How Do You Know Who You Know?

The old adage is true: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Don’t be mistaken. Of course it’s what you know once you get the interview and get your name added to payroll. But getting that first step through the door will most often come from a personal connection from your network. Now,…

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News: LandaJob Press Release

LandaJob Marketing & Creative Talent has launched a new website (www.landajobnow.com) and new corporate branding, including a new logo. The Kansas City staffing firm searches for, finds and connects only top-of-the-line talent to bottom line business needs in marketing, advertising, graphic design, communications and public relations. Landa Williams, Founder/CEO, stated, “The executive search/recruitment industry continues…

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Our 2014 Hiring Predictions

As our senior recruiter, Kathryn Lorenzen, often says, “I don’t have the time to write you a short explanation”, so … We didn’t make hiring predictions for 2013, but as the economy continues to show positive strides, at a slow and steady pace, we’re going to take a stab at 2014. First, let’s look at…

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The resurgence of retention

Here’s an interesting trend we’re seeing: A number of companies seem to be doing a better job of keeping their most valued employees happy. Mind you, this isn’t across the board. In too many workplaces, skilled individuals are ripe for a move and have one foot out the door, just waiting for the right opportunity.…

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Help! It’s January and I must change my life immediately!

If I didn’t already know that it’s January, I would be able to tell by the volume of incoming contacts from people who are “ready to make a change.” This is natural, and the desire to do a makeover on one’s career or job situation is right up there with losing weight. Here’s the thing…

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Brilliant uses of temp staffing

Of course we think all of our clients are brilliant…but currently there are three who are making especially clever uses of temp staffing to improve their short-term business outcomes. As the new year starts, we thought we’d show you their examples of how it’s done: 1. Establish an on-call roster for ongoing or repeat needs.…

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