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The New Sweethearts of the Workplace, Pay Increases for 2019, U.S. Job Numbers and more!

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Here's what's happening this week:

Daquetta Jones

Meet Gen Z: The Next Sweethearts of the Workplace

By: Elizabeth Apanovitch via Alaant Blogs

With Valentine’s Day this week, we’re sharing some love for Generation Z (aka as centennials, post-millennials), the next generation set to disrupt the workplace. So, what can you expect when it comes to Gen Z joining the workforce? Here’s a look with some classic candy heart conversation sayings…


Exclusive Valentine’s Day Offer

via Alaant

Love is in the air and because we love our clients, we want to share these special Valentine's Day offers with you…


Job openings soar to record high 7.3 million at the end of 2018

By: Jeffry Bartash via MarketWatch

Open jobs top the number of unemployed by almost 1 million. The numbers: The number of job openings in the U.S. surged at the end of 2018 to an all-time high, reflecting the resilience of an economy that keeps growing despite rising headwinds at home and abroad. Job openings climbed to 7.34 million in December from 7.17 million in the prior month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday…


PayScale Research Shows Most Companies Aren’t Planning Meaningful Pay Increases in 2019, Despite Retention Concerns and Volatile Talent Market

via AP News

Today, PayScale, Inc., the leader in modern compensation software, released the 2019 Compensation Best Practices Report (CBPR) which reflects trends and attitudes about compensation, retention and employee engagement from more than 7,000 employers. Entitled “Will They Stay or Will They Go?,” this year’s report reveals that employers are more concerned than ever about retaining their people. Yet, HR managers and senior leaders are reluctant to…


Four Tips For Getting Through A Change In Careers

By: Amy Nguyen via Forbes

Let’s face it: Career pivot — whether it's due to discovering your dream job, outgrowing your current job or finding a new role as the result of being let go — is a challenging process. It adds another layer of pressure to your already hectic life. It also often requires a significant amount of time and mental resources…

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Best U.S. Job Numbers Ever? Not If You’re Out of Work for a Year

By: Scott Lanman via Bloomberg

President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union speech last week that the labor market’s strength is evidence of an “unprecedented economic boom,” adding to his frequent boasts that include a tweet about the “best jobs numbers” in U.S. history. Yet by one key measure, far from a boom, the labor market hasn’t even returned to a normal state. Over the past 12 months, the share of unemployed people out of work for 52 weeks or longer…

Hot Candidate's of the Week!

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

Sarah - Customer Service Representative

Hartford, CT
  • Greets all clients, visitors and employees, providing courteous and professional customer service in person or on the telephone.
  • Services the reception area windows and performs related data collection/entry; screens all clients and updates pertinent demographic and insurance information into the practice management system.
  • Checks in and out clients for single/multiple appointments, utilizing the appropriate systems to ensure smooth client experience for both clients and clinical staff.
  • Performs proper protocol for processing clients and visitors for Behavioral Health service, utilizing proper systems for clinician and/or UCFS employee notification.
  • Work in conjunction with Parole Officer (CSSD) client integrating back into the community.
  • Schedules and books clients for single & multiple appointments with behavioral health providers, inclusive of follow up and initial intake appointments; calls clients to schedule/reschedule appointments as directed; prints daily schedules and encounter forms; requests/pulls medical records as necessary.

Allison - Office Administrator/Project Manager

Albany, NY

Allison brings 3 years’ administrative experience and is looking to move into Project Management. She has a process-focused mindset and is interested in working with a collaborative team to ensure timelines are met efficiently and effectively.

  • Bachelor’s degree           
  • Experience tracking and updating project milestones
  • Lead contact for Office Move Project     
    • Communicated with vendors to ensure process was running smoothly and deescalated situations
  • Responsible for billing, budgeting, event planning 40 corporate events a year
  • Comfortable with Microsoft SharePoint, Salesforce and Excel
    • Excel: Experience drafting timelines and flow charts
    • SharePoint: Track internal documents and information
  • Experience managing invoicing, data entry, taking meeting minutes, and reporting to a team

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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