How to Utilize Your Network to Find a New Job

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Whether you’re unemployed or seeking a new endeavor, smart professionals will tell you the best way to find a new job is to utilize your network. But what does this mean? Networking comes down to more than just asking a friend if their company has any openings. There are dozens of ways to effectively network… Read more »

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs Discovered in Behavioral Interview Questions

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Hiring managers and office supervisors have the opportunity to conduct interviews to track down that perfect candidate when you need to fill a position. Interviews allow you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a potential hire, and they provide you with insight into a candidate’s personal character and professional experience. However, there’s so much… Read more »

Want the Best Employees? Start Paying More Competitive Salaries

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When you are looking to fill an open position, you always want to find the best candidates and entice them to work for your company. If you have employees who are at the top of their field, you want to be able to retain them and help them feel satisfied with their role within the… Read more »

Colorado Business Index Belies Brisk Hiring

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The Colorado Business Index As mentioned in earlier blogs, the Colorado Business Index is a monthly report of expected Colorado business activity.  This index jumped to 56.5 in August, up from 54.8 in July, before dropping more than 4 points – to 52.2 – in September.  Despite the slip, the state is still poised for… Read more »

4 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

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The fact is well known – almost 77% of full-time employed workers are open to or actively looking for new job opportunities. Turnover is a huge cost for many companies – one that can decimate profitability.  It is true that there are hard dollar costs – job postings, headhunters, etc. – but there are other… Read more »

How to Use LinkedIn Groups to Land Your Next Job

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When you are looking for your next IT opportunity, you do need to visit all the relevant job search websites, such as Dice, CareerBuilder and Indeed.  While these sites all provides viable job posts, using them exclusively is akin to throwing spaghetti against a wall.  You are simply throwing your resume at the site and… Read more »

Using LinkedIn to Screen Top Talent

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Can a candidate’s profile on LinkedIn be effectively utilized to screen top talent?  That question is being asked by hiring managers all over the country, and the answer is definitely “yes”. Facebook and Twitter have always played a minor role in the search and screening process; most recruiters do check a candidate’s Facebook profile and… Read more »

Colorado Small Business Sees Growth

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From one Colorado small business to our clients, many of whom are small businesses, we thought you may be interested in the small business outlook lately. Employment by Colorado small businesses rose in August at a modest 0.06% over July. The gain in small-business employment in Colorado followed July’s net 0.02 % rise, no change in… Read more »

Improved Veteran Hiring

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In late August, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) – in an effort to improve initiatives aimed toward hiring veterans and individuals with disabilities – announced a “Final Rule” that makes changes to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 This… Read more »