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Two Smart Hiring Strategies Heading into a Recession

America’s economy is at a strange tipping point where unemployment is low at 3.6%, help wanted ads abound, and talented candidates call the shots.  Yet, simultaneously, rising interest rates, business costs, record inflation, and sinking consumer confidence are signaling the potential for a hiring slowdown.  So how should businesses approach near-term hiring decisions with an eye to a sudden downturn in the economy?   …

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Three Ways to Get Your Work Mojo Back

Let’s not beat around the bush.  Admit it; you can’t seem to get back your pre-pandemic mojo at work.  The electricity you once felt tackling new projects is now just a sizzle and dwindling each day.  As a result, even getting ready for work is stressful.  While there is no magic wand to erase job dissatisfaction, there are strategies that can help reinvigorate a positive …

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Change Lives.  Be a Recruiter!

Nearly everyone has worked with an agency to find a job at one time or another.  But did you ever think about recruiting as a career?  If you are an enthusiastic and motivated person and into helping others toward new and exciting opportunities, then recruitment might be the rewarding and fulfilling career for you! Committed recruiters change lives From Microsoft to 3M, …

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How to Make Your Pause for Parenthood Look Good on a Resume

Years ago, I took some time off to stay at home with my young boys.  Previously, I had worked in a demanding position in editorial for a publishing company.  After I married, I moved overseas, had children, and when my youngest turned two, I knew it was time to rejoin the working world.   Since there were no publishing houses in my local area …

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Why You Should Take a Chance on These Three Unconventional Hires

Everyone deserves a fair chance.  That’s the motto of Greyston, a certified B-Corporation whose mission is to “create thriving communities through the practice and promotion of Open HiringTM.”  Since 1982, Greyston founder, Bernie Glassman (1939-1918), lived this mission by hiring virtually anyone, believing that respecting and trusting in the capabilities of less conventional workers would improve their lives and those of their communities.   If …