The Contingency Search Agency Fee Agreement

Over the years, Search Agency Fee Agreements have gotten increasingly complicated as the Legal and Financial Departments have weighed in with their two cents, adding a multitude of insurance, co-employment, confidentiality, arbitration and audit clauses (to name a few). While legally necessary, from the standpoint of recruiting quality candidates, these additions have no bearing on…

Design and the Modern Workplace

Is your workplace stuck in the 1980s? Images of oversized cubicles and formal, private offices come to mind. Today, organizations strive to be leaner, promote teamwork and communication, and facilitate cross-functional decision-making rather than the bureaucratic, hierarchical process of the past. However, ineffective workplace design often fails to support these goals, critical to a successful…

Organizational Culture and Employee Retention Strategy – Is it part of your Recruitment Plan?

In my 13 years of staffing experience in Communications and Marketing I’ve seen the pendulum swing from a job-driven market to a candidate-driven market. Candidates today are driving the market, receiving multiple offers and weighing their decisions carefully. However, the offer is not their only deciding factor: Culture fit tops salary in the decision. Are…

At the PAMA Scene: Changes and Challenges Facing Today’s Chief Marketing Officer

Profiles had the honor of sponsoring the Philadelphia American Marketing Association (PAMA) event presenting the “Changes and Challenges Facing Today’s Chief Marketing Officer” on May 17. It was an interactive CMO panel discussion with Blair Christie from Cisco and Christa Carone from Xerox. It was moderated by Elliot Schreiber, PHD, Clinical Professor of Marketing and…

Aligning Costs With Professional Contractors: 1099 vs. W2

A white paper explaining the true difference between 1099 and W2 contractors Is your business really aligning costs with contractors? As corporations do more with less, 1099 contractors are often the path of least resistance for many businesses. While convenient, misaligning 1099 contractors can lead to extra costs, inefficiencies and liabilities. Utilizing contract professionals is…

Does Social Media Belong in the C-Suite?

As the Business Development Manager for an Online Marketing, Creative and IT Staffing Company, I have seen the evolution and growth of these creative departments first-hand in my career. Because it’s my professional responsibility to keep an eye on the trends of this industry, I’ve been recently conversing with peers on the topic of Social…