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  • The Year of the New Hire – What 2014 Will Bring

    01/22/14 1:27 PM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Job Seekers | Leave a Comment
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    What many probably don’t know is that entrepreneurial firms are responsible for a lot of the job creation in our economy. Here’s why: they are extremely impatient and once they have a plan they want to jump into action before someone else does it first. Entrepreneurs are willing to do whatever to grow their businesses, which is great news for job seekers.

    According to a recent survey by Pepperdine Private Capital Markets, 53-percent of privately held businesses across the country planned to hire new employees in the next year. Out of the 951 respondents, 65-percent thought growth opportunities would increase and 35-percent thought general business conditions would improve.

    It turns out that the small businesses are the ones seeking the most employment. If you’re actively job searching, according to the survey the skills most wanted by employers (from most desired to least desired) are:

    • Sales and marketing
    • Skilled labor
    • Service/customer service

    One of the reasons that small businesses are looking to hire is because they are easily able to get bank loans. The survey stated that 69-percent of the respondents who wanted a bank loan in the past twelve months were able to walk out with money in hand.

    Overall, businesses are optimistic for 2014, but of course there are still uncertainties. The top issue on the mind of businesses with more than $5 million in revenue was government regulations and taxes. General uncertainty is another issue for businesses, due to post-recession questions. Nearly 21-percent of respondents also cited healthcare costs as an emerging issue for the year. Luckily, many of these businesses are now getting answers to what their healthcare costs will be allowing them to make more informed decisions about growing their businesses.

    Since businesses are optimistic, job seekers need to be too. After all, when businesses are hiring, the demand for employees increases.

    So what can you do to prepare for this growing job market? Contact one of our recruiters today for more information on marketing yourself to businesses in this positive economy or learn how a partnership with Exact Staff can benefit your next job search.

Global Economic Outlook Seems Promising for 2014

01/17/14 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : News | Leave a Comment
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As we enter 2014, our global economy is finally entering a new phase. Recent data suggests that the uncertainty that hovered in 2013 is finally lifting, but economists are still cautious. Luckily, more people are finding work in the United States and the economy is growing at the fastest pace in two years.

China
China’s economy is slowing down after several decades of double-digit expansion. International economist Uri Dadush states, “Even with a relatively modest outlook of seven-percent growth, China continues to exert strong economic influence in the region.”

This is strong enough to benefit countries from Cambodia to Japan.

Europe
Even with recent banking reforms, Europe’s economy is still facing trouble. Commodity-dependent countries are most affected. The United State’s central bank decided to scale back monetary stimulus causing questions about the international impact. Economists are predicting the decrease of the prices of raw materials, causing the revenues of these countries to decrease. These countries include Brazil, Turkey, Hungary, and Indonesia.

Despite the overall global economy improving in 2014, some of the Arab Spring countries in the Middle East remain politically unstable causing some economic difficulties in the upcoming year. Chief of global monitoring at the United Nations, Pinfan Hong, says, “We believe some improvements are building the momentum for next year. So we expect the world economy to grow by about three-percent for 2014.”

Africa will also be doing well in 2014 with its projected growth at 5.3 percent compared to the annual pace for 4.8 percent. This growth is due to increased agricultural and mining activities.

What does this mean for job seekers? It means more jobs! As job growth returns, consumers feel more secure initiating more spending.

For more information on what this positive global economic outlook means for you, contact one of our recruiters today! Experts in placing qualified professionals in positions across the United States, let our team help you with your next job search!

How Can You Become More Innovative in 2014?

01/10/14 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers | Leave a Comment
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Everyone admires organizations that are innovative, but what makes them that way? The answer is simple: the people. Organizations that are innovative have innovate employees, and innovate employees deserve innovate leaders. Our team at Exact Staff has compiled some tips to help you become more innovative in 2014.

  • Think of all the little things during the workday that bother you. Take those as opportunities to become creative and make them less bothersome.
  • Focus on a specific target or goal for the day. By focusing your efforts on one specific task you are less likely to become overwhelmed by the various miscellaneous tasks that end up on your desk throughout the day.
  • Do something new each week that takes you out of your comfort zone. This will allow you to grow in ways you never thought possible.
  • Put down your mobile device and take time to actually interact with people. The more attentive you are, the more you will learn and the more opportunity for innovation.
  • Take time out of your workday for something creative. Go for a walk, brainstorm, anything to refresh yourself.
  • Don’t doubt yourself. How many times have you asked yourself, “Am I doing the right thing?” Boost your self-esteem by having confidence in your decisions.
  • Don’t get stuck in your ways and block new ideas. Just because something worked one time, doesn’t mean it will continue to work. Think of new ways to challenge the process, and see how it positively affects you.
  • Get away from work. Have conversations with your coworkers and talk about anything besides work. Take time to talk to the people you work with and get a better understanding of who they are. By freeing your mind from the stresses a typical day brings, you will find yourself rejuvenated and ready for various tasks when you get back to your desk.

As we kickoff 2014, know that the opportunity for innovation is there for you and for those around you. Make a list of things you would like to achieve, and take action each day toward achieving those goals. Take note of the process that takes place on the path to innovation. Mark your successes and know that it’s okay to have failures, too. When you put your mind to something, the sky is the limit!

For more innovation tips in the New Year, contact one of our recruiters today. Experts in staffing Santa Clarita, California and countless locations across the United States, let us help you land your next career.

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