Staffing Insights

Preparing for the Upcoming STEM Shortage

Human resource professionals consistently rank the scientific, technical, engineering, and math (STEM) fields as the hardest positions to fill. Today’s supply of STEM workers is currently very tight, but the current situation is just the tip of the iceberg.

Coworker Gift Guide December 11, 2014

Coworker Gift Guide

Just in time for the office holiday party, Messina Group is releasing its 2014 Coworker Gift Guide. All gift ideas are hand-crafted – and memorable.

Inertia Is No Longer an Effective Talent Retention Strategy

The job market is heating up, and companies are responding by getting more aggressive in their pursuit of top talent. But smart hiring managers know that acquisition is just half of the talent equation; it doesn’t do any good to bring in new talent if your existing, proven performers are walking out the door.

HR Professionals: Engineers, Scientists Among Hardest to Find

Engineering and scientific roles are two of the hardest positions to fill, according to human resource professionals.

Recruiting, Contract-to-Hire November 04, 2014

Hi. My name is Michael. I’m a great guy. Want to get married?

If this was a guy’s pickup line, the girl would probably think he’s crazy. Of course, we’d think the girl was just as crazy if her response was: “Hey, Michael. You made a good first impression. Let me call my parents to tell them the good news.”

Employee Turnover, Architectural November 04, 2014

Architecture Firms Brace for Surge in Employee Turnover

Last year the American Institute of Architects (AIA) published a survey on compensation and employment trends in the architecture industry. The report, which the AIA updates every two years, highlighted several interesting trends.

Talent Surplus, Architectural November 04, 2014

Architectural Firms Should Enjoy the Talent Surplus While They Can

As the economic recovery continues to gain momentum, the competition for talent is heating up. Companies that grew accustomed to having all of the leverage when it came to filling positions over the past five years need to recognize that it’s become more and more of a seller’s market for talent.

Recruiting, Securing Top Talent November 04, 2014

Acquiring Talent in a Seller's Market

As the economic recovery continues to gain momentum, the competition for talent is heating up. Companies that grew accustomed to having all of the leverage when it came to filling positions over the past five years need to recognize that it’s become more and more of a seller’s market for talent.

Scientific, Lab September 29, 2014

Quicker, Cheaper, Better: The Role Scientific Process Consultants Play in Your Go-To-Market Strategy

In the pharmaceutical, chemical, and food industries, the name of the game is getting your products to market quicker, cheaper, and with higher quality. Every company is looking to gain an edge by streamlining and automating their product development and production processes. But realizing these game-changing process improvements is much easier said than done.

Scientific, Lab September 29, 2014

Staffing Model Creates Strong Pipeline for Scientific Talent

In today’s economy, growth is fueled by technological innovation. So it is no surprise that demand for scientific professionals has skyrocketed since the early 1990s. Companies across the pharmaceutical, chemical, and food industries are constantly looking to fill their rosters with highly skilled chemists, biologists, and other scientific professionals.

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