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The Post-COVID Job Market

As the government begins to lift restrictions and more businesses start to open back up, many people will begin to rejoin the workforce after being laid off or quarantined. Others may continue to work remotely at least part-time. With so much uncertainty, the post-pandemic job market is like one we’ve never seen. Social distancing, remote working, and questions about COVID-19 all factor into the mix for both employers and prospective employees. So what can we expect from this extremely f...

7 Effective Ways to Build Trust and Manage an Effective Remote Team

With just about everyone working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, building trust with your employees is more important than ever. In many cases, employees are working under stressful and unfamiliar conditions as they strive to do their jobs well during the quarantine. To help your teamwork effectively, maintain productivity, and stay motivated, here are seven tips that can help you manage your team remotely and continue to make sure everyone feels valued. TIP 1: Make sure your team k...

Tips for Starting Your Job Search During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Whether you’ve lost your job completely, have been furloughed indefinitely, or have been working from home for the last month and need to make a career change, the coronavirus quarantine has complicated things tremendously. Despite the worrisome unemployment reports, now is not the time to jump at any job offer that comes your way. In fact, it’s more important than ever to maintain your perspective so you make the right decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As you might imagine, the ...

Why Communication with Your Team is Key During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Joel Radziewicz When the coronavirus crisis became a full-blown quarantine, many mangers thought the biggest hurdle would be maintaining productivity, but for the most part, their teams have demonstrated a keen ability to function and adapt to this new, dynamic environment. In fact, it turns out the biggest obstacle many managers and business owners are facing with their teams is maintaining clear lines of communication. And with so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it h...

Helping the Personal Care, Landscape, and Construction Industries Find and Keep Top Talent

At Shyft, we pride ourselves on being a tech savvy recruitment agency—but tech is not our only focus. While we have traditionally specialized in certain fields, we continually develop new specialty areas, because new people come to us for help. Regardless of the type of work you do, there are core commonalities. All businesses need to be tech savvy to compete in today’s competitive candidate arena. Every industry needs not only good people, but the right people, to do the work. A Fit-F...

5 Tips to Build a Marketing Portfolio with No Experience

No digital marketing experience? No problem. You can still create a strong portfolio that attracts prospective employers while showcasing your true talent. Build a portfolio with no experience using these five simple steps. Create opportunities for paid work. Short-term freelance work doesn’t provide the benefits of a full-time position, but it can be an effective tactic to help you create a high-quality portfolio, whether you’re a recent college grad or making a mid-career shyf...

How the 2019 Job Outlook is Affecting Hiring

If you’re an employer looking to hire in the second quarter of 2019, you’ve probably experienced one of the following scenarios: A lack of applicants for open positions Candidates applying for open positions who aren’t qualified Applicants making it through the hiring process, only to reject or fail to respond to employment offers Thanks to an unemployment rate that has fallen to a near-historic low of 3.6%, these scenarios are becoming all-too common for employers across jus...

Shyft Turns Two Years Old!

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, Shyft Careers turned two years old, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We are so fortunate to be able to serve such spectacular clients and talented candidates. So, thank you. Thank you for putting your faith in us and thank you for trusting us to meet your employment needs. Shyft has come a long way in two years. Beyond the many dozens of lives we’ve changed for both employers and candidates, we like to think that we’ve played a small role in moving...

How to Come Back from Unexpected Departures Like a Boss

We’ve all had that one employee who fits perfectly into the business. The person who has your back and gives you the comfort of knowing every job will be handled just the right way. You don’t even think about them leaving. After all, you love them, and they love you. Why on Earth would they want to leave? Then one day, out of the blue, they pull you aside and tell you they’re doing just that. They’re leaving, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Your stomach drops, your palms get ...

The Benefits of Personal Relationships in the Recruitment Industry

Finding the ideal person for your open company position is tough. A successful hire depends on much more than the skills and experiences listed on a resume. Job boards help. You get a screened list—often a big one—of people who appear able to rise to the occasion and help your company thrive. It’s a great list, but it’s up to you to do the heavy lifting and determine which one is the right fit. No Haystacks—Just Needles What if you didn’t need to dedicate so much of your time and re...

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