I’m a huge fan of Oregon Ducks football. I’ll just put that out there for anyone who doesn’t me yet. So I was doubly interested to hear Hall of Fame safety Chad Cota join the “Recruiting with Andrew Nemec” radio show to discuss, well, recruiting. As Cota described, coach Willie Taggart faces hiring challenges that aren’t much different than those we confront every day. “There are two generations that any coaching staff really has to ingratiate themselves to when they get started,” Nemec[...]
Understanding the nuances of a client’s employment culture, both positive and negative, is critical to determining its employment brand and how we match the right candidates to the right contracts. That effort involves more than perusing a client’s career site or marketing materials. Let’s explore some creative discovery techniques that contingent workforce professionals can use to uncover hidden gems – and avoid potential pitfalls.
Companies today are experiencing major issues with employee retention. The lure of the gig economy has grown from a “necessary evil” in the aftermath of the recession to a lucrative business opportunity for driven professionals. These individuals seek the flexibility, freedom, self-direction and higher income potential that non-traditional work offers. That’s not such a boon for employers who want full-time people. Staffing professionals benefit from this demand for contingent talent, yet[...]
Spring is a fantastic time of year. It’s the season when we leave the darkness of winter behind, clear the way for new opportunities ahead, and build or strengthen relationships. For businesses, it’s a time to shake loose the dust, tune up processes, experiment with new approaches, and emerge with a fresh image. That’s why these early days of spring provide us with an excellent reason to explore the importance of brand -- and not just a client’s. By sourcing staffing partners who are[...]