Connect with Charlotte’s Best Staffing & Recruiting Firm!
Join us on Tuesday, October 29th, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, for a great opportunity to network and get to know the rockstar recruiters at AccruePartners! Come speak with a LinkedIn Representative & dress to impress for a FREE LINKEDIN HEADSHOT from our professional on-site photographer!
Make Your 2013 Fast 50 Nomination!
AccruePartners is thrilled to sponsor and present at another Fast 50 event, hosted by the Charlotte Business Journal. This is one of the many opportunities we have to sustain our leadership position and make continuous investments in the Charlotte business market.
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Connect With Us On LinkedIn!
LinkedIn has quickly become the leading social media channel for networking and engaging with other business professionals. It’s a powerful tool that the AccruePartners team is constantly utilizing to acquire talent and develop new relationships. In fact, we value the effectiveness of LinkedIn so much that we’ve been throwing LinkedIn events! These events serve as a great opportunity for our clients to network, get a professional head shot and learn how to utilize this networking tool more effectively! Stay tuned for details on our next event!
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7 Habits of Highly Successful Hiring Managers
If Kermit the Frog thinks being green is hard, he should try being a hiring manager (amirite???). Faced with the challenge of finding qualified candidates in a labor market where the demand often outweighs the supply, hiring managers don’t have it easy these days.
Attract Top Notch Talent in a Candidate Market
With companies growing, the continued demand for talent the tides have changed to a candidate market – leading to an increased demand for talent to fit both the technical and subjective needs of a company. This shift has created competition and requires employers to stay on top of the interview process, so they can ultimately make a decision faster.
We’re switching up the web site with a new look!
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new web site! Designed with a fresh and innovative appearance, the web site reflects AccruePartners’ leading presence in the Staffing and Executive Search market. We invite you to visit the completely revamped site that features a host of changes, additions and improvements – all to provide a more streamlined experience for candidates and clients alike!
7 Surprising Ways To Motivate Millennial Workers
While millennials are the most educated and culturally diverse of any generation before them, they’re also notorious job-hoppers who dislike bureaucracy and distrust traditional hierarchies – leaving many business leaders scratching their heads.
Don’t Hold Them Back! And 4 Other Ways to Keep Top Talent
One of the things I most admire about world-class companies is how they spot top talent inside their organization, and the great lengths they go to keep them.
HIRE A GAME CHANGER THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR COMPANY!
You have staffed your team with all the right people, yet you see other companies with far less surface talent achieving incredible results and outstripping you. Why is this?
GET LINKEDIN TO ONE OF THE LARGEST PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS!
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social networking sites with over 175 million members and growing quickly. LinkedIn connects you and your trusted contacts to help exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals.
»View a GREAT INFOGRAPHIC that illustrates how professionals utilize LinkedIn
WHICH TOP FOOTBALL SCHOOLS HAVE THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE IN THE BUSINESS WORLD?
What does success in college football say about future success in business? ZoomInfo searched our profiles of 65 million businesspeople for graduates of the top five football schools, according to this week’s BCS standings. Which schools have the most graduates serving in C-level positions? How about VPs, directors and managers?
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JOHN SCHMIDT GETS PROMOTED TO DIVISION DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
Since joining AccruePartners on the Accounting and Finance team in May 2011, John Schmidt has demonstrated leadership and a strong work ethic. John brings to the team an excellent ability to assist clients and candidates in finding both a technical and intangible fit.
ACCRUEPARTNERS TAKES EXTENDED STAY’S CORPORATE RELOCATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH AN ORGANIZED, BEST-IN-CLASS STAFFING PROCESS.
AccruePartners played an instrumental role in staffing the Payroll Department and Revenue Accounting Department and assisted with a smooth transition as the Extended Stay Hotel Headquarters fully relocated to Charlotte in early 2012. Extended Stay Hotels had only a three-month time frame to go live with payroll processing in Charlotte, NC and attract talent to staff a newly-revamped Revenue Department.
Reputable firms exercise best practices to produce the highest quality talent. The confidence in the agency to represent both client & candidate well is paramount to a successful search process.
