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Kirsten Agnello-Dean

Kirsten Agnello-Dean
Social Media Manager | Artisan

Recent Posts

Freelance or Full-Time Employee: What's right for your business?

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Mar 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Need to hire some help? Not sure if you want to hire full-time or freelance employees?

Outsourcing certain jobs can save money and cut down on employee expenses, but it can also limit what can be done to the task for which you've contracted. 

So which one do you choose?

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What Best of Staffing Award Winners Do Differently

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Mar 1, 2018 12:00:00 PM

We're proud and honored to announce we won Inavero's Best of Staffing® Awards in both Talent Satisfaction and Client Satisfaction again this year. 2018 marks the 5th year in a row for winning both categories...which makes us diamond award winners! 💎

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5 Reasons Your Recruiting process Sucks

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Hiring these days is tough. When the unemployment rate was high, there were a lot more qualified candidates in the pool. Companies weren't looking to fill as many jobs either. 

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How to Sell Your Side Hustle

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 30, 2017 10:48:33 AM

Even Entrepreneur agrees craft fairs are "where it's at." For home-based artists and craftsmen, they say, "selling at fairs and shows provides an opportunity to ring up sales and find new customers at little cost and no overhead."

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79 Job Interview Questions to Ask

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

If there are important things you need to know, interviewers want to hear them. Don't be afraid to ask questions. In fact, NOT asking questions is a major no-no. The Muse says, "not having any questions for the interviewer basically says that you’re not interested enough to learn any more. Have some thoughtful questions prepared, and your interview will feel more like a conversation than a firing squad."

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The 5 Most Common Types of Remote Employees 

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Remote is the new black, right? Today, flexible work arrangements are everywhere, from the part-time worker sitting next to you to the freelancer writing your corporate blogs. But not all of these remote workers operate under the same types of arrangements. Today, there is a lovely rainbow of diversity in the way we employ our workforce.

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A Day in the Life of an Indy Account Manager

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 26, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Ever wondered what it's like to be an Account Manager? What do they do all day? What IS an Account Manager for a staffing agency anyway?

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Stop Blaming Millennials for Your Hiring Problems

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Millennials are a hot-button topic, especially when it comes to the workplace. You'll often hear complaints about hiring with and working alongside them. Keywords often associated with Millennials include unmotivated, apathetic, entitled, sore losers, needy, whiny, and the list goes on. It's the whole "kids these days" mentality, and, aside from being unfair, it's also inaccurate.

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The Secrets to Great Office Culture

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

There’s a good chance that your office culture sucks. It’s true that we hear employee engagement is trending downward as at least half of the American workforce is thinking about leaving their jobs for something better. Office culture is a strong affecter of how happy you are in the workplace. In fact, we think office culture is the glue that builds a strong, productive organization.

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Hiring and Recruiting in a Candidate-Driven Market

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Sep 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

What is a candidate-driven market? It's good news for job seekers. Basically, a candidate-driven market means waves of hiring surges are bringing competition back to the job market.

A candidate-driven market means now is a great time to be looking for work as there are more jobs for talented creatives, but also means a tough time for hiring and retaining happy employees.

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