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How to Hire Top Talent with Recruitment Agencies

Posted by Artisan on Jul 28, 2015 7:00:42 AM

To remain the best in the business you need to recruit the top talent. The best way to get it? Using a recruitment agency. When it comes to skill-based positions, the best talent is often being courted with multiple offers at once, and it can be difficult to know where you stack up relative to the competition.

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Employee Benefits: Increasing without Spending

Posted by Artisan on Jul 26, 2015 7:00:49 AM

Are you looking to attract the best talent without having to spend the most money? Have you tried increasing employee benefits? If you get a bit creative and look for unique opportunities, there are many ways that you can increase your company's benefits and draw in a better level of employee without having to cut the budget down in other areas.

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Hire Freelancers: Picking the right one

Posted by Artisan on Jul 21, 2015 7:01:34 AM

Hiring a freelancer for project work can be frightening. While freelancers can work on-site, primarily they operate remotely. It’s important that a hiring manager is comfortable with this non-traditional work paradigm.

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401K for Self Employed

Posted by Artisan on Jul 19, 2015 7:00:06 AM

As a self employed or freelance worker, benefits are probably one of the major things that you'll miss. While you may have the ability to control your own schedule and work at your own pace, you also won't have an employee-sponsored health insurance plan or -- even more important -- a retirement account.

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Throwback Thursday: CEO Bejan Douraghy on the Cover of Inc Magazine

Posted by Artisan on Jul 16, 2015 8:49:33 AM

Throwback Thursday!

It's 1994.

After being named one of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America, a year later Artisan Talent CEO Bejan Douraghy appeared on the cover of Inc Magazine.

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Free Social Media Tools

Posted by Artisan on Jul 14, 2015 7:00:04 AM

Looking for social media tools for your business? Do you have a limited budget to spend on social marketing? When managing a social media campaign on a small budget, you need to leverage as many free social media management resources as possible. Luckily, there are quite a few. Read on for a list of some of the latest and greatest.

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Marketing Tips: Gary Vaynerchuk

Posted by Artisan on Jul 12, 2015 7:00:37 AM

Gary Vaynerchuk is a wine expert, an entrepreneur, an angel investor, a best-selling author, and a public speaker. He's loud, unapologetic, and smart. He has millions of internet followers, along with an impressive number of critics. And he knows a lot--a lot--about social media, brand development, and marketing.

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Summer Jobs: When Job Opportunities Increase

Posted by Artisan on Jul 10, 2015 7:00:51 AM

Summer isn't just for lovely weather and going out -- it's also a great time to search for a job. From seasonal jobs that can be later transitioned into full-time and permanent opportunities to internships, tourism or just the great outdoors. It's not too late if you're looking for summer jobs.

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Business Networking: Using a Recruiter

Posted by Artisan on Jul 7, 2015 7:00:55 AM

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Executive recruiters have become an important resource for job seekers interested in gaining a competitive advantage over their peers. Today, nearly half of all job seekers get hired because of who they know. Recruiters are professional networkers; they spend all day talking on the phone to people in your chosen industry. The savvy job seeker uses a recruiter as the hub of a multi-tiered networking wheel,

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3 Secrets to Hiring the Right Person

Posted by Artisan on Jul 5, 2015 7:00:24 AM


There’s an old saying, “Hire slow, fire fast.” While we’re not sure the adage fits HR decision-making in today’s fast-paced business world, we agree with the sense of careful caution it suggests. Companies lose millions each year as a direct result of hiring the wrong person.

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