Gratitude and Excitement for the Year Ahead
As we look forward to the New Year, it is with excitement and gratitude. We are grateful for the many wonderful relationships we have with our clients--from the very newest to our long-term, committed recruiting partners. We thank you for the opportunity to serve your talent needs and support your organization's continued success.
At JCSI, we take pride in providing outstanding service, representing our clients with integrity, and engaging candidates with professionalism, courtesy, and respect. We have assembled an outstanding internal team of project managers, recruiters, sourcers, managers and staff who are committed, collaborative, and kind. And so, as we venture into 2016 with excitement for the year ahead, it is with great appreciation for our JCSI family. Best wishes to all and Happy New Year!
Happy Holidays from JCSI!
However you celebrate the day, may you make many wonderful memories with loved ones and embrace a spirit of gratitude that carries you through the season. Happy Holidays from your friends at JCSI!
Celebrating the Season with Community
In what has become a company tradition since moving the office to Grafton in 2013, JCSI will be a featured "Frosty Stop" as part of the town's annual community celebration, Grafton Celebrates the Holidays, which will be held this Sunday, Dec. 6 with much of the festivities taking place on or near Grafton Common.
The event will include ice sculpting, crafts for children, and refreshments as local businesses and community groups open their doors and join in celebrating the spirit of the season. JCSI will offer guests a children's craft activity, refreshments, and tours of the decorated Fisher Mansion. See here for more details: http://www.grafton-ma.gov/sites/graftonma/files/uploads/2015_gcth_brochure_-_copy.pdf
New addition to JCSI family
JCSI welcomed its newest member of the company family this month. Weighing in at just 6 lb, 11 oz, and only 20 inches long, Sofia is the cutest as well as the tiniest addition to the recruiting consulting firm this year!
Congratulations and best wishes to her blessed parents, and welcome Sofia!
Five Reasons to Workout with Colleagues
As a recruiting consulting firm, JCSI often advises clients on strategies to improve their hiring and onboarding processes as well as other human-resources related issues--many of which include newer trends as companies look to build employee brand, strengthen team connections, and retain talent overall. Like many of today's progressive firms, JCSI has long recognized the value of promoting health and exercise awareness among its staff--including workout classes during lunch, challenging weight-loss or fitness competitions, and general heath-awareness sharing as part of the office culture--literally exercises in teamwork.
The benefits of working out with your colleagues are many, but here are just five of the top reasons JCSI has found it makes good business sense to strengthen your work community by encouraging and providing time/space for employees to workout together.
1. Health Gains
2. Teamwork Strengthened
3. Healthier Lifestyle Encouraged
4. Increased Energy at Work
5. Improved Job Satisfaction
Phone vs. F2F Interviews
First off, it's not just a phone interview. As more companies reserve the time and expense of on-site interviews for later in the hiring process, it helps to understand the distinct role a phone interview plays and how it complements the more expensive and time-consuming face-to-face interview. Read these four tips to learn how you can leverage your phone and f2f interviews for a more efficient and effective discovery process--resulting in significant time and resource savings for your team and your candidates, as well as a better hire!
Ask These Interview Questions Instead
Although most HR professionals know questions to avoid in an interview, you would be surprised how many managers don’t. In some cases, asking the wrong question is not only awkward--it's illegal! See these options to common questions you should NOT ask candidates.
Five Tips for Effective Employer Branding
Whether you’re a new startup that hasn’t defined your niche or a well-known corporation that hasn’t felt the need to tout the benefits of a career with your firm, employer branding is taking hold and having an increasing impact on the quantity and quality of talent you attract. Invest in employer branding that aligns with long-term business goals or risk being left behind in the race for top talent. Continue reading for five tips to improve your employer brand...
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