Are College Graduates Ready To Enter The Job Market?



You celebrated, you traveled and now it's really time to get to work. Now that summer is almost over what next? The first part of summer is when employers get flooded with resumes from hopeful college graduates looking for jobs. A bachelor’s degree doesn't hold as much status today as it did a decade ago, but you still have to have one to be considered for any position. What may be even more important than your degree now is your actual work experience. Your experience can be in the form ... Read more >

Top Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Staffing Provider



Finding the right people to fill positions at your company, at the right time, and at the right price is a problem that continues to remain the same when attempting to select a staffing provider. However, despite the problems staying the same, the solutions have taken on new dimensions in recent years.  To get to the point, in order to find a staffing vendor that can formulate unique solution(s) and deliver value, your company must be ready to ask the following important questions: Does the ... Read more >

Traditional Hiring vs. Skills-based Hiring



Is it safer to hire based on college and graduate degrees? Or, based on skills and certificates? Traditionally, hiring new employees relies on degrees and resumes as a forecaster of accomplishments on the job. The debate surrounding alternative options to college and graduate degrees as predictors of success is more relevant to today’s business world than people realize. To support the typical “flip” side of the argument, when employers use a college degree as a requirement, they are overlooking ... Read more >

Understanding Successful Staffing Factors



Having an efficient and well-constructed staffing system in an invaluable tool for workforce management. Such a system involves more than technology and software – the human capital and social capital are just as important. Naturally, the goals of a staffing system are to source and recruit great talent, cultivate them, maintain existing staff, and build the company’s standing as a top employer.  So what are the successful staffing factors that can help you achieve this plan? Sourcing, ... Read more >

The Battle to Staff Generation Y Talent



That battle to staff top university talent is beginning. According to studies, in less than two years, Generation Y will make up more than 50% of the workforce. The winners of this top talent will be the companies that recruit, hire and motivate the most ambitious, adaptable and active recent graduates and young professionals. New or recent graduations can infuse fresh thinking and new insight into your company; but how can you ensure that they will be the best fit and get the work done? This ... Read more >

What Do the Next Generation of ERP Consultants Look Like?



The primary function of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) consultant is to assist organizations in their transition towards new or updated ERP software systems. ERP consultants exist to help advise and provide their experience to your company’s ERP project. They can help with parts of the life-cycle of an ERP project, or, the full life-cycle from matching your business with the best software to handling internal changes as a result of the implementation. With the growing demand for ... Read more >

Not all Recruiters are created equal in Social Media



In all honesty for recruiters, social media, new software and technology have vastly improved the capacity to research and source talent on the internet.  But having the ability to recruit and/or source is one thing but having the real grit and passion to find, screen and place diverse talent is something different entirely.   It is very frustrating since numerous individuals who hold the title of “recruiter” don’t actually recruit.  Most internal, external, technical and executive “recruiters” ... Read more >