Archive | October, 2011

Recession… or Revolution?

Marketing pioneer and bestselling author Seth Godin recently wrote on his blog that the Recession isn’t of the cyclical sort, but the beginning of a Revolution that will change the way we work forever.  He says, Why do we believe that jobs where we are paid really good money to do work that can be […]

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Trick or Treat: 5 Big Hiring Mistakes

Is your new hiree a total treat to work with, or do you feel you’ve been tricked into hiring him or her? Do you wonder where you went wrong during the screening and interview process? Here are a few common mistakes companies make when hiring, that lead to a cultural and/or skills mismatch. 1. Overly […]

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Work Atmosphere Key to Attracting Talent

How important is your work environment to you?  Where does it fall in importance compared to compensation, job security, work life balance, job duties, and other factors? According to a recent survey of 7,000 participants, conducted IMCA International and Randstad, most workers value a positive work environment above everything else when searching for a new […]

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Why Our Recruiters are So Good at What They Do

The best recruiters have certain strengths that set them apart and make them especially awesome at their jobs.  At TRC, we look for those traits in our recruiters, and as a result we believe our recruiters are among the best in the industry. The following strengths are important in any occupation, but it is particularly […]

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Waiting for the perfect skill set VS. hiring for potential

Fifty-two percent of U.S. companies are struggling to fill key jobs, according to Manpower Groups 2011 Talent Shortage Survey. News of a skills gap isn’t new, nor is it unique to the United States.  Employers need highly specific skills, for which exact matches are currently hard to find. The responsibility to mend the skills gap […]

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President Obama moves to make Unemployed Discrimination illegal.

In his jobs bill, Obama includes regulation to protect unemployed people from being discriminated against by hiring companies. We discussed the issue of unemployed discrimination in a previous post, Is there such thing as discrimination against the unemployed? There clearly is.  Many people need jobs, and apparently companies think they can afford to be particularly […]

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Cost of employee turnover

You know employee turnover costs you money.  That’s why you take steps to reduce it.  You try to provide a work environment that challenges and inspires.  You offer fair compensation and growth opportunities.  Most importantly, you do your best to hire the right person the first time. We found a link to this Turnover Calculator […]

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