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Qualities to Look for in Entry-level Candidates

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Potential over skills. With experienced talent in short supply, it’s beneficial to change your outlook when it comes to hiring and learn how to identify the qualities that predict success in any role, regardless of experience.

Hiring? What to Ask Before Partnering with a Staffing Agency

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Trying to find the right staffing agency to assist with your hiring needs? Here are some of the questions you should ask in order to find the best fit for your organization. What industries and areas do you specialize in?

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Looking to Change Your Career Path?

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Need a career change? Whether you have been struggling to find a new job in your specific industry, or you’ve simply decided that you want to find a career path that is a better fit, you need to prepare for the challenge. .

Tips to Help you Select the Right Candidate for the Job

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Have you been hiring the wrong candidates for your company’s open positions? Maybe it’s time to revisit and tweak your hiring selection process. The key is to move quick, but not too quick.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Tired of being told you’re overqualified?

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Not getting calls back when applying to positions you know you’re more than qualified for? It’s a confusing concept that years of great work experience might eventually work against you in your job search.

Need Immediate Help? Utilize Temporary Workers

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While we continue the re-opening of our region, there is still a lot of uncertainty. None of us can predict the future, and some businesses still aren’t comfortable hiring employees to their staff on a direct hire basis without knowing for sure how re-opening will impact our area.

How to Effectively Lead a Remote Team

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Leading a remote team doesn’t seem to be getting any easier for managers who were thrown into a remote work environment earlier this year for the first time. If you’re struggling to keep your employees focused and productive from home, you’re not alone!

How to Handle a Pandemic-Related Resume Gap

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Job seekers all know that a gap in employment is a red flag to future employers, but don’t dwell on this as much if the gap was caused by COVID-19. The majority of recruiters and hiring managers will not hold it against you this time around, especially if you’re working hard to secure a new position.

Showcase Remote Work Experience on your Resume

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Remote work is hotter than ever, for both businesses and job seekers.

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2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

Welcome Jeff!

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Jeff Teplitsky, Staffing Manager. Key Resource Group is excited to announce the newest member of our team, Jeff. Jeff got his career started in the sports industry after graduating from Niagara University in 2014 from the Sports Management program.

Starting a New Job Remotely: COVID-19 Edition

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Have you always dreamed of working from home? Although working remote definitely has its perks, many workers have now realized that there’s a lot more to it than just lounging in sweatpants with your dog. Starting a new job in general can be scary and a huge life adjustment.

The Objective Statement is Dead

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Trends are constantly changing, and it’s no different when it comes to your professional résumé. If you haven’t had to look for a new job in several years, know that there’s probably much more to update on your résumé than just your most recent position.

Welcome Brittany!

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Brittany Rydza, Recruiting Assistant. Key Resource Group is excited to announce the newest member of our team, Brittany! Brittany graduated from Trocaire College with her Associates Degree in Human Resources.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Is the one-page résumé a thing of the past?

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Is the one-page résumé a thing of the past? Yes and no. Let’s break down this question into two. Is it okay if a résumé is only one page? Does a résumé have to fit onto one page? This one-page “rule” comes from a time when résumés were faxed to an employer or recruiter. This is outdated advice.

Beware! Work From Home Job Scams

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Before COVID-19, remote work was already incredibly popular, and the majority of workers craved the option to work from home.

Welcome Kathy Cornish!

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Kathy Cornish, Staffing Manager. Key Resource Group is excited to announce the newest member of our team, Kathy. Kathy Cornish joins the KRG team with over 12 years of HR and recruiting experience.

Showcase your Soft Skills in 2020

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Soft skills are the keys to professional relationships and future success. If you got them, flaunt them! Here’s why these kinds of skills should be acknowledged. Your soft skills will get you promoted.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

Hello…? 9 Important Tips for your Next Phone Interview

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Dogs barking in the background, candidates carrying on with their grocery shopping while slurping a coffee – recruiters have heard it all while conducting a phone interview. Phone interviews are used to screen candidates and narrow the pool of applicants who will be invited for an in-person interview, and it’s a concern that job seekers take them so lightly. As the phone interview is your first impression with a potential employer, it shouldn’t be handled casually at all.

Hire the Non-Traditional Candidate

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New year, same shortage of talent. If you’re still struggling to find that perfect candidate, or any candidates at all, it may benefit you to reconsider the candidates you quickly put in the ‘no’ pile once before.

Not Getting Interviews?

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Before you put full blame on a company for not bringing you in for an interview, make sure you’ve covered all of your bases in the process. Here is where job candidates fall flat in the initial interview stages: Applying to every opening the company or staffing agency has available. Recruiters will have trouble taking you seriously if you’re applying to anything and everything. They’ll be confused what kind of role you are actually interested in pursuing, and move on to another candidate.