An executive search & staffing firm’s reputation is important and largely built on the people within it. The knowledge, experience, credentials & passion of a firm’s leadership drives the organization’s success – developing long-lasting, mutually-beneficial partnerships with its clients, & finding & placing the best candidates. One of the first things both a client & a candidate should look for in selecting a search & staffing firm are track records & credentials within the industry.
MEET OUR STARTING LINE-UP!
Meagan Parker shows outstanding dedication and strength to handle the hands-on recruitment of high quality talent for support roles that are unique and critical to business operations of any company such as: EA’s, Office Administrators, Marketing to include Digital and Social Media Specialists, Technical Customer Service/Inside Sales, Project Coordinators, Sales Assistants and other one-off, hybrid positions that are hard to fill. As an effective leader of the Corporate Support division, she continues to strengthen the success of this area of practice by mentoring and guiding her team – ensuring solid placement for both the candidate and client.
MEET OUR STARTING LINE-UP!
As an experienced recruiter and industry expert, Matt Donato strives to be more of a functional business partner, serving as an extension of both the candidate and the client in the marketplace. Donato’s ability to listen and understand the needs of candidates and clients, allows him to build lasting relationships.
CONFIRM THAT YOU’RE GETTING THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST TALENT!
Your company has just found the ideal candidate – impressive experience, excellent references, a phenomenal portfolio – but like every company, your company has its own unique approach to successfully executing a project. So how do you know if a candidate’s problem-solving methods coincide with your methods? Give them a project!
DON’T LET THE NEW WAR FOR TALENT KNOCK YOU OUT!
There’s a new war for talent that’s allowing workers with in-demand skills work wherever they want and command a high salary. As the economy continues to recover, the gap between the skills companies need and the skills most people have, will continue to grow – causing the war to intensify! Companies are fighting to hold on to high quality talent in their organization, while stealing more skilled workers from competitors.
10 Years Strong of Building People, Companies & Careers!
AccruePartners is excited to celebrate 10 solid years of matching the right clients and candidates – providing impeccable services to Fortune 500 companies, privately-owned and small businesses throughout the Charlotte area! Since it’s founding in 2001, principal partners Amy Pack & Patty Comer have maintained a very successful path and solid history resulting in numerous awards and recognitions.
10 unacceptable behaviors for the workplace that will get someone FIRED!
As an executive search and staffing firm, rarely do we ever focus on firing people. However, it’s an unfortunate process that is inevitable within the workplace. It’s a tough experience for anyone, but justified when employees are hindering the success of your company. So what exactly does it take for someone to be faced with the loss of a job? Dishonesty, lying on a resume, refusing to follow directions and orders, too much personal stuff at work – are a few valid reasons.
Swap Jobs With Your Receptionist to truly understand your business
Inc. January 2012 – It’s my belief that you can’t truly understand your business unless you’ve experienced it from the ground up. While you may pore over profit-and-loss statements, immerse yourself in the interview process, and personally lead the sales and marketing efforts, you haven’t done a damn thing if you haven’t worked at your reception desk for a full day.
Dealing With Brain Drain:
Sometimes, People Just Have to Move On
Is brain drain inevitable if your company isn’t growing, or is there something more to this than meets the eye?
Sometimes there is an undercurrent of reality that should be acknowledged: people have to move on. And this is the easiest time of year to acknowledge it. It’s the end of the year and one of the top New Year resolutions is about getting a new job. If you aren’t in an ideal situation, it’s even easier to say.
Well, maybe they don’t have to leave. When people leave mentally but stay and take up a seat in your organization, that’s bad as well. But at least they are still there, right? It is not only important to understand where your company is in the morale and engagement department, but to also know what your tolerance is for deadweight employees.
Finding the right talent that fits the culture of your company,is best for times when your company continues to stay flat. Identify candidates who are excited about the challenges that the lack of rapid growth present. Contact us to today to let AccruePartners provide you with unique opportunities to valuable talent & be sure to check out this month’s featured candidates below.
Captivate the knowledge of AccruePartners for the latest market knowledge around hiring and identify talent.
Here at AccruePartners, we actively share, engage and update clients and candidates through our Blog: Tap Into Our Talent, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Our hope is that clients and candidates gain valuable insight from informative articles, stay up to date with visibility of photos of recent placements and follow our involvement within the community – ultimately feeling connected with the AccruePartners team!
