Interview with the Owner: What Candidates Should Know

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Mike Trewhella is a 25-year veteran of the specialty staffing industry. He formerly served as a Group President of a $1 billion staffing organization and has been an owner of Impact Business Group from its inception 14 years ago.

 

  1. What makes someone a good candidate for one of iMPact’s job opportunities, and what’s the best way to engage with a recruiter?

    The clients determine the type of candidate that they seek from a technical, personality and communication standpoint. We ...

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Things Not to Do When Working with a Recruiter

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Working with a recruiter during your job search has many benefits. They can help you uncover new job opportunities and get your foot in the door with companies that you may not otherwise have been able to. To get the most our of the relationship with your recruiter, here are a few things you should avoid doing.

 

Not listen to your recruiter’s advice

The role of a recruiter is to help match a job opening with the best possible ...

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Staffing Agency

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Working with a good staffing agency can have many benefits and provide great value to your organization. But be sure to choose wisely as working with a staffing agency that hasn’t taken the time to get to know your business and is not in tune with your needs can be both time consuming and costly. Here are 3 mistakes to avoid when researching and choosing an agency that will best meet your needs.

 

Not knowing your business
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6 Ways to Avoid Appearing Untrustworthy to an Employer

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One of the most important things an interviewer will try to determine during the interview process is how trustworthy you are as a candidate. Before a potential interview even takes place, they will be looking for signs as to how reliable a candidate is. They may ask some questions directly aimed at finding that out, but there are also many indirect signals you’ll send that you may not be aware of that could give off the wrong ...

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We Asked Our Client: What Do You Look For In a Potential Candidate?

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One of the most frustrating parts of the job application and interviewing process is knowing what the hiring manager or recruiter is looking for in a candidate, or what will impress them enough during an interview to want to call you back for a second interview. We asked a few of our clients to give some insight into what they are looking for in a candidate.

 

We asked the Human Resource Manager of one of our client companies. ...

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6 Ways for Your Organization to Better Utilize Staffing Agencies

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Working with a staffing agency can be a great partnership opportunity for your organization when you find an agency that understands your business and specializes in the type of positions you’re trying to fill. Organizations use staffing agencies in different ways depending on their needs. Here are 6 ways you may not have considered that a staffing agency can be a great resource to you and your organization.

Benchmark against in-house candidates

If a staffing agency is offering to ...

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5 Things Employers Look at When Choosing a Candidate

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Before you find yourself in a situation where you will receive a job offer from an employer, there are many things that have to fall into place. You’d be surprised how many applicants stumble right out of the gate and immediately end up on the no pile, or, the delete folder without any further consideration. Here are 5 things that recruiters and hiring manager will be looking for when deciding whether to move your application to the ...

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We Asked Our Clients: What Are Your Top Recruiting Challenges for 2018?

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Author: Mike Trewhella, Owner, iMPact Business Group

As we’re approaching the end of the year, we decided to survey our clients to find out if they are looking to hire in the next few months, and what kind of hiring and recruiting challenges they are facing going into 2018. Although there were a few varying answers, they all fit into one of these 4 general areas:

Finding the right candidate for a niche position / industry

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How to Choose the Right Staffing Agency to Work With

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If you have identified the need to outsource recruitment because you’re having trouble finding the right people, or turnover is high, and you’ve now made the decision to find a staffing agency. So, how do you go about choosing the right company to work with? There are three basic things you should consider when making your decision:

1. Level of Quality

The first thing you need to look for is some indication of the ...

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The Cost of Hiring the Wrong Employee

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According to Forbes, the cost of hiring the wrong employee can be as high as 30% of the employee’s first year earnings. Some of the cost factors include hiring costs, compensation, cost of maintaining employee, disruption, severance and cost of mistakes, failures and missed business opportunities. To a small organization, the costs involved with hiring the wrong employee can be a threat to the business. According to CareerBuilder.com 75% of employers have at some point hired a ...

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