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job search

1. Taking Too Many Breaks During Your Search

Let’s face it…we have all been there. Unemployment accompanied with a job search can be exhausting and discerning. Although its ok to take the occasional breather, don’t allow yourself lengthy breaks every time you are discouraged, or even worse, when you are making some progress.

how to retain good employees

When it comes to retaining your top talent and avoiding constant turnover, you need to plan ahead. People are no longer staying at companies for 20, 10 or even 5 years anymore. This is partly due to millennials making up a larger percentage of the workforce and their tendency to “job-hop.” Job hopping can be caused by many things: Whether it’s boredom, desire for better pay or a career change, feeling underappreciated and overworked, or for better opportunities and more options, companies are losing top talent at an alarming rate.

recruiting

Social Media is no longer just a way to connect with friends and family, but it has quickly evolved into a useful recruiting and screening tool to help make sure that you are hiring the right candidates.  With 3 out of 4 American adults on social networking, if your company isn’t present on social media, you may be missing out on valuable job candidates. And if you aren’t screening prospective candidates, you may be missing some major red flags, or In turn, something that sets them apart from other candidates.

hiring strategy

Before you invest your time, money and insanity into hiring new candidates and filling vital positions, it is good idea to research and understand current workplace trends and how they will affect your workplace. Forbes.com has captured research and insights that they have tracked through hundred of studies released by companies and third parties. Here are the top 7 trends to be aware of in 2015:

hiring strategy

Finding and hiring the right candidate is a difficult and costly task for any company. It involves advertising, sifting through mountains of resumes, and conducting numerous interviews, all of which eat up a staff's already busy schedule. Some experts estimate the costs of filling a position can range from 8 percent to 20 percent of the position's annual salary for the first year.

hiring veterans

There are nearly one million unemployed military veterans in the U.S. according to the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs, and the Department of Labor reports that, for some veteran groups, unemployment is more than 20% higher than the national average.

 Link Staffing has made it our personal mission to hire, recruit, place and train vets so that can successfully transition into a civilian career. With the creation of LinkCorps, a veteran job program, we have successfully been placing vets for years and have personally witnessed the countless benefits that they have brought to our clients.