We are excited to announce the launch of our new website coming soon! Our goal in creating a new website was to improve our online presence so it mirrors the level of performance and commitment we provide to our clients and candidates each day. This year, TNE was awarded the Best Staffing Firm in Colorado by Colorado Business Magazine, and we believe that our team is best of the best. We want an online presence that showcases our niche and success so prospects, clients, and job-seekers can see why we stand out from our competitors. Stay tuned for the launch this summer.
Why Should You Partner with a Recruiter?
Looking for a new job can be intimidating. You may fit a job description perfectly, yet somehow, you still receive that defeating rejection somewhere in the process. The worst part is that you typically don’t know where you went wrong.
Partnering with recruiting firms are becoming a more common option for candidates to navigate the job search. Staffing firms have direct relationships with the HR and talent acquisition teams with hundreds of companies. We can truly understand what you’re looking for in a job and match you with a great organization that will complement and, in most cases, catapult your career goals. Not to mention, we can advocate for you to ensure that your resume is at the top of the pile.
Here are additional reasons why you should work with TNE:
- You will receive more timely feedback and have a streamlined interview process.
- Our recruiters know the job well. We know additional information about the job that may not be included in the job description.
- We can help you restructure your resume to make sure you are highlighting your skills that match our clients’ needs.
- We will prep you for each interview and walk you in to meet the hiring manager.
- We will be your main point of contact in case you have any questions or concerns throughout the process.
- We have eyes and ears in the marketplace to provide knowledgeable tips and advice.
Our goal at Talent Navigation Experts is to make the process as painless as possible. Working with a recruiter doesn’t take up a lot of your time, and it can be done almost always 100% virtually. Once you’re connected with one of our recruiters, we will schedule a 15-minute phone call with you to understand your background, your skill-set, and most importantly, what you’d be looking for in a new opportunity.
If you’re considering a new job, reach out to our recruiting team or send us your resume, and we will begin a confidential search for you!
Best Practices to Reduce Distractions when Working Remote
We are nearly 30 days into quarantine, and it seems that with every piece of positive news, there is a negative spike in cases only adding uncertainty and prolonging the end to this stay-at-home order. Prior to COVID-19, the Talent Navigation team had only worked from home on snow days. Due to the learning curve with working from home, a few of us quickly adjusted, while others are eager to return to a normal office routine. Amidst the adjustments, one of our goals was to maintain the strong culture we had cultivated in our office. We take pride in our culture, but we quickly discovered that there is a fine line between adding excitement and reducing productivity during our remote workday.
If your team is anything like ours, you are communicating with your colleagues constantly. Between emails, Microsoft Teams Messenger, and group text, we cover every topic imaginable. As beneficial and fun as it is to stay in the loop, the continuous conversations have become more of a distraction that we would have liked. During a pandemic as sudden and uncertain as this one, we need to stay as productive as we can.
Here are a few of the tips our team has adopted in order to stay disciplined and committed to our jobs. We hope you and your team will find this just as helpful in minimizing distractions.
Using Teams Messenger:
- Greeting the team each day. We use the Teams Video Conference to kick-off each day and discuss our goals and accomplishments from the day prior. Before our meeting starts, use the chat to say good morning and report work status updates.
- Work-related information. Use Teams Messenger for any work-related information that multiple people on our internal team can benefit from. *Utilize individual chats if you’re only speaking to one teammate.
- Celebrating victories. Did you co-worker make a placement? Secure a meeting with a new client? Use Teams to boost morale and celebrate wins, big or small.
- Status updates. If you’re stepping away for a bit, let your team know, so they know you’re unavailable to discuss a project.
Using Group Text:
- Anything non-work related. We use our group text to share funny memes, pictures of the haircuts we tried to give our family members, news related topics…the list goes on. It feels easy to lose your sense community when you’re not able to be with anyone. Although we aren’t in the office together, we all still love the updates and how everyone is handling the current situation! We make it a goal to use this form of communication outside of work hours, so we can stay productive!
