Staffing Service Streamlines Hiring Process for Remote Work Companies

Two years ago the sudden onset of the pandemic forced over 70% of American workers to transition to remote work. However, with a regained sense of normalcy, employers are finding it not so simple to return to the office with rising business costs at the forefront of the battle. As we head into the post-pandemic future, Scottsdale-based company, Remote Raven, recently announced … [More]

Shifts in Tech Hiring to Alter Post-Pandemic Office Landscape

Marcus & Millichap

Over the past decade, the tech industry expanded beyond the traditional hubs of the Bay Area, Seattle, Los Angeles and New York City into new frontiers in Atlanta, Austin, Denver and Orlando. Firms sought out new talent and planned expansions in lower-cost areas. Despite this, nearly 50 percent of new tech job openings from 2015 to 2019 were still located in high-profile tech … [More]

U.S. Employees Signal Workplace Culture Has Changed, Says Report

Workplace cultures have changed dramatically for 35% of U.S. employees, according to a research report released by Quantum Workplace, a leading provider of comprehensive employee engagement and performance software as well as the leader in data collection for the nationally recognized Best Places to Work Programs. The company’s latest research report, Unpacking … [More]

Are We Turning a Corner on Employee Well-Being?

by Brad Smith

After two years of dismal news about employee well-being, could we be turning a corner? Here at meQuilibrium, we have been tracking changes in well-being on a bi-annual basis since COVID-19 upended our work lives almost two years ago. Trends have been generally dismal: every six months we’ve seen declines in positivity, motivation and increases in burnout and job stress. There … [More]

Hiring for Sales ‘Just Doesn’t Work Like That’

by Sara Wesche

Finding talent right now is hard, and those difficulties are well documented. But when it comes to hiring sellers, some companies are making it even harder on themselves. The problem? Hiring sellers is simply a completely different — and unique — challenge from any other position in your organization. There are three obstacles that exist only in the selling role that get in … [More]

Compensation Strategies for High-Value Employees 

by Jake Guttman

This year is shaping up to be one of the most challenging in history for employers thanks to the highest inflation rate in four decades and a growing imbalance between the number of job openings and the number of candidates willing to fill them. Pressure has increased across all industries to raise salaries and hourly wages, but that simply won’t be enough for many companies. … [More]

Job Market Bidding Wars: Advice for Employers, Employees

It’s no secret that it’s difficult to find help right now—especially in Arizona, where the unemployment rate hit a historic low of 3.3 percent in April. That’s the lowest for the state in nearly half a century. This creates challenges for employers and opportunities for job seekers. Express Employment Professionals, a top global staffing firm that operates via local … [More]

Virtual CompTIA Tech Talent Roadshow Comes to Phoenix April 12

Employers in the greater Phoenix area are invited to learn about new strategies and tactics for recruiting and retaining information technology (IT) workers, including cybersecurity pros, at a virtual program presented on April 12 by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the IT industry and workforce. The CompTIA Tech Talent Roadshow will examine the current state of tech … [More]

Feedback: April 2022

by Christopher Cano, Stacy Cline, Jim Gmelich, Lyn Hart, Amy Rushall

Q: Please share some of the benefits your mentoring program brings to your company. Christopher Cano Director of Artistic Operations and the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio Arizona Opera Sector: Arts  The Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio of Arizona Opera is currently celebrating its 15th season.  Over the past 15 years, Arizona Opera has auditioned thousands of … [More]

JPMorgan Chase Invests in Second Chance Hiring 

by RaeAnne Marsh

JPMorgan Chase recently brought to Phoenix its Second Chance program, previously launched in Chicago and Columbus. Operating in collaboration with Phoenix-based nonprofits to provide career coaching and more, the community-based hiring model Phoenix will help remove barriers for qualified people with criminal backgrounds to secure employment at JPMorgan Chase — if their … [More]

