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This Year’s Talent Shortage Is Costing Your Business More Than You Think

Picture a successful oil and gas company with a talent shortage. Several field service technicians have departed for greener pastures and those roles are not backfilled right away. Accordingly, more work gets distributed among the rest of the maintenance department. Because business is booming, work orders have increased but the staff shortage means there are… Read more »

Avoid the Job Candidate “Ghosting” Phenomenon

Job seekers today have many choices, and their behavior reflects it. As unemployment keeps hovering at historic lows (including veteran unemployment, which is much lower than the overall rate) the labor market will likely remain tight in 2019 and companies will continue to slug it out for the best hires. A side effect of this… Read more »

An Attitude of Gratitude Boosts Your Workplace Culture

Everyone wants to feel appreciated, valued, and recognized. Studies have shown that appreciation (or the absence of it) directly impacts employee performance and retention. “The Last Lecture” author Randy Pausch said, “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” This is a theme of ours at… Read more »

Fill Construction Jobs with Veterans

Although the U.S. construction industry is growing at a healthy pace, there are challenges facing the industry. A lack of skilled workers coupled with retiring baby boomers means attracting younger talent is imperative to fill construction jobs. The solution? Hire veterans. Many transitioning servicemembers possess the desirable skills, and many executed or managed construction projects… Read more »

Veterans Fit Naturally Into Collective Leadership Environments

Employing principles of collective leadership is an emerging trend in the workplace. Although not a new concept, collective leadership champions diverse perspectives and contributions. It leverages internal motivation and shared responsibility when groups work together toward one vision, with everyone using their unique talents and skills to contribute to the process. This will sound very… Read more »

Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary Only Military Hiring Firm Awarded 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion

The U.S. Department of Labor has named 239 inaugural recipients of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, the only veterans hiring honor awarded at the federal level. Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI) was honored to receive this award for 2018. The prize rewards employers committed to recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans. Small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national companies… Read more »

A Solid Talent Pipeline & Other Concerns Of A CEO

What keeps your CEO up at night? The answers are both old and new. Years may come and go, the names may change, but much of what keeps CEOs up at night remains the same: talent management and a solid talent pipeline. With unemployment at a 50-year low and a paradigm shift to a job… Read more »

3 Reasons to Rely on Contingency Recruiting Firms

Locking down top talent is no easy task, especially if you need them quickly and don’t have the manpower to secure multiple hires without dropping everything to search for them. The Dilemma Picture these two scenarios: Your company has just landed a major government contract. You need people fast. They’ve got to have solid training… Read more »

CEO Reflects on Military Service and His Mission Today

Ask any veteran about his or her favorite part of military service and chances are that the camaraderie shared with fellow soldiers, as well as the team environment will be at the top of the list. That’s certainly true for Tim Best, CEO of Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary. “Without question, the best part about my time in the… Read more »

Time To Change Your Focus When Hiring

It takes just 7.4 seconds to reject an applicant based on skills listed on a resume. According to an eye-tracking study, recruiters use those 7.4 seconds on rudimentary “pattern matching”— that is, hunting for keywords that match the open role. Imagine now that your keywords include only hardline technical requirements such as software programs and… Read more »