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Staffing Industry News & Articles

Dec 10 2019

Why Agile Fails in Large Enterprises (and How Your Team Can Avoid the Same Fate)Why Agile Fails in Large Enterprises (and How Your Team Can Avoid the Same Fate)

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When done well, Agile teams enable companies to be responsive to market changes, stay ahead of their competitors, and focus on business value and customer needs in a cost-effective and efficient way. The challenge with Agile in large enterprises, however, is that one integration mistake can easily lead to many. The way in which enterprises integrate the methodology can go[…]

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Dec 4 2019

12 Ways to Say Thank You and Show Appreciation Over the Next 12 Months12 Ways to Say Thank You and Show Appreciation Over the Next 12 Months

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There are certain moments when saying “thank you" may seem appropriate, simply because it’s under the umbrella of a national holiday or an occasion that calls for it. Thanking someone, however, whether it’s your employees or a colleague, parent, friend, or supervisor, shouldn’t only occur as a formality. In fact, thanking those who make a difference in your daily life or in your career, character,[…]

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Dec 2 2019

Is it Time for Your Organization to Transition to Agile?Is it Time for Your Organization to Transition to Agile?

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If your organization has been considering dipping its collective toe into the world of Agile, you’re not alone: a global survey of nearly 1,300 business and IT leaders found that eight out of 10 organizations said they have committed to adopting Agile within the software development area. Agile, evolving An Agile team, as LeadingAgile defines it, is “a cross-functional group of people that have everything, and everyone,[…]

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Nov 20 2019

7 Books to Help You Learn, Lead, and Live Your Best Life7 Books to Help You Learn, Lead, and Live Your Best Life

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Finding the right book can give you a fresh perspective, open your mind to new possibilities, and take you to places you haven’t yet discovered. The best ones often manage to do all three. From Brené Brown daring us to lead authentically through vulnerability, to Christopher Voss challenging us to become shrewd negotiators, the books we selected are full of ideas and advice to help[…]

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Nov 12 2019

The 6 Most Important Things to Include on Your ResumeThe 6 Most Important Things to Include on Your Resume

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Getting plucked out of a recruiter or hiring manager’s virtual stack of resumes may often seem like an impossible game of applying, praying to the resume gods, and waiting. If you’re getting radio silence after applying for jobs, considering a career change, or are new to the job market, it may be time to take a step back and critically review what[…]

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Nov 6 2019

Why—and How—to Invest in Your Employees Through UpskillingWhy—and How—to Invest in Your Employees Through Upskilling

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Competition for the best talent is stiff, and in the IT market, the battle to attract and retain great employees can be especially intense. Many employers are unable to fill jobs because of a lack of qualified talent, and employees are finding themselves with outdated skills in a rapidly changing economy. In terms of magnitude, McKinsey Global Institute says this[…]

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Nov 5 2019

5 Tasks Missing From HR Pros’  End-of-Year Checklists5 Tasks Missing From HR Pros’ End-of-Year Checklists

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Add these to-dos to your HR checklist and give your organization a clean and compliant head-start into the new year The year-end is here. The countdown is on to review Human Resources files and give your organization a solid (not to mention, compliant) start to 2020. With recent changes in laws, forms, deductions, and regulations, we want to make sure your HR to-do[…]

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Nov 1 2019

7 Ways to Boost Your Resume as a College Student7 Ways to Boost Your Resume as a College Student

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As a college or university undergraduate, how can you build skills that will impact your future job marketability—when your work is still being evaluated by letter grade, and your food options are still largely limited to your school cafeteria’s daily specials? It’s never too early to start thinking about learning new skills, participating in volunteer opportunities, and earning certifications that you can add to your resume.[…]

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Oct 24 2019

9 Ways to Make all the Right Moves at Your Next Job Interview9 Ways to Make all the Right Moves at Your Next Job Interview

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Ever heard the saying, “You only get one chance to make a first impression?” According to a study in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, employers often make assumptions about you within the first minutes of meeting you. The majority of employers (60 percent) in the study said they made their decision about a candidate within the first 15[…]

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Oct 16 2019

These Trends Are Re-Shaping the WorkplaceThese Trends Are Re-Shaping the Workplace

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We’ve seen open concept desks, standing desks, treadmill, and cycling desks — and even the lack of personal desks altogether — become workplace trends over the years. Fortunately, workplace trends are about much more than furniture (or its absence). We are seeing bigger and more tectonic shifts coming into focus heading into 2020, as more Gen Z workers enter the job market; social[…]

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