No one on our team wants to change the great culture TNE has, but with drastic changes like these, we must adapt. We are so grateful to have jobs and supportive colleagues, and we want to stay productive to make the largest impact in helping others in our community find jobs. We sympathize with everyone out there who has been laid off or furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We hope your team can adopt some of our best practices, and if someone you know is looking for a job in the IT, Accounting or Finance area, please contact our team! https://talentnavigation.com/contact/
Work from Home Best Practices
Due to the uncertainty that COVID-19 has placed upon our society, the majority of businesses have fully transitioned into working remotely. Although many employers don’t have experience dealing with a remote team, studies have shown that working from home can increase productivity.
As our team transitions into working from home, we have incorporated a few best practices in order to make the most of our workday and stay productive. Check out our list of work from home Do’s and Don’ts below:
1. Continue your routine
What was your typical routine during the work week? Wake up at the same time, get dressed, make your regular cup of coffee, and create your schedule to tackle the day ahead. Continuing with your daily routine will eradicate any bad habits you may be tempted to develop
2. Create a designated spot to work
Pick a spot that you can designate as your office. Take light, privacy for taking calls, and flexibility to stand up every once in awhile into consideration.
3. Schedule breaks
Be sure to incorporate breaks into your new work from home schedule. Make a goal to have these breaks mirror the ones you make in the office.
4. Exercise & Move
When working remote, it’s easy to lose track of time. Before you know it, it’s been 5 hours since you last moved. Be adamant about moving around your house or taking time for mini exercises throughout the day.
5. Schedule video meetings with your colleagues
In order to avoid feeling isolated when working remotely, schedule calls or video meetings with your co-workers. If you need to go over a project with a colleague, these types of video meetings can encourage a sense of community with your team.
1. Don’t work from your bed
Studies have shown that employees who bring their work materials into their sleep environment will weaken the mental association between work and bedtime and cause a difficult transition from work to sleep. Research has also proven that working from your bed will negatively impact productivity levels.
2. Don’t let social media distract you
Social media can hurt your focus and make you procrastinate on work that needs to get done. Put your phone away or delete any apps that could be a distraction. There are great tools and extensions like Site Blocker on Google Chrome that can minimize the use of social media during the day.
3. Don’t procrastinate
Stick to your schedule and set clear expectations with you and your manager. That way you have someone to hold you accountable to hit your goals!
4. Don’t wear pajamas while you work
When you dress for work, you are setting mental boundaries between work and relaxation. If you continuously work from your pajamas, productivity will falter. In addition to feeling fresh, dressing for work sets the professional tone for family or others who you’re interacting with throughout the day.
Best of Staffing 2020 Award Winners!
TALENT NAVIGATION EXPERTS WINS CLEARLYRATED’S 2020 BEST OF STAFFING CLIENT AWARD FOR SERVICE EXCELLENCE
Clients of winning agencies are 3.3 times more likely to be completely satisfied.
DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 4, 2019 – Talent Navigation Experts, a leading staffing agency announced today that they have won Best of Staffing Client Award for providing superior service to their clients. Presented in partnership with presenting sponsor, CareerBuilder, and gold sponsors Indeed and Glassdoor, ClearlyRated’s ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients. On average, clients of winning agencies are 3.3 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies. Talent Navigation Experts received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 97.5% of their clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 24%.
“Our team works hard to make customer service a priority, in addition to producing top talent. We are proud and honored to be recognized for our efforts in this way.” Talent Navigation Experts President, Ryan Haith said.
“Now more than ever, it is important for staffing firms to deliver consistently remarkable experiences to the clients and talent they work with,” said ClearlyRated’s CEO Eric Gregg. “This year’s Best of Staffing winners have shown their commitment to exceptional service, committing to not only measuring satisfaction, but taking action on the feedback. I couldn’t be more proud to showcase these industry leaders alongside feedback from their actual clients and candidates on ClearlyRated.com and applaud them for their commitment to making improvements at their respective firms!”
About Talent Navigation Experts
Talent Navigation Experts is a Denver-based, boutique staffing agency that specializes in placing top talent in the Technology, Accounting and Finance industries. We develop an in-depth understanding of our clients’ core values and business models in order to successfully align their needs with our candidates’ professional goals. We are proud to be women-owned and recognized by CoBiz Magazine as a Top 200 Private Owned Company in Colorado. Learn more at https://talentnavigation.com/.
