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2020 Job Trends (Staffing Industry)

Here is some interesting points from www.staffingindustry.com on November 22, 2019. Employers will continue to shift their hiring and retention strategies to compete for the hourly workforce next year, according to predictions from human cloud platform Bluecrew. More employers will offer flexibility in addition to worker protections to lure hourly job seekers, the online staffing… Read More »

Key HR and Business Challenges from 2019

Career Options hosted an HR Roundtable in November 2019 and 18 attendees from area companies were active and engaged during the entire discussion.  There were several key questions, with the first one being, “What are 1 or 2 of your biggest challenges in 2019 and what are you doing to help resolve the concerns?” Here… Read More »

HR Roundtable – What a Success!

HR holiday arrived today! Thank you to all who attended our HR Roundtable. What a fantastic group of professionals who shared ideas/strategies on recruiting, retention, on-boarding, and key initiatives for 2020. Attendees walked away with some great nuggets of ideas. Santa’s helper also came early and cheers to the gift drawing winners: Belinda, Cathryn, Chris,… Read More »

Half of Employed Adults Likely to Job Hunt Next Year

This article was just release by the American Staffing Association on 11.5.2019.  This is the time to job search! Nearly half of employed adults in the U.S. (48%) are likely to look for a new job in the next year, according to the results of the latest American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor® survey conducted online… Read More »

HR and Management Roundtable

Career Options is excited to announce our NEXT complimentary Roundtable for HR, management and business owners on Thursday, November 14th!  (There is NO cost, just a chance to share ideas in a relaxed/informal environment.) All seminars will be held at Career Options, 4650 W. Spencer Street, Appleton (inside PAMCO Executive Suites.) Santa is coming early… Read More »

Why the Current Job Market Give You More Negotiating Power

Why the Current Job Market Give You More Negotiating Power Right now, the WI unemployment rate is about 3.2% (To give you a reference, in 2010 it was about 9.3%.)  Most employees are currently working and companies are really struggling to fill open positions. Companies are offering higher wages, sign on bonuses, flexible schedules, and… Read More »

4 Tips to Tackle Hard Interview Questions Head On

4 Tips to Tackle Hard Interview Questions Head On Interviewing…. Just mentioning that to some people can cause anxiety or apprehension. Even though I have been with Career Options staffing firm for more than 15 years, I remember an odd interview question that I received while searching for a teaching job. “Lisa, if you could… Read More »

Expert Strategies – Making a Stress Free Career Transition

Greetings! If you or anyone you know, anticipates changing jobs in the next year, this informal seminar/Q & A format is perfect!  Join us from 5:30pm-6:30pm on October 23rd. Be sure to RSVP to president@career-options.com this week as seating is limited 🙂 Here is a link to the invite below: Expert Strategies – Career Transitions

Free Counseling Session for Athletes, Coaches & Families Sept. 13

I wanted to share this heartfelt post today from Lisa Van Wyk and Jayne at Wisconsin Blaze. If you feel anyone in the community could use a free 20 minute counseling session, contact them today. They still have some slots open TODAY so please see below. Best wishes…. Lisa Powers/Career Options ——— Good afternoon! At… Read More »