IT Staffing Industry News & Articles

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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Jan 13 2017

Career Rules Are Made to Be Broken—Here’s How to Do It

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There’s a lot of conflicting career advice out there. When you’re recognized for an achievement, own it rather than brushing it off—but give your coworkers the credit they deserve, or risk looking arrogant. Don’t work too much, or you’ll burn yourself out—but if you want a reputation as a hard worker, show up early and stay late. Avoid checking your[…]

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Dec 29 2016

The 4 Most Valuable Skills in Recruiting

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As you probably know first-hand, searching for work is incredibly stressful. Not only do you need to find a position and an organization that aligns with your interests, ambitions, and personality—but then, you need to convince the company that you’re the right choice.But working with a recruiter can make all the difference. These professionals help their employers zero in the[…]

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Dec 19 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Asking Questions at Work

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Last week, an employee was telling us horror stories about their former company.“My boss told me I got two questions per topic,” she said with a grimace. “If I asked her a third question, she’d refuse to answer.” This employee had clearly escaped a pretty toxic workplace. However, asking questions is a difficult dance no matter where you work—you don’t[…]

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Dec 15 2016

Young Boss 101: How to Make the Relationship Work

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Is it just you, or does your manager look a little…young?Nope, it’s not you. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in every five managers now is a Millennial. That number is usually even higher if you’re at a tech company.Let’s be honest, working for someone who’s younger than you can be tough. How are you supposed to[…]

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Dec 13 2016

4 Fail-Proof Responses to Constructive Feedback

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Does hearing that you’ve done something incorrectly ever get easy? Nope. But it does get easier—especially if you think of constructive criticism as an opportunity to improve.It also tends to go better when you accept feedback gracefully, rather than getting defensive. Read on for four responses you can use next time your manager or coworker criticizes your work.1. “I’m glad[…]

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Dec 2 2016

The 3 Things Every Professional Can Learn from Customer Support

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Customer support representatives are some of the most diplomatic professionals on Earth. It makes sense; they spend roughly 40 hours per week helping angry, anxious, and confused people solve their problems.Needless to say, having this ability comes in handy in all walks of life. If you want to improve your people skills, read on for the top three lessons from[…]

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