Company Consolidation: Is My Job Safe?

By Kevin O’Connor, Recruiting Consultant/Training Manager You just got the news. Your company announced a reorganization or a consolidation with another company. You thought your role was essential for the success of the company, but your security is shaken. Do you wait for the awkward meeting with HR and your boss, or take control of… Read more »

Showing Your Value as a New Graduate During a Recession

New Graduate

By Alexis Stiebe Don’t be discouraged new college grads! I know that if you graduated this spring, the future is filled with uncertainty. The sudden recession and unexpected restrictions caused by the pandemic have upended multiple industries. The way this recession mirrors the environment new grads were faced with 10 years ago is clear. Back… Read more »

Hottest Topics of 2020: Remote Work and Improving the Hiring Process

hot topics

By Alexis Stiebe As we head into the long weekend, let’s review the topics our readers found most interesting so far in 2020. This year has certainly been a roller-coaster. Business leaders and their employees have faced the challenge of working from home without sacrificing productivity or service to their customers. This worldwide shift has… Read more »

Daily Life After Covid-19

Daily Life after Covid-19

By Kevin O’Connor Nothing brings Americans and the world together like a common enemy. 9/11, Ebola virus, and the expansion of ISIS terrorism each unified people around the world and proved that focused collaboration can overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. New levels of cooperation and leveraging technologies in creative ways not only addressed the immediate challenges… Read more »

Bulletin: Message to Job Seekers

job seekers

Thank you for visiting Career 1 Source with interest to see what is available today. We live in unprecedented times, with this virus outbreak, and our hearts go out to those having to make substantial adjustments, but I want to personally assure you of a few key things during this time. Recent surveys of our… Read more »

Good Reads from 2019: Tips for Employers

As 2019 comes to a close, we reflect back on the year. The goals we set, the goals we met and the goals that still need some work. Hopefully your goals were achieved in 2019 and you are eagerly setting new goals to meet, and exceed, in 2020! To help you reach those new goals,… Read more »

Texting and Technology – Bridging the Generational Gap

Texting

The search process is often frustrating and time consuming. Factoring in a generational gap between experienced management and new, young talent introduces further challenges. We’ve heard from many employers that the increase in potential job candidates texting the hiring manager, instead of emailing or actually calling on the phone, is particularly frustrating. Approaching the Generation… Read more »

Your Value Proposition is the Key to Reaching the Next Level

Your value proposition is the unique combination of skills and experience you bring to your employer, coworkers and customers. To craft your value proposition, you need to determine a few key points. What is your vision and what are you doing to get there? Define your vision It is hard to follow a path with… Read more »

Keeping Talent: How to retain your new hires

Choosing the right candidates and hiring the best fit for your company culture and job needs is the first step in building a winning team. But how do you keep that team together? The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that the average tenure for an employee is 4.7 years. That’s a big change from… Read more »

Kevin O’Connor brings expertise to Career 1 Source

Kevin O’Connor, a life-long passionate advocate for agriculture, joins the Ag 1 Source / Career 1 Source Talent Services group. Kevin’s successful track record in sales, sales management, recruiting, and training development is a great fit into the role of Training and Development Manager for the Ag 1 Source / Career 1 Source team. One… Read more »