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7 Tips for Attracting and Retaining Talent

How small business owners can build their team for the long term What can small businesses do to attract and retain talent?  Here are seven ideas small business owners can do immediately to attract the right talent, engage their teams, increase retention, and ultimately grow! No. 1: Create a Culture of Collaboration Employees leave bosses,…
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Real World Match: How We Search for Candidates

When a company engages our firm to assist with a candidate search, we spring into action, working behind the scenes in ways that the client doesn’t see. We screen candidates by analyzing their resumes and work history. We check references via calls and emails. We dive deep into their background. And most importantly, we actually…
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The Benefits of Retained Search Firms

Some companies believe that more recruiters searching for your talent equates to greater market coverage. But in the staffing world, quantity doesn’t equal quality. Retained search firms have demonstrated fill rates near and far above 90 percent. Contingent recruiting firms often have fill rates of less than 35%. Why such a huge difference in fill…
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How Interns Lead Us

Sure internships help build careers—but not just for the young professional learning the ropes. The goal of an internship is to foster professional development and positively influence career paths. But while we often champion the benefit internships have for these bright new stars, there are two other big advantages to consider. Interns can help leaders…
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The Talent You Need, When You Need It

The Talent You Need, When You Need It We can help you fill talent gaps in your department with contract or interim resources. In the lifecycle of any business, staffing needs expand and contract based on a variety of internal and external factors. An employee takes a leave of absence; your company is launching a…
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Half a truth is often a great lie

Half a truth is often a great lie “Half a truth is often a great lie” -Benjamin Franklin According to HireRight’s 2017 Employment Screening Benchmark Report, 85 percent of employers caught applicants lying on their resumes or job applications. Candidates, even at the highest levels, are embellishing their resumes. What are candidates lying about and…
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We Specialize in Finding the Right Talent to Meet our Clients’ Unique Needs

We Specialize in Finding the Right Talent to Meet our Clients' Unique Needs Risch Results was recently engaged by a North Texas-based manufacturing company to replace a controller who had just resigned. The company knew they needed an experienced individual to lead the department, but they were struggling to identify the level they would need…
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Why do Workers Quit?

Why do Workers Quit? I recently read an article on LinkedIn, The Real Reason Workers Quit Their Jobs, and decided to survey my team at Risch Results. Every day we work hard to ensure the talent we find for our clients not only has the necessary skill set and experience for the position, but also…
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We’re Talking Resumes

We’re Talking Resumes This week the Risch Results team talked about resumes. Mainly, we discussed the resume objective versus the resume summary. The objective is a brief, concise statement used to provide potential employers with an outline of your career goals. The summary, on the other hand, details your qualifications and accomplishments. It tells managers…
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How to Recruit in a Tight Labor Market

How to Recruit in a Tight Labor Market The job market ebbs and flows with employment rates, and as the economic fundamentals stay positive, we can expect employment across most industries to remain tight. Low unemployment means we are in what executive recruiters call a “candidate’s market.” As such organizations looking to hire need to…
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