The 5 People You Should Surround Yourself With When Looking for a New Job, And Who You Should Avoid

The job search process is unique to every person. For some, it’s an exciting period of time and they view it as the hunt for their next mountain to climb; they’re seeking out opportunity and it’s enthralling. For others, it can be a very anxious period of time, especially if it was unwanted or prompted […]
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Recruiting Guide 2018: How Best to Work with a Recruiter [The Employer Edition]

Last week David Vigliotti, Vice President at Sales Search Partners, shared his thoughts on recruiting trends impacting the candidate experience in “Recruiting Guide 2018: How Best to Work with a Recruiter [The Candidate Edition].” This week, Paul Silvio, Vice President at Alexander Technology Group, shares his thoughts on staffing trends and how they will impact […]
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Recruiting Guide 2018: How Best to Work with a Recruiter [The Candidate Edition]

Business is booming, and so too is the battle for top talent. [We’re hiring sales professionals, start your job search here.] But, 2018 is going to be a recruiting year unlike any other. The perfect storm has formed – where there is a tremendous need for skilled professionals, and HR and recruiting platforms are becoming […]
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What to Wear: To an Interview, and Beyond

We’ve heard them all before: Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. You only have one chance to make a first impression. When in doubt, always dress up. All of these are still true, but here is the biggest piece of advice I like to give to our candidates: Dress for […]
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5 Reasons Why Companies Turn to Specialized Recruiters

An employer brand, or the reputation a company has among job seekers and in the general community as a company to work for, is important. It’s what they’re known for providing as an employer. And it’s also how they get people to come work for them. So when companies turn to a staffing firm to […]
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Nailing the Interview: How to Not Over Prepare

Ever heard of those pesky little things called behavioral interview questions? You know, the questions that start out with, “Tell me about a time when…” or “Give me an example of…” These questions are meant for the interviewer to get to know how your experiences match with what they’re looking for. They’re meant to understand […]
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Helpless vs. Resourceful

Over the last 13 years of hiring people for our company we have tried to come up with some profile or some marker to look for how to determine who has a better chance of success. We have used traditional hiring methods, behavior analysis, evaluations and multiple interviews to try and screen employees who will not […]
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The Puzzle of Building a Diverse Team

Posted by Maura Mann, Vice President It has been an exciting couple of weeks for me professionally. We are coming up on The Nagler Group’s 10th anniversary and I celebrated my 6th anniversary here. I am lucky, I love coming to work every day and I truly believe we have built one of the best […]
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Labor Day Report: Employment Trends and the State of the Workforce

Labor Day celebrates the U.S. worker. It is a day intended for rest and relaxation, and for those of us tracking employment trends, it is a day of reflection and foresight. Where We Have Been The labor market, especially in New Hampshire, is closing in at full capacity. Although, with an unemployment rate at a […]
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Taking Stock of Your Team’s Culture

Why Now? The start of the new year is a time to reflect on the successes and challenges of the previous year, and set goals and expectations for the coming year. How will you monitor progress? How often will you check the status? Will you set specific monthly or quarterly check ins or just sit […]
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Goals Setting Obstacles

goals 2Once you’ve moved on from outside considerations, fear may kick in. That number is way too high…What if I fail? What if my co-workers resent me? What if… Sometimes, fear just is. And when you’re looking at a big, end-of-year numbers, it can be overwhelming. So first, acknowledge the fear. It’s absolutely normal and everyone […]
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Better Employees

One of the things managers often struggle with is how to get their employees to perform at a higher level. Not because their people aren’t doing good work, but because they can do better work. And getting better work is part of a manager’s job. It’s easy to chalk it up to an inherent ability […]
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Millennials in The Workplace

I’ve written before about the hand-wringing that comes along with trying to “figure out” a new generation of employees (any new generation). Right now, millennials make up 40% of the workforce, a number set to almost double in the next 10 years. How employers work with and lead this generation matters and cannot be put […]
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Emojis

I really never thought I’d be writing something about emojis. A few years ago I would have said, “ a what?” For a while they were the purview of teens. Then they spread; my in-laws send them in text messages, my friends in email, and I once overheard a man in coffee shops say “hashtag […]
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You’re the Boss: What it Means to be Right

“I asked my boss, Jillian, if we could set up a meeting for feedback on a project I was finishing up and her response was, “Just grab me anytime I’m around the office and we can talk.” I did see her at the office, of course. But it was never the right time. She was […]
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The Rules of Brainstorming: Beyond the Basics

What kind of title is that? If brainstorming is all about informality and spontaneity, how can it even have rules? I’m a firm believer that work is always better if you’re prepared – even something that’s intended to jolt people out of their usual ways of thinking. Before: Before you even call people into the […]
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Success

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” –Albert Einstein. A lot of us set out on our career paths with a pretty strong idea of what it would mean to be successful. Maybe you’d make a lot of money, own your own company, change policy, […]
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Your Interns: Making their Experience Worthwhile

Recently I wrote about how interns can make their summer experiences meaningful. As many of us manage interns these days, it’s also important to know how to do that in a way that makes the internship worthwhile for your intern, you, and your company. Before hiring someone, decide why you need an intern. Just having […]
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Making the Most of Summer Internships

If you’re one of the thousands of college student embarking on a summer internship soon, you’re taking the first step to establishing yourself as a professional in your chosen field. An internship is a great tool for learning the ropes, establishing contacts, getting recommendations and possibly even securing a job. In order to make the […]
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Lateral Career Moves

Conventional wisdom sells the idea that if you’re not moving up, then you’re stagnating. So you’re looking for something new, a job that’s ‘above’ the one you already have. What does that mean, “above”? A new title? A new place on the org chart? More money? When we ask job-seekers what they’re looking for when […]
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