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Summer Compass Meeting 2022

This past week, recruiters gathered in our Nashville office for the semi-annual Compass Meeting. As the name would suggest, Compass Meetings allow the entire ThinkingAhead team to come together to ensure we are pointed in the right direction and encourage one another.   The two-day gathering was full of bright spots, from celebrating multi-decade anniversaries, to unlimited hot dogs in our…

Diversity

Here at ThinkingAhead, we value diversity and are committed to continual growth and improvement. We believe teams achieve better results and are more effective when they include diverse members with uniquely rich experiences and perspectives. That is why ThinkingAhead is partnering with people3, a leading, national DEI consultant. We are actively working on becoming a more inclusive workplace and presenting…

Summer Compass Meeting

Connecting the right people at the right place at the right time! July is always an exciting month here at ThinkingAhead. Flights are arranged, hotels are booked, open cubicles are filled, and social activities are planned. ThinkingAhead recruiters from all over the country gather together at our headquarters in Nashville, TN for the three days of Summer Compass Meetings. Summer…

How to Choose the Right Recruiter for Your Job Search

Did you know that millions of Americans currently employed in today’s workforce were placed or referred by a recruiter? Utilizing the services of a recruiter is not as uncommon as you might imagine. However, the odds of finding the RIGHT recruiter who will provide timely and effective recruiting practices for your job search are much lower. That’s why it is…

You’ve Been Wrong About These Four Aspects of Recruiting…

Since it originated in the early 1940’s, the recruitment industry has faced hundreds of misconceptions that have hindered trade growth and candidate participation. These misconceptions may, without proper research, inhibit job seekers from eliciting the help of an experienced recruiter and generate a false perception of the industry as a whole. When receiving a phone call or email from a…

Redefining Productivity: A Guide to Working from Home

While remote productivity may seem a redundant concept to the over 70% of employees who performed remotely at least once per week prior to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, millions of newfound remotely employed Americans are now struggling to find footing in the professional world now housed in the four walls of their own living room. With the abruptness…

Pandemic Hiring: The Keys to Hiring in Uncertainty

As the coronavirus impact sweeps across the nation with outstanding force, the US job market is facing a declination devastating to businesses and job searchers. A mere month after the US witnessed the lowest unemployment rates in decades, the coronavirus pandemic has left companies scrambling to confront downsizing and the uncertainty of their future. As the effects of the coronavirus…

Salary History and the New Normal

With the rise of legislation aimed to dismantle the gender pay disparity, US hiring practices and traditional interview structures are facing a new normal in 2020. The Salary-History Ban addresses the predilection of the recruitment process and the assumptions that often accompany previous salary acknowledgments. This regulation prohibits the routinely-asked question of preceding salary and encourages a neutral and nondiscriminatory…