To find out more or see what we’ve been up to lately,
- Check out our blog: Tap Into Our Talent
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- Connect with Us on LinkedIn
Contact us to today to let AccruePartners provide you with unique opportunities to valuable talent.
“At the end of the day, it isn’t just about a having a visionary idea or business plan. It’s about employees who bring passion and flawless execution.”
Such is how Kevin Ryan began – and set the tone for – his keynote address, Hirer’s Remorse? Why 80 Percent of Business is Choosing the Right People, at the recent Inc500/5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Ryan should know a thing or two about what it takes to grow and run a business. He has launched several New York-based businesses, including Gilt Groupe (for which he is the current CEO), Business Insider, ShopWiki, 10gen/MongoDB, and, not least of all, DoubleClick, which he helped grow from a 20-person startup to a worldwide company with over 1,500 employees.
Drawing from his own experience, Ryan discussed the beliefs and practices that have fueled his success as a business leader, the foundation of which, are based on people.
HIRING STRUGGLE PHENOMENON
Behind the highest unemployment levels in more than a quarter century is an unexpected twist: Employers are having a difficult time filling some positions, even as 13.9 million Americans remain without work. The problem is especially acute in pockets such as Washington, D.C., and North Dakota, which bucked the worst of the 18-month recession that ended June 2009, and in industries such as technology where competition for recruits remains high.
The failure to match willing employers with appropriate workers is contributing to a jobless rate that has stalled around 9 percent or higher since April 2009 and is keeping the unemployed on the sidelines for longer. The rate was 9.1 percent in July, when payrolls rose by 117,000 workers after an increase of 46,000 a month earlier, the Labor Department said Aug. 5.
The Key to Getting the Best Selection of Talent
As the economic turnaround begins, is your recruiting strategy aimed at giving you the best talent? Timing your targeted recruiting is the key to getting the best selection of talent. This “pre-turnaround hiring” strategy involves targeted recruiting just prior to competition for talent heating up. It will allow you to elect top talent before everyone else starts pursuing the same people.
Employees Seeking Greener Pastures
Half of the American workforce may soon be bounding for the building exits, What’s Working survey reveals. The survey, conducted by human-resources consultants at Mercer LLC, illustrates just how discontent workers are with their jobs, with half of the 2,400 workers polled expressing unfavorable opinions of their employers.
In addition, one in three workers are seriously considering leaving their current jobs, more than a 20 percent increase in the past six years. Twenty-one percent of employees have already mentally checked out, citing negative views and dissatisfaction.
Results establish nonexistent wage growth and increased workloads as the root of workers’ dissatisfaction, with more than half of those surveyed claiming they’re not happy with their pay rate, followed by issues with career development and performance management.
AccruePartners Offers You the Latest Technology!
AccruePartners is pleased to announce a new offering to our clients: VIDEO RESUMES! With disproportion of talent needed for the available jobs in Charlotte, our goal is to provide you with a service that will ultimately save you time and money. Our use of the new and innovative digital video technology allows our clients to be introduced to a job seeking candidates via video, before committing to an interview. With this new technology our clients appreciate the ability to see and hear candidates answer questions specific to their openings, before meeting in person. We understand that the first interview can be awkward for both parties, so we hope to eliminate any surprises with the use of video technology.
As a forward thinking company, AccruePartners is excited to be the first in Charlotte to offer our clients the latest digital video technology. The internet is such a prominent resource in all of our lives today, so what better way to provide a service that can be easily obtained by our clients.
Check out the video resumes of some of the candidates. We strongly believe will help your hiring process. We look forward to any feedback you have to offer.
AccruePartners Gets a New Look!
What better time for a new look than within this new year and new economy! We realize the benefit of a strong presentation and the value proposition of a partner when seeking the right candidate. This month we are excited to announce the launch of our NEW WEB SITE & NEW BLOG enhanced with a sleeker appearance and a more inviting user experience – to better serve you.
The brand image of a company validates it’s role as a competitive player within the market. As your partner, we not only want to exceed your expectations, but offer a strong presentation that reflects the strength & standards of your company. The goal of our new, attractive and easy to navigate web site is to improve communication and integration for both you and the candidates within our market.
