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It’s no secret that job seeking is stressful. Competition is stiff and you need to make yourself stand out. A well-crafted resume with some significant accomplishments is a good start. Throw in some glowing references, outstanding interview responses, and some solid experience and you’re golden, right? But what else can you do to become a… Read more »

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The biggest asset of any company is their IT department and their engineering talent. Not only does their ability to function on a daily basis depend on them, but the potential for sustainable growth is in their hands—which means management has to do whatever it takes to retain them. It’s your responsibility to identify them,… Read more »

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Whether you’re trying to improve your relationship with your employees or your relationship with your spouse, communication is usually the best place to start. It’s the best way to make sure you have the same goals, that you’re on the same page, and that everyone else understands what each person is doing and responsible for…. Read more »

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A job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience! You’re meeting new people, trying to remember names, and make an overall good first impression. The better prepared you are, the smoother it will go. Though you can’t control everything about the day, you can at least rehearse your answers, research the company, and select the most… Read more »

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Employee turnover is an important issue that can affect small businesses. Some estimates claim that it costs more than twice the amount of an employee’s annual salary to find and train a replacement. When resources, including time, money, and energy, are spent on hiring, productivity decreases, the rest of the employees are burdened with extra… Read more »

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Cranberry Township, PA – February 7th, 2019 – SSI, a leading employment agency in the IT, Engineering, and Professional labor categories, announced today that they have won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and placed talent. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing winners… Read more »

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Hiring is one of the most challenging tasks a business leader takes on. It’s time-consuming, expensive, and frustrating when you can’t find that perfect candidate. And the longer it takes, the longer a job will remain vacant and the less productive and efficient your team will be. But using a staffing firm can make that… Read more »

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No matter what kind of leader you are, delegating some of your responsibilities is the key to maximizing productivity and preventing burn out. But that’s easier said than done. It’s hard to know which tasks to let go of and which employees you can trust. Sometimes it’s just easier to do things yourself. But if… Read more »

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Communication is one of the most important soft skills that employers and hiring managers look for when they’re vetting candidates. Almost every single job requires some form of communication, whether it’s in email form, face to face interactions, or crafting publications to be dispersed to the public. So it’s important to show off your communication… Read more »

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The work landscape is ever-changing. Generational makeups shift over time, cultural standards morph, and worker preferences evolve, all of which can make your current management style less effective or even inappropriate. Luckily, you can improve your style of management with some effort and due diligence. Here are five approaches that can help you get started…. Read more »