IT Staffing Industry News & Articles

Oct 10 2017

Signature’s Teaching & Learning Approach Lands a Top Spot at the BEST Awards

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Signature is built on a foundation that embraces teaching and learning opportunities, and is proud to be recognized as 14th BEST by the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) 2017 BEST Award winners across all industries. Our recruiters are your connection in finding the right fit for your next hiring opportunity. At Signature Consultants, it’s the company’s mission to ensure that its[…]

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Oct 10 2017

Top Mistakes New Managers Make: Part 1

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Being a manager is incredibly challenging. Being a new manager? Well, it’s a hard, rocky road—and almost everyone stumbles multiple times. Fortunately, knowing the common tripping points will help you avoid them (or at least not fall so hard). Read on to learn the most frequent mistakes new managers make. 1. Feeling awkward about giving praise If you feel uncomfortable praising your[…]

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Oct 4 2017

A Focus on Relationships Places Signature Among Fastest-Growing U.S. Staffing Firms

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A pair of comfortable jeans, a cat’s cardboard box, and a job where you feel confident, appreciated, and part of the team. These seemingly random possibilities have one important thing in common: each demonstrates the right fit. At Signature Consultants, the resulting goal for each client, consultant, and employee is achieving the “Right Fit,” and that philosophy has helped the[…]

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Oct 3 2017

What to Do When Your Coworker Is Grieving

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Unfortunately, loss and traumatic events are inevitable. Your coworkers will lose friends and family members—and whether they return to work the next day or after a month, they’re probably going to be grieving at work. Your reaction can make a difference. It’s comforting simply to know people care, but too often, we avoid saying anything because we feel uncomfortable or awkward.[…]

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Sep 27 2017

The Decision-Making Framework Every Professional Should Know & Use

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CIA operatives need to make good decisions—usually, it’s a matter of life and death. And not only must they make the right call, they normally have an extremely narrow window of time for doing so. John Braddock, a former case official for the CIA, explains his mental decision-making framework in his book, A Spy’s Guide to Thinking. It’s called the DADA[…]

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Sep 21 2017

4 Interview Questions to Determine a Company’s Culture

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It’s always important to get a sense of an organization’s culture during the interview. Culture fit can mean the difference between looking forward to Monday morning and dreading it. That being said, culture fit does not translate to: “Looking exactly like the current employees.” You’re a strong culture fit if your beliefs and values are cohesive with the company’s beliefs[…]

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Sep 12 2017

How to Deal With Negativity at Work

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Your team member, employees, and manager are human, meaning they’re not going to be 100% positive all the time. Sometimes—maybe even often—they’ll express doubt, anxiety, frustration, and disappointment. As their coworker, it’s your responsibility to hear them out and, if possible, help them. Read on to find our four-step plan for dealing with negativity at work. Step 1: Identify the Type[…]

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Sep 6 2017

The 4 Rules of Business Writing

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Every professional needs to know how to write. We might be biased because Signature involves a lot of writing, but think about how much you write each and every day. Most people send hundreds of emails, send updates and memos, create reports, give speeches, make presentations, and more. If you’re in a technical role, you’re documenting your work and developing[…]

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Aug 29 2017

The 7 Most Useful Apps for Business Travel

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If you travel for work, you know it’s far from glamorous. Between long flights, long days, and long absences from home, it’s not unusual to feel anxious and tired. Luckily, there’s an app for business travel. Actually, there are several. We’ve curated the seven best apps to make being on the road easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable. 1. Parkwhiz Finding parking in[…]

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Aug 22 2017

4 Ways to Cultivate Empathy for Your Coworkers

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Want stronger work relationships? Cultivate empathy. Empathy, or the ability to understand others’ emotions, makes you less likely to clash with your coworkers. It also boosts your entire team’s efficiency, helps you feel happy and secure at work, and improves your communication. But merely telling yourself to be more empathetic won’t do the trick. To cultivate empathy, try these four ideas. 1.[…]

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