How to Know What You Want From Your New Job

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Exploring your options may happen throughout your career. New opportunities present themselves, and every professional craves growth. Even seasoned workers need some direction on best practices in career advancement. But how do you know what position is best for your path? We’re here to show you how you can identify your skills and possibilities to… Read more »

Handling the Post-Interview “We’ll Get Back to You” Response

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Your resume gets selected, you nail the in-person interview, and you’re feeling extremely confident. You’ve done everything right, the pieces seem to be falling into place, and then you hear the dreaded statement – “We’ll get back to you.” You may be thinking, “Where did I go wrong?” It’s important to stay calm and remember… Read more »

How to Win in the Final Round of Interviews

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The interview process may begin with a video call, a phone screen, or an in-person meet-up; but it all comes down to the final interview. It’s essential to stay calm, do your research, and feel confident entering the last phase of the hiring process. When you’re in this position, it’s natural to feel stress and… Read more »

3 Tips for Temp Onboarding

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The holiday season will be here before you know it.  Thirty-nine percent of retailers plan to hire holiday help.  It is up 36% from last year, according to Forbes magazine. However, seasonal hiring is not limited to retailers.  Eighteen percent of IT firms, 16% of companies in the leisure and hospitality sector, and 16% of… 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 »