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The Harvest Moon

Posted by John Baldo

Disclaimer: This blog post is unqiue compared to those published in the past. These words were presented to the SelectOne team at our company wide meeting to facilitate a conversation around recent changes, reflect on the past, and speak about how we can prepare for the coming quarters. We hope you will be able to take something from this post to help your team prepare for the final quarter of 2015.

What's the only thing you can really predict and count on aside from death and taxes? Change.  It's been a crazy year, unlike any we have had over the past 10 years and we have definitely experienced a lot of change. Perhaps it was our Blood Red Moon Eclipse where SelectOne finally moved into alignment.

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Topics: Workplace

Thinking Like a Passive Company

Posted by Kevin Kerl

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I always hear how passive candidates are the best candidates and the true value any staffing agency can create is uncovering these candidates for the agency’s clients. But it got me thinking; companies need to have the same thought process as passive candidates.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

How to Run a Flawless Hiring Process

Posted by SelectOne

You recently landed that big account and you’re barely keeping your head above water. You need help, and decide it’s finally time to add that key person to your staff. You’re excited to move forward but have had trouble in the past finding and hiring the right person.

Before you do anything, step back and take some time to develop a hiring plan. This will mitigate obstacles that could prevent a successful hire and ultimately create a better, less painful hiring process. Follow these guidelines to create a flawless hiring plan for your company.

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Topics: Hiring Strategies

Why Networking is Vital to Your Business

Posted by SelectOne


Photograph by Dawn M Gibson Photography

Networking is the most powerful marketing tool there is. It accelerates your individual success as well as the success of your organization. If you ask any salesperson, executive, or leader of the community what their driving force is, you would not be surprised that most would answer networking.

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Topics: Workplace, Career Advice

Negotiating Your Salary – Nothing To Be Afraid Of!

Posted by SelectOne

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The old saying goes – you never have a second chance to make a first impression and the same can be said for negotiating your salary. Whether it’s a new job with a new company, or simply a salary review with your current manager, negotiating your way to a higher salary can mean the difference between a good paying job and a great one.

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Topics: Career Advice

Buffalo This Week: 9/7-9/12

Posted by Marissa Malone

 

Photograph by Dawn M Gibson Photography 

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Topics: Workplace

Active Candidates – Stack the Odds in Your Favor

Posted by SelectOne

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In our industry, “active" candidates are comprised of people taking some kind of proactive action to look for something new; this can include checking job boards and applying to jobs, working with staffing companies and executive search firms, and sending their resume through network connections.  

The “passive” candidate pool is basically comprised of everyone else, including those who aren’t even considering leaving their current employer.  When working with active candidates, we get the question, “am I doing everything I should be doing to find a new job?” all the time.  It may be one of the most frequent non-interview related questions we hear.

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Topics: Career Advice

“Lean In” During Your Interview Process

Posted by SelectOne

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There is much to be learned from Sheryl Sandberg’s books, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and “Lean In for Graduates.” She offers great insight and advice for women in all facets of their lives.  When applied to women going through the interview processes, there are important concepts that women can apply.

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Topics: Workplace, Career Advice

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