Nine Reasons Your Company Should Create a Mentoring Program in 2022

by Bert Thornton and Dr. Sherry Hartnett

Companies face numerous challenges going into the new year: a shortage of skilled workers, employee churn, economic aftershocks from the pandemic and shifting consumer behaviors, just to name a few. While there’s no one-size-fits-all fix, there is a powerful tool that can help leaders successfully navigate many of the obstacles 2022 might throw at their business: … [More]

New Realities of Today’s Workforce

by Seth Morgan

The impact and effects of COVID-19-related policies has accelerated the coming demographic change in the labor market.  Many have written on and studied the working habits and behaviors of millennials. While an admitted generalization, millennials value their personal freedom, seek a cause to serve and have less loyalty to a long-term employment position than previous … [More]

DEI Is Where It Starts

by Joanna C. de’Shay, MAOM, M.F.A.

The one thing that going through a global pandemic for two-plus years has shown us all is that we all need and crave human interaction and connection. The overwhelming sense of isolation many of us felt was all too real and affected everyone, from the corporate CEO to the middle school student having to attend classes over Zoom. Now more than ever, we have an innate desire to … [More]

Ignite Constituent Engagement

by Nancy Treser Osgood

Have those wildly creative virtual events and engaging digital messages reached their saturation point with donors, alumni or other constituents? As people tire of online interactions and hunger for more personal contacts and exchanges, how can educational institutions and nonprofit organizations keep their supporters involved and engaged?  These successful alumni programs … [More]

2022 Career Optimism Index™ Shows Significant Gap Between Employee Realities and Employer Perceptions

As the Great Resignation continues to disrupt the U.S. workforce, the University of Phoenix Career Institute™ has released its 2022 Career Optimism Index™, a comprehensive study assessing the state of Americans’ career trajectories. New to this year’s Index—and based on findings uncovered in last year’s report—is the addition of employers as a surveyed group, alongside American … [More]

Why In-Person Interaction Remains Critical in the Age of Remote Work

Not long after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a shift to remote work, the internet security research firm Twingate conducted a national survey to find out what workers missed most about going to the office. Heading the list: “Social connections,” followed closely by “human contact in general.”  Those answers aren’t surprising to Phil Kelley Jr., author of Presence and … [More]

Tips for Employers, Employees during the ‘Great Reshuffle’

Express Employment Professionals, a top global staffing firm that operates via local franchises, is on the front lines of this reshuffle. It employed 586,000 people around the world in 2021 and more than 10 million since its inception in 1983. Maricopa County has eight Express locations in Chandler, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix (Central), Phoenix (Southeast), Phoenix (South), … [More]

Why Businesses Shouldn’t Lower Their Standards when Hiring Salespeople

by Dr. Christopher Croner

As the economy (finally) heats up, hiring managers are desperately trying to fill sales openings. Faced with stiff competition for a small pool of applicants, they might be tempted to compromise on the quality of new hires. It’s easy to rationalize: Thanks to the pandemic, the nature of sales has changed. The role is less forward-facing than it used to be, and anyone can give a … [More]

Employee Woes: Move Over Winter Blahs, Make Way for Worker Boredom 

by Travis Laird

A recent poll by talent solutions firm Robert Half shows 33% of professionals feel bored — a lack of interest in their job and disengaged — more than half their workday. Of those, 20% want a new job and may have one foot out the door. A separate Robert Half survey of more than 2,400 U.S. workers shows one in five respondents (20%) feel less engaged on the job than a year … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: 5 pasos para mejorar la moral de su equipo

por Edgar R. Olivo

La moral de su equipo es un factor importante que contribuye al desempeño de los empleados. Cuando está formando su equipo, también está cultivando las habilidades que le permiten a su empresa alcanzar sus objetivos. Ayudar a su equipo a alcanzar su máximo potencial es asegurarse de que tengan las herramientas y el apoyo adecuados para hacer su trabajo con éxito. Construir y … [More]

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