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

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

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

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 »

Here’s How You Can Grow Talent From Within

The business world is ever-changing. With new demands, different challenges, and the emergence of a range of technologies, it can be hard to keep up. As a result, you might feel like there’s a gap on your team in terms of skills. The good news is that you can tap your existing staff to fill… Read More »

8 Tips for Hiring in a Competitive Job Market

When it comes to hiring, it’s a candidate’s market. This is simply because there’s such a low unemployment rate. As a result, you need to up your game to find the talent you need. So how can you hire when the market is so competitive? Here are some tips to keep in mind: Tip #1:… Read More »

Here’s Why You Should Have an Employee Appreciation Process

Thanksgiving – the season of gratitude – is just around the corner. What are you doing to show employees that you care for and appreciate them? If it’s not much, then you might want to reconsider. In fact, studies show that when employees feel valued through a formal appreciation process, it leads to: Higher retention.… Read More »

Here’s How You Can Use Technology to Engage Candidates

With low unemployment, competition for the best candidates is fierce. That’s why you need access to the top tools and technology possible to source and engage candidates, especially ones that are passive. What are a few ways that are easy to put them to use? Here’s a look: Uncover any mutual connections. The beauty of… Read More »

5 Training Tips to Get the Most Out of Your New Hire

Hiring is a lot of work with many steps involved. And even when you find that right-fit person, there’s still more to do. The good news is that if you take a strategic approach and properly train them, you can make the most of your new hire and get them up and running faster. To… Read More »