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Hiring Trends: 2017

With a job market that is continuing to improve, CPIBN and CPI agree with Forbes’ Dan Schwabel’s best practices for hiring and retention in 2017: 1. Improved Candidate, Employee Experiences 2. The Rise Of The Blended Workforce 3. Reviews Evolve From Annual To Continuous 4. Millennials Meet Gen Z 5. Augmented, Virtual Reality Revolutionize Recruiting and Training 6. …

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Auld Lang Syne

It truly has been an amazing 2016.  We got a new look, celebrated our 30th Anniversary, were a part of the inaugural DisruptHR, welcomed a new CPIBN staff elf, enjoyed volunteering and giving back to our Buffalo community, and so much more! Thank you to all of our clients, partners, friends, and community peers for …

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#GivingTuesday

‘Tis the season! The giving season, that is!  While “giving back” is typically synonymous with the winter holiday season, people (and companies!) are finding the importance of volunteering and spreading of good will throughout the year.  Volunteering can actually help advance a person’s career or a company’s growth! Five ways volunteering can advance your career: …

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A Must Read to Lead

There are countless leadership books, manuals, and “Bibles” that are published and updated each year, but which ones create the most immediate impact?  Are the most helpful?  Foster the most change? There are the rare few that have stood the test of time while others, including those written by celebrities turned leadership gurus, have created leadership …

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When Networking Gets Social

Not your parents’ Thursday at the Square anymore, Queen City Social has taken the weekly Thursday night happy hour and given it the Buffalo renaissance make-over.  New restaurants, local sponsors, and local bands will be showcasing Fountain Square, Buffalo’s professionals now have another reason to enjoy downtown every Thursday from June 30th-August 4th. With over 85% of …

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But first, let me take a selfie

While June 21st is National Selfie Day, and CPIBN takes selfies VERY seriously, your selfie LinkedIn profile picture may be the reason you’re not getting any calls back for your submitted job applications. Some top tips and best practices in choosing a picture for your LinkedIn profile (while keeping in mind that a professional headshot is …

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#CPIBNgoesto Candidate B, Week Three

The CPIBN staff works to make the office environment as comfortable as possible for each and every candidate.  The first step of that process is assuring that the staff members are perceived as approachable and trustworthy.  There is always someone to greet people walking through the front door, which works to help ease the first …

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#CPIBNgoesto Candidate B, Week Two

Every CPIBN candidate finishes the boot camp modules with the idea that they are employed; for themselves as job seekers.  Repeatedly stressing the importance of treating the job search as a full time job makes the advice feel cliche, but it serves a purpose.  Embracing the mantra creates an understanding of the process and a …

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