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Understanding your market is the first step in creating a successful staffing firm. After all, how can you provide just what your clients are looking for if you don’t know exactly who they are and what they need? To gain the competitive advantage, you need to consider the importance of market research. Here are five… Read more »

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Summer’s here, which means it’s the season for MBA internships! But what’s the going rate? How does your internship stack up, especially when compared to your peers in the top business schools? What industries are paying the most? For most MBA students, especially those in consulting and banking, summer internships can be a good dress… Read more »

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The economy and current job market is something that impacts each of us and every industry. A healthier economy means a stronger job market. And in recent months, there has been some promising news as well as some unfavorable news. First, the good news: Employment rates rose in April as hiring became stronger than in… Read more »

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Big data has been touted as the new route to easy success. Companies have been made to feel like they’re way behind the times if they haven’t gone after big data aggressively. The problem? Too many companies jump into big-data projects and end up with nothing to show for their efforts. Why? 1. Lack of… Read more »

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Chances are, at some point in your job hunt, you’ll be required to do a phone interview. Why? It’s faster and cheaper for employers, and it allows them to screen more applicants in less time with fewer complications. Phone interviews seem so much less formal—you can wear whatever you want! You can do it from… Read more »

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Even in this still uncertain economy, it’s not pie-in-the-sky thinking to imagine new ways to grow your business. And one great way is not complicated: if you want your business to grow, you need to hire leaders – people who will create growth for your business by making it unforgettable. No, your company doesn’t have… Read more »

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Predictions for e-commerce spending in the United States are in the neighborhood of $260 billion, according to a projection from Forrester Research, Inc. That spending is expected to reach $370 billion in 2017. Is it possible that online shopping might replace brick-and-mortar retail stores? Not a chance. Real-world retail isn’t dying. It’s evolving. The projected… Read more »

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Most government data have been available to the public for decades. But if you’ve ever tried to access it, you know that finding what you need quickly and in a useful format has been nearly impossible. Good news! The federal government has begun releasing data in a digital format that allows software engineers to use… Read more »

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Did you know that number of new jobs created in March of 2013 dropped by nearly 180,000 in the US versus February 2013? In February there were almost 268,000 new jobs created in the US and in March a bit under 88,000 were created. Companies seem to have shifted their interests from external hires to… Read more »