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The rise in job hopping has been well documented as of late, and it’s something that talent acquisition professionals deal with on a daily basis. How should we feel about employees who move from job to job year after year? Many people view job hopping as something negative. When I conduct an intake call for…

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Acara Senior VP Chris Beckage was recently published in “Supply & Demand Chain Executive,” an industry-leading magazine that covers procurement, risk, and IoT solutions. In his article, “4 Ways to Shorten Your Hiring Cycle and Secure Top Talent,” Chris explains how talent acquisition and recruitment firms can expedite their processes without sacrificing quality hires. What…

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We’ve all seen or heard pop culture references about artificial intelligence (AI). You know the drill: Man builds robot; robot comes to life; robot betrays man. This is the stuff of science fiction, of course. Or is it? Like it or not, AI is making the move from our bookshelves to our businesses. Who among…

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It’s cold outside, but the Buffalo job market is hot! Acara Account Executive Shannon Callahan recently spoke with WKBW’s Ali Touhey about the industries heating up this winter. Manufacturers and call centers, in particular, are ramping up their hiring efforts ahead of the new year. These days, candidates have quite a bit of leverage over…

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By Chris Beckage Recruiting qualified talent is a priority for any organization in a tight labor market. From manufacturing to information technology, demand for skilled employees is at an all-time high—and companies need intelligent strategies to attract the best candidates. On average, companies lose $14,000 for every job that remains open for three months. As…

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Most of us have had the displeasure of working with an overly negative colleague. An employee with a consistently poor attitude can be toxic, bringing down morale and hurting productivity. While we all have bad days, it’s a major red flag if someone is only in the interview phase and already showing signs of negativity….

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The Buffalo-Niagara economy is entering an era of significant opportunity, as evidenced by the area’s 3.8% unemployment rate posted in September—the lowest it has been since October 2001. With a growing economy comes new challenges and stress points, however. Scott Stenclik, CEO of Acara and Aleron Shared Resources, recently shared his insights with Buffalo Business…

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Recruiting is all about building relationships—we need to be warm and consistent in our approach. In anticipation of Halloween, here are seven sins to steer clear of. 1. Left in the Lurch. Three people are submitted for a job opening. One receives an offer; the other two do not. In the excitement of filling the…

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