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A couple of the top questions that often come up with assessing recruiting needs revolve around the cost of using outside recruiters and what benefits will be received when using an outside recruiter.  Let’s look at some creative ways that hiring companies have worked in their budgets to cover outside recruiter expense as well as… Read more »

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St. Louis-based Recruiter Randy Sims Named as a Top Recruiter by TheLadders Sims, CEO and Owner of Sims Executive Search and a client of Top Echelon® Contracting, ranks as 175 out of 20,000 recruiters. St. Louis, MO January 08, 2013 — Randy Sims’ hands-on, customer-centered approach to recruiting seems to be working for him and… Read more »

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“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” ~ Vince Lombardi ——————————————————————————– Becoming emotionally engaged on the job…. The Workforce “Engagement Gap” A study of workers in 19 countries shows that only 21 percent of workers are… Read more »

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“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves” – Dale Carnegie ——————————————————————————– In 2007 the young Irishman, Padraig Harrington, stood on the 18th… Read more »

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison So often we need to have an attitude like Thomas Edison, because if he would have given up, we might all be sitting in the dark right now. It is easy to let things scare you: defeat, criticism, the economy……… Read more »

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Boomers, Gen. X, Gen. Y…… so what’s next. Actually Gen. Z, those born around 2000 and after. To know how to work along side and motivate the different groups, we first must know who they are. Boomers = Born 1946-1964. Influences such as Churchill & Dr. Spock to Jack Nicklaus & JFK. And TV like… Read more »

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As we research the current job market situation, one term standouts predominately; “Baby Boomers” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, federal government employment is expected to decrease by 3.7 percent by 2016. Though there will still be several thousands of federal vacancies due to baby boomer retirements. This trend is consistent throughout the corporate… Read more »

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“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” ~ George Burns- Comedian We all have it from time to time. Stress. Here are a few tips to… Read more »

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GET ENERGIZED FOR WORK If most of what we watch on TV is accurate, most Americans are worn-out and tired the majority of the time. This fast lane pace that we are living can cause many of us to feel chronic fatigue. In fact, you may have the MONDAY BLUES (and it may not even… Read more »