Leveraging Job References to Boost Your Candidacy

By Steve Margalit, FPC Many job seekers view the process of providing references to prospective employers as a burden. They see this task as a potential landmine that could only hurt their chances of landing their next job. But this is the wrong way to view references; candidates need to see their references as an…

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Career Mapping101: Taking the Reins of Your Future

By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National Too often, people take a passive approach to their careers. They spend years working hard at their jobs, hoping to be recognized and given the opportunity to advance. And while this strategy does work for some in the long run, more often it results in being passed over for…

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Imagining a Post-Pandemic Workforce

How the hybrid work model can be used to attract and retain top talent By Steve Margalit, FPC National When the pandemic first struck and shutdown orders spread throughout the nation, many companies were thrust into uncharted territory. They scrambled to realign their operations so they could survive during a prolonged business interruption. For months,…

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The Job Market is Revving Up, Are You Asleep at the Wheel?

By Jeff Herzog and Steve Margalit, FPC National Most economists agree, economic conditions will continue to rapidly improve throughout 2021.  The global pandemic which was thrust upon us in early 2020 sent shockwaves through the stock market, the job market and almost every aspect of our daily lives.  Because the setback was event driven and…

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You Know What Happens When You Ass-u-me?

Don’t Take Your Hiring Process For Granted By Steve Margalit, FPC National There are few things in life that give you the outcome you’re looking for without directly investing your personal effort or guidance. The hiring process is no different. To generate successful results for your growing organization, precision planning and coordination are not optional,…

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Gearing Up for a Robust Job Market in 2021

By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National As we turn the page on 2020, employers and job seekers are entering the new year will a sense of renewed optimism and enthusiasm. Because of the pandemic, many companies had postponed their plans to expand their teams and fill in gaps in their workforces. Employees had also delayed…

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How to Build, Nurture, Manage, and Retain a Superstar Team

By Steve Margalit, FPC National Developing a high-performing workforce doesn’t happen by accident. It is the result of careful planning, the right management approach, and a human-centered organizational culture. To develop a superstar team, you must begin with the understanding that your workforce is the single most important asset in your business; it is the…

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How to Onboard New Hires Successfully

The Secret to Promoting Long-Term Employee Engagement & Retention By Steve Margalit, FPC National First impressions matter. Just as we experience initial feelings and reactions when meeting another person, we also have distinct impressions when we start a new job. These impressions are powerful, lasting, and often difficult to change. The good news is that…

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FPC National Survey: Job Seekers Attitudes’ During a Pandemic

By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National Before the pandemic began, the employment market was robust. In January 2020, growth was in the forecast, as 225,000 new jobs were added to the payrolls nationally. Average private-sector employee earnings rose in January by .2%, and increased by 3.1% over the prior year. Anyone looking for a new…

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Collaboration: A Key to Recruiting Success

How a partnership model and a national “Exchange Program” lead to successful executive placements By, Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National Your company is about to initiate a search to fill a senior-level vacancy. You’ve assembled a search committee, defined the requirements of the role, and engaged the services of a professional recruiting firm. But how…

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