It’s tough to focus on work when you’ve just been dealt a blow in your personal life. Work may be the last place you want to be – or you may find work to be a welcome retreat – when you’re coping with a loss, dealing with a breakup, or have newfound financial stress.
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Recent Grads! Work On These Skills to Succeed In the Workforce
We recently published a post on steps hiring managers can take to help ensure a successful recent graduate new hire. In that post we highlighted areas of apprehension for hiring managers when it comes to the skills and workplace readiness o…
What is Your Promise? Defining Your Employer Brand
“A great brand is a promise, a compact with a customer about quality, reliability, innovation, and even community.” Stephen B. Shepard A brand is a promise. When a person thinks of certain top brands there are a few qualities that come to mind. Take Apple for instance. When I think of Apple I […]
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Get to Know Us: Marisa Shares How She Grew up in the Staffing World
Marisa Vrona, Talent & Client Engagement Manager, Chicago
What’s wonderful about working for WunderLand?
I have the opportunity to work with wonderful people each day. Our company has a fun, supportive and positive vibe that our candidates and clients pick up on. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and are able to find time to break away from our work to have fun, which includes mini dance-offs and singing to old school tunes at our desks.
Hiring the Right Recent College Grads
The old joke goes, “I can’t get a job without experience, and I can’t get experience without a job!” The struggle is real for many recent college graduates exasperated by oddly written job descriptions designed to deter recent grads from applying and countless rejections. It wasn’t too long ago that many employers refused to hire recent grads for a number of reasons.
Diversity & Employee Engagement
Recently, a group of well-known publications (Fortune, Essence, and People in Español) teamed up with Great Places to Work to release their first “50 Best Workplaces for Diversity” report, bringing more attention to the topic of diversity and inclusion (see their methodology and a full list of the results here). The report highlights companies who have made creating a […]
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6 Helpful Tips for Handling a Job Rejection
This is it—the job you’ve been waiting for. You nailed the interview. You’ve got your hopes up—and then, bam—you’re rejected. You read the email and see the dreaded, “We’ve decided to go in a different direction” dance. We’ve all been there. Rejection hurts, and sometimes it hurts more than we expect it to. The right position is out there, and you will find it. Keeping a positive attitude will bring you closer to landing the perfect job for you. In the meanwhile, here are six tips for helping to deal with a job rejection:
8 Etiquette Tips for Your First Day of Work
First things first, the pretense for any advice you get in starting a new job is having the right mindset. This might sound counterintuitive, but the right mindset isn’t one that psyches you up to have the most thrilling day of your life. The right mindset is one that is simply open. Coming into your new job with an open mind can make all the difference as it helps you manage your expectations and be ready to adapt from the get-go.
What Is the Internet of Things? How Will It Affect Your Job?
You can control your home’s temperature and security right from your smartphone. Cities can control traffic and water distribution with the touch of a button. Whether you’re ready for it or not, the Internet of Things is the future. It’s no doubt that jobs—both how we go about finding them as well as jobs themselves—will be affected by the increase in technology available.
The New Rules of Employee Engagement: From Pre-Hire to Post-Employment
I am one lucky guy when it comes to work. I love what I do and I love the company I do it for. And apparently I am not alone. A recent report published by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) found that 88% of employees a…