Employee Blog: Tips for Employees and Job Seekers
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As we all know times are changing and the recruitment and candidate market place is changing with it. Candidates no longer submit hand-written, hard copy resumes; they don’t always interview face-to-face. No-one expects a job for life these days; candidates have a wealth of job search information resources available to them on the Internet and they can apply for jobs at the click of a button.
These changes to the recruiting and job seeking landscape are beginning to filter through to the resume short-listing process, which must adapt to suit the modern marketplace. For example, where once a candidate who changed jobs twice in a decade might have seemed unstable, in the modern age this might be the norm and could even constitute a long tenure. So, I thought it would be a good time to take stock five of the key resume red flags and update them to ensure they are in line with the modern age.
Below are some “donts” to keep in mind when interviewing, many of which relate to the most common interviewing errors.
You're ready to fill a position, now you need to decide if you will go the direct hire or temp-to-perm route - which is the best route for you?
Being a staffing agency, we often receive the question from our clients, "Is it better to hire an employee as a permanent (direct hire) or temp-to-perm employee?" As with so many things in business, the answer is, "It depends." I sat down with Jessica Kegler, our sales manager, to get her thoughts on this. Let's see and listen to what she has to say about this topic.
The average American worker today stays at his or her job a mere 4.4 years, according to a recent Forbes article, while Gen Y’ers (those born between 1977 and 1997) are leaving in a fraction of that time—91 percent expect to stay in a job fewer than three years.
Let’s face it. The economy is still a mess and people aren’t finding jobs fast enough.
Given this fact, there are a lot of people looking to place the blame for these developments. And has been the case for the last several years, many are focusing on employment screening and background checks. I won’t say that all who oppose background check are flat out wrong in every instance, but all too frequently they rely on myths, misconceptions and urban legends to support their arguments.
Here is my list of the most commonly held misconceptions about employment background checks:
The Alpha Group is one of the largest independently owned staffing services in New England and Southeastern Massachusetts. It is not enough to just say we can meet your staffing needs, there are hundreds of other agencies that make the same claim. The difference between us and them is we truly believe in what we do, and we will meet your staffing needs— every time. Learn more about our staffing services tailored to your business.
Some 115,000 new jobs were added to the economy in April, primarily due to increases in service sector employment. Still, the April jobs report showed fewer new jobs than expected, according to CNBC.