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Don’t Break and Bake

I recently hired a young man named Bud, and he worked hard to deserve the name.    On day one, Bud was friendly, enthusiastic, and integrated easily with the rest of the staff.  He impressed me with his aptitude, and I was excited about his potential. However, soon I started noticing Bud was unusually low key in the mornings and it would take a …

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5 Key Hiring and Retention Trends to Watch in 2019

#1 The Fluid Labor Pool With unemployment still at record lows and roughly 7 million jobs available, finding, hiring, and retaining, the best talent is proving to be a challenge for hiring managers. Job seekers have the upper hand in this market depending on skillsets and industry demand. What does this mean for hiring, at least in the short term? Bureau of Labor Statistics …

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A Great First Impression Starts with a Winning Resume

You never get a second chance to make agreat first impression. That goes for your resume, too.  Even though you know you’ll dazzle the recruiter and hiring manager with your story, if you can’t get your foot in the door, you are wasting yours and your recruiter’s time. Your marketing documents must match your presence; if not, you’ve got a brand problem. On …

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Reneging on a Job Offer. Good Idea or Bad Idea?

“Thanks for asking me out, but I got a better offer!” In the dating world, putting a person on standby is a reputation killer.  Most of us know people who fly by the seat of their pants, make last-minute decisions, and have commitment issues.  When it’s convenient or in their interest, they’ll seize the moment, only to renege if something better comes along. …

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Looking Ahead: Trends Coming to a State Near You!

As another year draws to a close, it’s a good idea to reflect on the ways social movements have impacted how we do business, especially in areas like wages, benefits, and procedures. If you’ve been a regular reader of our Partnership Employment blog page, you’ll know we have touched on many key issues that have challenged our partners this year.  Let’s …