Category: Corporate Blog

Last month, we teamed up with our partners at Broadleaf, a total talent solutions company, to attend ProcureCon Indirect East, an interactive, peer-led event for senior procurement practitioners. We attended the event to find out what sort of challenges procurement people are dealing with as they relate to managing their labor force. We learned that…

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By now, most of us know that the gig economy is in full force, and that means employers must accommodate new behaviors and attitudes in the workplace. The all-too-common “side hustle” is shuffling its way to the center of the mainstream American workforce—but are employers prepared to support these gig workers? In our latest white…

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Shannon Callahan is one of Acara’s top performers. As an account executive in the workforce solutions industry, she is responsible for managing existing relationships with employer-clients, generating new relationships with local businesses, and connecting right-fit candidates with employers in ways that change lives. In our inaugural Seeing Fit interview, she lets us in on her…

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In the recruitment world, accessing talent and building a better workforce is the name of the game. As it happens, it’s also the name of Acara’s latest white paper. How can you attract top talent? How can you build a better workforce? The answers start with your Human Resources Department, but they don’t stop there….

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An old colleague of mine—an HR specialist and recruitment expert—once told me that finding the right job candidate is a lot like dating. You catch a glimpse; you meet; you talk; you prove yourself (or you don’t); you commit to a relationship (or you don’t). It makes sense, right? But I’m a gamblin’ man, so…

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Employers have become highly focused on building their brands and cultivating meaningful company cultures. Candidate experience is an integral part of the equation. This year’s North American Candidate Experience Symposium offered valuable insight into the discipline’s direction and what employers and staffing agencies can do to ensure they’re not missing out on top talent. Jobseekers…

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Earlier this month, Staffing Industry Analysts’ CWS Summit brought together over one thousand contingent workforce leaders, industry experts, and suppliers to discuss the latest trends impacting our organizations and the clients we serve. Throughout the week, the Acara and Broadleaf teams spoke with and heard from a myriad of attendees who—like us—are determining the best…

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  Disruptive technologies are changing how consumers approach every day activities, from socializing and shopping, to traveling and exercise. Similarly, forward-thinking companies are adopting new data-driven tools to operate more efficiently. Within the human resources industry, technology aimed at streamlining talent acquisition processes and improving employee engagement is on the rise, with no signs of…

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Acara Account Executive, Carrie Calamel, illustrates the reasons why technology will never replace the personal touch a recruiter brings to the modern job market. To celebrate my recent 20-year anniversary as a recruitment industry veteran, I treated myself to a craft beer while reflecting on my career. Technology has progressed from the dark ages of resume…

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