Posts Tagged: staffing firm

How to Avoid the Costly Mistake 74 Percent of Employers Are Making

  There’s an error nearly three in four employers are making that costs companies an average of $14,900: hiring the wrong person. According to a recent survey, 74 percent of employers say a bad hire has not only cost their company money, it lowered productivity and compromised the quality of their work. While you cannot… Read More »

4 Career Resolutions You Should Make for 2018

  Every year, you vow to hit the gym more, drop that bad habit, or finally book that trip you’ve been longing to take. But how often do you make career resolutions for the new year? Maybe you’ve been pining for a new job, or that big promotion. Or maybe you’d just like to enhance… Read More »

Ask a Recruiter: Why Should I Work With a Recruiter?

  Every third Thursday of the month, we answer questions submitted to us from Kansas City area job seekers and employers. This week Senior Recruiter and Director of our Administrative Division Stephanie Smithmier answers a question from an anonymous job seeker who asked why they should work with a recruiter.   Though the recruiting industry is… Read More »

How to Use Your Network to Find a Job

  It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. That may be cliché, but it’s true. When it comes to finding a job, who you know matters. Consider this statistic from LinkedIn: 85 percent of all jobs are filled through networking. Taking advantage of your connections is one of the best things you can… Read More »

How to Fix Common Hiring Mistakes

  As companies ramp up hiring and quality candidates become harder to find, organizations are more apt to make hiring mistakes. In fact, 95 percent of companies admit to making bad hires, according to research firm Brandon Hall Group. In should come as no surprise that a bad hire can cost your organization money and… Read More »

4 Things Recruiters Look for on Your Resume

  Finding a new job is a massive time commitment. You spend countless hours searching for the right position, going through the application process and writing cover letters. But if your resume isn’t up to par, your time could be wasted. “At Morgan Hunter, we see hundreds of resumes every week,” Morgan Johnson, Senior Recruiter… Read More »

5 Hottest Industries for Jobs in 2017

  Have you been holding off on changing jobs or industries? With over 5 million job openings, and unemployment under 5 percent, 2017 may be the best time to finally pull the trigger. CareerBuilder recently released its list of the best jobs for 2017. Their research is based on three factors: Average hourly pay is… Read More »

28 Percent of Employers Do Not Conduct Background Checks of New Employees

  More than one in four employers don’t conduct background checks before they hire a candidate, according to a new survey by CareerBuilder. Considering a bad hire costs about $17,000, the relatively large number of employers who choose not to perform background checks is a bit surprising. “If an employee isn’t well-suited for the job… Read More »

Employee Anniversary Spotlight: Brian Price

  At Morgan Hunter, we’re lucky to have so many tenured recruiters. As our employees celebrate their Morgan Hunter anniversaries, we thought you’d like to get to know them a little better! Today Brian Price, a Director in our Sales, Marketing, & Advertising Division, is celebrating 8 years with Morgan Hunter.   When did you… Read More »