Rooted in satisfaction research for professional service firms, ClearlyRated utilizes a Net Promoter Score survey program to help professional service firms measure their service experience, build online reputation, and differentiate on service quality. Learn more at https://www.clearlyrated.com/solutions/.
About Best of Staffing
ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on ClearlyRated.com – an online business directory that helps buyers of professional services find service leaders and vet prospective firms – based exclusively on validated client and talent ratings and testimonials.
Top 100 Woman-Owned Company!
Talent Navigation Experts has been listed as one of the Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies in Colorado. We have been recognized by ColoradoBiz Magazine, and we are honored to have made the list! This win is attributed to the hard work and dedication of our leadership, employees, and partners. Thank you!
If you’ve interviewed and been offered a job – congratulations! As exciting as this potential new chapter is, it can also be daunting to walk back into your employer’s office with the news.
Imagine yourself in your employer’s shoes. One of their top-performing employees is leaving unexpectedly, and they have most likely gone into panic mode. In this state, employers may be quick to make a counteroffer.
It may seem exciting for you now that you have two great options – pursuing a new opportunity to grow with a company or receiving more money in the position you’ve grown comfortable with – but keep in mind all of the factors that go into a decision like this.
There was a reason you started job-searching in the first place. More money is always a motivator, but what else drove you to look? Boredom of work? Lack of recognition? Personality fit? Disliking your boss? Insane deadlines? Whatever they may have been, money will only be a temporary fix. Those problems aren’t going to disappear, and you may end up even more frustrated.
Even if you truly did want that bump in your salary, think about what it took to get it. You needed to have one foot out the door to get paid the wage you wanted, and there’s no reason to think that future salary increases will be any easier. The next time you want a raise, you might even be refused altogether on the grounds that “we just gave you that big increase when you were thinking about leaving.”
Additionally, a pay increase to you is a quick and easy solution from your employer’s perspective. The loss in productivity and finding a replacement costs a lot more than giving you a bump in salary.
Keep in mind that your job security will decrease and your relationship with your employer has fundamentally changed. You’re no longer part of the inner circle, and you might be at the top of the list if your company needs to make cutbacks in the future.
Accepting a counteroffer initially seems like an easy and comfortable decision, but make sure you consider all the factors before jumping into the next chapter of your life!
Women’s History Month
Throughout our history, even less than 100 years ago, women’s voices were considered subordinate. Once the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote, social and professional norms started to change and develop. It wasn’t until recently, however, that we recognized the societal flaw in its depiction of women.
Women constantly viewed each other as competition where we had to be better, smarter, more alluring, harder working, etc. than the girl sitting next to us. We were always having to prove ourselves in order to compete in the race to break that glass ceiling – or truly anything within our professional/personal lives. What we didn’t realize was that this competition was hurting us. Sure, we were driven to succeed and be the best, but we were playing the wrong game.
When women are supporting women, we have a larger voice to create change. We’ve realized that there is a community with similar stories that we can all learn, grow, and gain confidence from. Not only are we empowered when we help each other, but the economy and global community is better off for it.
At Talent Navigation Experts, we are proud to be woman-owned and lucky to have ambitious and passionate women on our team. Our WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise) certificate is so meaningful to us, and we believe that it has made a positive impact on our business and company culture.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we asked the women of TNE to share advice that has inspired them:
- Bridget, Owner – Separate yourself from others by working for and dressing for the job you WANT not the one you HAVE.
- Brittany, Technical Recruiter – Embrace your flaws as much as your features; and always, always, trust in your intuition!
- Kim, Accounting Payroll Benefits Specialist – If you’re too comfortable, it’s time to move on. Terrified of what’s next? You’re on the right track.
- Lauren, Technical Recruiter – Smile all the time! Always find an excuse to smile.
- Alyssa, Marketing and Office Coordinator – To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.
We want to recognize the intelligent women at TNE who have contributed to the success of our company. Thank you for your passion, drive, professionalism, and talent! Your ambition and hard work have diversified TNE from the bunch!