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If you've noticed the vibe among your employees is low, you're not alone. The employees who are on team have been stretched thin and to the max especially as the economy has reopened from the pandemic. But even though demand for services have increased, some employers are finding it challenging to staff up to meet that demand. So those who are working are working even harder to keep up.    With all of the current stress,...
  We really do appreciate our employees. Honestly, every business owner and manager does. We couldn't do what we do without them. We wouldn't be able to service our customers or grow our businesses  without them.  But as small business owners, there is just a lot of stuff to do. Sometimes, showing appreciation to our staff isn't something we can squeeze in a jam packed day consistently.    But weaving in...
The Great Resignation is upon us. Whether you've heard this exact term or not, chances are pretty good you have felt it's impact.    🙋🏾‍♀️ Have you had employees quit in record numbers? 🙋🏾‍♀️ Feel that it is nearly impossible to hire new employees no matter what you do?  🙋🏾‍♀️ The few applicants you may receive don't show for interviews?   Sounds familiar?   Then, my friend, you've...
How do you answer the interview question: "Why do you want to work here?" Before we get into it, If you haven't signed up as a jobseeker on Jacksonville Works, take a second to do that here. The registration page opens in a new tab so you can hop right back here when you're done.  Now that we've got that done, get ready to take some notes,🖋️ so you'll be ready to nail this question the next time it pops up during an interview....
If you have started your job search it is probably obvious that employers and job sites like Jacksonville Works are pretty interested in your email address. It is difficult, if not impossible to apply for a job online these days without an email address. The reason is simple, email is the way that employers and job sites prefer to keep in contact with jobseekers.  In fact, when you're looking for a job, these types of communications...
Hiring in 2021 is definitely a challenge. The days of just offering a paycheck are, if not over, aren’t cutting it  right now. Workers are demanding more from employers in exchange for their time, labor and talent. So, as a busy small business owner, what can you do to compete in the war for talent and get people interested in applying for jobs at your company? Well, we got you covered.   Here you’ll find ideas...
Looking for your first job can be exciting. It’s  a huge step toward Independence.  The right first job could be what unlocks the keys to your first apartment, car or pay college tuition. The work experience could make it easier to land a professional  job in the future.  And, let’s not forget, making your own money is pretty sweet too. But if we're honest, looking for your first job can also be scary as...
As a teen, you may be looking for your first summer job. Summer is quickly approaching. If you haven't already, now, it's a great time to get started. So you may be nervous and excited about starting this new process, but we got you. That's why we're going to share some tips to help make your summer job search fun, and successful. So here we go.  Steps to Finding a Great Summer Job Talk to your parents. Start early....
When you’ve landed an interview for a job that you want, you take that interview seriously. You don't want to just impress the hiring manager, you want to totally knock their socks off. You want to be that irresistible candidate that the company can’t wait to have join their team.  While we for sure know that you've prepared and are armed with sharp answers to interview questions you'll likely be asked there are a few...
These days finding high quality employees is harder than ever. There seems to be a constant battle to encourage folks to apply, then get them to stay engaged through the application process. This is why it’s so important that every employer does their best to create a positive applicant experience. Creating a positive applicant experience will help get more applicants into your pipeline and keep them there throughout your hiring...
Here's a little known secret. The job interview actually starts when you fill out the application. Employers start to decide whether or not you're a good fit for their job when they start to look over your job application. Your Interview has begun.  So knowing this as a job seeker you want to give yourself the best possible advantage. The goal is to gain the attention- positive attention, of employers. Not to have your job...
The interview process for seasonal employees is just as important as for permanent workers. Seasonal employees will serve your clients, make your products and otherwise represent your company brand. So even though they may only be employed by your organization for a short period of time, they will have a lasting impact. So of course, you want to make sure that you’re bringing on the best talent that will be a positive asset to your...