Alaant Advisor

Setting Up Your Workplace for Success, Staffing Firms Are In, Reach a Broader Range of Tech Candidates 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:

Growth Mindset

Set Your Workplace up for Success with a Growth Mindset

By: Angela Milkie-Stokes via Alaant Blogs

What’s your company’s mindset (attitude)? Is it helping you succeed or holding you back? Author Carol Dweck has a lot to say about having a Growth Mindset (always learning, open to change, tackle challenges) versus a fixed mindset (set in ways, no motivation to fix what is perceived as not being broken). We happen to agree with Carol and believe a growth mindset can…


Parenthood Derails the Careers of Many in STEM, Especially Women

By: Linda Carroll via Reuters

Almost half of women and a quarter of men leave careers in science, technology, engineering and math after they have their first child, a new study shows. Researchers found that 43 percent of women and 23 percent of men walk away from full-time STEM jobs after starting a family, according to the study released by the Proceedings of the National Academy...

Job Search

The Psychological Impact of Job Search in 2019

By: J.T. O'Donnell via Inc.com

Ironically, looking for work in times of low unemployment is lonely and demoralizing. Here's why: My editor recently shared with me an article that is one of the most-read and most-shared of all time for Inc. Magazine. It's called "The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship." In it, the author discusses the glaring challenges and unglamorous realities of being an entrepreneur (which include higher rates of depression). As I read it, a voice inside my head declared…

Staffing Firms

In-House Recruiters Are Out; Staffing Firms Are In

via Recruiting Brief

As technology becomes more advanced, the human race must be prepared to adapt with it, or risk being left behind. While recruiting technology is making recruiters lives easier, it’s also shaping the hiring landscape. Is your company prepared for this shift? Recent surveys of hiring managers and staffing firm employees from CareerBuilder, Inavero, and the American Staffing Association (ASA) identified the major obstacles facing hiring managers and staffing firms…


Nine Ways To Reach A Broader Range Of Tech Candidates

By: Forbes Technology Council via Forbes

Diversity is an increasingly important consideration for employers in all sectors. Businesses large and small now seek to recruit candidates of different genders, ethnicities, ages and backgrounds in an effort to create a more inclusive and balanced workforce. A number of tech teams have missed out on diversity, which has resulted in fewer creative minds and perspectives contributing to the industry's advancement. However, more technology companies are fighting for equality on their teams…

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.

John - Marketing Manager

Hartford, CT
  • Wrote, created content, placed and followed-up with a wide range of advertising, email, presentation, web pages, direct mail, interactive marketing, video and FAQs, geared to promote increased sales and membership, special initiatives, and enhance the Knights of Columbus brand and design for consistent delivery and messaging.
  • Created and produced web content as well as concept creation for final distribution
  • Created and implemented strategies for social media, webinars, surveys, video/webinar writing and production, online and traditional advertising in a flexible, collaborative environment.
  • Successful ability to layout, design and produce all types of marketing, presentation and print materials through desktop publishing, extensive web master CMS, design and development such as Dreamweaver, Quark Xpress, Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and other related MS Word and graphic design software programs in both PC and Macintosh systems
  • Proven success record with graphic design experience from concept to layout, development and final production, publication and distribution for a wide range of media, including marketing/print materials and web site design/redesign for manufacturing, direct-to-consumer, B2B, and customer-focused industries
  • Prepared various content, logos, trademarks, diagrams/specifications, artwork and copy for post cards, signs, posters, sell sheets, direct mail, brochures, web site, displays/various POP and other marketing materials

James - Inventory Control Specialist

Albany, NY

James is professional, articulate, and has a strong interest in the numbers side. While in college, he was responsible for the statistical analysis and correlation of data between workers in the school system. In his recent role, he was responsible for educating customers on life and auto policies the firm provided. James also provided support to clients and was a liaison in the process. He is very comfortable presenting in front of a team and is interested in moving into a data focused role.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Coursework includes: Financial Economics, Money & Banking, Econometrics, Accounting, Statistics and Statistical Analysis
  • Focuses on statistics and data related economics. Responsible for formatting documents so they are easy to read and understandable for the team
  • Comfortable with Excel, VLOOKUP’s, Pivot Tables.
  • Familiar with SAP

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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