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2016 is Looking Up!

According to Matt Ferguson of Career Builder, “2016 jobs forecast looks surprisingly bright!” We love to hear this news at Career Options, and have had positive feedback from our clients so far this year. We have seen an increase in resumes as well since January. After the first of the year, people set goals and… Read More »

Upcoming Legal Challenges for Companies

Career Options has celebrated more than 25 years in business and every few years, there are shifts in important business topics, issues, difficulties or legal aspects for companies.  2016 will be no different and here is a valuable article that I just read.  It helps to bring a focus on the key legal issues that all companies need… Read More »

Which Jobs are Most Difficult to Fill?

Recently, many of my clients have expressed heartburn in finding qualified candidates for hard to fill positions in welding, machining, mechanical, electrical, financial, and other key areas. I just read an article on other jobs that difficult to retain and recruit talent.  Do you fall under any of these categories?  If so, you are in… Read More »

Persistence is the Key

KEEP ON TRYING! “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” -Calvin Coolidge 30th President of… Read More »

Santa…. Where Have All My Employees Gone?

If one reviews Santa’s hiring practices and employee retention, he seems to really know what he is doing.  He has not lost a single reindeer to fly his sleigh in hundreds of years and his elves seem to come back year after year!  This is despite working in freezing temperatures at the North Pole and… Read More »

Employment Report

Today, I received a report from SHRM comparing 2015 to 2014 and it was interesting! Overall, we are hearing similar things with our clients, especially the difficulty in finding key employees for their organizations. Here are some of the items that were discussed: In November, a net of roughly two-fifths of manufacturers and service-sector companies will add jobs during… Read More »