The Impact of Cultural Fit on Hiring Decisions

Cultural FitSkills and professional experience aren’t the only things you should seek when hiring an employee. Finding a cultural fit is a key, too, and it can make or break the success of your team. Generally, when someone fits in at their workplace, it leads to greater job satisfaction, higher employee engagement, improved job performance and higher retention rates. What employer wouldn’t want that? In the Q&A session below, ITAC’s Chief Administrative Officer, Charles Baughman, weighs in on the impact of cultural fit on hiring decisions and company performance: Continue reading

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Boost Your Business with Short-Term Hiring

Short-Term Hiring

Though many companies rely on short-term hires and temporary staff during the summer months or holiday rush, there are more benefits to short-term hiring than you may expect. In fact, short-term hiring can boost your business by providing your company with: Continue reading

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How to Land a Job Out of State

RelocatingAre you ready to relocate? Whether your significant other landed their dream job, you want to move closer to family, or you just have an itch to reinvent yourself in a new city, searching for a job out of state can be tough. Because of potential relocation expenses and other long-distance candidate hassles, employers are often hesitant to consider non-local candidates. But, do not lose hope! Landing a job out of state is not impossible, but it may require a little extra effort. Continue reading

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3 Ways Office Design Impacts Company Culture

Shot of two colleagues walking and talking during a coffee break at workDoes your physical office space reflect your company’s culture? This is what you see, touch, hear and smell every day. It includes the office floor plan, décor, lighting, conference rooms and break areas, such as a lounge area, cafeteria or on-site gyms. Whether it encompasses a typical cube farm or an open workspace,  it is important to design an office space that not only fits the needs of your employees but also strengthens the culture of your company. Continue reading

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ITAC Recognized as a 2017 Best of Birmingham Honoree!

best of bham 2017We’re excited to announce that for the second year in a row, ITAC Solutions has been recognized as a Best of Birmingham Honoree! Each year, Birmingham Magazine polls its readers to determine the best people, places, businesses and activities in the Magic City. Recently, the magazine released the results of this year’s poll. Continue reading

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Why You Should ALWAYS Keep Your Resume Updated

Business man review his resume on his deskWhether you’re desperately job seeking or happily employed, you should ALWAYS keep your resume updated. Why? In short, because you never know when or what career opportunities may present themselves. Yes, it’s a tedious task, but an up-to-date and polished resume is a valuable tool to have on hand regardless of your current circumstances. Continue reading

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How to Give Negative Feedback

feedbackNobody likes being the bad guy, but as an employer/manager, it is your job to lead your team to success by not only offering encouragement but also criticism. If done correctly, sharing negative feedback can improve a team’s overall performance. Negative feedback doesn’t have to be an awkward, rude or cold exchange that escalates into a heated argument or tearful exchange. There are ways to deliver negative feedback that result in a positive outcome. Before pursuing the difficult conversation, check out these tips!

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What Happened to the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule?

Overtime RulingRemember the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Ruling? If not, here’s a quick recap: Under the ruling set by the Obama administration, the minimum salary required to be exempt from overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions was supposed to increase to $47,476 (up from $23,660). Though this ruling was welcomed by consumer advocates and union groups, many business groups and states felt differently. The ruling, scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2016, was blocked by a Texas judge on Nov. 22, 2016, which put the ruling at a standstill. The Obama administration appealed the injunction to the Fifth Circuit in December, but the Trump administration had not weighted in on the ruling until recently… Continue reading

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How to Build an Impressive Résumé in College

ResumeCollege students, listen up! As you head back to campus, it’s time to start thinking about what you can do NOW to benefit your future job search. Whether you’re a freshman or a rising senior, it’s never too early to begin acquiring the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to kick-start your career. After all, graduation will be here before you know it!

Employers understand that most new graduates won’t be flaunting years of professional experience on their resumes. However, here are a few things you CAN do throughout your college years that will stand out on your resume:   Continue reading

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What NOT to Do When Interviewing New Grads

Interviewing New GradsNew grads can be great resources for companies of any size—they’re full of energy and new ideas and ready to learn in their first real-world jobs. But, because they lack professional experience, interviewing these youngsters can be a challenge. Here are a few things NOT to do when interviewing new grads: Continue reading

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