SUBSTITUTE TEACHER SHORTAGE REVEALS GROWING NEED FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS

When we think of the people responsible for educating our children, we typically think of teachers. But there is another unsung hero in America’s classrooms whose job is just as important as a teacher’s — the paraprofessional. Like those who lead the classroom, paraprofessionals require a substitute in their absence. Paraprofessionals, also known as paras,… Read More »

Chalk up a win with staffing firm services

Chalk up a win for staffing firms

You have a stellar in-house HR department. They’ve handled plenty of hiring over the years. So, why would you need a recruitment agency to help with staffing needs? Let’s go with a baseball analogy: A team’s pitching staff is full of specialists—starting pitchers, long relief pitchers, short relief pitchers, set-up pitchers and closers. While a… Read More »

Local companies finding new ways to use temporary workers during health crisis

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With local businesses facing a wildly volatile and uncertain job market during this time of pandemic, several area employers are finding innovative ways to use contract and temporary workers to keep their business moving forward.… Read More »

Brian Price Interviewed for KU Edwards Campus Career Blog

Director Brian Price recently spoke with Laura Williams, answering some of the most “perplexing” salary-negotiation questions for employers and job seekers on the KU Edwards Blog. Among the topics discussed were: Tips for negotiating your job salary Why it’s important for employers to know current salary ranges in Kansas City Positions trending through the next… Read More »

How Does a Manager Bring a Shy Employee Out of Their Shell?

If your team is like most, it has many different personalities on it. There’s the creative, the natural-born salesperson, the stickler for rules, the free spirit and, of course, the shy one. When it comes to the latter, they can be especially tough to manage since half the time you aren’t even sure what they’re… Read More »

Employers Plan to Increase Utilization of Staffing Firms in Next 5 Years

  Employers are struggling to find qualified candidates for their open positions, and many are turning to staffing firms for help. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 54 percent of employers plan to increase their use of staffing firms in the next five years. “Even with new technologies pushing industry evolution, staffing firms will continue… Read More »