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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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Networking: The Better Job Search

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Oct 31, 2012 8:30:00 AM / by Lindsay Ryback Are job boards really the best option for job searching in today’s market? According to the “Get Hired Fast” webpage, job board sites and newspaper ads are things of the past. With an ample amount of qualified candidates fighting for these same positions, the odds are against you to even getting an interview; let alone land the job. Sandra Smith of Insight Solutions mentions that people often feel too busy to invest

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Help Us Light the Night Against Cancer!

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Insight Talent Solutions is a proud supporter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is excited about the upcoming Milwaukee Light the Night Walk/Run on October 5, 2017. Cancer impacts many of us in one way or another, and because of events like Light the Night we can make a difference.  The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. We are raising funds to help find

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Talent Spotlight: Eric Lopez

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UX Designer/Developer Freeosk, Chicago IL Eric Lopez used to work incredibly long hours as a graphic designer. In 2016, he learned his company would soon be letting him go, but his demanding schedule allowed him no time to conduct a job search. Then he was contacted by Insight Talent Solutions and began working with Sr. Recruiter, Sandra Smith. That was the turning point for Eric and today he happily works as a UX Designer/Developer for Freeosk in Chicago. He graciously sat down with me to share

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