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One Common Mistake Costing Companies Millions

  What’s the single most influential factor in attracting top talent to a company?   If you guessed high pay, awesome benefits, upward mobility or even pet-friendly policies, those are all nice perks—but not quite right.   So what is the best bait for luring

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11 Mind-Blowing Facts About Staffing

  The staffing industry puts 15 million Americans to work every year, yet few people see it as more than a mystery.   We work behind the scenes, liaisons between employer and employee. What many don’t realize is how big of an impact this industry

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5 Personality Traits Every Successful Recruiter Has

  Staffing is a tough line of work. Recruiters work tirelessly to sniff out top talent wherever they can, accommodating all types of people along the way. The end goal is to find a perfect match between client and candidate, but being a professional matchmaker

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7 Reasons to Become a Recruiter

  Have you ever felt like you were floundering to find your professional purpose? Maybe your work doesn’t offer the same fulfillment it once did. Or maybe you feel like you’ve outgrown your field. Either way, you’re itching to find something new.   I’ve been

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What Most Recruiters Get Wrong

  In my last blog post, I discussed some of the negative stereotypes in the recruiting industry about how recruiters fail to listen, understand and empathize with candidates. This shortcoming is the foundation of what gives the industry a bad name. We can’t blame Google

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Ditch the Pitch for Better Recruiting

  You don’t close a sale, you open a relationship if you want to build a long-term, successful enterprise.” – Patricia Fripp   Negative stereotypes plague the staffing industry—and, for the most part, they’re justified.   To be clear, I’m not trying to bash my

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