Leveraging Job References to Boost Your Candidacy

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Many job seekers view the process of providing references to prospective employers as a burden. They see this task as a potential landmine that could only hurt their chances of landing their next job. But this is the wrong way to view references; candidates need to see their references as an… Read more »

Building a Strong Bench: The Importance of Succession Planning

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Just as Major League Baseball has a “farm system” where they cultivate promising talent in the Minor Leagues before they bring them up to play in the Majors, so too must companies if they hope to maintain continuity and build a sustainable leadership team. Nothing disrupts a company faster than a… Read more »

Interviewers: Bring Out the Best in Your Candidates

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By Steve Margalit,  FPC It’s perfectly natural: Many job applicants get flustered and tongue-tied on interviews. Others may be more relaxed, but they still do not know how to convey their value when speaking with a prospective employer. Does this mean they are not the right fit for your company? Hardly. Just because some candidates… Read more »

Imagining a Post-Pandemic Workforce

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How the hybrid work model can be used to attract and retain top talent By Steve Margalit, FPC National When the pandemic first struck and shutdown orders spread throughout the nation, many companies were thrust into uncharted territory. They scrambled to realign their operations so they could survive during a prolonged business interruption. For months,… Read more »

The Job Market is Revving Up, Are You Asleep at the Wheel?

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By Jeff Herzog and Steve Margalit, FPC National Most economists agree, economic conditions will continue to rapidly improve throughout 2021.  The global pandemic which was thrust upon us in early 2020 sent shockwaves through the stock market, the job market and almost every aspect of our daily lives.  Because the setback was event driven and… Read more »

The Transformation of the Recruiting and Job-Search Industry

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Job Vacancies are Increasingly Being Filled Through Proactive Recruitment Techniques By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National This is not your grandfather’s job search. The days of circling want ads in the Sunday paper and then mailing in a resume disappeared decades ago with the introduction of digital job boards. And while these job boards disrupted… Read more »

You Know What Happens When You Ass-u-me?

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Don’t Take Your Hiring Process For Granted By Steve Margalit, FPC National There are few things in life that give you the outcome you’re looking for without directly investing your personal effort or guidance. The hiring process is no different. To generate successful results for your growing organization, precision planning and coordination are not optional,… Read more »

Gearing Up for a Robust Job Market in 2021

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By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National As we turn the page on 2020, employers and job seekers are entering the new year will a sense of renewed optimism and enthusiasm. Because of the pandemic, many companies had postponed their plans to expand their teams and fill in gaps in their workforces. Employees had also delayed… Read more »

How to Build, Nurture, Manage, and Retain a Superstar Team

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By Steve Margalit, FPC National Developing a high-performing workforce doesn’t happen by accident. It is the result of careful planning, the right management approach, and a human-centered organizational culture. To develop a superstar team, you must begin with the understanding that your workforce is the single most important asset in your business; it is the… Read more »

How to Onboard New Hires Successfully

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The Secret to Promoting Long-Term Employee Engagement & Retention By Steve Margalit, FPC National First impressions matter. Just as we experience initial feelings and reactions when meeting another person, we also have distinct impressions when we start a new job. These impressions are powerful, lasting, and often difficult to change. The good news is that… Read more »