04.12.2019

Alaant Advisor

World Autism Awareness Day, 6 Retirees Share Their Stories, The Job Market Bounces Back, and more!

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The Alaant Advisor is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

How to Choose Your Healthcare Recruiter Wisely

By: Joseph Monahan via Alaant Blogs

Being a Healthcare Recruiter in today’s ultra-competitive job market is not for the faint of heart! With the unemployment rate among Registered Nurses at 1.4%, and Nurse Practitioners at 1.1%, it has never been harder to attract qualified candidates. Couple this with salaries on the rise in the healthcare space as demand increases, candidates being pickier than ever before about taking a job opportunity, bonuses being used as incentives, and competition among healthcare employers at Game of Thrones-level fierceness—how do you navigate all of this to standout and find the valuable talent you need in your organization...

How to Make Neurodiversity Work this World Autism Awareness Day

By: Sushman Biswas via HR Technologist

While organizations recognize diversity as crucial to business success, conversations about diversity have largely been centered around gender, race, age, and sexuality. The idea of neurodiversity – welcoming people who think differently, is yet to take off. In 2018, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that nearly 1 in 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). And only 16.8 percent of people with ASD were employed. Many people with this disorder…

Support Team Alaant in the JDRF One Walk

via JDRF.org

We’ve teamed up to form the ‘Alaant Workforce Walkers’ for the JDRF Northeastern New York 'One Walk' to end type 1 diabetes (T1D). We dream of a world without Type One Diabetes. You can help to make that dream a reality! Your donation can help to changes the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. We thank you in advance for your support...

6 Retirees Share Their Second-Career Stories

By: Rachel Hartman via U.S. News & World Report

Learn how retirement can present both financial and personally rewarding opportunities. Retirement doesn’t have to be the end of all types of work. Retirees may need to bring in additional income. But for many people, taking on additional work during retirement can mean more than an extra paycheck. A retirement job is often a chance to pursue a long-kept dream, stay engaged or find fulfillment in a meaningful role. These retirees discuss what made them take on a second career and how others can follow in their footsteps...

The High-Impact Strategies Top Candidates Use To Ace Job Interviews

By: Chris Westfall via Forbes

For seasonal workers, recent grads and folks looking for an internship: there’s a hidden five-step interview strategy that high performers are using to land new jobs. Based on this Forbes post from JJ Kinahan, job growth in the U.S. is surging. After a difficult February, the economy remains strong and prospects are positive. As the job market heats up into summer, top candidates know this proven strategy for interview success—do you...

Job Market Bounces Back in March with 196,000 Gain in Payrolls

By: Jeff Cox via CNBC

Job creation posted a solid rebound in March, with nonfarm payrolls expanding by 196,000 and the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.8%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. That was better than the 175,000 Dow Jones estimate and comes after a dismal February that had economists wondering whether the decade-old economic expansion was nearing an end. The unemployment rate met expectations…

Why Many Job Seekers Switch Jobs Frequently

By: Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter via Glassdoor

Why is it that some people stay devoted to one job for many years, while others seem to flit from one position to another? Why do some careerists plant themselves into a role for the long haul while others frequently uproot for greener pastures? There are many reasons people become job hoppers, some viable and others not so much. Either way, identifying their motives is helpful in managing potential flight risks; as well, knowing how to…

Hot Candidates of the Week!

These are two of the best candidates we've seen this week. If you would like more information on either candidate, please reach out to us right away.

John - Operations/Shipping Manager

Hartford, CT
  • Administered, supervised, and supported the daily workload and activities of on-road delivery drivers, package handlers, administrative and clerical staff to ensure that assigned duties were accomplished safely and efficiently, serving as front-line supervisor and main “go-to” operations management point of contact.
  • Supervised in-center customer support contact center, handled corporate customer service center escalations, processed dispatching reports and oversaw shipment investigations; monitored and supported optimization of package flow metrics, utilize dispatch management and on-road communication systems throughout day.
  • Adjusted route load as needed by arranging load transfer meet points to ensure commitment times for high levels of service, delays, overloads, etc. are resolved; communication and documentation on various reports for level of service, incident, mileage, tracking, etc.
  • Ensured programming, maintenance, and dispatch plan administration for on-road handheld communication devices is accurately completed; manage and service corporate service alerts, identified most appropriate service route to dispatch commercial business bulk pickups, administration of shipment claims investigations and concerns.

Sheryl – Administrative/ Executive Support

Albany, NY
  • Great Administrative candidate who is professional, kind, fast pace, flexible and approachable.
  • Holds a B.S. Business Administration with a Minor in Communications.
  • Wide range of experience after serving in higher-ed for over 15 years. 
  • Believes in change and is technologically literate; has transferrable knowledge and skill to pick up new tools and resources quickly.  
  • Works well with all levels in higher ed, from faculty, students, grad students, alumni and associate deans.
  • Proficient in MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Constant Contact, Canva, Hobsons and Razor’s Edge

About the Author

Miranda March Digital Strategist for Alaant Workforce Solutions

Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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