Horror Stories of the Hunt: How Scammers are Disrupting Your Job Search

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It can be scary to begin a new job search. You can feel in over your head or not good enough for a position you really want. As if the search process wasn’t chilling enough, scammers are making it even worse with fake job offers.… Read More »

Don’t Settle for Less: How to Ask for a Raise

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So, you’ve been at your job for a while now and think it’s time to ask for a raise. Maybe you’re not sure how to go about it and are worried you won’t succeed. Don’t fear! With some careful preparation, you’ll be on your way to getting the raise you deserve. … Read More »

The big pivot: how in-person, remote or hybrid work impacts your workforce

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For the workforce, the excitement or trepidation that comes with returning to in-person work also varies by person. A January 2022 survey of more than 6,000 U.S. adults reports 67% of workers who currently work in-person prefer that it remains that way. Combining those who are both currently working in the office and those who are remote, 44% also preferred to return to in-person work. As the pandemic eases up, workplace leaders are losing sleep over the decision of whether it’s time to ask employees to return to the physical office space again.… Read More »

In annual salary guide, Morgan Hunter reports up to 30 percent pay increase for entry-level employees

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Kansas City, Mo. — In its annually published salary guide, local employment agency Morgan Hunter has reported significant salary upticks for employees in Kansas City following the Great Resignation, including up to a 30% increase in various industries. The average reported increase across all reported roles was 6.41%.  … Read More »

The rules of the road: navigating a candidate-driven job market for both employers and job seekers

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Unlike the streets of downtown Kansas City, roadblocks and detours to the perfect role are a thing of the past for many job candidates (well… somewhat). Essentially, today there are more jobs available than candidates applying for them. So, it’s important that we arm both candidates and employers with the information they need to be successful in their next search.… Read More »

Tips for negotiating your next job offer

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It’s exciting to take on a new role but things can quickly become stressful when it comes time for negotiations. Many candidates are afraid asking for a higher salary or better employee perks will lose them the offer they worked so hard to receive in the first place. The reality of it is most companies expect you to negotiate your job offer in some capacity.… Read More »

Three 2021 job market trends that could stay around for a while

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Our team of experienced recruiters have witnessed the ebbs and flows of the Midwest’s job market for more than 35 years and worked to help local businesses and candidates navigate the changes that 2021 brought. Here are three of the biggest trends we saw last year, and what they could mean for the 2022 job market.   … Read More »