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The 4 Do's and Don'ts Of A Job Seekers Market

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on October 4, 2019 at 8:37 AM

Looking for your next opportunity? You’re in luck: with unemployment at an all-time low of just 3.7%, it’s a job seeker’s market right now. With an increased playing field of potential employers, job seekers have more choices than ever when it comes to pursuing a new career, whether that’s in the same industry or a new one. When deciding where to take your career in 2019, there are a few things to consider as you navigate the job market. Check out our list of do’s and don’ts of a job seeker’s market:

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy, Recruitment Advertising

5 Keys To A Positive Company Culture

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on September 30, 2019 at 11:13 AM

When looking for a new professional opportunity, there are plenty of things to consider, from salary and benefits to commute time and growth opportunities. Yet in recent years, company culture has become an increasingly important point of consideration for employees: a Glassdoor survey found that 56% of employees prioritized company culture over salary. This is especially important, as job hopping has nearly doubled over the last twenty years. How do you ensure that your company culture is one that will attract and retain team members? Check out our five keys to a positive company culture below:

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy

5 Easy Solutions for Improving Your Onboarding Experience

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on September 20, 2019 at 9:11 AM

After numerous phone calls, plenty of questions and countless applications, you’re finally here: your new hire’s start date is just around the corner. You have the date marked down and you have their training materials ready to go. You run through a mental list of first day onboarding, but you still have your own responsibilities to cover and you start to feel overwhelmed.

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy

5 Ways To Retain Your Employees

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on July 25, 2019 at 8:23 AM

If you're a business owner or a company leader, you know this dilemma all too well: You have new hires ready to join your team and excel in their new role, but the environment around the office isn’t where it should be. Your current team members aren’t engaged and turnover has created a revolving door of talent. This creates obstacles for leadership as they strive to not only bring in new talent, but retain their current team members. How do you grow your business if you are constantly working to maintain a consistent workforce?

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy

3 Differences That Set Leaders Apart from Managers

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on June 27, 2019 at 9:04 AM

We have all dealt with a difficult manager. It typically happens with your first job in high school, but it can be a chronic problem for graduates as they enter the professional world or climb the corporate ranks. Every team will have their grievances with management, but if you have been on the other side, you are aware how difficult it can be to manage a team of diverse personalities.

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Topics: Business Leaders

How To Identify Top Performers Before The Hire

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on June 3, 2019 at 8:27 AM

Everyone’s interview process is a bit different. Whether you conduct three rounds or just one, the purpose of every interview is to determine if a candidate is a good fit for your company. This can include their fit with the team or an overall company culture fit, but the goal is always to uncover how a candidate will perform once they are in the role.

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Topics: Business Leaders

5 Reasons You Should Work in Advertising Sales

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on May 15, 2019 at 9:15 AM

With advertisements all around us, there are more opportunities in marketing and advertising than ever before. Whether you are looking for your first career in advertising or for a new adventure in the world of marketing, advertising sales can blend multiple aspects of the industry into one, comprehensive role. Below we're exploring five reasons advertising sales could be the perfect fit for your professional journey.

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Topics: Work at Zimmer

How Leadership Impacts Company Culture

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on May 9, 2019 at 8:17 AM

"Lead by example." It’s a tried and true approach to any leadership role. But just as new parents begin to find their kids picking up on their habits, managers and company leadership can find their employees emulating the behaviors they observe in the workplace. While sometimes this can be positive, there are also times when negative behaviors can develop as well. This then creates a domino effect: Once a few employees begin behaving in a certain way, it impacts the company culture and the entire team.

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy, Business Leaders

Onboarding Best Practices: How To Transition from Candidate to Employee

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on May 2, 2019 at 8:48 AM

You have sifted through countless applications. You’ve conducted dozens of interviews. Now, you finally have the right candidate. They accept your job offer and together you set their start date, but now what? Do you play the waiting game until that first day, or do you schedule a time to check in with the candidate to keep communication open? Rather than letting the standard two weeks tick by without talking to your new recruit, we suggest you begin onboarding.

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy, Business Leaders

How Company Culture Improves Retention and Increases Engagement

Posted by Jonathan Durbin on April 24, 2019 at 8:37 AM

In today’s job market, prospective employees have more options than ever when it comes to their next professional venture. And with Millennials now making up the largest percentage of the current workforce, attitudes about job-hopping are shifting as wellThat means many employees are keeping their options open for an opportunity where they can feel involved in a greater company vision. This could be setting up your business to lose strong performers as a result.

So how do you retain the new talent you’ve worked so hard to recruit? Look no further than your company culture.

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Topics: Business Growth Strategy, Business Leaders

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