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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 ...

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...

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...

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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