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6 Best Ways to Stay Focused During the Workday (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jul 16, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Staying focused for an extended period of time during a long and busy workday can be difficult. Depending on what tasks you need to complete, some days will likely be harder to remain motivated than others. When you have multiple distractions coming your way, such as the phone constantly ringing or catching up with a colleague, you may find that you are running short on time to complete your work.

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The JOHNLEONARD Summer Outing at Urban Axes

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jun 21, 2019 11:30:28 AM

Last night, for our annual summer outing, the entire JOHNLEONARD Team buried the hatchet at Urban Axes in Somerville.

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6 Exit Interview Questions You Should Ask and Why

Posted by Madison Norman on May 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

It is inevitable that some of your employees will leave and pursue new opportunities no matter how much time and money you invest in retention strategies. When this happens, it is beneficial to conduct an exit interview as a way to receive honest feedback so you can continue to improve the position and your organization. By using this data and implementing these suggested changes, your organization will reduce turnover and progress as a whole.

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Workplace Diversity & Inclusion: What You Need to Know in 2019

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Mar 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Workplace diversity and inclusion has been at the forefront of recruiters and hiring managers in 2019 and it’s about time! This prevalent topic has become a major focus for small organizations to large Fortune 500 companies globally. Why? Because organizations who truly embrace gender, racial and ethnic diversity are proven to hold one of today’s biggest competitive advantage.

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Happy Employee Appreciation Day to our Dedicated Staff!

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Mar 1, 2019 9:08:14 AM

This Employee Appreciation Day we recognize and thank our talented team at JOHNLEONARD.  They are the best at what they do!  Each one of our employees brings a unique perspective and skill-set to the table, ensuring that JOHNLEONARD continues to remain a leader in the staffing industry.

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The Cost and Effect of a Bad Hire (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Nov 15, 2018 11:28:43 AM

Hiring Managers greatly fear taking on an employee that will waste their organization’s time, efforts and most importantly their money. In fact, the average cost of a bad hire is two to three times the person’s salary! While there is no sure way to completely eliminate risky hiring decisions, there are steps you can take to help your firm avoid bad hires and reduce the repercussions.

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The Cost and Effect of a Bad Hire

Posted by Jennifer Kuchy on Nov 1, 2018 11:01:00 AM

Unfortunately, there is no red flag to be waved in front of a Hiring Manager when a bad candidate walks into an interview. With each new hire comes the risk of an employee that could waste your time, efforts, and most importantly your money. The average cost of a bad hire is two to three times the person’s salary. Poor hiring decisions are going to cost you a lot of money. Although this may seem like an exaggeration, if you factor in the costs of recruiting, prescreening, interviewing, onboarding, lost productivity, and training, it adds up quickly.

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How to Avoid Getting 'Ghosted' by Candidates

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Aug 28, 2018 10:58:10 AM

Recently, more and more articles and stories have surfaced about organizations being ‘ghosted’ by candidates. Ghosting is when someone unexpectedly, without explanation goes silent or disappears. This could be to a scheduled job interview or even a person’s first day of work and this trend is becoming a social norm across all industries and occupations. Although a millennial word, candidates of all ages are participating in this brazen behavior.

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The JOHNLEONARD Summer Outing at The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jul 23, 2018 3:51:00 PM

Last Thursday night, the JOHNLEONARD team put on our aprons and chefs’ hats. For our annual summer outing, we cooked up a storm at The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market.

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2018 Skills Gap (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jul 19, 2018 10:39:12 AM

With the unemployment rate at an all-time low and an influx of jobs, the global talent shortage only continues to increase. 42% of employers are deeply concerned that they can’t find the talent they need to fill their open positions. The factors that contribute to the skills gap are multifaceted. Both employers and recruiters feel qualified candidates are lacking numerous skills. As technology progresses, job candidates need to keep up with the latest advancements in order to perform expected tasks.

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