©2019 by Alina Walentowicz

Writing Portfolio // Alina Walentowicz

 

ETS, INC.
STAFFING, RECRUITING, CONSULTING

"It's all about people."

 

1.2019

ETS is thrilled to announce the launch of “READY4REAL: Education Programming Powered by ETS”, a series of engaging, interactive career and life preparedness lessons aimed toward high school and college students. In coordination with Education Outreach Consultant and Health Education Specialist Michele Armani, MCHES, the ETS team has developed a 10-session supplemental curriculum for teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators to get North Country students ready – for real. READ MORE >>

1.2019

12,500 U.S. employers report 2019 job forecasts in the double-digits across industries like business, transportation, hospitality, and others, according to one recent employment survey. That being said, companies are creating optimistic hiring plans for the new year – welcome news for job seekers looking to make a change. Low unemployment means high job seeker confidence, and as the technological landscape continues to evolve and innovate, candidates are becoming more and more concerned with how the job search is occurring in 2019. READ MORE >>

1.2019

From crunching data for customized analytics insights to designing and improving processes through exciting tech partnerships, our ETS Data Geeks are always on the lookout for opportunities to provide added value to our partners. Here’s what we were up to in 2019. READ MORE >>

1.2019

As the checklist for essentials continues to grow and become more specialized by industry, the resume creation process can feel a bit scattered. With all the different design tools and tech resources out there pointing in various directions, it’s important not to lose site of the main goal: showcasing your relevant skills and experiences to a particular employer. Need some help as you focus in on what’s hot for your industry? We’re boiling down our top 5 resume trends to zone in on as you prep for the search ahead. READ MORE >>

11.2018

Although national unemployment rates continued to decrease in 2018, companies throughout the Champlain Valley and beyond know there’s still plenty of work to be done. READ MORE >>

10.2018

For many companies, hiring hits a pause during the holiday season because of employee vacations and seasonal events. At the same time, HR departments are evaluating annual budgets and finalizing plans for the new year. With all the year-end craziness, it’s no surprise most job seekers view December as the ultimate “passive” month in their search. READ MORE >>

10.2018

2018 marks our 3rd Annual Talent of the Year Awards! ETS’ Talent of the Year Awards honor individuals, throughout the Professional, Industrial, and Administrative/Office divisions, who are outstanding performers and exemplify the promise of staffing excellency. READ MORE >>

9.2018

Leapfrog is the name of the game. And 86% of millennials are ready to play, according to one staffing firm’s recent survey. But millennials aren’t the only ones hopping from one opportunity to the next. Wall Street Journal reports that the average person will hold as many as seven jobs throughout his or her lifetime. READ MORE >>

7.2018

Creating and sustaining a diverse work environment isn’t easy, particularly one that evolves seamlessly with the employment climate. Consider this: today’s offices can contain up to 5 different generations of workers, meaning managers today oversee teams with ages ranging anywhere from 18 to 80. Who are we working with? READ MORE >>

7.2018

There are many outstanding firms, nationally and locally, who are positively influencing the staffing industry — but not all staffing agencies are created equal. Maybe you’re a large company with tons of experience partnering with staffing firms or maybe you’re a small start-up exploring optimal ways to find talent. Regardless, recognizing sub-par recruitment efforts isn’t always easy — but it is vital. At ETS, we’re all about transparency, and we know you have options. We also know that what you really need is talent within your budget who can get the job done, correctly — like, yesterday. READ MORE >>

7.2018

When it comes to attracting top-notch candidates, time is of the essence. You want this job to be seen. So, what do you do? Make everyone and anyone aware of your opportunity. For many hiring managers, the easy answer is: post a job description on as many platforms as possible. Indeed? Done. Monster? On it. LinkedIn? Check. Facebook? There too. Purple Briefcase? Give it a try. Oh, and don’t forget the company website! The truth is, your ideal hire exists beyond over-crowded job boards on high-traffic websites, where, incidentally, your competitors are exhausting the same strategy. READ MORE >>

6.2018

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a new Economic Survey of the U.S. which shows a robust near-term outlook for the economy but also shows that “prime-age” workforce participation lags behind other nations. This means American workers ages 25-54 are slipping through the cracks. But why? READ MORE >>

5.2018

Needless to say, when it comes to education and the workforce, we’ve reached a tipping point. We’ve talked about today’s low unemployment and how it’s affecting hiring trends in 2018. We’ve talked about the skills gap and the struggle to find workers whose experiences actually match job tasks. We’ve talked about the increasing cost, yet decreasing value, of a college educationREAD MORE >>

5.2018

Many factors come into play when when an employee decides whether or not to stick around. While some are pretty obvious, like pay, hours and benefits, others are more subtle. We’ve all heard the saying, “People don’t quit a job, they quit a boss.” Is it true? READ MORE >>

4.2018

There’s a clear disconnect between what employers need from workers to get the job done and what job seekers actually know how to do. These are the key players in the skills gap blame game. READ MORE >>

4.2018

What’s time-to-hire? Time-to-hire means identifying the length of each stage in the hiring process, from engaging a candidate to them accepting an offer. Why’s it so important? This timeline shows how your hiring process stacks up against the competition. A shorter time-to-hire will be more successful in attracting strong candidates, which means you get the employees you need ASAP. READ MORE >>

3.2018

Facebook’s latest algorithm change has had one of the biggest impacts on the digital marketing world in the last few years. Here’s the lowdown. READ MORE >>

2.2018

Team building is huge in the modern workplace. In fact, communication and collaboration are among the top 4 soft skills employers are looking for in 2018 according to a recent survey conducted by LinkedIn. But if we’re talking about workplace trends, flexible and remote work schedules are also on the rise among professional culture perks. This begs the question, can you still focus on team-building when employees are in and out of the office at different times, making them impossible to pin down for project meetings and progress reports, let alone bonding activities? READ MORE >>

12.2017

There’s a lot of buzz about Paid Family Leave — and for good reason. On January 1, 2018 all employees in NY State will be entitled to job-protected, paid leave to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition or to help relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military service. READ MORE >>

11.2017

Two-thirds of employees are disengaged, according to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace. Imagine those employees during the holiday season. For a company to thrive, it needs to not only meet productivity levels but increase them — year round. But how do you accomplish that during a time of year when employees’ stressors and distractions are magnified? READ MORE >>

11.2017

In our last blog we talked about how, as unemployment decreases and the job market evolves, employers are becoming increasingly interested in non-traditional candidates. These candidates might not have all the typical prerequisites for the job, but it’s their soft skills that make them ideal hires. READ MORE >>

11.2017

At ETS, Inc. we know how important quality is when it comes to hiring, and finding the right candidate. Weirdly enough, hard skills aren’t the be-all and end-all of what makes a person the best candidate. All companies list those “must-have” skills at the top of job descriptions. However, in today’s employment climate, adopting highly selective standards can actually hurt your recruitment efforts and cause delays in filling key positions. READ MORE >>

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