7 Common Unconscious Biases

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Have you ever hired someone that you thought was going to be great, just to find that the person did not live up to your expectations?  It might be because your personal biases impacted your decision-making process during the interview.  Because of the current tight labor market, we can’t afford to make bad hires.  If… Read more »

(Part 2) Where have all the candidates gone? 5 more facts you need to know about the candidate market in the Twin Cities

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In Part 1, we talked about how the number of jobs open is higher than the number of candidates actively looking for jobs. We talked about how candidates have pay and location on their mind, and they have more choice than they have ever had before. We shared that candidates are receiving 20 calls from… Read more »

Where have all the candidates gone? 5 facts about the candidate market in the Twin Cities (Part 1)

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  The number of open jobs is higher than the number of candidates actively looking for jobs. The June 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) survey stated that the ratio of unemployed persons per job opening was 0.8 in June 2019. At the peak of the most recent recession in July of 2009, there were… Read more »

Success in the Medical Technology Industry

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  When you look at how Verum Technical has helped employers succeed, it is clear how important a strong and reliable partner in staffing can make a huge difference in both project and long-term success for companies. Take the example of a recent success story with a unique medical device company. The way they evaluated… Read more »

5 Technology Trends Affecting the Engineering Industry

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  As technology changes, so does the engineering industry. We’ve seen amazing advances in consumer technology, business intelligence, in machine learning and in the internet of things, all of which are quickly shifting how engineers think about their work. To stay ahead of the curve in this industry, it’s important to stay in the know… Read more »

How to Make Quality Connections at a Networking Event

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  Networking is аll аbоut dеvеlорing quality relationships. Some less experienced networkers struggle tо mаkе ԛuаlitу contacts, so hеrе аrе ѕоmе common nеtwоrking miѕtаkеѕ people mаkе, along with ѕоmе tips оn hоw tо аvоid thеm and build a strong rapport with other professionals. Mistake #1. Being a “Card Puѕhеr” Nеtwоrking is NOT a numbеrѕ gаmе…. Read more »

Scientific Research on Identifying High-Potential Employees

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  Finding the right person for the job can be a real challenge for employers, but finding the right person who also has long-term potential to grow and flourish within an organization, can seem all but a matter of luck. Hiring managers don’t have a crystal ball to see into the future of a candidate,… Read more »

Why You Should Use a Staffing Agency

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Finding your first job can be a very daunting experience. It takes hours and hours to work through all the job postings, want ads and applying directly to websites of companies you would like to work with. You apply to the position, you wait, and you wait, and you wait some more and in some… Read more »

Following Up After the Interview

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Now that the interview is done, it’s time to play the waiting game.  What should you be doing while you wait to hear back from the company?  One thing you shouldn’t do is wait around and hope that you will receive an offer.  What you should do is continue applying for jobs and interviewing with… Read more »

What to do on the day of the interview.

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Ignore everyone that says the day before the interview is the most important. There is no more important day in a job hunt than the day you actually sit down and interview. Sure a lot of prep should be done the day before. Directions should be acquired, research done, cloths picked out, alarm set, etc.,… Read more »