7.27.2018

The Alaant Loop: Flexible Employers, Reasons for Leaving a Job, Overcoming the Skills Gap

Flexible Employers, Reasons for Leaving a Job, Overcoming the Skills Gap
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The Alaant Loop 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:

 Get More Flexible to Keep Employees Happy and Loyal

Get More Flexible to Keep Employees Happy and Loyal

By: Denise Anderson via the Alaant Blog

More and more companies are finding that one of the best ways to keep employees happy is to give them more flexibility when it comes to their work schedule. The world of 9-5, 40 hours a week has come and gone in most industries. As we become...

Workers are 'Ghosting' Interviews, Blowing Off Work in a Strong Job Market

Workers are 'Ghosting' Interviews, Blowing Off Work in a Strong Job Market

By: Paul Davidson—via USA TODAY

At Carports & More, based in El Dorado Hills, California, nearly half of the 65 job candidates scheduled for interviews the past month didn’t show up. At VoiceNation, an Atlanta area call center, a similar share of the 10 hires...

The 3 Smartest Things I Did When Looking for a New Job

The 3 Smartest Things I Did When Looking for a New Job

By: Laura McCamy via Business Insider

In early 2015, I hit a low point. My freelance writing wasn't bringing in enough to pay the bills, and I was running low on funds. I imagined the resumes I had sent in response to ads on Craigslist and Indeed were disappearing into overfull...

Why Smart Employers Are Hiring Employees Without the Skills They Need

Why Smart Employers Are Hiring Employees Without the Skills They Need

By Kimo Kippen and Frank Britt via SHRM.org

The skills-gap narrative is all too familiar. Employers continue to report that they can't find workers with the skills required for success on the job. It's becoming a refrain: "The jobs are there, but the skills are…

‘How Do I Explain Reasons for Leaving a Previous Job?'

‘How Do I Explain Reasons for Leaving a Previous Job?'

By: Alison Green via The CUT—Ask a Boss

When you’re interviewing for a job, you’ll very likely have to explain your reasons for leaving a previous job or why you want to leave your current company. In theory, this question should be straightforward — we’re usually pretty clear...

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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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