Our clean, sleek and sophisticated new brand has been carefully developed with your business and the market talent in mind. Our number one goal is for your company’s success by placing the best talent for your specific needs, culture and business model. AccruePartners diligently works to attract top talent to fit the astringent qualifications resulting in quicker hires having an impact on your business. Together, we are working towards finding the right fit for your company. We invite you to check our NEW WEB SITE and NEW BLOG!
When we purchase an item, much like the hiring process, our decision is unconsciously based on the overall appearance and presentation of the item being marketed. The item with the strongest and most consistent brand will be pursued. Learn more about the importance of your brand by reading Joshua Waldman’s article “The Top 3 Mistakes Job Seekers Make on LinkedIn.”
Don’t delay when quality talent is knocking on your door!
Time is critical when it comes to hiring a highly qualified candidate; therefore, make the most of every interaction with them. Plant a strong seed with a lasting impression – you and your organization have the opportunity to capture the candidates’ attention with the first interview. Continue to maintain the newly created relationship by following-up in a timely manner.
Act fast. Once you are confident in the talent of the prospective candidate and believe they will flourish within your organization, make the hire. Fast actions will prevent a candidate from being lured by your competition. Assume that every candidate has to choose your hire from a pool of opportunities. How will you mold their first impression and how fast will you act?
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Labor Shortage Persists in Some Fields
There are nearly 14 million people looking for a job, but few have the skills to fill the four computer engineering openings at Gowalla Inc.
The Austin, Texas-based start-up, which competes with FourSquare Inc. in location-based social networking, hopes to add the programmers to its 27-person staff, but finding applicants with the right skills is a challenge, said Gowalla Chief Executive Josh Williams. “Most people we want are employed somewhere already. We don’t get a lot of applications coming in,” he said.
Overall, companies have slowly begun to hire again. In January, employers added 36,000 jobs, according to the Labor Department. The number of job openings has grown more rapidly. According to the Conference Board Inc., a nonprofit research organization, there were 4.3 million advertised job openings in January, 16% more than a year ago.» read more
Does Your Work Wife Get A Valentine?
Some Co-Workers Want to Acknowledge a Deep – Yet Platonic – Bond on the Romantic Holiday. For Valentine’s Day on Monday, Amy McMahon will be celebrating twice. She’s preparing a romantic candlelight dinner for her longtime boyfriend and giving him a gift card from his favorite fitness website. That same day, Ms. McMahon will be giving her “work husband” some small heart-shaped cakes and a sentimental card. “Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all about romance. It is about showing the people you love that you care,” says Ms. McMahon, who lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her boyfriend of 10 years, Casey Hoover.
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The Importance of Human Resource Branding.
Branding is all about creating differences. The Human Resource Branding has become a concept of great interest. The importance of mastering the concepts and skills behind branding has a greater implication for Human professionals. Now a day’s more and more eyes are looking towards Human Resource as the call for need.
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Charlotte Observer talks hiring with Patty & Amy.
The stubbornly high unemployment rate, along with increasingly picky corporate clients, has been good for business for Accrue Partners, the Charlotte-based staffing and recruiting firm. Partners Patty Comer and Amy Noland say they’ve noticed some positive trends, such as companies hiring full-time employees, on top of more temporary hires.
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Are You Hiring Achievers?
If a company screens on years of experience, they’ll tend to eliminate many of the high-potential candidates from consideration before they even have a chance to evaluate them. Achievers are people who raise a company’s talent bar. Hiring more achievers is how you do it!
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What Did You Call Me?
It’s easy to make fun of these titles, but when we talked to the people who held them, you could feel their sense of ownership of, engagement with, and excitement about their jobs–and the offbeat titles that described their jobs. Their work truly mattered to them, and how their work got described to the world mattered as well.
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Would You Hire Your Own Kid?
Parents have become too reliant on schooling and education to prepare their children for the real world. The article give parents tips and ideas to help further prepare their child to enter the workforce. It also discusses what new graduates must have but are not getting in our current educational environment.
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Retaining Employees in an Economic Upturn
The following article discusses how companies need to keep their strongest employees close and what can be done to minimize the risk of losing that key talent. Salary increases, other incentives, along with clear communication will let the employee know they are valued and needed with the company they are already with.
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