How to Make Your Onboarding Process More Effective

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  If you’re spending too much time on the hiring process, you’re not doing the most vital work for your organization. It’s important to recruit candidates that lead to a successful team, but managers have a multitude of responsibilities to attend to. Between your day-to-day activities, big–picture goals, and managing your team? It can be daunting to add […]

Do I Still Need a Cover Letter?

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Your parents used cover letters, your older siblings used cover letters, but should you? In a landscape of changing technology and new hiring techniques, it can be difficult to know what the right choice is to land you the job. You may see some postings that don’t require cover letters but wonder if you should […]

What To Do If You’ve Hired The Wrong Person

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It happens. You think someone is perfect for the position, but when that person starts they aren’t as great as you thought. Whether it’s just not the right fit, or they don’t have the skills they advertised, it’s difficult to fit a square peg into a round hole. How can you remedy the situation? Whether […]

Bad Jobs Can Be Avoided by Reading the Job Description

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Job seekers have enough challenges: repeatedly refreshing a resume, new cover letters for every post, and filling out demographic data again and again. It’s easy to feel defeated when you don’t hear back from hiring managers, and it’s tough to tell what’s worth applying to. Smart job seekers spend their energy wisely and avoid applying […]

Is Your Stress Affecting Your Hiring Process?

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Do you remember your first interview? Ironing the wrinkles out of your suit, trying to secure a strong handshake, wondering whether you’ll be able to make a great impression… it’s an extremely stressful situation. One way to hire the right candidates is to put yourself in their shoes. It’s important to balance empathy with professionalism. […]

Multi-Tasking: Why It’s Time to Stop in 2019

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Juggling your responsibilities can be reckless. Remembering and executing multiple tasks simultaneously overwhelms the senses and causes you to make simple mistakes. Don’t deceive yourself into thinking that you can accomplish more by multitasking. To remain effective, you need to give 100 percent to your top priority, rather than giving 10% percent effort to 10 […]

Why Is the Company Going Silent in the Job Search?

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Your interview went well, your resume stacks up, and you haven’t heard a word. How often has this happened to you? You’ve sent your thank yous and asked about the timeline, but you haven’t received a rejection or an offer. It can be frustrating to remain out of the loop, wondering what comes next. If […]

Why Your Employees Will Quit This Year

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It happens: an employee quits and you’re left asking yourself how it happened. Some losses are more surprising than others. Adaptation is important for any manager because you’re going to have staff members quit on you. Have a plan to follow up, like keeping resumes on file or teaming up with a staffing agency, but […]

Our Top Career Tips for Job Candidates from 2018

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2018 has been a great year to find your dream job! In any industry, Davis Staffing has helped qualified candidates find a great temporary or temp-to-permanent gig. As a massive metropolitan area, Chicago applicants can face an uphill climb attempting to find the right job in a sea of not-quite-right opportunities. This year we’ve assigned […]

Hiring Mistakes New Small Business Owners Make

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You’ve got guts! Starting a small business is no simple feat. This endeavor takes patience, courage, and a lot of business know-how. Any industry leader will tell you that you can’t do it all on your own. This is why it’s so critical for small business owners to hire an effective, trustworthy team to support […]