, a quirky 4th-grade boy begrudgingly woke up and got ready for another day of school. He despised the traditional classroom setting and frequently misbehaved out of sheer boredom. He’d rather be doing what truly made him feel alive and set his soul on fire—working on electronics with his father in their family garage. Throughout high school and during college, he continued to feel bored with the classes he was forced to

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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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Talent Spotlight: Michael Schrotenboer

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Senior .NET Developer  WPS Health Insurance – Madison, WI Michael Schrotenboer used to work long hours as a Sr. Analyst, Application Development. Although there were certain aspects of the job that he enjoyed, he worried that his growth was limited and that it no longer coincided with his personal career goals. He yearned for a job where there would be an opportunity for him to realize a future leadership position. During this time, he was contacted by Insight Talent Solutions

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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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Over $5,000 Raised to Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

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Over $5,000 Raised to Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) The sun rose warm and bright in the autumn sky as Team Insight excitedly hurried to finish organizing the final details for the fundraising event that they were hosting that afternoon. For the last month, they had been reaching out to businesses in the community, arranging gift baskets, and creating flyers and email campaigns to bring awareness to, and raise money for the lifesaving organization of The Leukemia &

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5 Ways to Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

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What does work-life balance mean to you? Maybe when you hear it, you envision laying on beach a thousand miles away from all responsibilities, email notifications turned off, a drink in hand, and enjoying well-earned time off. However, for most of us, this balance isn’t quite so glamorous, and is more of a constant give and take between work, family, commitments, errands, and “me” time. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment to sit and consider your personal priorities and values so that you can better understand what work-life balance means to you.