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 »

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 »

Hiring Top Talent is Hard: Why You Should Partner with a Recruiter

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By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National As most employers understand, the primary driver of business success is building and retaining a high-performing team. And while the pandemic has created a larger pool of talent, the critical task of identifying and selecting the right individuals has become more daunting and challenging than ever. Companies can eliminate… 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 »

Job Seekers: Here’s Why You Didn’t Get Hired

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Focus on the Why by Jeff Herzog Reading through the job description, you couldn’t help but notice that you were a perfect fit for the opportunity. In fact, the requirements of the position matched your qualifications so closely, you felt like you were reading a personal invitation. And because your resume fit the description so… Read more »