2018 Year-end Recruiting and Hiring Update

As we enter the last 6 – 8 weeks of 2018, we see a somewhat unusual trend for this time of year. Historically, companies are winding down recruiting efforts by this time due to a number of factors, such as finishing up before the holidays roll around. By late November, hiring managers and HR departments…

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How to Become Your External Recruiter’s Favorite Client

Let’s face it; no relationship is perfect.  There needs to be compromise, good communication, support and understanding. This stands true even when you think about working with your external recruiting partner.  The Q Works Group has been assisting client companies with recruiting solutions since 2002.  What I have noticed since I’ve worked here is that…

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Please Share Your Hiring Mangers – A Recruiter’s Plea

The unemployment rate in May fell to 3.8%, the lowest since April 2000, which means saying we are in a candidate driven market is an understatement. The talent shortage has led to a surge in companies seeking outside recruiting assistance.  That’s good news for our industry of course, but with that comes an added responsibility…

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Cultural Compatibility: Recruiting and Hiring for Good Fit

The Q Works Group has a unique background in that we have four team members born and raised in Europe. Each has spent their career learning the importance of understanding and embracing cultural differences in the workplace. They have seen first-hand the pitfalls that can occur when companies hire people based on resume material alone,…

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Companies Should Remain Flexible on “Requirements”

The established trend of a candidate-driven market has forced companies to examine and implement alternative tactics to attract desired talent. The demand for highly skilled employees is so great, that thinking outside of the box is no longer a luxury but a necessity in terms of recruiting and hiring strategies. One unconventional practice and one…

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6 Benefits of Engaged Exclusive Searches

If you are considering partnering with an executive search firm, it is important to understand that not all searches (nor search firms) are created equal.  The most common types of searches are: Contingent (exclusive and non-exclusive): Client has the choice of working with one or multiple firms and firm is paid only upon candidate being…

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Tips to Improve Your Company’s Image- Employer Branding

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Series: Talent Retention in 2016, Article 2 (The Q Works Group) The sum of who you are as a business can be partially defined by how you are perceived.  You can control much of this by being aware, and maintaining an accurate employer brand. Trouble can arise as we become complacent. Employer branding mistakes are…

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