This Week’s Spotlight – Denise Horan, Innovative Employer Offerings, and Much More!
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The Alaant Spotlight features local leaders and businesses to highlight the great work they are doing in our community, sharing their career advice and/or secrets to success—in their own words. They are the people making a powerful impact for good across our region. Get to know Denise F. Horan, Founder and Principal of Integrated Management & Sales Consulting…
Do you know a Capital Region professional or business that shines bright? Let us know! We’d love to feature them in a future spotlight.
Incorporate “old’ and “new” strategies to recruit employees with these tips from Alaant's Managing Partner, Miriam Dushane…
Last November, Justin Churchill traveled around the US for six weeks, but the Jersey City, New Jersey, software engineer didn’t touch his unlimited vacation time. Instead, he took a sabbatical, no questions asked. At his work-management platform company Asana, employees qualify for a paid sabbatical after completing four consecutive years of active, full-time employment…
We’ve learned many things about the workplace during the pandemic: employees can be just as, if not more, productive working remotely; businesses can tap into digital tools and systems to streamline operations and increase efficiencies; and connections with team members, customers and clients can be maintained and cultivated on a virtual basis…
Once the business world came to understand the difference between diversity and inclusion in the workplace, there was a belief that promoting diversity would somehow naturally lead to a more inclusive work environment. Since then, many companies have learned the hard way—through the loss of in-demand talent or the inability to hire such talent—that this isn’t often true. While diverse hiring practices do…
Q: Does your hiring (from job post to start date) cycle take more than 30 days?
Results are in! Our survey tells us that 2/3 of you have hiring cycles that take longer than 30 days. A couple of factors to consider: a) we’re in a very tight labor market; b) candidates are jumping to other offers faster than in years past; c) finding the right person for the job is time-consuming. There are lots of contributing factors, but at the end of the day, we’re all competing for the best of the best in the market at every level of the organization.
If you’re looking to find ways to improve your time to fill, Mya.com provides a few thoughts: The Top 10 Ways to Reduce Time-To-Fill
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.