Hiregy recently released its 2016 Hiring Trends report, our annual review of the previous year’s hiring activity, wages and salaries, along with an analysis of trends to watch for in the coming months. The report includes data from Tampa, Orlando and surrounding communities. It’s free of charge and can be downloaded here.
Hiregy’s recruiting services are built around a commitment to connect exceptional people in Central Florida, including Orlando, Tampa and St. Petersburg. Here’s why.
On February 7, 2016, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller showed the world what it means to be a great team member. His efforts were rewarded when he was officially named MVP of American football’s most important game.
Miller’s accomplishments highlight the importance of building the right team for your business. Each staff member's skills, background and personality can make or break your company’s track record. This is why pro sports teams invest significant time and effort in assessing prospects before they’re added to the roster. It is also the reason why Hiregy invests in a robust candidate screening process that exceeds many of our competitors’ efforts.
Our process includes:
We recently sat down with the CEO of an insurance firm who was struggling to fill a key sales position. The spot had been empty for three months and she was ready to bring on a recruiting partner to help fill the role. By asking a few questions, we realized that the empty position was draining her company of thousands of dollars each month. No one had realized it because her team was juggling more work and overflowing to-do lists due to the empty position. The hidden costs of hiring were damaging her business.
Some costs related to expanding your staff are easy to track, such as the price of advertising, background checks and new equipment. Others require a bit of digging to reveal, but are still relatively straightforward to calculate, such as the value of a hiring manager's time spent writing job descriptions and interviewing. So what are the hidden costs — the sneaky, silent items that drain value from businesses, often without their even knowing? Keep your eye out for these stealthy wealth eaters.
With 4.6 percent unemployment, we’re facing a challenging hiring market. Exceptional people are in short supply, which means it’s time to approach hiring more strategically. Here’s what you can do to gain an edge on your competition.
A new year is upon us as we are about to welcome 2016. For many this is a time to really take a step back and ask themselves if they are happy with their company and their current role.
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It is almost automatic for a candidate to include a list of references when applying for a job. These references will most certainly give a stellar review of said candidate, insisting that they will be a valued member of your team and that you cannot pass on the opportunity to put them on your payroll. Some references might be more honest than others, listing some faults of said candidate but they will usually follow that up with how the candidate worked and overcame any faults. These people were picked as a candidate's reference for a reason.
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Employees who have resigned from a company have one last, very important gift they can give their employers. That gift is...cleaning the break room microwave. No, I'm kidding (although that would be nice, and think of the recommendations they would get from their boss and coworkers down the road!). That last important gift is an exit interview. Why an exit interview? I recently asked that question, and a few others, to Tonya McGriff-Stice, whose job title is Program Manager, Talent Acquisition for PSCU in Tampa.
Quick question: How much time do you spend during an average work week on emails? I'm imagining the answers range from "a lot" to "too much." Fear not, as you are not alone. A study outlined in the Washington Post says that 28 percent of our work week (11 hours) is spent on emails. Why is this? Probably because email is so convenient. With busy schedules, it can be easier to email back and forth with someone rather than to meet with them in person or have a phone call.
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We've all been there with that dreaded Reply All button. Some of the scariest moments of many people's professional careers have happened right after hitting that button. The realization that hundreds, possibly thousands, of people will now see something that you intended for one person's eyes only. This is just one of many email blunders that can cause embarrassment and possibly hurt your career.
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