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Thanks for Being Great! Artisan's Referral Program

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jun 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We want to say thank you. It’s Artisan’s clients and talent that make our business great! To show our appreciation, we’ve created a “thanks for being great” referral program.

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Forbes declares Artisan a "Best Professional Recruiting Firm"

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on May 9, 2017 3:52:52 AM


Artisan Talent is proud to be recognized as one of the top recruiting firms in the U.S by Forbes, INC!

What are the most well-respected professional recruiting firms in America? Forbes set to compile a definitive ranking based on recommendations from thousands of Recruiters, employees, and Hiring Managers.

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What's the Difference Between a Headhunter and a Recruiter?

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Feb 7, 2017 11:01:00 AM


Headhunters vs. Recruiters. Which one do you need? What's the difference and who will get you to the top of "you're hired" mountain?

Both titles have grown fairly interchangeable over time. While there are probably more similarities than differences between these two professions, you may not realize it, but the roles are not the same. Both of these staffing professionals will help you find work. In fact, Recruiters and Headhunters will be your biggest asset if you’re in the thick of a job search; networking with these professionals should be your first step when seeking a new career.

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The #1 Way to Tell if a Candidate is a Good Culture Fit

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jan 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Why has there been so much emphasis on making sure employees are a perfect “fit” with your company’s culture lately? Because culture fit is that important. If an employee doesn’t mesh with the “why” of your business, they won’t be a successful match.

How can you tell if a potential job candidate will be a good culture fit? What is the #1 way to tell if a candidate is a good culture fit for your business?

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10 Steps to the Perfect Hire

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 22, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Finding the perfect fit job candidate with the right set of in-demand skills is getting harder and harder. CIO says, "According to a recent study on hiring trends, the number of workers hired as freelance or contract workers has risen in the past two years, and it’s expected to increase."

How can you make sure you're hiring the best in this new gig economy? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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How to Work with a Temp Agency

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Statistics show that at some point in your life, you’ll find work thanks to a temp agency. The American Staffing Agency tells us these firms annually employ more than 16 million Americans. These contract and temporary jobs are actually on the upswing.

The increase in temp staffing may correlate to the rise in Millennials that seem to prefer a job setting completely opposite of their Baby Boomer parents. Baby Boomers want a steady job, with full-time benefits. Their children are seeking the flexibility of contract work. In fact, Upwork says 55 million Americans are currently freelancing.

So the chances are high that, if you haven’t yet, you will someday end up working with one. Here's a basics guide on how to work with a temp agency.

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5 Myths About Recruiters

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Recruiters get a bad rap. They’re often lumped in a category next to used car sales reps in the minds of the gainfully employed. We call them “headhunters” because they’re on the hunt for talent, and you're the trophy they’re seeking.

But if you don’t have a job or are desperately looking to make a change in your existing employment situation, Recruiters can help you when you need it most. How can this be bad?

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Why Freelance Workers Are The Way of The Future

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 25, 2016 10:54:00 AM

There are 53 million Americans (34% of the U.S. workforce) working as freelancers according to the Freelancers' Union. If you haven't already, chances are you'll have to hire a freelancer in the near future.


The traditional 9 to 5 work model is shifting, from full-time to free agent employment. The world is changing and your business needs to adapt with it.

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A Day in the Life of a Lead Talent Representative

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Sep 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Ever wondered what it's like to be a Recruiter? What do they do all day? What does a Lead Recruiter at a staffing agency do?

The Lead Recruiter is a contributing manager and will be responsible for managing a team of Recruiters and Resource Specialists. The purpose of the role is to ensure that client positions are filled with high-quality candidates and that the candidate pipeline is continuously growing and reflects the talent that clients are requesting.

Meet Lucas Frisbie, the newest member of Artisan Talent's staff and Lead Talent Representative.

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4 Do's and Don'ts for Finding and Keeping Talent

Posted by Artisan on Aug 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Hoping to hire the best employees possible? Need to be better at at keeping talent engaged? A great job description is a good start, but consider these four do's and don'ts as well.

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