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Don’t Go Back to the Future. The Remote Aspect is Here to Stay.

Welcome to 2021. Yes, 2020 was a tough one. It tested us and as much as we all may just want to turn the page, it changed how we worked. As the dust of a chaotic year begins to settle and we set our sights on new possibilities, one thing seems certain: we’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto. We’re talking about the remote work environment. It is here to stay. This means that all businesses—large and small–will need to embrace the remote work aspect to remain successful and stay current ...

Case Study: Tree & Lawn Care

The Problem As a full-service tree and landscape care company, our client approached Shyft Careers with a challenge. Struggling to attract specific qualified candidates, they consistently showed low engagement on job postings and lacked an efficient hiring process. As a company that takes an ecological-systems approach to each project and prides itself on plant and tree healthcare, their hiring needs are unique within the industry. They knew they needed to fill jobs quickly, upgrade their gener...

Case Study: Digital Marketing

The Problem As a digital lead generation agency, Creation Agency demands highly specialized professionals who are well-versed in specific technical fields and found within a quick recruitment window. New creative and highly competent talent is imperative for the company’s success and attaining client satisfaction in demand gen marketing. For Creation Agency, relying on a trusted solution to perform quick recruitment that yields skilled professionals is paramount. The Solution For Creation...

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...

Case Study: In-Home and Personal Care

It’s not enough to have an online presence. Today’s talent-rich job market demands polished and professional appearances from businesses. But what sets small companies apart in their bids to acquire top talent? Our client came to us with this question, and we helped them find answers. The Problem The client offers a wide array of home care services to seniors. Staffed with trustworthy and compassionate caregivers, the business lacked new applicant interest to fill existing positions. As...

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...

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