It goes without saying that 2020 was tremendously unique year. Through it all, we've done our best to broadcast the industry trends that we have been able to observe through our access to the job market in the industries we serve. Recently, we shared the single biggest hiring mistake we've seen in 2020, which speaks to a trend we saw of companies freezing their hiring of key leadership roles out of caution.
In the eight years since SkyWater Search Partners first opened our doors, we have partnered with law firms and corporate legal departments to match highly talented attorneys with exceptional career opportunities throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. In response to growing client demand, we recently made a strategic decision to expand our legal practice and bring in a leader with the experience and insights to oversee that growth.
“Don’t quit your job until you’ve lined up a new one.”
How many times have you heard that little chestnut? (In full disclosure, it’s advice I routinely dispense, myself.) But like all good rules, this one has some important exceptions. When you’re trapped in a toxic job, the path to “something better” can be a steep, rocky, exhausting – and increasingly treacherous – climb.
If you’re stuck there now, you simply may not have the luxury, mental energy, or emotional wherewithal to launch a winning job search. More importantly, though is this little fact that’s too often overlooked in the heat of the moment: you might not be in the best head space to really know what your next job should be. Figuring th
at out requires time, introspection, and ideally, a little healthy distance.
3 Steps (and a Free Template You Can Use) to Save a Great Candidate
Have you ever been waist-deep in the hiring process with your dream hire, only to have them second guess the opportunity and decide to stay where they are?
You could be missing out on receiving exceptional applicants.
We see this often: You've posted an open position at your organization, but you feel as if you haven't been attracting the right candidates to apply. Maybe you've posted the position on sites that don't get the right kind of traffic. Maybe you're having trouble attracting traffic to your own company career page. Have you taken a second look at the job description itself?
Working with a recruiter to fill your company’s key roles and source the best available talent is a benefit that many employers recognize in today’s competitive employment market. How can hiring managers ensure they fully benefit from working with a search company?
Companies often turn to recruiters when looking to find the top talent in their market. However, choosing which recruiter to work with can often prove to be a challenge. There are undoubtedly a wide choice of good recruiters, but today’s employers have high expectations. How exactly can an under pressure hiring manager differentiate between ‘good’ and ‘great’?
Since we first opened our doors in 2013, SkyWater Search Partners has been matching marketing professionals with their dream jobs throughout the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest. In that time, client demand for marketing recruiting has grown steadily. To continue meeting our clients’ needs in this dynamic segment, we recently made the decision to strategically grow our marketing practice – and launch our own talent search for the right person to oversee that expansion.
In the ongoing battle for top candidates, a liberal vacation offering is a powerful perk. In fact, a generous and flexible PTO policy does more than attract great new candidates. When designed, communicated and managed well, it can also help you retain your current employees.