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Six First Interview Tips: Making Your First Interview a Success

You got the interview. Congrats! The good news is you made it through the first screening stage. A lot of people don’t. This means, on paper, the company thinks you have what it takes to join their team—or they’re sufficiently intrigued and want a closer look. The not so great news? They’re want a look at a few others, as well.   The really good news is you now get to show them why you’re the best choice. Follow these first interview tips to make sure you are. Become an Intervi...

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-Firs...

How Companies Can Benefit from Hiring Freelancers

As a hiring manager, you know the workplace is constantly changing. Not long ago, for example, freelancing was pretty rare, but today, 53 million Americans freelance. This means there is quantity and quality available for you to access and it’s easier than ever to find the exact talent your business needs to thrive. More and more small and large businesses are filling immediate and ongoing needs by outsourcing work rather than hiring full-time workers. Looking at just a few of the benefits, i...

3 Steps to Marketing Your Marketing Portfolio

If your online portfolio is ready to be seen and admired, but no one seems to be looking, you need to market your marketing. It may seem daunting, but it’s easier than you think. You know why? You are marketing something that you know better than anyone else in the world. You are marketing you. We’ll show you how to gain traction by taking just three steps. Step One: Every marketing professional needs a personal unique selling proposition. Marketing your online portfolio is more than sho...

How We Make Your Digital Billboard Work for You

Experts say you have seven seconds to make a good first impression. Seven seconds to give the people you want to reach a reason to stop and look around. Seven seconds for the candidates you want to say yes or no to your company. Seven seconds in the infinity of cyberspace is chaos incarnate.  Yet these chaotic seven seconds compose the timeframe for determining whether the people you need to keep moving your company forward decide if they want to get to know you.  Shyft makes the most of thes...

Why Investing in Employee Education is a Win for Everyone

The important difference here is with win-win-win, we all win. Me, too. I win for having successfully mediated a conflict at work. --Michael Scott, The Office When it comes to employee education, it might seem like it’s a one way street heading in the direction of the employee, but those benefits have a way of making their way back to the company and providing real value for everyone involved. Not to outdo the great Michael Scott or anything, but we might even say employee education ...

The Anonymity of Glassdoor Reviews is a Good Thing. Really.

Your company’s vision statement is inspiring. Your branding is tight. Your unique selling point sums up your company perfectly and sets you miles apart from the competition. Your corporate website looks so pretty it makes you want to cry. Then, out of the blue, your hard work is completely unraveled by a handful of angry, off-base reviews from a few disgruntled “anonymous” former employees or people you didn’t even hire in the first place. Glassdoor and its anonymous review functio...

How to Stop Losing Employees

Attrition. It’s the one word most hiring managers least want to hear—and for good reason. Attrition doesn’t just mean a simple loss of employees. It means that the loss of employees is more than an anomaly. It means—and this is where it hurts—that the loss of employees is part of a pattern. Losing employees is an inevitable part of business. Resignations, terminations, and retirements happen. People move on. But when those exits start coming in clumps or with more and more regularit...

Attracting Candidates That Match Your Company Culture

A clearly-defined company culture is a major part of what attracts remarkable talent. If you want your business to stand out, you have to build it up from the inside with people who mesh well with your brand. Define Your Culture Before searching for candidates that seamlessly integrate into your corporate culture, you have to define it. Do you want your business to be fun and carefree? Intellectual and to the point? Thoughtful and insightful? Much of it comes down to your industry, your va...

3 Tips for Starting Your Career After College

Whether you landed a job months before graduation or you’re still looking, the transition from college to the “real world” is daunting. Stepping foot into your first full-time position out of school can be scary, but knowing the ins and outs of job searching will benefit you tremendously. Here are some tips to get your career started on the right foot. 1. Gain Experience If you’re still in school but you don’t have a job lined up yet, take the opportunity to gain more experience in y...

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