Staffing Insights

Generation Z, Staffing Stream December 12, 2016

Staffing Stream - November 2016

Generation Z consists of those born in the mid 1990s to the early 2000s, and makes up 25% of our population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. They are the first post-millennial generation to enter the workforce - and like Millennials, their generational characteristics are going to challenge our workplace norms. In this month's staffing stream, we share the characteristics of this new, interconnected generation, as well as highlight ways to prepare your company for the incoming job seekers. 

Employee Turnover, hiring August 16, 2016

The Cost of a Bad Hire

What is a crucial aspect of your business but also one of the hardest things to get right? Hiring. Although the need to hire more employees can mean your business is flourishing, finding the ‘perfect’ candidate to add to your team is a challenge that affects all companies in some way, shape or form.   

Recent Graduate May 24, 2016

5 Reasons to Hire a Recent Graduate

Summer is just around the corner, which means college seniors are graduating - most with the hopes of landing their ideal job. While recent graduates can be overlooked or underappreciated at times, they are a promising and valuable sector of our labor pool, especially for companies with long-term goals for their employees. More and more employers are taking advantage of this ever-growing demographic when looking to expand their team, and rightfully so. 

CRM Selection, CRM platform April 21, 2016

3 Hard Realities of CRM Implementation

CRM platforms, such as Salesforce or Microsoft Dynamics, provide companies with an unlimited capacity to innovate while also increasing their productivity, efficiency and top-line revenue growth. In our current environment of constant disruption, business needs change fast and frequently. While CRM platforms possess a certain flexibility that works well for businesses, many companies fail to realize the expected return on investment from their CRM implementation due to overlooking significant factors. In order to improve the effectiveness of your CRM implementation, here are 3 tips to ensure that your platform expectations match your business’ reality.

CRM Selection, CRM, CRM platform April 08, 2016

The Do's and Don'ts for CRM Selection

Selecting the right CRM platform for your business is an important decision that notably affects employee productivity, as well as your ability to improve customer service and satisfaction and increase profits. With more than one hundred CRM packages in the market, it’s crucial for your executive and IT teams to work through the selection process together, focusing on your business objectives to help narrow the field.   In order to successfully improve your business, here are some Do’s and Don’ts for choosing the right CRM platform. 

When a Relocation Package Makes Sense

If a company needs industry specific executive staff, highly-specialized skill sets or is located outside of a metropolitan area, making offers inclusive of relocation packages may be customary. However, for employers unaccustomed to needing the draw of a relocation package, there can be some uncertainty as to whether or not relocating a candidate is the best solution.

From Baby Boomers to Millennials - The Changing Labor Pool

A country’s workforce is a compilation of their economic and technological advancements, meaning its always changing, adaptable and resilient. As our technology improves and the economy shifts, our workforce transforms, altering the types of jobs that are essential, creating a need for different types of candidates, and even adjusting how we think about work altogether. With all of the changes that stem from technology and economic shifts, there is another vital societal element that is impacting our employment landscape – the changing demographic of our labor pool.

Declining the Job Applicants You Don't Hire

It's always a great feeling when a company finds the perfect candidate to fill an open position. Whether it took a few weeks of sifting through resumes and conducting interviews or a few months, securing the right job applicant also means you have to turn down the wrong ones.

Staffing, Engineering, BECO February 24, 2016

Quality Assurance Hiring Sparked by ISO Changes

Increased globalization has changed the way we do business and contributed to the International Standard Organization’s (ISO) release of major revisions to its Quality Standards in September 2015. The release of ISO 9001:2015, the first major change since 2000, is a shift in standards as a response to advancements in business diversity, global commerce, more complex supply chains and technology. According to ISO, there are many benefits to adopting the new standards.

BECO February 24, 2016

Essential Skills in a Great QA Engineer

Quality assurance departments may be undergoing scrutiny as well as growth due to the recent revisions handed down by the International Standard Organization (ISO). Major changes to quality standards are causing companies to reassess their quality management systems as well as their quality assurance leadership and staff. Once a company formulates a transition plan for implementing the new standards, they will need to identify the required skill sets and knowledge their Quality Assurance (QA) personnel should have. If hiring is required to round out their team, it is important to consider the essential skills of an excellent QA Engineer. What does it take to be a sought after Quality Assurance Engineer?

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