Simkiss & Block Employee Benefits Services

| January 24, 2020

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At Simkiss & Block, our experienced and dedicated benefits professionals can assist in the evaluation, design, implementation, and ongoing monitoring of your employee benefits and HR compliance programs.

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Aston Carter

Aston Carter is a distinguished global provider of recruitment and staffing services to companies requiring highly specialised business professionals. We have an unrivalled commitment to delivering first class service to clients and business professionals across a variety of business disciplines, including Accounting and Finance, Change and Transformation, Compliance, Management Consultancy, Operations , and Risk and Regulation. With more than 60 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Aston Carter provides local, regional and global expertise to drive value and meet our client’s unique needs. Aston Carter is part of Allegis Group, a global talent solutions provider.

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5 Hacks to Avoid Virtual Meeting Fatigue

Article | August 10, 2020

With the requirement for many of us to work from home it seems that life as we know it has morphed into one long, never-ending Zoom-Skype-WebEx-Hangout-Meet video fest. During the last few months I’ve attended great virtual meetings and, unfortunately, quite a few that, well to be honest, sucked. Personally, I’ve gone from zero to hero[ine] regarding Zoom functionality, with multiscreen displays, two camera angles, shared whiteboards, breakout rooms, etc. You name it, my team and I are exploiting technology to ensure our events are interactive, fun, and more importantly impactful.

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Top 6 Employer Branding Statistics for 2020

Article | March 9, 2020

These 6 employer branding stats will impact how you hire whether you’re ready or not. How important is employer branding in 2020? As the Talent Board’s recent study has found, “the number one recruiting focus for 2020 will be employer branding.” Employer branding is a popular buzzword in HR, but how important is it really? Do you need to invest into employer branding in 2020? What is the ROI of building and promoting a strong employer brand? Will it help you attract better candidates, hire faster and save money.

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How Technology Enhances Recruitment within the Healthcare Industry

Article | May 26, 2021

The healthcare industry is growing day-by-day; healthcare providers will require more healthcare staff in order to meet these growing demands. According to a recent study, the healthcare industry will grow by more than 70% in the next decade. This will be the most impressive workforce growth of any sector within these past years. For healthcare providers looking to keep pace with increased growth, investing in the right recruiting software can streamline the entire hiring process and keep up with staffing demand. Here, we present how technology helps healthcare institutions stay ahead of the entire recruitment process everything from sourcing to onboarding. JOB DESCRIPTIONS A well-written job description is crucial for locating the best talent for open positions. Detailed and optimized job descriptions engage the best talent which clearly describe the scope of the position and the requirements. It also ensures staff members can fulfill their daily duties and responsibilities. Accurate job descriptions enable healthcare recruiters to match the right candidates with the best available open positions by documenting the exact responsibilities of each role, including certificates and licenses requirements, locations of facilities, and much more. With appealing and inclusive job descriptions, healthcare institutions can enhance the diversity of their talent pool while always attracting the best-fits to those open positions. HOW TECHNOLOGY HELPS CREATE IMPROVED JOB DESCRIPTIONS Technology can be utilized to create engaging job descriptions for healthcare positions. Advanced systems help healthcare organizations enhance job descriptions by optimizing career pages and job postings for search engines. Recruitment platforms offer advanced tools which provide SEO guidance for appropriate keywords, which are essential for job description optimization. Once relevant keywords are identified, HR recruiters can easily add them to the job description text, particularly on page titles and subtitles. Helping the page rank higher in search engine results for those particular keywords.

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Employee Experience: How HR can create a competitive advantage

Article | May 24, 2021

The logistics industry is currently enjoying something of a “Warhol moment.” With the growth in online retail, consumers have woken up to the important role that the supply chain plays in bringing goods to their front door. Investors have been flocking to the sector, looking to develop – and profit from – solutions and technologies that address challenges and longstanding inefficiencies in areas such as fulfillment and last-mile delivery. When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down borders and businesses, supply chains were suddenly thrust even further into the spotlight. From the need to keep critical supplies of PPE, cleaning goods and groceries moving to communities, and the surge in e-commerce deliveries, through to the massive vaccine distribution effort, logistics is truly enjoying its 15 minutes (or months) of fame. For an industry in which your measure of success has traditionally been how invisible you are, behind the scenes of your customer’s business, this has drawn an unprecedented and unexpected amount of attention to what we do. In many ways, this should be a great moment to be an HR practitioner in this sector – a growing business providing essential services to society should be a highly attractive proposition to potential recruits. At the same time, while many segments of logistics and transportation have continued to add jobs during the pandemic – particularly in areas such as warehousing and last-mile delivery services, and most particularly in anything e-commerce-related – it remains an intensely competitive market for both skilled and blue-collar workers. DHL Supply Chain conducted research in 2017 that showed that demand for supply chain talent already then outstripped supply by a ratio of 9:1. This ratio has only turned worse as a result of the pandemic. With technology and finance still the favored first job options for college graduates, sectors like trucking struggling to replace their aging workforce with younger new drivers, and retailers investing (and recruiting) aggressively in their supply chains to ride the wave of online retailing, that challenge has only become greater. Recruitment and retention particularly at the front line of operations is undoubtedly the most pressing issue facing our sector today.

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Aston Carter

Aston Carter is a distinguished global provider of recruitment and staffing services to companies requiring highly specialised business professionals. We have an unrivalled commitment to delivering first class service to clients and business professionals across a variety of business disciplines, including Accounting and Finance, Change and Transformation, Compliance, Management Consultancy, Operations , and Risk and Regulation. With more than 60 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Aston Carter provides local, regional and global expertise to drive value and meet our client’s unique needs. Aston Carter is part of Allegis Group, a global talent solutions provider.

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