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 »

Job Seekers: Boost Your Digital Presence

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By Jeff Herzog President, FPC National In the digital age, job seekers have become a lot like companies in that their digital presence will often determine their success. Just as consumers analyze brands’ websites, social media content, and credentials before making a decision, so do employers when seeking a candidate to hire. This is especially… 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 »

FPC National Survey: Job Seekers Attitudes’ During a Pandemic

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By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National Before the pandemic began, the employment market was robust. In January 2020, growth was in the forecast, as 225,000 new jobs were added to the payrolls nationally. Average private-sector employee earnings rose in January by .2%, and increased by 3.1% over the prior year. Anyone looking for a new… Read more »

Collaboration: A Key to Recruiting Success

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How a partnership model and a national “Exchange Program” lead to successful executive placements By, Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National Your company is about to initiate a search to fill a senior-level vacancy. You’ve assembled a search committee, defined the requirements of the role, and engaged the services of a professional recruiting firm. But how… Read more »

You Think Hiring Someone Can Be Frustrating? Try Being a Candidate

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Takeaways for the Hiring Manager to Sharpen Their Process By Steve Margalit, FPC National “We do not learn from experience; we learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey. The hiring process, which is largely controlled by the whim of the hiring company (as it should be) does not always run as smoothly as it… Read more »

Remote Working Challenges: How To Keep Current Staff Engaged and Integrate New Remote Employees Into Your Team?

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By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National Introduction In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, more companies than ever before are allowing their employees to work from home in compliance with government directives to help flatten the curve and protect the vulnerable. However, as more employers encourage people to work from home, they’re quickly finding out… Read more »

Staying Vigilant in the War for Talent

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Secrets from an Executive Recruiter By Steve Margalit, FPC National The more things change, the more they stay the same.  The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are still impacting how business is done in the United States and around the world.  As the economy revs back up and the employment market regains its footing, one… Read more »

The Impact of Remote Working and Remote On-boarding on Businesses

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By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National The transition to remote working that’s been thrust upon Corporate America by the pandemic hasn’t been smooth for many employers. While for those companies still in a position to make new hires during this time, on-boarding new hires remotely while managing a newly remote workforce doesn’t make things any… Read more »