IT Staffing Industry News & Articles

Mar 21 2017

The Top 4 Podcasts for Professionals

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Finding the time and the energy to read is challenging. When you get home from work, you’re often drained—not to mention, you typically need to eat dinner, clean the house, spend time with your family, exercise, prepare for the next day, and/or answer emails before you can pick up a book.Luckily, there’s a great alternative. Like books, podcasts are engaging,[…]

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Mar 13 2017

5 Conversation-Starters to Use at a New Job

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Starting at a new job isn’t easy—especially when it comes to getting to know your new coworkers. They usually have established relationships, groups, and routines. That doesn’t mean they’re not friendly or welcoming, but it does mean you may have trouble getting past “smile in the hallway” status with many of them.Here are five conversation-starters that’ll help you break the[…]

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Mar 2 2017

3 Ways to Create an Inclusive Workplace

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It’s difficult—if not impossible—to be productive in an uncomfortable or hostile environment. And when one person isn’t performing at their best, the entire team suffers. Not to mention, unhealthy workplaces suffer from high disengagement, poor retention, and low morale. That’s why it’s in everyone’s best interests to promote an inclusive, welcoming workplace. Wondering how you can do your part? Read[…]

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Feb 28 2017

A Straightforward Guide to Deciding Whether to Send That Email

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Most of us send tens or even hundreds of emails every day without thinking twice. When we need to share information or make a request, we automatically open our email, write a message, and send it off.But defaulting to your inbox to communicate isn’t a good practice. After all, email isn’t always the most efficient or practical medium. Let’s explore[…]

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Feb 22 2017

The 3-Step Exercise to Make Your Dreams Come True (Really!)

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Setting any goal is easy—but setting the right goal is far trickier.Choose an objective that’s well within your reach, and you’ll accomplish less than you could have. Not to mention, you’ll miss out on the satisfaction that comes with pushing yourself.Yet if you shoot for a goal that’s too difficult, you’ll be frustrated, demoralized and, ultimately, unsuccessful.Wondering how to pick[…]

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Feb 21 2017

4 Goals for Making 2017 Your Most Successful Year Yet

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After the the holiday season has died down and you’ve packed away your decorations and festive apparel, it’s time to refocus on your career. There’s a reason New Year’s resolutions are so popular—when you’re putting up a new calendar and entering a new year, your desire to implement positive changes is at an all-time high. Harness that desire and commit[…]

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Feb 16 2017

Thank You For A Seventh Year In A Row.

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Signature Consultants is pleased to announce we have been recognized, for a seventh year in a row, as one of the “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” by Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Awards are based on surveys of consultants and internal employees throughout the United States. For us, this award is an indicator[…]

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Feb 10 2017

The 4 Most Common Leadership Myths

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Every employer wants to hire professionals with leadership skills, but few people can define true leadership. It doesn’t mean belonging to the C-suite or excelling at public speaking (although those can play into being a leader).In fact, there are many myths about leadership floating around. We’ve dispelled the four most common.1. Only Managers Can LeadIt’s easy to assume you need[…]

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Feb 8 2017

How to Use Beneficial Habits to Improve Your Life

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Habits are hard to break. When you’re trying to kick a negative habit, like eating unhealthy food or procrastinating, its stickiness is frustrating. But when you have a positive habit, the opposite is true: You appreciate the simplicity of doing the same thing again and again.If you’re hoping to build a couple of beneficial habits into your routine, check out[…]

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Feb 1 2017

How to Run Better One-on-Ones

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A one-on-one meeting can be a fantastic opportunity to get on the same page with someone else, brainstorm ideas, resolve issues, and strengthen your professional relationship.But it can also be a massive waste of time. Use the strategies below to maximize your time with your one-on-one partner.Prepare an AgendaEvery meeting—no matter how casual—needs an agenda. When you walk into a[…]

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