IT Staffing 101

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Sick of waiting around for an outside IT or marketing company to fix urgent technical matters at your office? As your company continues to grow, you may find the need to hire someone in-house to help with your IT necessities. If filling an Information Technology position is foreign to your business, you may not know what to expect when it comes to hiring an IT employee. Whether you’re looking for a Help Desk Specialist, Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, etc.,

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

Congrats, Ann!

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Our team as a whole is genuinely thrilled to announce an internal change: Ann Cardena has been promoted from Senior Executive Recruiter to President. As many of you already know, Ann is passionate about helping others succeed in their professional careers and is truly amazing at what she does.

6 Common Misconceptions of the Staffing Industry

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Looking for an additional resource to continue building your business, but hesitant about partnering with a staffing agency? For over 35 years, recruiters at KRG have worked hard as a team to squash the myths and misconceptions floating around about our industry. Here are some the most common misconceptions we clear up for local organizations on a regular basis. Misconception: Staffing agencies only help companies fill temporary positions.

Does your hiring process align with today’s employment trends?

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According to countless sources, the best candidates are off the market in 10 days. This comes as a shock to companies who haven’t had to hire in the last few years, as it wasn’t always a candidate driven market and hiring was a much slower process. Keep up with your competition! Here are some hiring tips that are essential to adding top talent to your team in 2019. Attract and engage candidates. It’s an employees’ market!

Strategic Questions to Ask an Interviewer

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“Do you have any questions for me?”. The pressure is on! This can be one of the most intimidating questions asked in an interview if you aren’t prepared. However, it’s essential that you deliver appropriately. It’s always suggested that you ask something. Any question is better than no question, but if prepared wisely, the questions you ask can be used to your advantage. There are countless strategic questions to ask an interviewer.

Build Diverse Tech Teams: Strategies for Hiring & Reskilling Your Workforce

Learn from the experts at HR Dive, Guardian Life, Axios, Vettery, and General Assembly about common biases within the talent sourcing process and strategies for improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

How to Avoid Appearing Cocky in an Interview

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Sometimes our nerves can get the best of us. Talking about yourself to others can be uncomfortable, especially when you’re being asked to do it in a job interview. It’s important to remain confident, but never arrogant, and finding that perfect middle ground can be tricky. No one wants to work with a know-it-all. You could have the perfect background for the position you’re interviewing for, but could be taken out of consideration because of how you portrayed yourself in the interview.

7 Bad Work Habits to Cut Out Today

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Been working the same job for a while? Although this isn’t always necessarily a bad thing, becoming too comfortable in your current role can cause you to pick up a bad habit or two. Take some time to re-evaluate your work day and figure out what bad work habits are holding you back from advancing. Here are some bad work habits that you should work on cutting out immediately: Not challenging yourself. This is the biggest problem once an employee gets too comfortable at work.

What are job seekers saying about KRG?

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How to Decide Between Multiple Job Offers

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In this job market, intelligent and open-minded job seekers are a glimpse of light in a dark tunnel for Buffalo businesses. Companies are still struggling to find talented candidates as the unemployment rate remains incredibly low. Because of this, it’s becoming more common for skillful and hardworking job seekers to receive more than one job offer at once after actively interviewing. We see it happen all of the time! If this just happened to you, congratulations.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Welcome Alicia Vilnyanskiy!

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Alicia Vilnyanskiy, Resource Coordinator. Key Resource Group is excited to announce the newest addition to our staff, Alicia. Alicia is the first smiling face you’ll see when you walk into our office. Interviewing can be quite stressful, but Alicia’s demeanor lets you know you’re in good hands! If you have any questions, Alicia will be the one on the phone to guide you to wherever you need to be.

How to Address a Temporary Position on a Resume

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Q: Should I put a temporary position on my resume? A: Definitely. You should never leave off or try to mask a temporary position on your resume. If you leave the position off completely, there will be an unanswered career gap on your resume, which is a red flag for employers. Employers will also be cautious if a previous employer comes up on your background check that wasn’t listed on your resume.

5 Reasons It’s Time to Convert your Temporary Employee

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If your company has been burned too many times in the past, it’s understandable why you might choose to take the temp-to-hire route when hiring your next employee. Temp-to-hire is a great option to see if the employee will fit well in the role before making anything official, but don’t test the waters for too long. The majority of temporary employees will continue to seek permanent employment elsewhere, and you don’t want to lose the chance of hiring a great employee if you can help it.

Hate your new job? Give it time.

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Ready to quit moments after starting your new job? Hold tight. Before you throw in the towel, make sure you’re not only being patient, but realistic. Being the new employee is an intimidating challenge, and you have to give it a fair amount of time to improve and feel familiar. Be aware of the adjustment period. When you start a new job, keep in mind that it isn’t only a change for you, but the company needs to adjust as well. You’re new, and you will probably make mistakes.

Meeting Today’s Challenges for Better Organizational Success Tomorrow

The 2021 Q2 Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights Report: Adapting for Tomorrow explores evolving employer trends and today’s unique workforce challenges. Get insight into how to optimize flexible work policies and training to reduce stress and burnout.