Category: Industry Trends

Follow your Digital Footprint in the Era of Digital Hiring

Follow your Digital Footprint in the Era of Digital Hiring Digital footprint

On a professional level, the way we get hired changes on the daily and technology inevitably plays a role. In a work landscape saturated with the “next-best” tool we can’t live without, it’s up to us to get noticed. Organizations know that to keep pace or even inch ahead in the race for talent, their […]

Matlen Silver Linings: Customer Service is in everything we do – using our listening ears envelopes an entire organization

Matlen Silver Linings: Customer Service is in everything we do – using our listening ears envelopes an entire organization women on customer service call with headset on call, working at computer, taking notes

by Colleen Futvoye-Colburn, SVP, Regional Sales & Operations A family friend recently asked my now-retired husband how his days have changed since he has been home during my remote-work status this past year. And his answer was simply “She’s on the phone all day long… Colleen focuses on customer service.” He’s right. I am on […]

Matlen Silver Linings: Lessons from the pandemic that will guide me moving forward

Matlen Silver Linings: Lessons from the pandemic that will guide me moving forward lessons from the pandemic: business professional standing and thinking in their office

by: Jared Whelan, Matlen Silver, Senior VP, Sales & Operations Someone recently asked me “What are the top 5 lessons from the pandemic you learned about building strong relationships with clients and consultants when the world went remote?” We talked for 45 minutes about those lessons – there were plenty. I am sure most of […]

Top Recruiting Challenge: Onsite Job? No thanks.

Top Recruiting Challenge: Onsite Job? No thanks. Recruiting challenge onsite job;Women working from home and not onsite while sitting with pet dog

Great news! According to top recruiters, the candidate market has shown growth and job seekers have many new options. The top recruiting challenge? Finding candidates that will consider onsite opportunities. A top Matlen recruiter notes: “What I have been seeing from prospective employees is a resistance to go back onsite. There are so many other […]

2021 Graduates Job Search: Maneuvering the Employment Landscape amidst COVID-19

2021 Graduates Job Search: Maneuvering the Employment Landscape amidst COVID-19 2021 graduates job search; graduate in cap and gown, wearing a mask for COVID safety, while holding diploma

It’s almost graduation season for our college attendees, and across the U.S., their college experience for their final year was like none other.  Students may not have stepped foot on campus for months on end, or even for an entire year, due to distant learning and closed campuses mandated by COVID restrictions. As they work […]

How to Excel at Your IT Consulting Role

How to Excel at Your IT Consulting Role Excel at Your IT Contract Role

We know that a consulting role is new to many people this year (if you missed our blog about why you should give a consulting role a shot, check it out now) so we wanted to share some ways in which you can not only make it through your IT consulting contract but also excel […]

The skills employers are looking for in tech talent right now

The skills employers are looking for in tech talent right now

With the world changing at a faster speed than ever, it can be hard to know what’s “trendy” or especially important with employers. While we don’t tend to lend much credence to “trends,” we do pay attention to what employers are especially interested in when it comes to hiring tech talent.  And right now, there […]

Which tech jobs are in demand right now?

Which tech jobs are in demand right now? tech jobs in demand

While we are no doubt living in unprecedented times, and many industries have been especially hard hit by the economic fallout of this pandemic, we are very grateful to report that tech jobs and tech in general has so far been very strong.  That means that, although the economy is largely struggling, tech jobs are […]

A real-world look at how strong mentorship can help you grow

A real-world look at how strong mentorship can help you grow mentorship

Mentorship and mentoring are popular topics around here at Matlen Silver. Mentorship is also very trendy right now in leadership development blogs and podcasts.  That’s with good reason. Mentorship has had a profound impact on everyone from successful athletes to Fortune 500 CEOs to everyone in between. In fact, it’s had an immeasurable impact on […]

How strong leadership and building the right team leads to success

How strong leadership and building the right team leads to success strong leadership

There are so many tropes and phrases about strong leadership and teams that you almost tune them out. Yes, leadership matters. Yes, success starts at the top. Of course, building teams of like-minded individuals most often leads to success. We hear these things so often, most of us probably fail to think about how they […]

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