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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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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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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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