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Heart-Healthy Workplace

  How heart healthy is your work environment? According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and 2 killers worldwide. Did you know that “company culture can play a huge factor in heart health…”…
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Your Candidate Experience is Costing You Great Hires

Competition for top talent is fierce, and with the abundant resources and information available to candidates online (think Glassdoor, LinkedIn, etc), companies must carefully craft their talent acquisition strategies to involve an overall "candidate experience". Competition for top talent is fierce,…
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Make 2018 your best year ever (professionally)!

A recent article featured on Thebalance.com "Top 10 Ways to Be Happy at Work" provides ideas that may help you find happiness at work and make this year your best year ever. Below are a few highlighted ideas from the…
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May 2017: Time to Consider Contract Roles Instead of Perm?

Another great market for contract opportunities?  How to know if now really is a good time to consider contract roles instead of perm? Given the uncertainty surrounding H-1B legislation, IT professionals and departments across the US and here in Houston…
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April 2017: Successful Telecommuting

“Virtual Office” “Remote Worker” “Satellite” “Off Site” “Telecommuting” “iworkers, eworkers or Web Workers” “Portable Professionals” “Digital Nomads” “Non-Cubical Dwellers”  There are many names  for the  increasing number of professionals working in a nontraditional office setting. According to a GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com 2016…
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March 2017: Prepare For A Year With More Interviews

2017 rebound underway?  In our limited view of the overall refining and chemical marketplace, we've experienced a very sluggish 2016 that ended with a flurry of mid and high-level management hires. Although it's not unusual for us to see last…
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March 2016: Changes in IT Recruiting and Hiring

As one million security positions go unfilled worldwide, according to Cisco research, companies across all industries are gearing up to increase recruiting efforts focused not only on top IT talent but also on gender diversity within their IT workforce.  According…
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February 2016: Best Ways to Keep Employees Happy and Productive

“If you can hire people whose passion intersects with the job, they won’t require any supervision at all. They will manage themselves better than anyone could have ever manage them. Their fire comes from within, not from without.” Stephen Covey…
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4 Reasons to Use a Retained Search

When you are trying to hire a person for an executive position, typically paying $150,000 or more, you don’t want to mess around. It’s important to hire the right person so you don’t experience a high rate of turnover. You…
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Interviewing Tips for Government and Public Sector Companies

Interviewing Tips for Government and Public Sector Companies Presented at the Executive Women in Texas Government 2014 Annual Conference by Linda Ranostaj. Between the challenges that Corporate America are facing with attracting the best candidates, younger generations and the factor of…
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Attracting In-Demand IT Talent to the Public Sector

Attracting In-Demand IT Talent to the Public Sector Presented by Kristen Gaustad & Linda Ranostaj at the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC) 2013 Annual Conference. How to attract potential employees from various levels of experience…
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The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Professional Outlook in 2025

The Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Professional Outlook in 2025 As presented at the 28thAnnual TX/LA Environmental, Health & Safety Seminar, what’s the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Professional outlook in 2025? Retirement is coming for a large group of…
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Retention Ideas that Reach Across Generations

Retention Ideas that Reach Across Generations For many years, the popular belief was that base salary is the main motivator for employees to stay happily employed with their current company.  However, over the years companies have discovered that money is…
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How To Successfully Use Videoconferencing For Interviews

In a tight job market, we experience an increase in project demands and competition for quality professionals.  Good talent does not stay on the market for long, so it’s a “no-brainer” that our clients are using Skype and other software…
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May 2015: Avoid Hiring Mistakes

For many, May brings thoughts of impending summer vacations, beautiful "sleep with the windows open" nights, and for the unfortunate few, spring allergy season. However in the corporate world, May signals the imminent influx of new graduates into the workplace…
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