Candidates often wonder, “How do I handle salary situations during an interview?”

August 4, 2011

  • When asked about your salary history, always RESPOND DIRECTLY without ambiguity and diversion.  Interviewers will become suspicious and question your integrity if they sense you are being misleading.
  • During salary negotiations, try to REMOVE PERSONAL EMOTION and remain objective.  Usually, this is the most difficult because our earnings are important to our quality of life and many associate their compensation with their personal value.  Remember, compensation is based on several factors (supply versus demand; company budgets; comparable benchmarks, etc.) and is more "objective than subjective".
  • Finally, REMAIN POSITIVE at all times and work towards a solution.  Interviewers will be more agreeable and flexible with candidates that exhibit a positive attitude and demonstrate a genuine interest in wanting the job.  Remember, the interviewer's goal is to fill the open position, so finding a positive, interested, and passionate candidate is over half the battle.
  • Good Luck!

Recruiting and Attracting Talent

August 2, 2011

Finding and attracting qualified talent is the critical first step in the talent management cycle. Matching the right person to the appropriate job and culture is always our toughest challenge. The changing economy, our evolving workforce, and keener competition for talent are all factors that make this step more challenging than ever.  BMG provides customized recruiting solutions to your hiring project.

Pre-Employment Assessments.

Matching the right person to the right job is an inexact science in most organizations. Our assessment and benchmarking process ensures that you hire candidates who fit the unique job requirements of the position. We also identify critical competencies that your people will need and develop success predictors to help you get the most out of every hire.

Onboarding Transition Programs.

The first 100 days in any new job is critical. Every 30 days a psychometric assessment is conducted to assess how the employee is adapting to their new situation. Through six structured meetings, our onboarding coach ensures the new employee is on track and resources, relationships and responsibilities are being appropriately aligned. Sequenced discussions and coaching meetings focus on situational analysis, goal setting, relationship and team building, followed by business planning. The final program element, the 100 Day Trust Accelerator™, provides the new employee with valuable and timely feedback through a 360° assessment.

Clients often wonder, “Why should we use a search firm?”

April 14, 2011

  • Do what you do well!  Most of our clients interview and hire candidates sporadically and are not in the business of evaluating and placing talent.  Hire us to do OUR well so you can do YOUR job well!
  • We are experts in the staffing and recruitment space.  We interview and evaluate hundreds of candidates weekly, not just those candidates that are responding to a posting.
  • Guarantee.  With our fee you get the peace of mind that if for some reason it doesn't work out, we will stand behind our work and replace the individual.  If you hire the wrong person from a posting, there is no recourse.
  • Value.  Time is money.  At the end of the day, our client's can ask themselves this question, "How much is my time worth?"  Hiring the right person takes a LOT of time and using an expert can shorten that process and make the hiring process much more efficient.

Am I better off using a Professional Staffing Firm or just contacting these companies directly?

March 17, 2011

Answer: Get the Inside Track
Good staffing firms have built client relationships where you'll find out about positions that are not advertised elsewhere.

Time Saver. Maneuvering through the job market is what Staffing Firms do every day! They know where to look and how to get jobs, saving you a good deal of legwork.

Staffing companies have a wide range of temporary, direct hire, and contract work that will fit your time-table.

Benefits. Good Staffing Firms provide their employees with benefits like vacation and holiday pay, health insurance, and retirement plans.

If you're new to the job market or have relocated, working with a staffing firm can be a great way to gain exposure.

Show your stuff
The American Staffing Association estimates that about 75 percent of contract employees eventually move into permanent positions within their field.

2011 Resolution: Finding a New Job

January 7, 2011

TalentBridge is a full service Staffing Company specializing in Accounting/Finance, Mortgage, IT, Customer Care/Call Center, Clerical recruiting and placement.

Sure this job market is competitive! Are you using all of the tools at your disposal to stand out and be found?

  1. Building your "Professional Social Brand" on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
  2. Engaging in professional dialogue and connectivity with your network.  Do not just mass email resumes.
  3. Build multiple great resumes and tailor to the job that you are applying for.  Forget the cover letter.  Nobody is reading them! 
  4. Clearly answering the 3 things an employer looks for on your resume: Solving their Problem, Adding Value, Will you Fit In?
  5. Video yourself at least once!  Let's face it, perfect practice makes perfect.

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